Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman

Category: Book
By (author): Some, Malidoma Patrice
Series: Compass
  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Shamanism
  RELIGION / Ethnic & Tribal
  RELIGION / Spirituality
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Published: May 1995
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.40in x 5.50in x 0.58in
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From The Publisher*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 next fifteen years, being harshly indoctrinated into european ways of thought and worship. The story tells of his return to his people, his hard initiation back into those people, which lead to his desire to convey their knowledge to the world. Of Water and the Spirit is the result of that desire; it is a sharing of living African traditions, offered in compassion for those struggling with our contemporary crisis of the spirit.
From The Publisher*One of the most astonishing and intimate accounts of spiritual transformation ever written, this is the true story of an African’s shaman’s initiation--a remarkable sharing of living African traditions, offered with compassion for those struggling with our contemporary crisis of spirit.
Biographical NoteMalidoma Somé was born in Burkina Faso in 1956. At the age of four, he was forcefully taken from his family to be educated at a French Jesuit boarding school. At the age of twenty, he escaped from the school and was reunited with his family. He now lectures on his experiences.