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Bob Doto

Observer with comments.

Friday Night Chat with the Black Hebrews

This past Friday night I had a short conversation with a Black Israelite (AKA Black Hebrew) just south of Union Square. Given that his preaching was chock full of damnation, biblical quotes galore, and the calling out of the so-called white man I had reason to believe he was either […]

Bhakti Cafe Yields Happy Food Stuffs

Even though NYC Vaishnavists (AKA Hare Krishnas, AKA Hare Krishnas no longer aligned with ISKCON, AKA Hare Krishnas who would like to be taken more seriously) are as diverse as the city is densely populated, one thread binds them all: love of food. Krishna devotees have been opening vegetarian restaurants […]

ANOTHER SANTERIA WITCH HUNT?

One of our local neighborhoody blogs, The Ditmas Park Blog, re-posted a photo story by Brooklyn Photos which documents some beheaded chickens(?)/pigeons(?) in our lovely little Prospect Park. Of course, the immediate response was one of finger-pointing at the Latin American/West African Santeria community, because apparently white kids never do […]

SOUL FOOD, WANDERING, & RA UN NEFER

Always an uplifting experience, today I went for a walk down Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. My main purpose was to walk with a slight abandon while hoping to stumble upon either the Ausar Auset Society founded by my secret intellectual-man-crush, Ra Un Nefer, author of the very awesome Metu Neter […]

GEORGE BUSH THE MYSTIC

I picked this up, along with a pamphlet on “The Uses of Pain,” while mulling around the lobby of the New York New Church waiting to pay my $20 for a group seance. For those who don’t know, George Bush (b. 1796), biblical scholar come mystic, was a bit of […]