In this episode of AKANFO NANASOM, we examine the nature of the Conjure man and Conjure Woman in Hoodoo, a class of Healer/Healeress. As we have proven in our book HOODOO PEOPLE and related publication KANKYE found in our HOODOO MAYN: Hoodoo Nation Festival Journal 13017, the Akan Ancestral Religion was carried in the blood-circles of Akan people who were transported to North america beginning over 300 years ago.
Because Hoodoo was known to be of Akan origin the Hoodoo Man and Hoodoo Woman were also called Akan man and Akan woman. The whites and their offspring who enslaved our people feared the influence that the Odumani ('medicine giving person', plural Odumafo), pronounced Hoodoo Man and Hoodoo Woman in america, had over our people. Hoodoo inspired us to rise up and kill the white slavers and free ourselves. The whites and their offspring began to use propaganda to demonize our Religious practices. Hoodoo people were thus called 'charlatans', 'liars', 'frauds', etc. The term 'Hoodoo' itself became demonized to mean 'ignorant, superstitious, fraud'. The Akan man and Akan woman who were also the Conjure man and Conjure woman were labeled by the whites and their offspring as the 'con-man' and 'con-woman'. This was to dissuade other Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) from embracing Ancestral Religion, the key to our liberation.
We examine our books:
HOODOO PEOPLE: Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in North America - Akan Custodians of Hoodoo from Ancient Hoodoo/Udunu Land (Khanit/Nubia)
HOODOO MAYN: Hoodoo Nation Festival Nhoma (Journal) 13017
Download from our NHOMA - Publications page:
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu
Akwamu Nation in North America
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