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The healing wisdom of Africa : finding life purpose through nature, ritual, and community

Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Publisher: New York : J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A study of the role ritual plays in the lives of African people and the role it can play for seekers in the West.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Somé, Malidoma Patrice, 1956-
Healing wisdom of Africa.
New York : J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999
(OCoLC)648585344
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malidoma Patrice Somé
ISBN: 087477991X 9780874779912
OCLC Number: 40954224
Description: 321 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Healing in the indigenous world --
Healing, ritual, and community --
The healing power of nature --
Indigenous technologies --
pt. 2. Relationships of healing: the community --
The value of a healthy community --
Mentors and the life of youth --
Elders and the community --
pt. 3. Understanding ritual --
The elements of ritual --
Dagara cosmology and ritual --
Preparing for ritual --
pt. 4. Rituals of healing --
Fire rituals --
Water rituals --
Earth rituals --
Mineral rituals --
Nature rituals --
pt. 5. Healing in the Western world --
Initiation: a response to challenges of the West --
Maintaining community through ritual.
Responsibility: Malidoma Patrice Somé.

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A study of the role ritual plays in the lives of African people and the role it can play for seekers in the West.

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