With the Love of the Ancients:
My Spiritual Journey of Remembering
by Liv Mokai Wheeler
"...they were communicating about the importance of bravery in these times. They were equating bravery to the amount of life force one has in their body. Or the contrary, being you're slowly ridding yourself of life energy by holding back. They were expressing that the act of bravery would be like retrieving your energy, your life force."
The little people are coming out of their caves, their mountain abodes, hidden villages and underground cities, and are asking for humanity, their beloved relatives, to see them again. The time for the little people's reemergence into world has come.
Trained and initiated as a Kontomble Voice Diviner in the Dagara tradition of West Africa, Liv Mokai has spent her life working in service and collaboration with these wise, loving beings, personally and profoundly experiencing the vast range and depth of their magic and medicine, their wisdom and ways.
In With The Love of The Ancients, Liv Mokai shares her very real and wonder-filled story of discovering these spirits, these little people, the Kontomble, and the cross-country and then global journey of ritual and community healing they have charted for her, as their chosen emissary, voice and vision-carrier in these unique and critical times.
The Kontomble are ready to speak and reenter the public, mainstream consciousness, and With The Love of The Ancients is their joyous and powerful hug and hello, their long-awaited, laughter and tear-filled, long-time-no-see.
"In this day and age there is no guarantee that a person may meet someone like Liv even once in their lifetime. I consider it a great piece of luck/grace to have crossed paths with her and experienced her gift. "
— CLIFF TAYLOR, POET, WRITER, SUNDANCER, AND ENROLLED MEMBER OF THE PONCA TRIBE OF NEBRASKA
With the Love of the Ancients: My Spiritual Journey of Remembering, is now available in both paperback and Kindle Book.
“With the Love of the Ancients quietly opened the door to my heart, sat down, and shattered the world as I knew it. On the surface, it is the story of one woman's incredible journey of awakening and finding her path of service. This alone makes it worth the read. There are plenty of twists and turns and unbelievable miracles, all of which remind us that yes, it is possible to find what we seek. We just have to keep walking. The story carries with it a melody of inspiration on the spiritual path that reminds me of reading Autobiography of a Yogi as a young man in India.But it is so much more than simply a story. It is a portal. It is magic. It is medicine. In the same way that many great teachers of old encoded in their words truths that cannot be communicated through language alone, this book carries with it a possibility to dive much deeper into the world of spirit--not conceptually, but actually. I felt the magic of the spirits Liv works with, the Kontomble, coming through so strongly as I read the book; it felt almost as if I were sitting in ceremony with them. In truth, I'm not quite sure I completely understand what this book is--I only know that for those who seek a deeper relationship with themselves and the spirit realm, it is an elixir that can take us beyond where simple words can go.”
— Nicholas T.
“Deeply touching and moving my heart and soul in many ways page after page, I could barely put this memoir down. While reading, I laughed heartily and wept and felt gratitude as I felt it wake up ancient and dormant parts of my being while also helping me feel less alone in my human experience and in my experience as a human who connects with Spirit. It is medicinal in its own right, a sacred transmission, a true feat and generous medicine for the times from Liv’s heart and soul herself and the Kontomble… while also feeling raw, human, and relatable. I was struck by how not only does Liv share her story so intimately, vulnerably, and with integrity, laying golden breadcrumbs of hard fought wisdom and truths along the way, but the love for those she’s met and connected with shines through in a palpable way. The depth of authenticity, purity, and pono (truthful alignment) of her being and expression is potent and felt. I am grateful to have read this memoir; it is a gift to experience this book, this magnificent and lovingly shared contribution to humanity and this Earth.”
— Rachel Z.
“This book is an incredible gift from a woman who is changing many lives, mine included! The long-lost wisdom of the little people of the world, is ready to be remembered! Known by many different names across the globe, these small relatives of ours- leprechauns, fairies, elves, nymphs, gnomes, menehune, duendes, and- as the Dagara people of Burkino Faso call them- the Kontomble- have created this incredible gift of a book through Liv Mokai and the telling of her own spiritual path and journey! Liv and the medicine of the Kontomble are healing so many hearts and planting long-stored sacred seeds all over this earth. She has traveled the world, weaving community together, and here is the telling of this story. This book is an instrumental expression of faith, and shows us what a gift following spirit through a surrender to the unknown can create in our lives. It had me in tears several times throughout reading it. It was also hard to put down and I read it in a couple of days. Most importantly I can see that for many who read it, it will be an encouragement for them to place their hand on the part of themselves where the goddess lives and waits, and let her speak again. To let her come to life again, with gusto, as Liv has so bravely chosen to allow in her own life! I plan on purchasing more copies to gift to others, and look forward to reading more from Liv Mokai.”