Queen Afua (1953 – ) Best-Selling Author, Holistic Healer, Herbalist, Lecturer & Khamitic (Kemetic) Priestess

“The healing of a nation begins with oneself,” profound words spoken by the honorable high priestess and wellness health coach Queen Afua. Queen Afua is an internationally renowned holistic health expert, best selling author, natural healer, holistic wellness entrepreneur, herbalist and a highly sought after holistic health practitioner dedicated to the healing of women’s bodies and women’s souls. Her practices are rooted in Afrocentric spirituality deriving from Ancient Kemet. She is the author of 7 bestselling books, which includes “Sacred Woman” being the most well-read text. Other books include, “Heal Thyself”, “Overcoming An Angry Vagina”, “The City Of Wellness” and “Man Heal Thyself.”

Born on August 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, Queen Afua’s name given at birth was Helen Robinson. From the age of 7 to 17, Queen Afua was sickly. She struggled with  asthma, allergies, PMS issues, high fever, eczema, arthritis, and other chronic illnesses. In her quest to get better, she was invited by a friend to attend a healing retreat, led by Dick Gregory. After fasting for one day her body changed for the better. It was at this time Queen Afua became an early advocate for wellness, promoting healthy organic vegan lifestyles and holistic approaches for achieving wellness. She took bold steps to begin treating her chronic asthma, arthritis with natural alternative methods. In doing so, she discovered her life calling.

Over the next 2 decades she immersed herself in the art of learning to use food and nature as healing elements becoming a certified colon therapist, fasting specialist, Hatha yoga instructor, and lay midwife. Through sacred practices, she became a Khamitic (Kemetic/Egyptian) priestess, and an initiate of the Shrine of Ptah and Chief Priestess of Purification in the temple of Nebt-Het, and ancient African Order.

Queen Afua has lectured globally and served as an expert consultant to numerous institutions and publications including Long Island University Medical Center, NASA, NYC Downstate Medical Center, and Omega Institute. Her work has impacted millions of people around the globe since the early 1970’s with a client base that ranges across the United States, Africa, London, Australia , Canada , and the Virgin Islands. Her signature products, programs, and trainings are highly revered by naturopath colleagues and medical doctors alike being at the forefront of wellness and self-care.

She is the founder and spiritual guide of Global Sacred Woman Village. She also serves as the codirector with her husband, Hru Ankh Ra Semahj, of the Smai Tawi Heal Thyself/Know Thyself Afrakan Wellness and Kultural Center. Among her many clients are Erykah Badu, Vanessa Williams, Lauren London, India Arie, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Common, and Stevie Wonder, among others.

“I share sacred tools to live in the 21st century,” stated Queen Afua, who has published essays and articles in Essence Magazine, Black Elegance, the Amsterdam  News and Caribbean Times.  She has shared her message of health and longevity at NASA, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and to audiences around the globe.

During the course of her career, Queen Afua has guided women and men on a holistic transformation journey through her global institute City of Wellness. This wellness institution is comprised of a set of schools with a curriculum to instruct individuals and train leaders in principles for achieving personal and global optimal wellness. The multifaceted curriculum addresses all facets of health and wellbeing, including self care, relationships, physical activity, family history, career, and spirituality. With over 75 master teachers, students can expect to learn the latest advances in the areas of health, wellness, self realization, coaching, and business.

Today, Queen Afua’s  mission is to holistically create vibrant, healthy families, communities and cities globally.  Through her “healthcare is self care” 21 and 84 Day lifestyle teachings, her vision is to raise up a healer in every home and turn every home into a Wellness Center.  Thereby, restoring  humanity to body, mind and spiritual radiance.

Quotes:

“You have to plan and cultivate good health. You have to commit to good health. You have to live good health because it comes from the inside out.”

“The price for freedom may be high, but the price that we pay for being imprisoned and cut off from the very root of our being is even higher.”

“The healing of a nation begins with oneself.”

“The condition of women’s wombs also directly reflects the condition of women’s minds, spirits, and actions. The womb is a storehouse of all our emotions.”

“The basic Khamitic (Kemetic) diet consisted of beans, lentils, peas, barley, millet, nuts, fruits (such as dates, melons, and pomegranates), vegetables (such as onions, cabbage, and peppers), and healing herbs such as gotu kola, nettle, aloe, garlic, and parsley.”

“We must remove the stress, heal ourselves and return to a place of peace.”

” When you choose life, you must have the courage to sacrifice your old, worn-out, ineffective self. ”

“You possess the innate power to create transformation and change—personally, communally, and globally.”

“When a woman’s womb is in a healthy state, her life is a reflection of this balance.”

” Sacred Woman consciousness is the ultimate answer to planetary healing.”

Most Popular Books:

Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit

Heal Thyself: For Health and Longevity

Circles of Wellness: A Guide to Planting, Cultivating and Harvesting Wellness

The City of Wellness: Restoring Your Health Through the Seven Kitchens of Consciousness

Planet Heal: What would you do to heal planet Earth?

Sources:

Queen Afua

https://www.webmd.com/queen-afua

https://www.findcenter.com/article/39471/new-york-citys-queen-afua-celebrating-60-years-of-holistic-health-mind-body-and-soul

https://www.whatsthe411.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/health-wellness-events/item/1007-a-journey-into-wellness-education-with-queen-afua-and-her-family.html

https://www.queenafua.com/programs-overview-page

Author: Jasmine Mallory

Recreate Model: Nallah Muhammad

Photographer: Jasmine Mallory

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