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Spiritualism in African Diaspora Religions

To: alt.lucky.w,alt.religion.orisha,alt.magick.tyagi
From: (E. C. Ballard)
Subject: Re: Spiritualism in African Diaspora Religions
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 22:52:14 -0500

And that Chris is interestingly, in direct contradiction to what the
churches which worked and work with Black Hawk say. He's an interesting
character. Most of the negative comments it has been suggested are due to
the fact that he isn't a biblical saint.

To quote from Jason Berry's book "The Spirit of Black Hawk: A Mystery of
Africans and Indians", pg. 130, he quotes Archbishop Johnson of New
Orleans saying that Black Hawk "is a saint that God uses. He's a marvelous
saint and he works miracles."

I went back to look at the Hyatt remarks concerning Black Hawk when I
first came across Berry because of the dramatic contrast. He generally
does not seem to be "Satan's man".


E. C. Ballard

Debajo del Laurel yo tengo mi confianza

From: (E. C. Ballard)
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Subject: Re: Spiritualism in African Diaspora Religions
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 18:24:50 -0500
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Mother Leafy Anderson came from the upper midwest and eventually settled
in New Orleans. It appears to have been Leafy Anderson who introduced
black Hawk into spiritual practice in New Orleans sometime around or after
her entry into New Orleans religious circles in the 1920s. There is good
reason to think this, as growing up in Wisconsin she would have been
familiar with the local legends and histories of the historic Black Hawk
who lived and died near Balboa, Wi. where she is said to have been born.

Why Black Hawk would appeal to Blacks in New Orleans is easy to fathom as
well. The Indian tradition was strong in the black performance of
MardiGras. Black Hawk fit perfectly in this mileau. 

He is viewed as a warrior saint and a protector as well as a provider of
financial assistance during duress. Perhaps our friend Omijuba can offer


E. C. Ballard

Debajo del Laurel yo tengo mi confianza

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