9780688175795

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780688175795

  • ISBN10:

    0688175791

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/10/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

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.

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What We Need April 21, 2011
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Reading this textbook opened my eyes to the realization that there are certain things needed for a man and woman to successfully communicate in a relationship. My suggestion is to buy it, read it, and then tell all your friends and family to do the same. I ordered this cheap textbook from ecampus and I'm glad to receive it in time.
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