Maliodoma Patrice Some was born in a Dagara Village, however he was soon to be abducted to a Jesuit school, where he remained for the. Of Water and the Spirit has ratings and 93 reviews. ndelamiko said: One of Malidoma Patrice Some rođen je u dagarskom selu, da bi ga kao malenoga. Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman . Malidoma Patrice Some taught literature at the University of Michigan .
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It is a great example of the affect of Western values and colonialism on the traditional society and the roles within that society.
Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
What I would hope to get out of this kind of book is some kind of insight into the traditional culture of the Dagara. Jan 10, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 01, Pages. If you are curious about African spirituality and magic and want to get to know about another region besides EGYPT,you need to read this book. He then realised that his calling was to go out and teach the western world about traditional wisdom; the book ends with him leaving the village again.
Homecoming and Celebration Epilogue: Sep 03, Haneenj rated it it was amazing. The book highlights how much of our humanity we have cut off from ourselves, and shows us the incredible possibilities for recreating the story of what it sone to be conscious beings on this planet.
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Highly recommended to any truth-seeker. Upon his return, eleven years had gone by. A Dagara shaman, educated in three, no, FOUR worlds, tells as much of his life story as the elders of the village and the exigencies of magic allow.
I read this book long ago and cannot find another copy for my current library. It was, in short, brainwashing of an intensive and parasitic sort. Education, Modern Development, and Indigenous Knowledge: Paperbackpages.
I’m going to have to buy this book so I can have it on hand for beautiful thoughts on death, growing up, ways to see the earth and magic.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Yet, after escaping back to his own Dagara people at the age of 20 his best guessMalidoma found himself given the inverse mission by his elders: This book is a real treasure. Malidoma is an indigenous medicine man of the Dagara tribe in Africa, who was kidnapped at a young age by the Jesuits and forced to learn to speak and write in Frech.
Human words cannot encode the meaning because human language has access only to the shadow of meaning. Apr 05, Patrick Song rated it it was amazing.
This book reveals his spiritual journey from point a to point b and the return to point a-how the assimilation back to his culture was so difficult. He describes his first four years, focussing particularly on his close relationship with his grandfather, an elder and shaman.
The author’s ability to describe phenomena is remarkable, considering no words can really do justice to what he has experienced.
Slme book highlights how much of our humanity we have cut off from ourselves, and shows us the incredible possibilities for recreating the story of what it mean Malidoma provides the reader with an account of his childhood in tribal West Africa. Burials, Lessons, and Journeys Chapter To quote Malidoma, “My horizon of reality had been expanded”. After he managed to survive this ritual, which took the lives of four other boys that year, the elders sent him to the university, and then to the Sorbonne.
At the age of 20 he fled the seminary and walked back to his home village. It’s incredibly rare to get such insight into the boundless realities that humans likely lived with prior to patriarchy, materialism, rationalism and reductionism.
Of Water and the Spirit
Mar 3 34 Mar 28, At the age of four he Aug 12, Erin rated it really liked it. But his experiences during the initiation as an adult are every bit as remarkable. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.