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The healing wisdom of Africa : finding life purpose through nature, ritual, and community /

Malidoma Patrice Somé.

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Main Author: Somé, Malidoma Patrice
Published: New York : J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999.
Edition: First trade paperback edition.
Topics: Dagaaba (African people) - Rites and ceremonies. | Spiritual healing.
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505 0 |apt. 1. Healing in the indigenous world -- Healing, ritual, and community -- The healing power of nature -- Indigenous technologies -- pt. 2. Relationships of healing: the community -- The value of a healthy community -- Mentors and the life of youth -- Elders and the community -- pt. 3. Understanding ritual -- The elements of ritual -- Dagara cosmology and ritual -- Preparing for ritual -- pt. 4. Rituals of healing -- Fire rituals -- Water rituals -- Earth rituals -- Mineral rituals -- Nature rituals -- pt. 5. Healing in the Western world -- Initiation: a response to challenges of the West -- Maintaining community through ritual.
520 |aA study of the role ritual plays in the lives of African people and the role it can play for seekers in the West.
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