Aiye Orun - The Universe & the World,  a  description for the Irmandade da Boa Morte, the oldest Sisterhood in the Americas.
The Sisterhood provides a strong spiritual connection to women of African descent throughout the Americas. It also reaffirms the respect and wisdom that African women have for organization and unity. Even under the most difficult of hardships the founders of this 200 year old society were able to bond, using their servitude and low position in life as an impetus for confidante, enterprise and change. Determined and destined for life beyond slavery, they formed and financed one of the most outstanding unions of the 19th & 20th centuries.  In 1994, the Society met and accepted Okomfo Nana Korantemaa Ayeboafo as an initiate.  Since it’s inception, the Sisterhood of the Good Death is a benchmark of the culture of  Bahia, Brazil and represents freedom from the chains and shackles of slavery in the new world.

Should you want to know more about the Sisterhood and/or make contributions to support the work of the Society, please send  to  StarSpirit for the Irmandade da Boa Morte.

More about traditions and cultural arts...

A Sistah writes on a friendship card to her Sistah friend, Almost Winter in Atlanta 1998.

Nana, It’s unusual that a card with so many words, speaks the song of my heart, or maybe when I was standing at the card rack, waiting for my car to go through the car wash…maybe I was “right - This one could only be on the planet “from me to you”.

 So as you go deeper inside your knowing to bloom above the stars walk on the ocean floor I’ll fly with/near you, sharing each fragile breath grinin. Thanks and praises for our friendship and love.  BarabaraO

To Sister Nana,

Thank you for your generosity and tenacity! I am glad at heart to have a wider circle for storytelling about your life’s work: keeping tradition strong and people in accord with the Divine.  Sister Bridgette Rouson

“Nothing is truly intimate outside of ritual”, says  Sobanfu Somé. Like many other Africans, the women of Dagara do not sleep with their men. “Women need to sleep together, to be together to empower each other...then if they meet with men, there is no imbalance.” Tribal women not only sleep and live together, they join together for group rituals. “

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