Sobonfu Some here in 2010
Sobonfu Somé is coming to the heart of the heartland! A long awaited opportunity has unfolded. On February 26, 27, 28, 2010, Sobonfu Somé will offer her indigenous African medicine by facilitating a Dagara Grief Ritual for the people of the mid-west. The mid-west location is
What is a Dagara grief ritual? Grief Ritual is one of the most important rituals of Dagara people in Burkina Faso. The ritual is a soul-cleansing rite that can clear away lingering clouds and festering wounds from abandonment, divorce, death, the loss of dreams and much more. This ritual can help release grief, lighten your soul, let your true spirit be heard, transform the future and help you become more balanced. Sobonfu, assisted by Jojopah, a fire shaman, will lead a group of participants through this remarkable two and half day event.
Who attends or should attend the grief ritual? People feeling grief for the earth, anyone who has lost a loved one, a job, a dream or pet; people who are stuck in unhealthy relationships or emotionally unhealthy situations; therapists, educators, business people, retired people, Veterans, Holocaust survivors, gardeners, lawyers, scientists, musicians, doctors, nurses, artists... people exploring their feelings or experiencing loss, people like you and I, etc....
What happens? Participants build a traditional African ritual space, transition to becoming a village, drum, sing, move and grieve. The ritual is quite rigorous. The facilitators recommend participants reserve some personal transition time the day after the event.
Pricing is $290 before December 23, 2009 and $340 after. To register, get more details and arrange payment options contact Julie Carda via email.