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Excellent though some of the semenary stuff drags and the magical stuff strains credibility But I believe all every word Classic Absolutely AMAZING Spiritual book that every person of melanin should Malidoma takes you on a magickal mysterious ride I do not want to give out spoilers but this is a must read Fascinating reading As well as providing insight Into The Dagara Tribe the Dagara tribe also puts the west into context showing our spiritual challenges and how to get back on an even eel I went to see Malidoma for a divination which was a very interesting experience An absolutely amazing read From almost the first page to the last I was completely absorbed by the author s spiritual and cultural journey albeit an extremely painful one What is so sad is how few Africans have been able to hold on to the wonderfully rich traditional heritage of our ancestor s belieffaith syste. Maliodoma Patrice Some was born in a Dagara Village however he was soon to be abducted to a Jesuit school being. .
Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass)Igion to the extent of wanting to become a priest he was also repelled at the priest he was also repelled at the and physical abuse he witnessed and at the colonial attitudes towards the African peopleAt twenty he ran back to his village much of the book now tells of parts of the month long initiation ceremony he underwent And here the reader must decide for himself what to make of the author s otherworldly experiences as he enters other dimensions communes with spirits and much Was he drugged hypnotized Was it Satanism or is there really a way into other universes The descriptions are very vivid and persuasive I NEVER REALIZED INITIATION RITUALS never realized initiation rituals all thisUltimately the author is urged by his elders to take his My Alaskan Summer knowledge of two worlds and tell the white man who his people really are Go and let yourself be swallowed Your ancestors will do the restAn interesting work make of it what you will. People his hard initiation back into those people which lead to his desire to convey theirnowledge to the worl. ,
Ms Nonetheless a must read For All Those Africans In all those Africans in of a lost spiritual heritage This book was captivating from the very first page it took you on a journey not just the writer s journey but it also somehow took me on inner a journey of self Discovery and Awakening Malidoma Some was born into a village in Burkina Faso when it was still Discovery and Awakening Malidoma Some was born into a village in Burkina Faso when it was still French rule He describes his first four years focussing particularly on his close relationship with his grandfather an elder and shaman As he recalls his grandfather s funeral spirit voices and the dead man walking I thought perhaps these were the confused recollections of a small childAt four the author was stolen by the local priest and compelled to live in a Catholic boarding school Forced to communicate in French he soon forgot his native tongue And Catholic dogma replaced tribal rites But while he was persuaded by the rel. Harshly indoctrinated into European ways of thought and worship This title tells the story of his return to his. .