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My fianc and I have what we call a book club We read the same book and discuss each chapter as we go along and this was a great read RIP Sobonfu. Drawing On The Teachings Of Her Native Village, A Renowned Voice Of African Spirituality Offers Profound Wisdom For Intimate Relationships Discusses The Role Of The Spirit In Marriage, Friendship, And Community Reveals Secrets Of Passion And Intimacy And Provides Rituals And Ceremonies Reprint I love love love this book It contains the exact information that my partner and I have been looking for I m so grateful to the author Sobonfu Some for taking the time to put their soul into this book It s what is needed for the African American community This book provides clarity to a source of distress experienced in the community and how to combat it among other pertinent information This book is a must share This book is small, but packed with knowledge that requires an open heart to receive It began my openness to the closeness of others and view the world in terms of relationships from a different lens It is a soul tie and the book offers understanding though briefly discussed at times, but it leads everything regarding, life and love to your relationship with spirit Once one acknowledges this everything else will flourish. Last night I finished The Spirit of Intimacy Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships by Sobonfu Som I was turned onto it by an article Cazembe Abena had written I m still having some mixed feelings, as J do with most hyper gendered and one standardized relationship style approaches but a tidbit near the end way interesting.Amongst the Dagara people of Burkina Faso, people who are not called to be in marriage male female , ones folks in the West may call gay, lesbian, and or perhaps trans, are called Gatekeepers They do spiritual working on many levels, have access to mysteries Elders don t have, are welcomed into both men s and women s circles in many cases, and do relationship sex magic with other Gatekeepers As all orientation and sexual behavior among the Dagara is considered both sacred and no ones business to ever talk about, having anyone confirm if Gatekeepers are not what the West considers heterosexual has not been possible, only postulated.The book has some good material on relationship rituals that I appreciated, lots of stuff to chew on about the place of tribe in community and vice versa too so important to keep in mind in passionate communities and other tribes of the heart As much as a relationship is about the people in it, it is also about those around it, that they are interwoven in ways the us vs them relationship approach might say isn t worth worrying about.In short, good small book, glad I read it. I just finished this read and wow, I am blown away I feel as if I now see relationships with everyone around me in different eyes and have a clearer method of dealing with my own inner self This book is not at all how I expected it to be a well organized method for discovering intimacy with step by step instructions Instead, it is thought provoking and leads you to question yourself Thank you Some I will purchase all of her readings after being introduced to her through this book.