The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998 - Social Science - 321 pages
The author relates the spiritual traditions and wisdom of his people, a West African tribe known for its healing powers, and shows readers how to use them to discover their own purpose and connect with their communities. 17,500 first printing. Tour.

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Living in Two Worlds
Healing Ritual and Community
The Healing Power of Nature

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About the author (1998)

Malidoma Patrice Somé, born in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) West Africa, is initiated in the ancestral traditions of his tribe, and is a medicine man and diviner in the Dagra culture. He holds three master's degrees and two doctorates from Sorbonne and Brandeis University, and has taught at the University of Michigan. He currently devotes himself to speaking and, with his wife, Sobonfu, conducting intensive workshops throughout the United States.

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