4 Powerful Ways to Develop Your African Spirituality Now

Study African Religions

It is possible for you to develop your spirituality without religion. But to do so, you must take responsibility for your own education and growth. That means studying indigenous African religions and applying the lessons that speak to you.

A big part of the mission of the Pan-African Alliance is to create spaces to have discussions about concepts like African Spirituality. We hold regular community meetings that are open to the public like this one.

There are hundreds of major African religions on the continent, but the most well known are:

When we use the term African religions, we are also referring to spiritual systems developed by Africans outside of the continent. These systems include:

  • The Nuwaubian movement
  • The Nation of Islam
  • The 5 Percenters (Nation of Gods and Earths)
  • Santeria
  • and Moorish Science Temple

There are elements of truth in all of these spiritual systems. Your path could lie in any one of these (or none at all). It is therefore your mission to find the path that speaks to you the most truthfully, and then walk that path unapologetically!

Here are 5 books on African religion that anyone interested in African spirituality should read:
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Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Coming Forth By Day- The Book of Enlightenment
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Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Coming Forth By Day- The Book of Enlightenment
  • Ashby, Muata (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 386 Pages - 11/09/2005 (Publication Date) - Sema Institute (Publisher)
Introduction to African Religion (African Writers Series)
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Introduction to African Religion (African Writers Series)
  • Mbiti, John S. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 216 Pages - 12/01/1991 (Publication Date) - Heinemann (Publisher)
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African Origins of Major 'Western Religions'
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African Origins of Major "Western Religions"
  • Ben-Jochannan, Yosef A. A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 363 Pages - 12/01/1991 (Publication Date) - Black Classic Pr (Publisher)
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The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts
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The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts
  • Karade, Baba Ifa (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 08/01/1994 (Publication Date) - Weiser Books (Publisher)
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Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life
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Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life
  • Supreme Understanding (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 07/30/2009 (Publication Date) - Supreme Design Publishing (Publisher)

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Written by Asad Malik

Asad is the Executive Officer of The Pan-African Alliance, and the Founder of United Black America.

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I’ve been raised in Christianity. Studied Theology. Taught Bible study. Sent my children to Catholic school.
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