Ntary seemed especially applicable with respects to Western Society the Capitalist Machine and the tendency to turn down noses to tribal ways of ife 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 Everyday life in medieval times 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 seem to be what folx in TBIPOC communities are seeking returning to trying to build and or could benefit from as well This definitely gave me some food for thought and I hope to read of Som s work and start developing spiritual practice into my dailyife 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 North level Wish there was of a guide on how to conduct but I think Iearned 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 community 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 ane.
Ring them into my family and communityA bow to the wisdom of the correctly named Malidoma This was a good introduction to the practices of the Dagara people and other native tribes of Africa Really shows the difference between modern society and traditional society well A ot 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 ineage and tradition and I Dead Giveaway love the many parallels to other traditions and modalities His writing style is uite elouent and yet easy to follow an excellent story tellerIf you re on a seeking path or enjoyearning 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 Andrew Lost In the Kitchen 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 knowing I found this book thoroughly fascinating and uite easy to read Though written a while ago the comme. 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 theanguages of psychology comparative iterature as well as ancient mythology healing and.
Definitely one for the keeping View a few of my favorite uotes from the book I have enjoyed this book a ot I think it helps you to stop I think about what the most important things are Little by Nope little we are giving the importance 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 may 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 realized how much of what he said resonated deep in my soma as truth I had the opportunity to participate in a group grieving session recently that was unplanned and spontaneous and even that small experience helped me so much in finding grounding in balance in a world that is seriously awry and for which he rightly points out I have no communal or group support to help me with I found his suggestions to be powerful and I am interested to see how to 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 tribalife The
Somé holds three Master's degrees and two doctorates from the Sorbonne and Brandeis University He has taught at the University of Michigan