Black Spirituality Religion : DOES ANYONE HERE WEAR SOMETHING?

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  1. SAMURAI36

    SAMURAI36 Banned MEMBER

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    Does anyone who considers themselves spiritual, religious, or otherwise, wear any sort of charm, artifact, symbol, etc to express their faith/philosophy/belief/culture?

    If so, please share with us what it is, and what it means to you, and any history/background about it.

    For me, it's my Silver Ankh.

    I first purchased this for $5US in Egypt, during my first visit there, and I had been wearing it ever since. I have lost it a few times, only for it to find its way back to me each time.

    Eventually, it broke in half (just under the wings), so I had it melted down and bonded with a stronger silver-steel mesh. I have had it ever since; almost 15 years now.

    PEACE
     
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    I wear a brass, presented to me by a brother named Hru Ankh Ra (Semajh) Se Ptah, 1981 in Brooklyn New York.

    I was given a Kemetin name, and was taught to never let my Ankh dull, that by keeping in shining I would be reminded was strong in spirit and strive for perfection and oneness with the creator
     
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    i normally wear:
    an ankh ring
    a yin yang ring.
    a scorpio neck lace.
    a red, black and green wristband.
    a red, yellow and green wristband.

    it's not hard to tell where i'm coming from.
     
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    For me, it's a silver Ankh and a variety of "Kufis".


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    I have a silver Ankh with gold trim.. i found it in my great aunts jewelry box.. she died before i was born but ive worn it every sense.. I literally wear.. on my skin that is The Eye of Ra... on my wrist.. i carved this in at 14.. and had it prefesionally tuched up 2 years ago.. the ra... is a reminder there is no pleasure w/o pain.. no light without dark.. the Ankh.. or course is sortas as a tribute to a great woman i never knew.. and my life strength and overall health... and the ability to overcome.. becasue she wasnt able to!


     
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    I too have a sterling silver ANKH ring that I wear everyday. I've been frantically searching for another one. I want my ANKH to be a lil bigger..I have a cowrie shell necklace that I had for about 4 years and a whole host of cowrie shell assesories from chokers to belts..

    I don't wear colorful flashy jewerly .. I tend to keep my accessories subtle. I wear a lot of natural or earthy looking jewerly. I dont wear Gold.. I only wear silver, and at times bronze.

    Like James aka Jimmy from Philly :spin: I too have various wristbands that I wear.. red/geen/blk, yellow/green/blk, red/yellow/green etc etc..
     
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    i have different cloths i wear to cover my head... with patterns of red yellow and green or red black and green. wooden bracelet made in Ethiopia, with a carving of Haile Selassie.
     
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    I wear no jewelry or symbolic items that represents my faith. I let my actions and words speak for my faith. I don't wear clothes with pictures of people on them either. I don't wear pins, buttons or ribbons identifying me with a cause or charity. When you see me I am who I am straight up. I feel my faith can't be worn on my body nor can my faith be held in my hands. These are purely my own views. I don't expect anyone else to share them......



    Peace..........
     
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    Silver ankh from 5 generations of blak Queens in my family from Ethiopia

    Cowrie shells/chokers/anklets/etc... from da island Queens in my family

    RBG wristband= RED: for the blood shed BLAK: for our people GREEN: for our motherland

    RYG wristband= Ethiopian inspired "Panafrica" represented

    dont wear em ALL at once but you will never find me without my ankh & my shells & my RBG wristband

    But of course what speaks the loudest is my character...I count on that to do the work the rest just seems to follow... :look:
     
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    In faith, I feel it not necessary to wear anything symbolizing my faith and beliefs, but I believe it best to dress modestly. I don't go for anything flashy, but things comfortable and more convenient.
     
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