The Healing Wisdom of Africa (Paperback)

Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community

By Malidoma Patrice Some

TarcherPerigee, 9780874779912, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/26/1998)

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Description

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.


About the Author

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.