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Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

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Abjection And Vision, Brianna Perry Jan 2018

Abjection And Vision, Brianna Perry

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

I am currently researching medieval Christian mysticism and Black Hoodoo. Both traditions are founded upon a more involved relationship with the body and spirit. The herbalism, magic and superstition involved in the Black Hoodoo tradition have served as means of resistance among Black Americans. In light of the Tuskegee Airman incident, Black Americans’ doubt of the white medical establishment has increased. In a world dominated by reason and logic, magic makes less and less sense. The role of mystics provided new opportunities and fulfillment for medieval women, who found their voices through articulating and illustrating their visions. Visions primarily served ...