Nazarite Women’s Rituals

Love this post.

Rosamond Press

If it were not for the Inspirational Sounds Gospel Choir being banned from the McKenzie Bridge Christian Church, I would never have become a Nazarite. A day ago Marilyn told me a good story that I can’t repeat.

My old secular friends are not happy when I got religion. They think I am trying to be better than they. It is required in the Twelve Steps of AA that I seek a higher power. Nazarite abstain from alcohol. That was the desired goal. I am 30 years sober.

Marilyn took me to see Black Orpheus when she was fifteen. Before we exchanged words, I believe she made it her task to render me a religious human bein. I dance the Bolero for her. M told me about the rituals she was subjected to upon reaching puberty. The Mexican girls in the hood, did her hair, and put their make-up.

South…

View original post 2,540 more words

About Royal Rosamond Press

I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.