Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shamanby Malidoma Patrice Some
Maliodoma Patrice Some was born in a Dagara Village, however he was soon to be abducted to a Jesuit school, where he remained for the next fifteen years, being harshly indoctrinated into european ways of thought and worship. The story tells of his return to his people, his hard initiation back into those people, which lead to his desire to convey their knowledge to… See more details below
Maliodoma Patrice Some was born in a Dagara Village, however he was soon to be abducted to a Jesuit school, where he remained for the next fifteen years, being harshly indoctrinated into european ways of thought and worship. The story tells of his return to his people, his hard initiation back into those people, which lead to his desire to convey their knowledge to the world. Of Water and the Spirit is the result of that desire; it is a sharing of living African traditions, offered in compassion for those struggling with our contemporary crisis of the spirit.
Meet the Author
Malidoma Somé was born in Burkina Faso in 1956. At the age of four, he was forcefully taken from his family to be educated at a French Jesuit boarding school. At the age of twenty, he escaped from the school and was reunited with his family. He now lectures on his experiences.
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If the reader is spiritually....grounded..and prepared to accept 'the Norm' is only something pushed upon from one 'human race' to another. They will experience a healing within themselves. Spirituality cannot be denied or held back. This book took me to a higher level of awareness of myself and my surrounding which is helpful in how i truly feel others (heart to heart, Spirit to Spirit). Thank You Malidoma Patrice Some
This book was healing. As a person who feels caught between many worlds at times, this book offered me understanding and hope. Easy to read, and good for anyone with an open mind. The amazing thing about the book is that it it TRUE. A good friend recommended it to me. I will recommend it to you. You won't be disappointed. There is more out there to the world than we (Americans) know. I knew that already, but I never have learned of the mystical nature of our ancestors until I read the words on these pages. Allow this book to shed some light on what you have been missing. It will expand your understanding of the world.
This book speaks directly to the longing of African Americans coming of age. It helps to define the transition between youth and wisdom. There are no limits to the types of spiritual rituals encased in this book. I found the familial relationships to be studied and implemented. It is totally engrossing.