Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Paperback)

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Maliodoma Patrice Some was born in a Dagara Village, however he was soon to be abducted to a Jesuit school, where he remained for the next fifteen years, being harshly indoctrinated into european ways of thought and worship. The story tells of his return to his people, his hard initiation back into those people, which lead to his desire to convey their knowledge to the world. Of Water and the Spirit is the result of that desire; it is a sharing of living African traditions, offered in compassion for those struggling with our contemporary crisis of the spirit.

About the Author

Some, a gifted initiated diviner and medicine man of the Dagara tribe, holds three master's degrees and two doctorates from the Sorbonne and Brandeis. He conducts intensive workshops with his wife, Sobonfu.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140194968
ISBN-10: 0140194967
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 1995
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Compass