The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships

The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships Author Sobonfu Some
ISBN-10 0688175791
ISBN-13 9780688175795
Year 2000-01-05
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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A renowned respected teacher and mentor to thousands Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West Somi was born in Dano Burkina Faso a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life with family structures spiritual practices and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years In The Spirit of Intimacy Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one Simply and beautifully she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage friendship relationship and community She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the illusion of romance divorce and loss Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure preparing a ritual space for intimacy and the connection between sex and spirituality Her ideas are intuitively persuasive provocative and healing and supported by sound practical advice along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years With this book the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America ancient Europe and Asia as important influences on Western readers A renowned respected teacher and mentor to thousands Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West Somi was born in Dano Burkina Faso a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life with family structures spiritual practices and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years In The Spirit of Intimacy Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships A renowned respected teacher and mentor to thousands Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West Somi was born in Dano Burkina Faso a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life with family structures spiritual practices and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years In The Spirit of Intimacy Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one Simply and beautifully she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage friendship relationship and community She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the illusion of romance divorce and loss Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure preparing a ritual space for intimacy and the connection between sex and spirituality Her ideas are intuitively persuasive provocative and healing and supported by sound practical advice along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years With this book the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America ancient Europe and Asia as important influences on Western readers

Ritual

Ritual Author Malidoma Patrice Some
ISBN-10 1101177209
Release 1997-12-01
Pages 112