Have you ever heard of a conjurer? According to my guest “a conjurer is a magical practitioner based in the African American experience”. He explains that “being an African American is not just based on being a descendant of slaves from Africa but being the blueprint of mankind. We are the living embodiment of what multiple races look like in one vessel. All our bloodlines come with sets of magik.” But what is magic? Is it something that we all possess? Is this something given only to a select few for specific reasons? How do we discover, work with, and begin the process of utilizing our own magik? How do death and grief tie into this and the overall ebbs and flows of the cycle of life?
In this episode of The Death and Grief Talk Podcast, I explore and discuss the concept of reincarnation, spiritual progression, death truly being the beginning and other facets of black and hoodoo folklore with Brandon Wilkins aka Uncle Brandon. I became acquainted with Uncle Brandon on TikTok and was immediately drawn in by his enthusiastic and charismatic personality. Through his social media presence, he answers questions from his 1000,000 plus viewers daily. There is undeniably something mysteriously captivating about Uncle Brandon and the ancient wisdom that he shares. When he speaks the ancestors and Magik of the universe speak through his deep and raspy voice. He seems to have an endless wealth of not only spiritual knowledge but also practical and simple perspectives that awaken the desire to learn and glean more from his experience and expertise.
He is a chef and spiritual practitioner and conjurer who has traveled extensively not only geographically but also through time and space utilizing the vehicles of literature, sacred text ancestral knowledge and wisdom. Uncle B is making His-story through carrying on his family’s legacy through sharing his craft. He grew up in the kitchen watching his grandmother make miracles with her hands. He is an entrepreneur, public speaker, musician and music director, bartender, sewist, personal chef, spiritual advisor, creative and teacher. His goal is to celebrate life, while creating meaning and enjoying a plate of new memories.
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About the Death & Grief Talk Podcast
Death and grief are sacred aspects of our human journey that we all witness, honor, and process uniquely. The Death and Grief Talk Podcast is here to host open and honest conversation about the questions, fears, anxieties, and emotions that we all experience when someone dies.
I am your host The Grave Woman. I'm a licensed funeral director, embalmer, insurance agent and scared death/grief care practitioner. I have over a decade of experience working in the death care industry. I am dedicated to helping everyone navigate individual journeys to find peace and purpose with life, death, and grief.
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Joél Simone Anthony, also known as ‘The Grave Woman,’ is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She is dedicated to eliminating misconceptions about post-life preparation while stimulating an open, honest and straight forward discussion about death. You can submit your comments, questions and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our contact page.