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Through The Healing Wisdom of Africa, readers can come to understand that the life of indigenous and traditional people is a paradigm for an intimate relationship with the natural world that both surrounds us and is within us. The book is the most complete study of the role ritual plays in the lives of African people--and the role it can play for seekers in the West.

Synopsis:

A fascinating, detailed journey through the traditional healing practices of West Africa by a beloved shaman and scholar.

About the Author

Malidoma Patrice Somé, born in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) West Africa, is initiated in the ancestral traditions of his tribe, and is a medicine man and diviner in the Dagra culture. He holds three master's degrees and two doctorates from Sorbonne and Brandeis University, and has taught at the University of Michigan. He currently devotes himself to speaking and, with his wife, Sobonfu, conducting intensive workshops throughout the United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Living in Two Worlds

Part One: Healing in the Indigenous World

1. Healing, Ritual, and Community

2. The Healing Power of Nature

3. Indigenous Technologies

Part Two: Relationships of Healing: The Community

4. The Value of a Healthy Community

5. Mentors and the Life of Youth

6. Elders and the Community

Part Three: Understanding Ritual

7. The Elements of Ritual

8. Dagara Cosmology and Ritual

9. Preparing for Ritual

Part Four: Rituals of Healing

10. Fire Rituals

11. Water Rituals

12. Earth Rituals

13. Mineral Rituals

14. Nature Rituals

Part Five: Healing in the Western World

15. Initiation: A Response to Challenges of the West

16. Maintaining Community through Ritual

Index

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Scott Sheldon, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Scott Sheldon)
Malidoma Some offers the means of integration between modern and ancient indigenous cultures with transparency and authenticity. His example provides a unique and truly great prospect of saving them both, by enabling each person essential means of saving himself or herself.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780874779912
Author:
Some, Malidoma Patrice
Author:
Some, L. M.
Author:
Some', Malidoma Patrice
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Wisdom
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Spiritual healing
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Africa, West
Subject:
Dagari (african people)
Subject:
Dagaaba
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Dagaaba (African people)
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
FS-081-98
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.03x6.00x.93 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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