Ritual by Malidoma Patrice Some
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Power, Healing and Community

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Ritual by Malidoma Patrice Some

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"The stories within these books have the poignancy of new discoveries as well as the unworn imagination of the ancestors. The commentary has the sharp edge of modern thought and the intricacy which results from the intellect being woven through the ritual complexities of tribal life. The purpose of constructing thresholds that bring this world together is to find the powers that can heal the rends in tribal as well as modern communities." --Michael Meade, from the Introduction Versed in the languages of psychology, comparative literature, as well as ancient mythology, healing and divination, Malidoma Patrice Some bridges paths between the ancient tribal world of the West African Dagara culture and modern Western society. RITUAL is written with wild imagination, careful critical reflection and intuitive insights that will force the reader to encounter the world anew.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140195583
ISBN-10: 0140195580
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Plume
Publisher: Plume
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Of Water and the Spirit by Malidoma Patrice Some Of Water and the Spirit, Paperback (September 1995)

Maliodoma Patrice Some was born in a Dagara Village, however he was soon to be abducted to a Jesuit school, being harshly indoctrinated into European ways of thought and worship. This title tells the story 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.

Healing Wisdom of Africa by Malidoma Patrice Some Healing Wisdom of Africa, Paperback / softback

Originally published in hardcover in 1998.

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Author Biography - Malidoma Patrice Some

Malidoma Patrice Some, 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 and currently devotes himself to speaking and, with his wife, Sobonfu, conducting intensive workshops throughout the USA.

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