VISION – A sanctuary of African indigenous wisdom.

MISSION – Empowering individuals, by reconnecting them with their Ancestors
and to Nature, through rituals and in community, as brought to the West by
Dagara Elder Malidoma Somé.

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Meet Dr. Malidoma Somé 

Many people consider Malidoma Somé to be the most important living interpreter of African indigenous wisdom in the west. As divined by his elders before he was born, he has devoted his life in many places around the world to build a bridge between two apparently conflicting cultures.


Village Voices

We are changing lives, one member at at time. We stand as witnesses to the transformation, healing and spiritual growth of our members, friends and visitors to the village. Read just some of our stories. You are invited to write your own story of transformation. We would love to share it.

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Community Outreach

Trained facilitators will bring the Dagara wisdom tradition to you!  Bring members of your community together and we will create a program based on your needs. Read more….

Community Gatherings

Every year, the community comes together to honor, celebrate and connect with the shrines and spirits that make our work possible. Read more…

Ritual Healing Intensives

Your journey into Dagara spirit technology begins with the Ritual Healing Village, intensive exploration into the healing wisdom of Afirca. Read more…



Elder Malidoma’s Interview with Jeffrey Mishlove on the Thinking Allowed series.

This is a short excerpt of a video in which Malidoma Somé describes his childhood among the Dagara people, focusing on their use of ritual as a means of establishing an ongoing relationship with the worlds of their ancestors and of the spirits. He also describes his own shamanic initiation. He suggests that the elders of the Dagara community were skilled in creating doorways through which practitioners could pass into other dimensions of reality.