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Rituals of Restoration

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Susan James, 2015. When spirit enters these rituals of restoration a kind of cultural alchemy can temporarily cook what is raw, unite what is divided, give meaning to what is chaotic, and thereby enchant, refresh, and reanimate all participants. It is this experience of negotiated cohesion through dialogue leading to a shared feeling of grace

More reflections from 2014

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Friends of the Centre the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands via Suriname got a taste of Centre life and experienced the magic of the Land and of Tobago!!!  Below are their reflections. . . . When the spiritual is put to work in the everyday. . . We—Maggy, Alta and I—got up in the dark of

Residency Reflections Summer 2014

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A mother and daughter pair teamed up for a three week stay at the Centre in August, 2014.  Their reflections follow. By Malkah Darshana Félicité Uzima McNeilly-Abdulhamid I was in Tobago because my mom, Mosa, was studying with Professor Alexander and she did not want to leave me behind in Canada. She wanted me to

Reflections on “Revelations” Gathering

Revelations with M. Jacqui Alexander

The William Doo Auditorium at the University of Toronto was transformed on the evening of March 23, 2012 from about seven to midnight as we descended, many unknowingly, into the hold of a ship of the kind that would have taken millions captive from the African continent over the course of five centuries.  The evening,

Revelations with M. Jacqui Alexander

Revelations with M. Jacqui Alexander

Update: Read about the event on the post Reflections on “Revelations”   The Center’s founder and Board Member, M. Jacqui Alexander will be reading from her new work that speaks to the urgency of healing as an ancestral mandate for the present.  Come join us, and bring a friend on March 23rd at the William