Patrice Malidoma Somé
January 30, 1956 - December 9, 2021
Elder Malidoma completed his most recent Initiation today,
Thursday, December 9th, 2021.
During the past 104 days, since returning from his homeland in Dano, Burkina Faso, Elder Malidoma moved forward as the Warrior that he is as he faced many unknown territories.
I have been blessed to be by his side during this time, hold witness and offer support as he journeyed forward.
While negotiating the teachings and circumstances of this intense upgrade and initiatory process- he was adamant that he would continue to meet with his students in person for as long as he was able.....and he did so.
In the midst of his traversing the multi-dimensions for healing, he also traveled to Colorado and to Asheville for many programs between his appointments and rituals.
What an inspiration he will always be.....Living his Medicine.
During this past few months he deployed an attack unlike any other- against the forces of adversity -and softened into what he has called his "new dispensation".
Elder Malidoma will soon be returning to Dano, Burkina Faso where he will receive the traditional funeral rites of his tribe.
Here in the states two Ritual Weekend Gatherings will be held in honor of Elder Malidoma in the Springtime, 2022.
Details about these services will be provided as they unfold.
One service will be held in Asheville, NC at Ancestral Events in April and one service will be held in Cherry Plain, NY at the East Coast Village in May.
If you are interested in more information about these services, please contact info@Malidoma.com and we will be sure to keep you up to date about these unfolding plans.
At this juncture, the family does not wish to be contacted directly- although emails are welcome at the office email address and will be shared with his family.
Cards for the family can be mailed to Ancestral Events, 45 Wells Valley Drive, Leicester, NC 28748
In lieu of flowers, the family is open to receiving monetary support to assist with the expenses to transport their Dad, Elder Malidoma to his Homeland ~ Mother Africa - where he will be honored as the Elder that he is- in his village.
Donations will also support his two daughters in paying the medical and other expenses that have been created during this time of their caring for
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Thank you for any prayers, rituals and ceremonies that you feel inclined to offer for Elder Malidoma & his family at this time.
Elder Theresa Sykes Brittany