Who IS Sangoma?

Sangoma Oludoye

Sacred Activist

     Sangoma Olodoye is a wife, mother of three daughters and 12 amazing Grandmasters. A traditional Yoruba priestess, Afin chief and member of the Egbe Moremi, National African Women’s Society in the Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village, located in Sheldon SC.. North America’s oldest, authentic African community was founded in 1970, Sangoma met Oyotunji’s founder and  Father of the Cultural Restoration movement in 1969 at the age of 12. 
 

A Sangoma speaks of a tribe of healers, diviners with indigenous gifts of ancestral medicine from South Africa.

      Sangoma graduated from Clark University, Worcester, Mass in 1977 with a BA in Theatre Arts, After a 20-year career in broadcast journalism, television, radio, and cable...life presented the opportunity to explore shamanism, women’s history, movement, pan Africanism and Wise woman Traditions. 


  Sangoma has taught at numerous summer camps and Earthskills gatherings throughout the southeast….most extensively...Earth Camp at Silverwater retreat center in the late 90s, Boone, NC.


     She was the Director and primary instructor for 180 “at-risk” youth between 9-14...in the Camp Champion,  summer program in Thomson, Ga (1992, 1993) hosted by the McDuffie Health Coalition.


    Sangoma has more than 20 years in her priesthood, female rites of passage programs...women’s wisdom councils and weekend empowerment retreats. As an artist, facilitator of women's wisdom retreats and a cultural preservationist/educator now brings to birth the counterpart to 4 decades plus experience in Black Moon Spiral Video Production.
  

Earthmama Tracy

The Kindred Mama Otun, left hand to the head in Egbe societies...in staff and leadership of the Kindred. Tracy's path of service covers a history of building multiple non-profits that help military veterans and special needs children, marketing, web consult & design, event organization for many Kindred, as well as host to Elder Gatherings on Humble Hill in the Asheville, NC area and artist in her own right.

 

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What we do  

Wise Women Traditions

Tea Ceremonies: Teachings from our Herbal allies.

Maiden to Woman, Princess to Queen...rites of Passage Ceremonies

Clan Mother Storytelling Teachings

Ceremony of Masks, Changing Woman

Sacred Activism 5.0

Tending Our Spiritual Gardens

Keeping the Ceremony in Our Everyday Lives

Adventures and Explorations in Nature, Culture, & Spirit

Ancestral Healing & Veneration

Living in the Caul - The Sacred Navigation of Lightworkers

Medicine Wheels, Shields & other Tools of Sacred Activation

Lighthouses: The Embodiment of Nature's Superpowers

 

Social Justice/Equity

Crossing the Lines: Dismantling Racism  & White Supremacy Culture

What Color is Your Soul?

Roadmaps for Bridgebuilding, Peacemaking

 

Mystic School of Alchemy

 

Inipi Grandmother

PermaJam Community, Blossom Dell Sanctuary

Earthskills Community

Sacred Hoop Women's Prayer Collective

Traditional Yoruba Priest of Ancestors and Orisha

Yoruba Songcircles and Storytelling

Kindred Alliances (event collaborators)

Nemeton Mountain, NY

Blossom Dell Sanctuary, NY

Rakit Club, NY

Raven and Crone Bookstore, Asheville

GreenSong 2020

"In Seasons Such as This" cds, KoS YouTube Teachings, Rites, and Rituals celebrating our Seven Gateways from Birth to Death

Who We Are-?

A member, instructor, now Elder of the Earthskills community since 1990, a student, priest, cultural custodian, now Chief and Elder of Oyotunji African Village since 1969

 

In the Seat of Elder

Falling Leaves and Spring Earthskills Rendevous

Piedmont Earthskills Gathering

Florida Earthskills Gathering

Firefly Gathering

Women's Wilderness Workshops

Mountain Craft Bushskills

Women's Sacred Hoop Prayer Collective

Wild Darlings, the Movie, and the movement

 

Staff Elder

Perma Jam Community

Vermont Art of Mentoring

Growing Goddess, Earthpath Education

 

Guest Instructor

Mystic South Conference, Atlanta

Healing Alive, Tuskeegee, Alabama

Wildwood Path, Maine