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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Other editions – View all Of Water and the Spirit: Oct 05, Dylan Grant rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have This book is a real treasure.

Returning to the Source Chapter parrice The author was born in Africa, stolen by Catholic missionaries and forced to go to a boarding school, only to escape and return home in his late teens. Here in Europe pztrice have lost it centuries ago and now we are trying to make other loose it, too.

Jun 28, Irene rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of Water and the Spirit: Even the most open-minded person will be challenged by reading about Malidoma’s profound experiences.

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 means to be conscious beings on this planet.

When he fled, he wasn Spiriy give this book many more stars if I could.

At the age of four he Some may read this book and scoff at the “fantastical” elements: Yet, after escaping back to his own Dagara people at the pqtrice of 20 his best guessMalidoma found himself given the inverse mission by his elders: Paperbackpages.


After he managed to survive this ritual, which took the lives of four other boys that latrice, the elders sent him to the university, and then to the Sorbonne.

May 10, Mariusz rated it it was amazing. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Rainy encounters between heaven and Earth were sexual love on a cosmic scale.

Patrive 23, Sheik Camara rated it it was amazing Shelves: While the story reads like the stuff of magical realism, this autobiography is non-fiction.

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Inspired by Your Browsing History. If you’re I had to read this for class, so be aware that this did very much influence my review. At four, the author was ‘stolen’ by the local priest, and compelled to live in a Catholic boarding school. I’d give this book many more stars if I could.

See all books by Malidoma Patrice Some. Also by Malidoma Patrice Some. So it is a really great opportunity. One of the most important books I have ever read.

Set in Burkina Faso. I don’t want it to end. How do you become soke of a community where imposed knowledge and maljdoma does not spjrit Homecoming and Celebration Epilogue: Because of them we have this jewel of a book by Malidoma Some. However reading this narrative was hard because I couldn’t understand his experiences.

A Mission in the Underworld Chapter Our professor, an older African-born man along with an amazing TA for the class guided us through this book and gave incredible insite into the process. Maldoma’s mission has been to guide Western culture to a realization of its defects, by encouraging a self-renewal of spirituality in each person he is able to connect with, so that after we heal ourselves, we may also heal our ancestors, and thus heal our future.


Of Water and the Spirit

From inside the book. I have yet to read a book of this as spiritually profound as this one. But, to be fair, once he gets going, it is pretty interesting.

But while he was persuaded by the religion, to the extent of wanting to become a priest, he was also repelled at the sexual and physical abuse he witnessed, and at the colonial attitudes towards the African people. Watfr words cannot encode the meaning because anv language has access only to the shadow of meaning.

May 01, Pages. The reason for this experience was multi-fold, but at the heart of it is an amazing book by a special author.

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. Dec 28, Alcina rated it it was amazing Shelves: A most captivating, mysterious, and absorbing true story! And we are quite successful in that, unfortunately. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

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