Welcome to Zuma's Oasis!
The Oasis is not a mirage, but rather, an ever-flowing source that, once discovered within us, can thus be found all around us.
The Oasis is the refuge, rest, and relaxation that comes from peace of mind, body, and spirit.
The Oasis is fresh, crisp water that quenches the Sojourners endless thirst for the wisdom of the ancients and oneness with the Divine.
This bliss is not easily won, as the Seeker must cross the hot sands of self-discovery to enjoy it, one often finds that they would not give up their hardship for anything, as the journey is what makes the waters so sweet.
Zuma’s Oasis was created to provide a source for practitioners of African Traditional Religions (ATR’s) to find the resources needed to elevate themselves and their practice. We do not claim to be the authority on African Traditional Religions, rather we aim to aid in the preservation and education of these spiritual systems by connecting practitioners with ethical and reliable sources for information, products, and community spaces.
As the word “religion” may not resonate with every Seeker, we commonly refer to ATR’s as Afro-Spirituality. Afro-Spirituality encompasses the variety of spiritual systems that exist on the African continent as well as the spiritual systems in the Diaspora that were derived from these indigenous practices. Diasporic religions and systems also often incorporate Native American, Asian and European concepts due to our proximity during the era of slave trade.
Afro-Spirituality includes practices such as:
- New Orleans Voodoo
- …and more!
Zuma’s Oasis is committed to Human and Earth centric business practices.
This looks like:
- Using as much Eco-friendly packaging as possible.
- Providing herbs that are ethically farmed, sourced, and organic.
- Sourcing from and supporting womxn, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ owned businesses.
- Not providing spiritual items that are unethically sourced or intended for closed practices (i.e., white sage)
- Elevating Black and Indigenous voices to ensure that those that we often borrow our practices from are respected and maintain control over their narratives.