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.

Ritual

Power, Healing and Community
Author: Malidoma Patrice Some
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101177204
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 112
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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.

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: Biography & Autobiography
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.

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.

Africa in My Bones

A Surgeon's Odyssey Into the Spirit World of African Healing
Author: David Cumes
Publisher: New Africa Books
ISBN: 9780864865564
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 128
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On a visit to South Africa in 1981, Dave spent a month with the Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert. During this visit, he felt that he had finally returned to his roots and he started formulating his theory around the use of wilderness for spiritual practice. On later trips to Peru he came into contact with shamans and these meetings made him realize that the shamans had a deep knowledge of healing, that he, in spite of his medical training, was not privy to. On subsequent trips to Zimbabwe and South Africa Dave consulted various sangomas, and through the bone readings of the sangomas it was eventually revealed to him that he had been ignoring his destiny and needed to be trained or undergo thwasa. After finding an elderly Zulu mentor, Dave began his training at the beginning of 2000. During the months in training he had to undergo cleansing practices, practice bone readings, collect his own bones, connect with his ancestors and learn how to channel through the ancestors. After months of rigorous training in very basic circumstances, he returned to California as a qualified sangoma. Here he built in his garden a hut or ndumba in honor of the ancestors. He does bone readings for patients, but he remains an allopathic physician. Through dreams and bone readings it was revealed to him that he should not give up his Western practice, and that by remaining in the Western system, he believes that he is giving more credibility to the indigenous one. This is a thought provoking book written by someone who walks along two roads, who is on the one hand a surgeon of note and on the other a sangoma. The book explores the interconnectedness of life, balancing modern and indigenous, people and nature, physical and spiritual. David Cumes provide a marvelous guide in exploring the potent methods of healing, outside the so-called modern medical setting.

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

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.

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.

Shamanism


Author: Piers Vitebsky
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806133287
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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From the snowscapes of Siberia to the jungles of the Amazon, this book explores the role of the shaman as a healer mediating between the world of the living and the world of the spirits. 250 illustrations, many in color. 25 maps.

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."

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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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

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.

A Circle of Men

The Original Manual for Men's Support Groups
Author: Bill Kauth
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312072476
Category: Self-Help
Page: 139
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Robert Bly's foremost advice to his gatherings of men is to go home and form their own groups. This book, 15 years in the making and written by one of the prominent forces in the men's movement, is the original handbook for forming and guiding these small circles.

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.

Touch in Psychotherapy

Theory, Research, and Practice
Author: Edward W. L. Smith,Pauline Rose Clance,Suzanne Imes
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572306622
Category: Psychology
Page: 248
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Should a therapist ever shake hands with a client, or touch a client's hand or shoulder? There are taboos against erotic touch in psychotherapy, for excellent reasons, but what about nonerotic touch? These latter forms of physical contact are not explicitly taboo and they can be powerful forms of communication. Research and clinical experience indicate that they can contribute to positive therapeutic change when used appropriately. What, then, is appropriate use?

The Handbook Yoruba Religious Concepts


Author: Baba Ifa Karade
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609256272
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 144
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In this introductory volume, Baba Ifa Karade provides an easily understandable overview of the Yoruba religion. He describes 16 orisha and shows us how to work with divination, to use the chakras to internalize the teachings of Yoruba, and describes how to create a sacred place of worship. Includes prayers, dances, songs, offerings, and sacrifices to honor the orisha and egun. Illustrations, charts, glossary, bibliography, and index.

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.