Published May 4, 1994
by Tarcher .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||320|
Of Water & the Spirit: A Liturgical study of Baptism by Alexander Schmemann is a Christian book which seeks to bring back the traditional meaning of Baptism by explaining it and its liturgical elements. He traces its origins as a Christian ceremony of re-creation which would be primarily performed and celebrated on Pascha (Easter).Cited by: Of Water and the Spirit book. Read 13 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A study of the Orthodox understanding of Baptism and Chrism /5. The story tells of his return to his people, his hard initiation back into those people, which lead to his desire to convey their knowledge to the world. Of Water and the Spirit is the result of that desire; it is a sharing of living African traditions, offered in compassion for those struggling with our contemporary crisis of the : Penguin Publishing Group. Of Water and the Spirit Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman By Malidoma Patrice Some A powerful spiritual autobiography of a walker between indigenous and modern worlds.
The authors have created a sort of anti-Book of Virtues in this encyclopedic compendium of the ways and means of power. Everyone wants power and everyone is in a constant duplicitous game to gain more power at the expense of others, according to Greene, a screenwriter and former editor at Esquire (Elffers, a book packager, designed the volume, with its attractive marginalia).Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé. It is the Spirit, the water, and the blood that agree into one baptism into the body (1Jn ) Jesus said that entrance into the Kingdom would only be by water and Spirit. The Apostles only baptized in water by immersion in the Name of Jesus in Acts chapters 2, 8, 10, It is also to be noted that in these same accounts in the book ofFile Size: KB. Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman Paperback – May 1 by Malidoma Patrice Some (Author)/5(). Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Arkana) Paperback – 28 Sept. by Malidoma Some (Author)/5().
About Of Water and the Spirit. Maliodoma Patrice Some was born in a Dagara Village, however he was soon to be abducted to a Jesuit school, where he remained for the next fifteen years, being harshly indoctrinated into european ways of thought and worship. (5) Again the words "Verily, verily" (comp. Note on chap John ), calling attention to the deeper truth which follows; and again the words of authority, "I say unto thee.". Of water and of the SpiritWe are here on the borderland of a great controversy. The subject is closely connected with that of the discourse in Capernaum (John 6), and so far as it is a subject for the pages of a. OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman User Review - Kirkus. This autobiography vividly describes the author's loss and rediscovery of his cultural and religious heritage. Burkina Faso was still a French colony when SomÇ was born in At the age of four he Read full review4/5(1). The story tells of his return to his people, his hard initiation back into those people, which lead to his desire to convey their knowledge to the world. "Of Water and the Spirit" is the result of that desire; it is a sharing of living African traditions, offered in compassion for those struggling with our contemporary crisis of the spirit.