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Honoring Your Ancestors:. has been added to your Cart. This book makes a multigenerational advance in working with one's ancestors while bridging the gaps and healing the wounds of a much-overlooked aspect of western spirituality

Honoring Your Ancestors:. This book makes a multigenerational advance in working with one's ancestors while bridging the gaps and healing the wounds of a much-overlooked aspect of western spirituality. Bravo!"-Christopher Orapello, co-author of Besom, Stang, and Sword. No matter who you are, and no matter who your ancestors are, everyone can develop a deep, fulfilling ancestor veneration practice.

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Honoring Your Ancestors. There is no mediator between you and your ancestors. You already have the tools and the wisdom you need to honor them within yourself

Honoring Your Ancestors. You already have the tools and the wisdom you need to honor them within yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It can be helpful to look to other people's practices if you're feeling lost or stuck. But you don't need to copy an existing form from the world around you. Your inner life-your intuitions and dreams-will lead you in the right direction, a direction that will be unique to you and your ancestors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You are already the high priest(ess) of this religion.

JAMES E. CHERRY is the author of four books: Bending the Blues, a poetry chapbook, Honoring the Ancestors, a full collection of poems, Shadow of Light, a novel and Still A Man and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction. He has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, a Lillian Smith Book Award and was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award. He resides in Tennessee with his wife Tammy.

This book poses a challenge to end the battle between Afrocentrists and multiculturalists by acknowledging their common intellectual heritage in the works of DuBois, Herskovits, and Hurston

This book poses a challenge to end the battle between Afrocentrists and multiculturalists by acknowledging their common intellectual heritage in the works of DuBois, Herskovits, and Hurston. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of African-American religion and culture and those interested in Afrocentric literature.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Donald Matthews affirms once and for all the African foundation of African-American religious practice

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Donald Matthews affirms once and for all the African foundation of African-American religious practice. His analysis of the methods employed by historians, social scientists, and literary critics in the study of African-American religion and the Negro spiritual leads him to develop a methodology that encompasses contemporary scholarship without compromising the integrity of African-American religion and culture

The frustration, anger, and restlessness caused by African American oppression are exorcised in this moving collection of poetry. Speaking initially from the perspective of black struggle, these works evolve to invoke the common denominator of all humanity. A familiar voice laments the feelings of a shared past, including tributes to Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Muhammad Ali, as well as non-African American icons such as Che Guevara, ultimately offering a more thoughtful and transcendental vision of human suffering and injustice.

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ISBN13: 978-0883782934

ISBN: 0883782936

Author: James E Cherry

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: Third World Press (June 1, 2008)

Pages: 64 pages

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Zeleence
I believe that James E. Cherry is one of the most talented, thoughtful poets that the South has given birth to in quite some time. Through his book HONORING THE ANCESTORS, he reminds us of the events that have happened in life that have shaped the world we live in, the abilities we have and what has made them possible.

Though a brilliant work, HONORING is not without its controversy. Whether it is discussing the tragedy that befell Emmett Till or the poem SYMPATHY FOR SADDAM, there are definitely works that will spark conversation. I have to think, however, that this is one of the signs of greatness from a writer: when you can have others disagree with you yet still be glad you began the conversation.

Lovers of poetry and history alike will find something they can savor and share.
Zeleence
I believe that James E. Cherry is one of the most talented, thoughtful poets that the South has given birth to in quite some time. Through his book HONORING THE ANCESTORS, he reminds us of the events that have happened in life that have shaped the world we live in, the abilities we have and what has made them possible.

Though a brilliant work, HONORING is not without its controversy. Whether it is discussing the tragedy that befell Emmett Till or the poem SYMPATHY FOR SADDAM, there are definitely works that will spark conversation. I have to think, however, that this is one of the signs of greatness from a writer: when you can have others disagree with you yet still be glad you began the conversation.

Lovers of poetry and history alike will find something they can savor and share.
Hǻrley Quinn
James Cherry's debut collection, Honoring the Ancestors, is a narrative homage to the giants on whom shoulder's we stand. The collection begins with a "title" poem, "Honoring the Ancestors". It is a meditation on the local voting process, but more importantly, it is a comment on how the franchise or right to vote is now a mundane chore, while not so long ago African Americans were killed for asserting this right.

"The curtain envelopes me like a robe, priestly and black/ and suddenly, I am not alone . . ."

The poem's speaker is surrounded by those murdered spirits in the voting booth. They cajole and remind. Console and reprimand. As the compilation continues, the reader is treated to a kaleidoscope view of the ancestral African diaspora. In "Bird Remembered", Cherry's writing soars. The poem's capstone image of the seminal jazz man dying while laughing is at once comic and tragic. The reader is shown how one may laugh to keep from crying. Philosophically, the poem also refers to how in the end, the punch line of life may be that only when transitioning to ancestorhood do we realize life's true meaning.
Later, Cherry treats us to a more personal look at his own forbearers in "Travelin'". The poet does not remain in his own family tree, however. The venerable predecessors he lauds include, but are not limited to: Charlie "Bird" Parker, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Emmett Till, and Toussaint L'ouverture. A particularly memorable series of three poems "Robeson: Actor", Robeson: Artist" and Robeson: Activist", take us all task. And Emmett Till is not just remembered in one poem, but shows up other times as a chiding spirit, encouraging the reader to never forget the terrible price African Americans have paid for freedom in this country.

Cherry is particularly adept at honoring living elders. In "Driving Nikki" the reader is given a fly-on-the-wall view of what the poet experienced in close company with one of America's greatest living writers, Nikki Giovanni. Similarly, in "Awakenings", Cherry creates a speaker that is at once lyrical and narrative, chronicling Sonia Sanchez's move from Alabama transplant to one of the lions of American letters.

James Cherry's Honoring the Ancestors is not just a roll call of great men and women, but is a gathering of standard bearer spirits. The collection reaches its apex as it not only celebrates, but uses the lives of the best of our forbearers to comment on present day American experience. The Gulf War, the events of 9-11 and even the dilemma of college age co-eds are threads in the fabric of Cherry's rich tapestry of images and metaphors.

Honoring the Ancestors ends with the searing "Backman on Trial", a poem that personifies the entire American justice system and the millions of black men who have been subjected to its maltreatment. With this whittled down perspective, the experience of an uncounted many is distilled and somehow made piercingly personal. If the collection is good at anything, it is this ability to take larger areas of social import and bring them home, so to speak, as individual concerns. Anyone delving into the conflicted waters of American history would find the poems in this collection vital. James Cherry does honor the ancestors in his verse, and he has honored the American canon by writing them.
Hǻrley Quinn
James Cherry's debut collection, Honoring the Ancestors, is a narrative homage to the giants on whom shoulder's we stand. The collection begins with a "title" poem, "Honoring the Ancestors". It is a meditation on the local voting process, but more importantly, it is a comment on how the franchise or right to vote is now a mundane chore, while not so long ago African Americans were killed for asserting this right.

"The curtain envelopes me like a robe, priestly and black/ and suddenly, I am not alone . . ."

The poem's speaker is surrounded by those murdered spirits in the voting booth. They cajole and remind. Console and reprimand. As the compilation continues, the reader is treated to a kaleidoscope view of the ancestral African diaspora. In "Bird Remembered", Cherry's writing soars. The poem's capstone image of the seminal jazz man dying while laughing is at once comic and tragic. The reader is shown how one may laugh to keep from crying. Philosophically, the poem also refers to how in the end, the punch line of life may be that only when transitioning to ancestorhood do we realize life's true meaning.
Later, Cherry treats us to a more personal look at his own forbearers in "Travelin'". The poet does not remain in his own family tree, however. The venerable predecessors he lauds include, but are not limited to: Charlie "Bird" Parker, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Emmett Till, and Toussaint L'ouverture. A particularly memorable series of three poems "Robeson: Actor", Robeson: Artist" and Robeson: Activist", take us all task. And Emmett Till is not just remembered in one poem, but shows up other times as a chiding spirit, encouraging the reader to never forget the terrible price African Americans have paid for freedom in this country.

Cherry is particularly adept at honoring living elders. In "Driving Nikki" the reader is given a fly-on-the-wall view of what the poet experienced in close company with one of America's greatest living writers, Nikki Giovanni. Similarly, in "Awakenings", Cherry creates a speaker that is at once lyrical and narrative, chronicling Sonia Sanchez's move from Alabama transplant to one of the lions of American letters.

James Cherry's Honoring the Ancestors is not just a roll call of great men and women, but is a gathering of standard bearer spirits. The collection reaches its apex as it not only celebrates, but uses the lives of the best of our forbearers to comment on present day American experience. The Gulf War, the events of 9-11 and even the dilemma of college age co-eds are threads in the fabric of Cherry's rich tapestry of images and metaphors.

Honoring the Ancestors ends with the searing "Backman on Trial", a poem that personifies the entire American justice system and the millions of black men who have been subjected to its maltreatment. With this whittled down perspective, the experience of an uncounted many is distilled and somehow made piercingly personal. If the collection is good at anything, it is this ability to take larger areas of social import and bring them home, so to speak, as individual concerns. Anyone delving into the conflicted waters of American history would find the poems in this collection vital. James Cherry does honor the ancestors in his verse, and he has honored the American canon by writing them.