The healing wisdom of Africa

finding life purpose through nature, ritual, and community
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Publisher: J P Tarcher
ISBN: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 336
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The author relates the spiritual traditions and wisdom of his people, a West African tribe known for its healing powers, and shows readers how to use them to discover their own purpose and connect with their communities. Reprint.

The Healing Wisdom of Africa

Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 321
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The author relates the spiritual traditions and wisdom of his people, a West African tribe known for its healing powers, and shows readers how to use them to discover their own purpose and connect with their communities. 17,500 first printing. Tour.

The Healing Wisdom of Africa

Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780722539187
Category: Dagaaba (African people)
Page: 336
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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.

Welcoming Spirit Home

Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community
Author: Sobonfu Somé
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781577310099
Category: History
Page: 141
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Using voices from ancient Africa, the author celebrates children and their place in community, arguing that ritual and spirit can enliven daily living.

Finding of the Third Eye


Author: Vera Stanley Alder
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9780877280569
Category: Philosophy
Page: 187
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A discussion of the secrets of breathing, color, sound, diet, and exercise, and how these can be used to develop the third eye. Includes recommendations for the final steps to mastery of the self and the dangers on the path to wisdom.

Of Water and the Spirit

Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140194968
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 311
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"A vision that encompasses two worlds and weaves the lessons of both into a fine tapestry."?Clarissa Pinkola Éstes.

Ritual

Power, Healing, and Community : the African Teachings of the Dagara
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 103
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'The stories within these books have the poignancy of new 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 purpose 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 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 reader to encounter the world anew.

The Spirit of Intimacy

Ancient Teachings In The Ways Of Relationships
Author: Sobonfu Some
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688175791
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 160
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A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. Simply and beautifully, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, friendship, relationship, and community. She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the "illusion of romance," divorce, and loss. Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, and the connection between sex and spirituality. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive, provocative, and healing--and supported by sound practical advice, along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. Simply and beautifully, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, friendship, relationship, and community. She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the "illusion of romance," divorce, and loss. Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, and the connection between sex and spirituality. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive, provocative, and healing--and supported by sound practical advice, along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.

Earth mother astrology

ancient healing wisdom
Author: Marcia Starck
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 264
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Falling Out of Grace

Meditations on Loss, Healing and Wisdom
Author: Sobonfu E. Some
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972520027
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 140
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This long-awaited work by African spiritual leader Sobonfu Som reflects the profound developments in Som's thought and teaching since the publication of her first two bestselling books, "The Spirit of Intimacy" (1997) and "Welcoming Spirit Home" (2000). Som is a compassionate student of life who has contemplated deeply the nature of personal triumph and defeat.

The Meaning of Movement

Developmental and Clinical Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile
Author: Janet Kestenberg Amighi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9789057005282
Category: Psychology
Page: 369
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Black Elk Speaks

Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition
Author: John G. Neihardt
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438425406
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 334
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy


Author: Mic Hunter,Jim Struve
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761903604
Category: Psychology
Page: 301
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Is the bias against touch in psychotherapy justified? Is ethical touch an oxymoron? Can the recovery process be complete without healing touch? Mental health professionals are entrusted with the awesome responsibility of providing appropriate treatment for clients in a safe environment that nurtures trust, a necessary ingredient for optimum movement through the therapeutic process. Though treatment approaches vary, most modalities are verbally based and, in theory, exclude physical contact. Fearing that any form of touch would likely lead to sexual feelings or interaction, clinicians tend to shy away from the topic. In this book, however, Mic Hunter and Jim Struve skilfully demonstrate that touch - a most basic human need - is intrinsic to

Awake in the Wild

Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery
Author: Mark Coleman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577317142
Category: Religion
Page: 264
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“Nature deficit disorder” has become an increasingly challenging problem in our hypermodern world. In Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman shows seekers how to remedy this widespread malady by reconnecting with nature through Buddhism. Each short (two to three pages) chapter includes a concrete nature meditation relating to such topics as Attuning to the Natural World, Reflecting the Rhythms of Nature, Walking with Compassion, Releasing the Inner Noise, Freeing the Animal Within, Coming into the Peace of Wild Things, Weathering the Storms of Life, and more. Incorporating anecdotes from the author’s many nature retreats, Buddhist wisdom and teachings, important nature writings by others, and nature itself, the book invites readers to participate in, not just observe, nature; develop a loving connection with the earth as a form of environmental activism; decrease urban alienation through experiencing nature; embody nature’s peaceful presence; and connect with ancient spiritual wisdom through nature meditations.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing
ISBN: 1934408123
Category: Self-Help
Page: 128
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In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life. Based on natural laws that govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. Instead, Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success: Once we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical steps you can apply right away, this is a book you will cherish for a lifetime, for within its pages are the secrets to making all your dreams come true. "A must-read for anyone who missed The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran." — The New York Times

My Body, My Earth

The Practice of Somatic Archaeology
Author: Ruby Gibson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595488234
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 252
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Within each body is an archaeological site that holds the details and wisdom of our extraordinary life story, composed of generational, spiritual, and personal experiences. Historical amnesia locks these stories in the body, manifesting as pain, disease, addictions, emotional patterns, and repetitive circumstances. Somatically excavating your personal legend unearths memories of the past that can be reconciled and healed in order to create a new myth-for your body and for your Earth."My Body, My Earth provides a detailed and eloquent rationale and description for how this remarkable technique works, both as a therapeutic model and a self-help manual. It is a major contribution to the burgeoning literature in the field of somatic psychology."-Robert Scaer, M.D., author, The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation and Disease, and The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency"A remarkable incursion into one of the deepest of all mysteries: the hidden memories that are locked into the fibers of our bodies. This book is an impressive and extremely helpful guide to reuniting the conscious and unconscious aspects of the mind."-Richard Smoley, author of Conscious Love and Inner Christianity

Opening to Spirit

Contacting the Healing Power of the Chakras & Honouring African Spirituality
Author: Caroline Shola Arewa
Publisher: Thorsons Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 308
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A practical guide to chakras explores their importance to the ancient Africans and Egyptians, reveals the ancient mysteries of the Aura and Chakra system, and illustrates their commmon roots with India's yogic traditions

The Little Herb Encyclopedia


Author: Jack Ritchason
Publisher: Woodland Pub
ISBN: 9780913923894
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 402
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"And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." (Genesis 1:29)The Bible refers to herbs more than 3,000 times! Many are mentioned by name. That herbs are intended for our use is undisputed. How we should use herbs, however, has been the subject of much controversy. The Little Herb Encyclopedia (Revised Edition) ends the debate. It includes a thorough list of the most common and beneficial herbs and widely acclaimed herbal combinations. In addition, The Little Herb Encyclopedia list the most prevalent health problems, and their most effective herbal remedies. No longer is extensive research necessary before using Nature's medicine. The Little Herb Encyclopedia is a ready reference, a quick way to find the answers to your most common herb questions.

The Wild Edge of Sorrow

Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief
Author: Francis Weller
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949763
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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"Offers a new vision for grief as a communal ritual to be embraced for healing."