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

Malidoma Patrice Somé

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~ 

**We also continue to Gather Together in person for

Indigenous African Spirit Technologies

Session #1 of 5~

April 21st - 25th, 2021     &  June 9-13, 2021     &  September 1-5, 2021

~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 Malidoma 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.​

Malidoma's topic will be Healing Relationships with the Ancestors

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~  Dates:  April 21 - 25, 2021  or June 9-13, 2021 or September 1-5, 2021

Session #2~ Ancestralization~  Dates: July 21-25, 2021  or September 8-12, 2021  

Session #3~Indigenous Devices of Protection &  the Medicine of Wedamé~  Dates:  October 27-31, 2021 

Session #4~ The Art of Ritual  (closed session: has pre-requisites) ~  Dates:  September 29-October 3, 2021  or  April 13-17, 2022

Session #5~ Individual/Community Ritual Work (closed session: has pre-requisites)~   Dates:  April 6-10, 2022 or July 13-17, 2022


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


Malidoma Patrice Somé, Phd., 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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Elder Malidoma's Books & Writings

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Elder Malidoma's indigenous wisdom is shared across many channels and media, within universities and colleges, private and public organizations, radio and print. Below is a curated set of recordings on YouTube featuring Malidoma's teachings. Enjoy!