THE HEALING WISDOM OF AFRICA FINDING LIFE PURPOSE THROUGH NATURE RITUAL AND COMMUNITY

Download The Healing Wisdom Of Africa Finding Life Purpose Through Nature Ritual And Community ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE HEALING WISDOM OF AFRICA FINDING LIFE PURPOSE THROUGH NATURE RITUAL AND COMMUNITY book pdf for free now.

The Healing Wisdom Of Africa

Author : Malidoma Patrice Somé
ISBN : UCSC:32106018040193
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 72.36 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 962
Read : 1043

The author relates the spiritual traditions and wisdom of his people, a West African tribe known for its healing powers, and shows readers how to use them to discover their own purpose and connect with their communities. Reprint.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Healing Wisdom Of Africa

Author : Malidoma Patrice Somé
ISBN : UVA:X004260520
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 58.54 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 193
Read : 275

The author relates the spiritual traditions and wisdom of his people, a West African tribe known for its healing powers, and shows readers how to use them to discover their own purpose and connect with their communities. 17,500 first printing. Tour.
Category: Social Science

The Healing Wisdom Of Africa

Author : Malidoma Patrice Somé
ISBN : 0722539185
Genre : Dagaaba (African people)
File Size : 74.63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 402
Read : 829

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.
Category: Dagaaba (African people)

Ritual

Author : Malidoma Patrice Some
ISBN : 1101177209
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 43.72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 668
Read : 505

?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 IntroductionVersed 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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Of Water And The Spirit

Author : Malidoma Patrice Somé
ISBN : 0140194967
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 48.37 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 720
Read : 318

"A vision that encompasses two worlds and weaves the lessons of both into a fine tapestry."?Clarissa Pinkola Éstes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Welcoming Spirit Home

Author : Sobonfu Somé
ISBN : 1577310098
Genre : History
File Size : 87.24 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 382
Read : 462

Using voices from ancient Africa, the author celebrates children and their place in community, arguing that ritual and spirit can enliven daily living.
Category: History

Africa In My Bones

Author : David Cumes
ISBN : 0864865562
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 79.33 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 718
Read : 345

On a visit to South Africa in 1981, Dave spent a month with the Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert. During this visit, he felt that he had finally returned to his roots and he started formulating his theory around the use of wilderness for spiritual practice. On later trips to Peru he came into contact with shamans and these meetings made him realize that the shamans had a deep knowledge of healing, that he, in spite of his medical training, was not privy to. On subsequent trips to Zimbabwe and South Africa Dave consulted various sangomas, and through the bone readings of the sangomas it was eventually revealed to him that he had been ignoring his destiny and needed to be trained or undergo thwasa. After finding an elderly Zulu mentor, Dave began his training at the beginning of 2000. During the months in training he had to undergo cleansing practices, practice bone readings, collect his own bones, connect with his ancestors and learn how to channel through the ancestors. After months of rigorous training in very basic circumstances, he returned to California as a qualified sangoma. Here he built in his garden a hut or ndumba in honor of the ancestors. He does bone readings for patients, but he remains an allopathic physician. Through dreams and bone readings it was revealed to him that he should not give up his Western practice, and that by remaining in the Western system, he believes that he is giving more credibility to the indigenous one. This is a thought provoking book written by someone who walks along two roads, who is on the one hand a surgeon of note and on the other a sangoma. The book explores the interconnectedness of life, balancing modern and indigenous, people and nature, physical and spiritual. David Cumes provide a marvelous guide in exploring the potent methods of healing, outside the so-called modern medical setting.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Spirit Of Intimacy

Author : Sobonfu Some
ISBN : 9780688175795
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 57.32 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 211
Read : 1188

A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. Simply and beautifully, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, friendship, relationship, and community. She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the "illusion of romance," divorce, and loss. Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, and the connection between sex and spirituality. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive, provocative, and healing--and supported by sound practical advice, along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. Simply and beautifully, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, friendship, relationship, and community. She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the "illusion of romance," divorce, and loss. Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, and the connection between sex and spirituality. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive, provocative, and healing--and supported by sound practical advice, along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.
Category: Family & Relationships

Opening To Spirit

Author : Caroline Shola Arewa
ISBN : IND:30000046088906
Genre : Religion
File Size : 77.27 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 951
Read : 1110

A practical guide to chakras explores their importance to the ancient Africans and Egyptians, reveals the ancient mysteries of the Aura and Chakra system, and illustrates their commmon roots with India's yogic traditions
Category: Religion

Shamanism

Author : Piers Vitebsky
ISBN : 0806133287
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 48.73 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 309
Read : 359

From the snowscapes of Siberia to the jungles of the Amazon, this book explores the role of the shaman as a healer mediating between the world of the living and the world of the spirits. 250 illustrations, many in color. 25 maps.
Category: Social Science