Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali: Crossing Over from Dis-Ease to Ease in Matters of Health, Race, Family, and Culture

Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali: Crossing Over from Dis-Ease to Ease in Matters of Health, Race, Family, and Culture

by Beverly Oliver

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Overview

Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali, a nonfiction book, while part memoir and instructive, is steeped in the observations of alkaline herbal medicine specialist Dr. Sebi, who was legally named Alfredo D. Bowman. Dembali, a phrase Dr. Sebi coined to address why people reject the good in matters of health, race, family, and culture, is the lens through which he observed these challenges. Dembali is the same lens he viewed solutions, which are embedded in the insightful and thought-provoking narrative of Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali. Within the pages he says, "And this is why for us to really get over, get over meaning what, from the state of disease to ease, that jump, that crossing over is called dembali." He introduced dembali and her themes to author Beverly Oliver in Honduras, Central America, surrounded by the rainforest of La Ceiba. In a style reminiscent of a fireside chat, the pair discussed not only his success healing his clients of AIDS, diabetes, and sickle cell anemia, but also the fact that as many have rejected his offerings as have accepted him. So how does he posthumously bring naysayers into an awareness of sustainable health and alkaline nutrition, respectful race and cultural relations, and good family tidings? Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali, in seven chapters, offers an answer.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578699486
Publisher: Beverly A. Oliver
Publication date: 07/16/2020
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Beverly Oliver was born and educated in Washington, DC, where she studied mass communications and journalism at Howard University. She is the author of two other books about Dr. Sebi: Seven Days in Usha Village: A Conversation with Dr. Sebi and Sojourn to Honduras Sojourn to Healing: Why An Herbalist's View Matters More Today Than Ever Before. She has been an advocate of Dr. Sebi and his alkaline herbal medicine called African Bio Mineral Balance since her first interview with him at radio station WHUR in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix

Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii

Chapter One

From the Rainforest to the USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Section 1-Biography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Alfredo, the River, and the Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

On Our Way to La Ceiba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Alfredo's Birth Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

A Street Corner in La Ceiba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Black Women Encourage His Healing Journey . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Los Angeles and the Letter to Elijah Muhammad . . . . . . . . . .36

Section 2-His Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Natural Healing on Trial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Healing's Duality: Rejection and Acceptance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Chapter Two

On Matters of Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Code of Ethics and Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Race and Resonance Matter-Resonance More . . . . . . . . . . . .68

Three

On Matters of Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Anthropology and Human Progression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

Hippocrates Validated African Herbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

A Culture of Bare Feet and Independence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Chapter Four

On Matters of Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

The Nuances of Black Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

Humble, Frank, with a Tinge of Vulgarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Chapter Five

On Matters of Food and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Cassava's Hidden Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Alkaline Food-A Nourisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Chapter Six

Cosmic Arrangement of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

Chapter Seven

Usha Village 2008-Dr. Sebi, His Guests,

and Dembali . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

In the Land of Krishna and Buddha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152

Origins of Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

Back to Ease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

Epilogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

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