Secrets of the dagara storytellerssobonfu somé, whose name means "keeper of the rituals, " was raised in her small village and sent by her elders to continue her education in the United States. From this revered relationship with the natural world, we learn how to live in unity with our environment, and create a deeper connection with spirit.
Discover your true gifts and offer them to the World Through Ritual and CelebrationHow do we find this connection to spirit? For the Dagara, ritual is the gateway. These teachings are founded on a worldview that honors animals, plants, and trees as our elders, and human beings as the newcomers. What are your unique gifts? what were you born to contribute? What can your community do to assist you? These questions are asked of every unborn Dagara child while still in the womb.
. In the dagara tribe of West Africa, women are valued as the source of the world's wisdom. With women's wisdom from the heart of africa, Somé shares authentic spiritual teachings of her tribe that were formerly handed down only within the circle of Dagara village life. Distilling the essential practices of her people, strengthen your relationships, Sobonfu Somé shows you how to check in with spirit to receive guidance, harness the energy of the elements, create balance in your professional life, observe the sacred spaces of your home, and much more.
Falling Out of Grace: Meditations on Loss, Healing and WisdomHer message is drawn from the ancient wisdom teachings of her village in Burkina Faso, and her experiences over more than a decade here in the West. Used book in Good Condition. The insights she offers, blending indigenous wisdom and hard experience in the contemporary West, are priceless. Somé is a gifted storyteller and compassionate student of life who has contemplated deeply the nature of human triumph and defeat.
Without denying the suffering that accompanies loss and disappointment, she finds in these events the underlying spiritual dynamics that carry us to higher states of knowledge and fulfillment. In this profound and sensitive work, African spiritual teacher Sobonfu Somé invites readers to discover in the setbacks they encounter in life a path to healing and rebirth.
The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of RelationshipsA 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. 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.
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. 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.
Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. The spirit of intimacy Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships. 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.
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. Used book in Good Condition. Somi was born in dano, burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people.
Simply and beautifully, friendship, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, relationship, and community.
Welcoming Spirit Home: Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and CommunityAncient african Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community. Using voices from ancient Africa, the author celebrates children and their place in community, arguing that ritual and spirit can enliven daily living. The spirit of intimacy Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships. African American / Spirituality.
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The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and CommunityThe 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. African American / Spirituality. Used book in Good Condition. Ancient african Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community. Used book in Good Condition. 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 spirit of intimacy Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships.