Reflective Reflection About Dugu

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Reflection on Mr. Jerry Enriquez discussion on Dugu On 3rd October 2016 about 12:30pm Mr. Enriquez was invited to our Caribbean Literature 2 class to impart information regarding the Garifuna culture especially; the spiritual aspect which is the Dugu. In his introduction, Mr. Enriquez stated that its important to self- reflect. He gave us five minutes to meditate and filter our minds. He said it’s important and recommended that we research mindfulness on the internet (google). He said the meditation helps to relax the mind and makes us happier individuals. He recommends that ten minutes mediation every morning and night alienates us from the busyness of the day. Mr. Enriquez gave a brief background on the Garifuna spirituality and cultural traditions relating to his African ancestry. He stated that the Europeans enforced Christianity (Catholic religion) on the Garifuna people hence, the reason most Garifuna and Mestizo people are catholic and creoles are Anglican. Mr. Enriquez said that when he was 14years old he observed an event that triggered and questioned his belief about the Catholic religion. He said that he witnessed a conflict with the Buyei and the Catholic priest. He questioned why his language and cultural traditions were restricted; not spoken freely in the educational institution. For example he said that the other religions stigmatized the Dugu as devil worship. As part of the Dugu ceremonies he said they would take food for their ancestors which I

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