Black Spirituality Religion : Is Anyone Familiar With Malidoma P. Some

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    I had the pleasure of listening to an excerpt from his book "Of Water and the Spirit" last Sunday. He is an African brotha from the Motherland who was stolen from his home at age four (in 1956) and educated in western schools. After sixteen years he finally broke away and tried to reconnect with his people. They gave him a hard time though, calling him a white Black man because of his western ways. He finally proved himself and became initiated in an African spiritual system. Several of his books are available on amazon.com and here is his website.
    http://www.malidoma.com/
     
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    Yes, I confess to a few tears in my eyes as he described his return to his people in "The Healing Wisdom of Africa."

    He is an excellent author. I know some Akan traditionalists who are highly informed by his breakdown of the "elemental types of people."

    Hetep.
     
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    Excuse me for cutting in, What is an elemental type of person? I have never heard the phrase and it sparks my interest.
     
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    Brother Browder refers to brother Malidoma in his book "Survival Strategies"., step 11 - Honoring Your Ancestors.

    Let's see.... *goes to find book*

    "Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual magic and initiation of an Afrikan shaman is a magical autobiography of Malidoma Some and his early years in Burkina Faso, West Afrika. It is a captivating story of Malidomas childhood, his abduction by friench priests, and his struggle to return to his village. The highlight of this book is Malidomas riveting description of the ritual he was required to go through prior to his return to his village."

    ~Ikoro
     
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