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

Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, ©1998.
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Somé, Malidoma Patrice, 1956-
Healing wisdom of Africa.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, ©1998
(OCoLC)988860513
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malidoma Patrice Somé
ISBN: 0874779391 9780874779394
OCLC Number: 39181915
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Living in two worlds --
Part One. Healing in the indigenous world : Healing, ritual and community --
The healing power of nature --
Indigenous technologies --
Part Two. Relationships of healing : The community : The value of a healthy community --
Mentors and the life of youth --
Elders and the community --
Part Three. Understanding ritual : The elements of ritual --
Dagara cosmology and ritual --
Preparing for ritual --
Part Four. Rituals of healing : Fire rituals --
Water rituals --
Earth rituals --
Mineral rituals --
Nature rituals --
Part Five. Healing in the Western world : Initiation : A response to challenges of the West --
Maintaining community through ritual.
Responsibility: by Malidoma Patrice Somé.

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