Malidoma Patrice Somé [Ebook Kindle ePUB] Ritual Power Healing and Community

I found this book thoroughly fascinating and uite easy to read Though written a while ago the commentary seemed especially applicable with respects to Western Society the Capitalist Machine and the tendency to turn down noses to tribal ways of life in favor of Progress While some aspects were difficult for me to believe I respected the stories that were shared along with the sentiment behind this form of Spirituality I also liked that while this centers African Indigenous peoples it offers appreciation and respect for all Indigenous peoplesI also find that tenets of Ritual in this work Indigenous peoplesI also find that tenets of Ritual in this work to be what folx in TBIPO Typical of indigenous peoples giving stories to teach the practice and typical of westerners to not appreciate it But this one did His writing is engaging and the stories are dramatic but are his reality and promotes envy in my desire to experience community to this level Wish there was of a guide on how to conduct but I think I learned enough from reading his accounts I enjoyed the book in depth information on the tribal sensibilities reasons for their rituals and the relationships between members of the. The stories within these books have

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poignancy of discoveries as well as the unworn imagination of the ancestors The commentary has the sharp edge of modern thought and the intricacy which results from the intellect being woven through the ritual complexities of tribal life The .

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Ealized how much of what he said resonated deep in my This was a good introduction to the practices of the Dagara people and deep in my This was a good introduction to the practices of the Dagara people and native tribes of Africa Really shows the difference between modern society and traditional society well A lot of wisdom in this bookI stumbled into this author and thus this book from an article I read entitled What a Shaman Sees in a Mental Hospital Excellent read by the wayAs a student and practitioner of shamanic energy medicine I am enthralled with the simple wisdom of Som s lineage and tradition and I love the many parallels to other traditions and modalities His writing style is uite elouent and yet easy to follow an excellent story tellerIf uite elouent and yet easy to follow an excellent story tellerIf re on a seeking path or enjoy learning about other cultures and communities I highly recommend Interesting read about the author and his experiences and how the Dagara view ritual as being necessary to their life Their grieving ritual was particularly potent and I do agree with how badly the West treats grief Solid book on ritual Great personal stories woven together with practical elements of ritual that everyone would benefit from nowing. Divination Malidoma Patrice Some bridges paths between the ancient tribal world of the West African Dagara culture and modern Western society Ritual is written with wild imagination careful critical reflection and intuitive insights That Will Force The will force the to encounter the world ane. Community I also liked the amount of detail provided in the book and the tone of the bookIt made me want to learn and to perhaps visit their communityI also now want to The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution know about my own ancestral traditions and who the elders would be that helped educate others on the ways of honoring elders conducting burials etc Definitely one for theeeping View a few of my favorite uotes from the book I have enjoyed this book a lot I think it helps you to stop I think about what the most important things are Little by little we are giving the most important things are Little by little we are giving the to feelings and emotions Though I am from another part of the world and from a different cultural background I agree with the author in so many statements I highly recommend it This book went beyond interesting to helpful because som was able to take dagara experiences which was able to take Dagara experiences which seem too far removed from a western cultural field of experience and map them to a situational problem His time spent in both cultures gives him valuable insights that are freuently challenging to get if someone from the western culture is just reading about indigenous wisdom I so appreciate that And I Urpose of constructing thresholds that bring this world together is to find the powers that can heal the rends in tribal as well as modern communities Michael Meade from the IntroductionVersed in the languages of psychology comparative literature as well as ancient mythology healing and. ,

Ritual Power Healing and Community