AVIELA, Inc.~ a 501 (c)(3) not for profit corporation

Elder Malidoma Somé

January 30, 1956 – December 9, 2021

AVIELA, Inc., meaning in Dagara, “It is all good and well intentioned”,  a 501 (c) (3), has been created to offer us the opportunity to express our gratitude and support to the elders and diviners, the healers and shamans of West Africa, who have been so generous with their time, knowledge, and dedication to the ancestors; have dedicated their time and energy, often, without any compensation or acknowledgement. The work they do for us, in the modern world often requires that they take time from doing the work to keep their families fed.

****UPDATE: December 9, 2021


On December 9, 2021~

Elder Malidoma Somé completed his initiatory experience on the Earthplane and has crossed into the realm of the Ancestors. It is Elder Malidoma’s wish that his physical body be returned home to his village in Dano, Burkina Faso~~ where he will be honored as the Elder that he is and receive the Dagara Traditional Funeral Rites of his tribe. 

Elder Malidoma’s two daughters desire to honor their father’s wishes and welcome any financial support that you can offer. Your gesture and generosity will enable them to pay the fees to transport him across the great waters to his Homeland in West Africa and will also assist them with paying the medical bills and other expenses that have arrived in their caring for their father during these past 3 months and since his death.

To make a tax-deductible Donation that will be used to assist with this, please click on the link below.

Elder Malidoma’s Daughters & their support team; Elder Robert Walker & Elder Theresa Sykes-Brittany will be arranging for Elder Malidoma to make the journey home to his childhood village as he has requested.

**Please find Donation Button Below.


AVIELA provides a container for saying “thank you’, in a monetary way; it allows us to become a greater part of the global village by making a direct contribution to those who contribute so much to the work of spirit. Our dollars become the “loaves and fishes” that feed those who keep alive the connection with the ancestors. All contributions, small and large, make a difference.

AVIELA also provides a vehicle to support Elder Malidoma’s  vision of having a training/healing/retreat center, a home for the Ancestors, here in the west. This place is dedicated to the ongoing offering of ritual training, teaching and intense experiential healing that comes from the work Elder Malidoma facilitates. It is a space that holds the collective energies of all those who come to deepen their relationship with the other worlds, via the teachings of indigenous Africa. It will, indeed, become a representation of “the village being reborn in the heart of the modern world”. Your gift to AVIELA, combined with your vision of healing intention, can become the alchemical medicine that perpetuates healing for individuals, communities, societies, and the world.

ge in Dano, Burkina Faso~~ where he will be h  How to Make a Donation

By Paypal: use the button below to make a secure online donation with Paypal.

By Check or Money Order: make payable to “AVIELA, Inc”

Mail your donation to:

Robert Walker

@ AVIELA, Inc.

PO Box 82, Cherry Plain, NY  12040

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