Book Select: Sobonfu Som

Welcoming Spirit Home: Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 6.12.59 AMA natural sequel to Sobonfu Som’s book on ritual and intimacy, Welcoming Spirit Home draws on the wisdom of the African ancestors to show how to build communities where children are not only welcomed but prized. The author demonstrates how ritual and the spirit can be used to enrich daily life.




A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Some is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. In ‘The Spirit of Intimacy’ she applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one and reveals the role of spirit in every friendship, relationship, marriage and community. Her important and fascinating lessons include ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure: the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, the connection between sex and spirituality and divorce and loss. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive provocative and healing – and supported by sound practical advice. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place beside those of ancient Europe, Asia and native America as important influences of Western readers.

A quick Google Search of Sobonfu E. Som will help you find and read these books.


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