The Legacy of Elder Malidoma Patrice Somé​

This spark of the ancestral flame, which I have brought to the land of the stranger, is now burning brightly.

Malidoma Patrice Somé

Elder Malidoma Somé

​January 30, 1956 - December 9, 2021


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Patrice Malidoma Somé

January 30, 1956 - December 9, 2021

Elder Malidoma

completed his most recent Initiation on Thursday, December 9th, 2021. During the final 3 months, Elder Malidoma moved forward as the Warrior that he is as he faced many unknown territories. I was 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 USA, a

Ritual Day-long Gathering

will be held in honor of Elder Malidoma in the Springtime, 2022.  If you are interested in more information about this, please contact

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 may also be mailed to the office at:    Ancestral Events, 45 Wells Valley Drive, Leicester, NC 28748

In lieu of flowers, his daughters are open to and grateful to receive monetary support to assist with the expenses to transport their Dad, Elder Malidoma to his Homeland ~ Mother Africa: Dano, Burkina Faso - where he will be honored as the Elder that he is- in his village and receive the traditional funeral rites.  Elder Theresa Sykes Brittany and Elder Robert Walker are working closely with Elder Malidoma's children to insure that their father will return home and that the expenses and logistics of this are being taken care of.

Donations will also support his two daughters in paying their Dad's  medical expenses and other expenses that have been created during this time of their caring for their Dad.

​HELP send Elder Malidoma Home to Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa

to receive the traditional Dagara funeral rites & Ancestralization.

There are 3 ways to make your Donation~~~

1.   Make Your Donation via PayPal at the Link Below:


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3.   Make Your Tax-deductible Donation via check to "AVIELA"  and mail to:

Ancestral Events, 45 Wells Valley Drive, Leicester, NC 28748

...and as we move forward......

For those who are ready to delve ever-deeper into the


~The Healing Wisdom of Africa~

​NEW:   We Gather Together for Online Teachings & Programs:

Great News!    We have talked with many of you over the years about the possibility of your receiving teachings and programs from Elder Malidoma online; especially for those of you who live across the globe. We have great news to share!! Elder Malidoma is now offering Online Teachings & Online Programs.

**If you are interested in receiving additional information about these Online Opportunities, and to REGISTER for the FREE Introductory Video-- 

We look forward to hearing from you!!

~The Healing Wisdom of Africa~ 

It is Elder Malidoma's wish that

We also continue to Gather Together in person for

Indigenous African Spirit Technologies

Session #1 of 5~

April 20th- 24th, 2022  &  July 20-24, 2022   

~in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains
surrounding Asheville, NC~

~The Indigenous African Spirit Technologies Program consists of a Series of 5 Intensives.
Each intensive is 5-days long.

**At this time this intensive training with Elder Theresa Sykes Brittany and Elder Malidoma's staff support team is open for new students.

This is an exquisite opportunity to connect deeply with ancient wisdom,
powerful african spirit technologies, internal empowerment, remembering & healing.

*Join us as we show up with dedication, devotion and priestly commitment for the sustenance and continuity of life.

                      * Please see dates below if you are interested in the following ritual intensives: Elemental Medicine, Ancestralization or Talismans & Indigenous Tools of Protection as these sessions may be joined as part of the 5-session series of individually. (Pre-requisite: Session #1)

Indigenous African Spirit Technologies

To read more about Indigenous African Spirit Technologies,
please go to: Indigenous African Spirit Technologies

or see IAST

This program will be held at Brittany's Mountain Retreat~
located 12 miles NW of Asheville, NC

***To Receive a Registration Packet for a session in this
Indigenous African Spirit Technologies 5-session series
please e-mail ***

Indigenous African Spirit Technologies~ Asheville, NC

Session #1~ Elemental Medicine Immersion Rituals~  Dates:  April 20-24, 2022 & July 20-24, 2022

Session #2~ Ancestralization Ritual (Pre-requisite: Session #1)~  Dates: July 6-10, 2022 &  September 7-11, 2022

Session #3~Indigenous Devices of Protection &  Wedamé (Pre-requisite: Session #1)~  Dates:  May 18-22  & October 12-16, 2022 

Session #4~ The Art of Ritual  (Pre-requisites: Sessions 1,2 &3) ~  Dates:  April 13-17, 2022

Session #5~ Individual/Community Ritual Work (Pre-requisites: Sessions 1,2,3 &4)~   Dates:  August 10-14, 2022

The Sacred Container for these 5-day intensives and radical rituals with be guarded by the Dagara Shrines that were installed on the land by Elder Malidoma Somé and Elder Theresa Sykes Brittany.

Elder Theresa and a support staff team that was chosen by Elder Malidoma Somé will be of service to you as the guides through this epic connecting time and ritual intensive.

​***NOTE: Sessions #1 & #2 & #3 are now able to be experienced as "stand-alone" sessions. (Pre-requisite: Session #1). For Details, please contact


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Malidoma Patrice Somé, Phd., (January 30, 1956 - December 9, 2021)  West African Elder, world-renowned author and teacher, came to the West to share the ancient wisdom, technologies and practices which have supported his people for thousands of years.

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It is Elder Malidoma's wish to return 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.

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 journey home to his childhood village as he has requested.

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