2-Day Grief Ritual with West African Dagara Elder Malidoma Some

May 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am – May 18, 2014 @ 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Ancestral Events, Inc.
12 miles NW of Asheville
NC, Leicester, NC, 28748
United States

“Grief must be approached as the release of the tension created by separation and disconnection from someone or something that matters. Grief does not necessarily come on demand. It is something that must be evoked through stories and images…to help pluck out that which causes tension, paralysis and distress. Every grief story has similar elements. This is why one story invites another.”
~Malidoma Patrice Somé~

For more than twenty years, Malidoma Somé has shared the Wisdom of his Ancestors and tribal Elders: the Dagara Cosmology, awakening a deep knowing in the hearts and bones of those who have recognized in his name, his books, his voice, the Spirit world inviting the renewal of a deep and abiding relationship with all beings on Earth.
Malidoma is the author of several books, including Ritual: Power, Healing and Community, Of Water and The Spirit, and The Healing Wisdom of Africa.

Dr. Somé holds three Master’s degrees and two doctorates from the Sorbonne and Brandeis University. He is an initiated elder in his village in Dano, Burkina Faso, W. Africa. He travel throughout the world bringing a message of hope, healing and reconciliation through the powerful tools of ritual and community building.

****During this experiential, 2-Day intensive, participants will journey into and through Dagara wisdom with Malidoma- remembering that we are, each of us, going somewhere purposeful in life. Through the healing interaction of ritual within community~ we will open ourselves to the release and reconciliation of those thoughts, emotions and energies- related to grieving- that have created a numbness, tension, or paralysis for us. Through this process, we will allow the life force to, once again, flow through us- unobstructed.

Such a Gathering/Ritual is appropriate for anyone who, for whatever reason, and in whatever way, in experienceing loss, transition or Grief: from the death of loved ones; the loss of a job or friendship; deep feelings re: the state of affairs in one’s personal life, culture or planetary grief; honoring beginnings and ending within one’s stations of life: marriage, birth, divorce, illness, family situations, issues with children.

This will be a powerful co-creation with Malidoma and Community. We invite you to search within to see if you will join us in this experiential healing opportunity.

If you are interested in co-creating this healing intensive riexperience with Malidoma, please send along your Application at your earliest convenience as spaces will fill quickly!
APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for this weekend.