Ritual: Power, Healing and Community
This important book argues that the redemption of Western society depends on the rediscovery of meaningful ritual. Ritual is at the heart of true ... Show synopsis This important book argues that the redemption of Western society depends on the rediscovery of meaningful ritual. Ritual is at the heart of true communities. It can be an antidote to money-power and corruption. Above all, it honours the integrity to the individual's right to self-expression and self-fulfilment. Unlike other books on ritual which tend to be academic or detached, this powerful work comes directly out of the author's own life and experience. "This is the greatest and most detailed book about ritual and I have read. At a time when the West needs to relearn ritual for its own healing, this book is valuable, lively and sound." - Robert Bly "Having lived and worked side by side with Malidoma Some for two years, I have recommend him with highest praise. He has become one of my teachers. He knows." - James Hillman "Malidoma Some is a remarkable and uniquely talented man. Rarely can one person carry both the ancient ways of tribal Africa and the ways of Western thought and psychology. Malidoma not only carries these, he combines them, separates them, dances with them." - Michael Meade.