“The Black Lives Matter Movement infuses a syncretic blend of African and indigenous cultures’ spiritual practices and beliefs, embracing ancestor worship; Ifa-based ritual such as chanting, dancing, and summoning deities; and healing practices such as acupuncture, reiki, therapeutic massage, and plant medicine in much of its work, including protest,” said Farrag. “Hashtags for us are way more than a hashtag,” Cullors says. “It is literally almost resurrecting a spirit so that it can work through us so that we can get the work that we need to get done.”
In a June 13 conversation between Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and BLM-Los Angeles chapter co-founder Melina Abdullah, Abdullah discusses how the two of them have “become very intimate with the spirits we call on regularly,” and Cullors talks about how using a hashtag for BLM is “almost resurrecting a spirit so that it can work through us.”
The more we learn about the Black Lives Matter Movement, the worse it gets. Today we find out that the founders of BLM, in addition to being self-admitted ‘trained Marxists’, are also ardent followers of the Yoruba religion of West Africa. Yoruba is a spiritual system that uses sacrifices very much like what is found in Santeria and voodoo. It is demonic, and it is at the very core of what is driving the agenda of the Black Lives Matter Movement. You can hear it from themselves in the video below.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” 1 John 4:1-3 (KJB)
Patrisse Cullors goes on to say that the hashtags and repetitive chanting of “SayHerName” and “SayHisName” is actually a call to spirits to they are inviting in for the purpose of leading and guiding the BLM movement. This would explain the intense level of anger and hatred displayed on the part of Black Lives Matter followers, and why everything is centered around violence.
I would like to thank these ladies for their honesty, in admitting that Black Lives Matter is primarily a religion that invokes spirits, and confirming for us the spiritual nature of their cause. As I have always said, these riots are much more spiritual than they are social or political. But this religion is of the Devil, as all religion is, and now we know exactly what we are dealing with. Now you know why they make all these shrines, why George Floyd had 5 funerals in a gold and bronze casket. These are their new gods, and Black Lives Matter is their bible.
ST XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NEW YORK CITY PREACHES THE GOSPEL OF GEORGE FLOYD AS IT COMMANDS FOLLOWERS TO WORSHIP AT ALTAR OF RACIAL JUSTICE
BLM Leaders Discuss ‘Resurrecting a Spirit So That It Can Work Through Us’
FROM CNS NEWS: “We’re invoking” our ancestors, states Abdullah. The conversation between the two Black Lives Matter activists took place after a live performance art event by Cullors entitled “A Prayer for the Runner.” The performance was sponsored as part of June Pride Month by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. (Cullors identifies as queer and she is “married” to BLM activist Janaya Kahn, who also identifies as queer.)
In addition to her Black Lives Matter activism, Melina Abdullah is the chairman of the department of Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA. She also is a defender of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Abdullah spoke at the 2015 Million Man March, organized by Farrakhan.
THE YORUBA RELIGION OF IFA IS A SYSTEM OF SPIRITUAL DIVINATION THAT IS PRACTICED IN WEST AFRICA, THE CANARY ISLANDS, AND IN SOUTH AMERICA. IT IS ALSO PRACTICED IN THE UNITED STATES. SACRIFICE IS A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF IFA AND ELEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM ARE FOUND IN VOODOO AND SANTERIA. THIS IS THE SPIRITUAL BASIS OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT.
In the interview, Abdullah states, “maybe I’m sharing too much but we’ve become very intimate with the spirits that we call on regularly. Right? Like, each of them seems to have a different presence and personality. You know, I laugh a lot with Wakiesha [Wilson]. You know? And I didn’t meet her in her body.”
Wakiesha Wilson was a black woman who suffered from bi-polar disorder and reportedly hanged herself while in LAPD custody. Her death has become a cause célèbre among BLM activists.
Cullors responds, saying that she was raised a Jehovah’s Witness but, “as I got older, ancestor, ancestral worship became really important.” Cullors then explains how the hashtags such as #SayHerName and #BLM are a means to honor the dead and invoke them.
“HASHTAGS FOR US ARE WAY MORE THAN A HASHTAG,” CULLORS SAYS. “IT IS LITERALLY ALMOST RESURRECTING A SPIRIT SO THAT IT CAN WORK THROUGH US SO THAT WE CAN GET THE WORK THAT WE NEED TO GET DONE.”
Later in the conversation, Abdullah says that “even beyond remembering them [ancestors], we’re invoking them.” She further describes “in our tradition, when we call out our ancestors, we call them out for specific purposes,” and “the first thing we do when we hear of one of these murders is we come out, we pray, and we pour libation, we build with the community where the person’s life was stolen.”
Before these protests, where people have died, we know “we literally are standing on spilled blood,” says Abdullah.
In a July 3, 2020 article, “The Fight for Black Lives is a Spiritual Movement,” Farrag says, “Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapters, along with organizations affiliated with the larger movement for Black lives, channel deep grief and trauma caused by racial injustice into political action through a spiritually informed movement.”
Farrag then describes a BLM-Los Angeles protest outside the home of Mayor Eric Garcetti that occurred on June 2, 2020.
“MELINA ABDULLAH, CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES, AND CO-FOUNDER OF BLM-LA, OPENED THE EVENT EXPLAINING THAT WHILE THE MOVEMENT IS A SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT, IT IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT,” WROTE FARRAG.
She continued, “Abdullah led the group in a ritual: the reciting of names of those taken by state violence before their time—ancestors now being called back to animate their own justice: ‘George Floyd. Asé. Philandro Castille. Asé. Andrew Joseph. Asé. Michael Brown. Asé. Erika Garner. Asé. Harriet Tubman. Asé. Malcom X. Asé. Martin Luther King. Asé.’” “As each name is recited, Dr. Abdullah poured libations on the ground as the group of over 100 chanted ‘Asé,’ [Amen] a Yoruba term often used by practitioners of Ifa, a faith and divination system that originated in West Africa,” wrote Farrag. “This ritual, Dr. Abdullah explained, is a form of worship.”
“THE MOVEMENT INFUSES A SYNCRETIC BLEND OF AFRICAN AND INDIGENOUS CULTURES’ SPIRITUAL PRACTICES AND BELIEFS, EMBRACING ANCESTOR WORSHIP; IFA-BASED RITUAL SUCH AS CHANTING, DANCING, AND SUMMONING DEITIES; AND HEALING PRACTICES SUCH AS ACUPUNCTURE, REIKI, THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, AND PLANT MEDICINE IN MUCH OF ITS WORK, INCLUDING PROTEST,” SAID FARRAG.
She then described Patrisse Cullors during the COVID-19 lockdown as follows: “As a person ordained in Ifa, she also led meditations that allowed participants to better imagine the future while advocating for self-care, mental health awareness, healing justice, and art activism during the pandemic. READ MORE