Priestess Meri-T Seshat
Susan Diane Mitchell, whose spiritual name is Meri-T Seshat (pronounced Mare-reet Say-shot”), is the Priestess of Udja Temple, and serves in sacred partnership with Rev. Majadi Baruti in its teaching, inspirational, and healing ministry. Born in Washington, D.C., raised in Oakland, California, and currently residing in Birmingham, Alabama, Priestess Meri-T has nurtured a close relationship with water, trees, flowers, animals, and the unseen since she was child. Blessed with an innate creativity and desire for peace, Meri-T expresses these values through her teaching career as an English instructor; through her creative work as a writer, visionary artist and cultural theorist; as a pristine sacred sexuality; and in her role as Mother of Nine. Meri-T’s deep and abiding love for Black Women is the motivation in consecrating her life work to the remembrance of the Divine Afrikan Mother, and to restoring her temple, values and culture on the planet and in communities of women, children and the men who love them.
Rev. Majadi Baruti
Majadi Baruti, whose spiritual named is Jakutade, is the principal founder and Priest of Udja Temple, and serves in sacred partnership with Priestess Meri-T in its teaching, inspirational, and healing ministry. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and having lived and worked in Washington D.C., New York, Ohio, North Carolina, and currently residing in Birmingham, Alabama, Rev. Majadi has nurtured a close relationship with fire, trees, stones, animals, and the unseen. Gifted with intuitive insight, healing touch, and skilled oratory, Rev. Majadi lives the life of a true devotee to the Divine Afrikan Mother, and has consecrated his life to teaching Her values and principles; the spiritual well being of Black Women, their children, and the men who love them; and to restoring Her temple. Rev. Majadi’s deep love and devotion to Black Women is the passion that propels this unique ministry.