in #AfricanAmerican #Religious
Experience: “There is a Mystery” …, Stephen C. Finley, Margarita Simon Guillory, and Hugh R. Page, Jr. assemble twenty groundbreaking #essays
that provide a rationale and parameters for Africana #Esoteric
Studies (AES): a new trans-disciplinary enterprise focused on the investigation of #esoteric
lore and practices in Africa and the African #Diaspora.
The goals of this new field — while akin to those of Religious Studies, Africana Studies, and Western Esoteric Studies — are focused on the impulses that give rise to Africana Esoteric #Traditions
(AETs) and the ways in which they can be understood as loci where issues such as race, #ethnicity,
are engaged; and in which identity, #embodiment #resistance,
and meaning are negotiated.