A Wonderful Summertime to You!
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~2017 Fire Year~
The year of the Ancestors
Journey to Burkina Faso with Elder Malidoma
January 10th - 24th, 2018
Join Elder Malidoma
as he journeys to the homeland and returns to his childhood village.
During your time in Burkina Faso, Elder Malidoma will be overseeing all aspects of this journey on your behalf.
He will share with you the healing wisdom and indigenous knowledge & technologies of Africa.
You will be given the opportunity to work with local diviners and local elders.
You will be immersed in the the culture and traditions of the Dagara people:
including but not limited to:
-Working with Kontomblé Stick Diviners
-Participating in Ancestor-based Rituals
-Visiting specific Shrines and participating in Ritual at Elder Malidoma's compound and at the Kontomblé Stick-diviner's compound
-Visiting Sacred Places and participating in Ritual within Nature-
(e.g. Kontomblé Cave)
(please only consider this if you can arrive ON January 10th.
This journey will be taken as a group.
Late arrivals cannot be accommodated)
For Additional Details/Application/Registration Information
to hold your space for this powerful journey to Burkina Faso is due by September 10th, 2017.
To Learn about Upcoming Opportunities for Connection in Community,
Please see our Events listed below.
"Love is the ascension to the Divine Consciousness. Love is the soul realizing that healing is possible everywhere anytime. Love walks hand in hand with beauty. It knows that vulnerability is sacred and power. Love is the world becoming well again."
Upcoming Opportunities for a
Private Divination with Elder Malidoma
Experiencing a personal divination with Elder Malidoma is a beautiful, empowering and healing manifestation of Spirit. It is an opportunity to hear direction from the realm of the Ancestors and to connect, more deeply, with what you know "in your bones".
Elder Malidoma utilizes cowry shell divination for his sessions. You will be asked to spread a pile of shells, bones, stones, and other implements on a special "divination cloth". This spread is what Malidoma will read and interpret to bring a message about your life and purpose for being on the planet at this time. The message will also be about finding balance with the Elemental Spirits of Earth, Water, Fire, Nature and Mineral.
Upcoming Private Divinations
Unless otherwise indicated, please contact info@Malidoma.com for additional details~ or to
Schedule your Private Divination.
For information about the Public Talks, click on the link as indicated.
September 4th & 5th
Stroud & London, UK
September 25th -28th
October 9th, 10th & 11th
May 4th, 5th & 6th
Upcoming Programs with Elder Malidoma
On Gift and Life Purpose
~ a 5-Series Online Webinar Class~
with Malidoma Somé
Sign up for the *free introduction webinar
August 29th, 8:00pm - 8:45pm EST
You're Invited to
Join a Five-Class Online Course on
Gift and Purpose
starting September 14th,
8:00 - 9:00pm EST.
Sign up HERE for the free introduction webinar August 29th, 8:00 - 8:45pm EST.
**If you can't make the live event, we will send you an audio and video recording of the event.
Enroll now for the discount on the
Five Class Online Webinar + Study Guide -
$99 before September 5th (instead of $125).
*Includes access to audio and video recording of the live event.
The free introductory webinar will situate gift and purpose within cosmology and mythology with a mind to capture its concise definition to help everyone including those who already have an idea of their gift, but are not sure; as well as those who have no clue at all.
At the first official web class, we will dissect the notion of Gift within our existential state with a mind to examine the existence of various branches of it. We will lay out the tools with which to identify them. But more importantly, we will stress the danger of living outside of the Gift as well as identify the benefit of living with it.
At the second web class we will address the meaning of Purpose and the life events that inform it. We will define Purpose in relation to gift and steer your imagination toward becoming confident with it.
The third web class will focus on the interconnection between Gift and Purpose with a mind to highlight the ways in which the one informs the other. Knowing your Gift clarifies your Purpose; not always the other way around.
Once you know your gift and purpose, then the challenges of implementation become an unavoidable focus. This will be the topic of
web class number four.The art of dealing with obstacles and adversity while sharpening your style of delivery is a must.
During the fifth and final web class, we will expand on the choreography of the gift with a better look at the destination of it. This will bring our focus on to community as the principal target recipient and the very reason why we come into this world with a gift.
Dates for the 5 -series: online web course:
Thursday, SEPT 14th
Tuesday, OCT 3rd
Wednesday, OCT 18th
Wednesday, OCT 25th
Wednesday, NOV 8th
Times: 8-9pm EST (5-6pm PST)
-A Gathering of Men with Malidoma Somé-
4-Day Men's Ritual Intensive
"Men of Spirit Moving Forward Together"
August 31st - September 3rd, 2017
During this 4-Day ritual intensive, men will join together in brotherhood to journey into and through ancient indigenous Dagara wisdom- remembering that we are, each of us, going somewhere purposeful in life. Through the healing interaction of ritual with men in community~ there will be an opportunity to open ourselves to the release and reconciliation of those thoughts, emotions, issues, obstacles and energies- that have created a numbness, tension, or paralysis for us. Through this process, we will invite and allow the life force and strength of our Purpose and Gift to, once again, flow through us- unobstructed.
As we move
on our chosen path,
let us remember- and experience together- that we do not walk alone.
As we remember and embody the innate power that lies within us, let us continue to receive support from both this world and the Otherworld as we deepen the embodiment of our Purpose & Gift and move forward.
FOR DETAILS about this Event/Registration Information:
Men's Day-Long Ritual Intensive
"Men of Spirit Moving Forward Together"
September 2nd, 2017
12:30pm - 11pm
(with additional option to spend the night onsite, eat meals on site
and attend the Closing Circle on Sunday)
For Additional Details/Application please see
Cowry Shell Divination
A program designed to bring you up to date on the interpretation of symbols and elemental geomancy. This program comprises four sessions. Each session is a milestone on the journey to mastery of this skill.
(Enrollment is open until September 10th, 2017)
~Conversation with the Other World~
The Art of Cowry Shell Divination
Beginning August 19-20, 2017
Understanding the Elementals
November 11-12, 2017
Understanding the Symbol and its Position on the Cloth
March 10-11, 2018
The Art of Prescription. Divination and Ritual Healing.
June 7-10, 2018
Deepening of the Practice and Certification Ritual
*There will also be 4 one-hour "live" webinars with Elder Malidoma in between onsite sessions an practice sessions with group
For Additional Details/Registration
"Spark of Fire"
Remembering Our Connection with the Ancestors
A 3-Day Intensive with
Elder Malidoma Somé
October 6th, 7th & 8th
During this experiential, 3-Day intensive, participants will journey into and through Dagara wisdom- remembering that we are, each of us, going somewhere purposeful in life. Through the healing interaction of ritual within community~ we will access powerful, ancient and indigenous wisdom & technologies that will assist us as we go forward.
"The way to move to a productive understanding of and relationship with fire is through ritual, where fire is experienced not as a combustive fire, but as a warm, comforting, and loving fire connecting us to the ancestors in the Other World. At the core of the fire ritual is the indigenous belief that each person is born with a purpose, and that this purpose was presented to the council of the ancestors in the Spirit World for approval prior to each person's journey to Earth. We come into the world in order to bring to completion that very plan which, as we are born into this side of reality, became our reason for human life. In order to fulfill our purpose, we need the driving force of fire, just as a vehicle needs fuel to reach its destination.
Two things here are at work. We must remember what we came here to do, and we must have a community that knows and remembers our purpose and supports it fully. We do not want a community that tells us what it thinks we should do, but a community that unconditionally provides for us in a manner that allows us to accept our responsibilities and realize the life of our purpose." -Malidoma Somé
*Join us as we show up with dedication, devotion and priestly commitment for the sustenance and continuity of life.
*Come and sit in sacred space with Elder Malidoma Somé to align even deeper with your inner frequencies and your Ancestors during this powerful ritual where
we will honor and connect with those who have gone before.
~This will be a powerful co-creation with Elder Malidoma within 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
with Elder Malidoma,
please contact Susan at your earliest convenience
or call Susan at
5-Day Intensive: Annual Community Grief Ritual
November 1-5, 2017
"We are very excited at the idea that you are considering joining us for this event. For three days we will be in ritual during the night just the way it is done in Africa, and processing during the day. This is an attempt to go as deep down as possible and, in the process, peal as many layers of grief as possible. The usual way has mostly only been a one night shot in which people were expected to dump as much grief as possible. But most people only succeeded in scratching a layer or two. In a culture where grief is not common regular practice, some people returned home to feel like they have just begun. We are implementing a new format to resolve this issue and to prevent the unexpected swelling up of grief at a time when they are back to their routine."
about this powerful community ritual please
5-Day Kontomblé Immersion
with Elder Malidoma
Kontomblé Shrine in Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa
Kontomblé Initiation & Divination
with Elder Malidoma Somé
November 29th - December 3rd, 2017
Connecting with the Kontomblé engages us in an ongoing conversation with the Other World. Because these beings are constantly reaching out to us, it is normal to respond; the channel is a two-way road complete with a steady traffic of communication. An active contribution and participation to this two-way road provides us with clarity and comfort in what these Kontomblé people want from us, and allows us to tell them what we need from them.
To do so, we will build and activate their shrine.
Because they need an earthly form to enter into, we must first give it to them in the form and shape they like. We will then spend the night in conversation, a dialogue on wisdom and on inquiries into specific issues that pertain to our lives as healers, and on ways to implement health and abundance.
See this as a confluence that merges this world to the other and celebrates continuity. We will learn how to lend our vocal selves to the other world and how to stay out of the way for them to speak to us and through us; to speak in us and with us. We must be the vessels they need to guide us through.
*For those who have been working with the Kontomblé this is a chance to ground your work ever deeper with guidance from Elder Malidoma.
*For those who are new to working with the Kontomblé, this is your chance to work with Elder Malidoma & Kontomblé directly.
To Receive Additional Information/ Application,
Save the Date!
Coming up in 2018
*NEW Indigenous African Spirit Technologies
photo credit: Craig Tracy
Beginning May 16-20, 2018
August 22-26, 2018
November 7-11, 2018
~Elder Malidoma is in this documentary
which is now available on Netflix~