||Maildoma Patrice Some
||Malidoma Patrice Some, born in Upper Volta (now
Burkina Faso), West Africa, is initiated in the ances-
tral traditions of his tribe, and is a medicine man and diviner in the Dagara culture. He holds three master's degrees and two doctorates from the Sorbonne and Brandeis University, and has taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also the author of Ritual: Power, Healing and Community. He currently devotes himself to speaking and, with his wife, Sobonfu, conducting intensive workshops throughout the United
States. They live in Oakland, California.