Forgotten Waters | Résumé | Book 

Medicine Without an Expiry Date

Accolades

"One of the best ritual leaders in North America."

 

Malidoma Somé, Author,

"Of Water and the Spirit."

"A Ritual Genius."

 

Daniel Deardorff, Author,

"The Other Within: The Genius of Deformity in Myth, Culture & Psyche."

 
 

Excerpt from the Introduction by Malidoma Somé

“Medicine Without an Expiry Date argues fiercely for the reclamation of our own indigenous intelligence. The book weaves an intricate fabric of perception, melding personal experiences with indigenous ritual, stories of initiation, and a deep exploration of what Jones calls storycarrying. He includes discussions of the wisdom of the body, emotional intelligence, the nature of education, and a look into the practical value of the wild mythic imagination. Intended as a combination of “teaching harangue,” poetry, field notes, and guidebook, it defies simple categorization: it is sui generis, without genre, “of its own kind.”  .  .  .  a walk between two worlds, authored by one who received the name “Calls Forth Voices” from the Dreamtime, contributing an understanding and deep connection with the elemental knowledge of the indigenous into the personal, social and environmental domains of the modern.”

From the Introduction by Malidoma Somé PhD, Dagara Elder and Diviner

Ritual, power, Healing, and Community | Of Water and the Spirit | The Healing Wisdom of Africa.

Cover Art Rob Ramage | Cover Photo Jean Cueta | Cover Design Calyx Kuprowski | Inside Photo Michael Julian Berz

512 pages / Foursquare Trinity Press 2014 / Library of Congress Cataloguing-in-Publication Data 2014930988

Printed in a Limited First Edition of 100 Copies by Village Books Bellingham

 

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

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ACT of FAITH:  In-Roads

21

Introduction by Dagara Elder Malidoma Somé

Prologue In-Gree

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Prologue In-Vocation

27

Prologue In-Junction

Preamble

Genius

Trickster

Communication

Trouble

Travelling

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ACT I:  Worlds

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Episode 1  Vastly Through Another World

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.8

1.9

1.10

1.11

1.12

1.13

Howl

Down the Rabbit Hole

The Ball of Yarn Winds Round

Ritual or Ceremony?

Is the Indigenous Worthy of Trust?

Spirit and Soul

Chautuaqua

Appealing to Nature and the Spirit World

The Unrepeatability of Magic

Indigenous Social Science

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Death

What Dreams are Made Of

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Episode 2  Gifts of the World

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.9

2.10

2.11

2.12

2.13

2.14

2.15

2.16

Voices

Re-Membering

Conversation

Village

Technology

Leadership

Healing

Cosmology

Dreamtime (Fire)

Animism (Mineral)

Relatedness (Earth)

Adaptability (Water)

Sustainability (Nature)

Ritual

Gender

Initiation

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Episode 3  A World of Unknown Animals

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

3.5

The Old Kikuyu Diviner

First Steps

A Bellwether for Danger

Taking the Bones Apart

The Bench

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Episode 4  The World Has No End

4.1

4.2

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.6

Sacred Cows

The Seven Erotic Virtues

A Hundred Yards to Freedom

The Next Best Step

Quarelling

Practices

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ACT II:  Frameworks

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Episode 5  Contents Organic:  Working Model

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

5.6

5.7

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5.10

5.11

5.12

5.13

5.14

5.15

Organic Wisdom

Map / Territory Problem and Learning

Table 1 - Domains of Human Consciousness

Meaning, Motivation, and Nutrition

Table 2 - Epistemology / Nutrition of Five Domains

Emotional Domain

Imaginal Domain

World Domain

Evaluation of Therapeutic Interventions

Table 3 - Therapeutic Models & Domain Qualities

Dimensions of Therapeutic Models

Stimulus Rsponse

General Semantics

Catharsis

Resonance

Divinely Empowered Action

Relations, Conscience, Responsibilities 

Table 4 - Relations, Conscience, Responsibilities

Departure for the Quickening of the Troubles

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Episode 6  Critical Content:  Body Work

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.4

6.5

6.6

6.7

6.8

6.9

6.10

6.11

6.12

6.13

6.14

Nomadic Migrations

History of the Body

Reach, Relax, Breathe

Laughter Yoga

Diagram 1 - Agony and Ecstasy

The Impulsive Behaviour of Shakers

Rivering

Ringmaster and Entities

The Choreography of Rivers

Resonance and Resurrection

The Touch that Satisfies Both

Playing Catch (Apparently)

Suggested Rules When Death is in the Room

Efficiency

Choreography of Chaotic Terrains

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Episode 7  Conducting:  Working Out

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.6

7.7

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7.10

7.11

7.12

7.13

7.14

7.15

Electing

Difference and Standardization

Instincts of Mothering

Follow the Inner Drummer

Study Guide of the Genius

Tell the History of That Thing

Unstructured Environments

Voting Rights

Action Studies

River Dance

City Survival Day

Friday Nights

Meta-Curriculum

Games and Learning

Kiaigh — The Trouble That Causes Anxiety

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Episode 8  Confusion Presses In:  Emotional Work

8.1

8.2

8.3

8.4

8.5

8.6

8.9

8.10

8.11

8.12

8.13

8.14

8.15

Losing Your Head

The Necessity of Fierceness

Armouring or Noticing

Becoming a Master Counsellor

Into the Labyrinth

Dialogue Between Perspectives

Larger or Smaller

Satisfaction

Agony and Ecstasy

Diagram 2 - Emotional Expression & Repression

Contact Boundary

Involvement or Disengagement

Table 5   - Needs, Interventions, Complexes

Table 5a - Physical Domain - Abandonment

Table 5b - Language Domain - Guilt

Table 5c - Emotional Domain - Despair

Table 5d - Imaginal Domain - Amusement/Ennui

Table 5e - World Domain - Loneliness

Recognizing Core Statements

Table 6 - Complexes - Core and Counter Statements

Gods of Fire and Water

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Episode 9  Courage: Art Work

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.4

9.5

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.9

9.10

9.11

Who's Running the Show?

Drama Foundry

Listening in the Kiva

All Leader—No Leader

Diagram 3 - Creative Ensemble Governance

Dramatic Structures

Drumming Creative Ensemble

Clowns and Parody and Coyote

Diagram 4 - Liminality and the Ostanado-Solo

Audacity

Creative Meta Maps

The Apple Orchard

Table 7 - Active, Liminal & Reposing Gender 

The Big River

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ACT III:  Spells

389

Episode 10  Help for The Injured

10.1

10.2

10.3

10.4

10.4

10.5

10.6

10.7

10.8

10.9

Whazzup?

Anamnesis

Intention

Divination

Supervisors

Squircle up

Choreography and Geography

Gatekeepers and Guards

The Other World

Next Day Closing

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Episode 11  A Thousand Books of Histories

11.1

11.2

11.3

11.4

11.5

11.6

11.7

11.8

The Argonauts

The Caves of Memory

Singing for Supper

Ogre at the Kitchen Door

A Cloak of Eyeballs

Cooking the General

Damn . . . I'm Pretty!

The Land God Gave to Caine

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Episode 12  Against the Power of Wind

12.1

12.2

12.3

12.4

12.5

12.6

The Secret Name

Dragons of the Genius

Band of Gypsys

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

Il name della rosa

"Vamp 'till cue"

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Episode 13  Go Down

13.1

13.2

13.3

13.4

13.5

13.6

13.7

13.8

You Can't Design Your Own Ritual

The Three Obstacles and the Four Devils

Countdown

E-Day

Journey to the Center of the Earth

The Elder's Harangue

The Golden Temple

Doggedness

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Famous Last Words

About the Author

Events

From a distance

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