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Malidoma Somé

Malidoma Somé

Malidoma Somé

Malidoma Patrice Somé, born in Burkina Faso West Africa, is initiated in the ancestral traditions of his tribe, and is a gifted medicine man and Diviner in the Dagara culture. In his native language, Malidoma means “be friends with the stranger”. He holds three master’s degrees and two doctorates from Sorbonne and Brandeis University, and has taught at the University of Michigan. 

He is the author of Of Water and the Spirit, The Healing Wisdom of Africa and Ritual. He is a poetic spokesperson and storyteller of the African Wisdom tradition and currently devotes himself to speaking and conducting intensive workshops and training in the United States.

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On Gift and Life Purpose

On Gift and Life Purpose

It is inconceivable that we humans could be in this world for no reason. There is no way we and our purpose can be ignorant of, or completely alienated from each other like twins…

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