"In this profoundly wise and fascinating book Malidoma Patrice Some has delivered an incomparably meaningful gift to us wanderers and seekers in the West. The way back to the memory of who we once were; the way forward to who we are or might become." Alice Walker --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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.
He is an amazing healer and a very nice, intelligent man. Well-spoken, great sense of humor. I have attended events and seen him speak and conduct small ceremonies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stardust
read Of Water and the Spirit and had to get this book to continue enjoying his journey.Published 6 months ago by Theresa Richardson
I am of two minds about this book. It reads well and Some is clearly making an effort to dispel Western stereotypes about Africa as a continent filled with corrupt despots,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by kaioatey
This is one of the best books on spiritual concepts I have ever read. Malidoma presents the ideas so lucidly and with so much understanding, that one can grasp the profundity of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Delphica
If you ever want to explore the African way of living, before the "Machine," Malidoma Some' explains it very well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tonya Dee