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ISANGOMA. Presented by: Sobani Ndlovu. What do izangoma do ? They are…. Homeopaths Diviners Psychologists Links to our ancestors. The calling. A person is often called to become an isangoma in her dreams She finds a qualified isangoma and serves as her apprentice for a few years.

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ISANGOMA

Presented by:Sobani Ndlovu


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What do izangoma do ?They are…

  • Homeopaths

  • Diviners

  • Psychologists

  • Links to our ancestors


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The calling

  • A person is often called to become an isangoma in her dreams

  • She finds a qualified isangoma and serves as her apprentice for a few years


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Recognizing an isangoma

  • White beaded headdress

  • Cross over necklaces

  • Ishoba or ‘flywhisk’

  • Bracelets and anklets


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How the isangoma diagnoses a problems

  • Throwing divining bones and interpreting the way they have fallen,OR…


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  • Connecting with the ancestors to ask for guidance

  • Dancing until in a trance,

    OR…


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OR

  • Slaughtering of an animal

  • Inflating and wearing the gall bladder of the animal after divining is complete


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Traditional medicines

  • To solve a problem, an isangoma may prescribe some medicine for you to take


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Where do the medicines come from?

  • Medicines are gathered in the veld by experts who know all about plants


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Traditions and the city

  • Today izangoma and their remedies are alive and well in the city


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If you need something,just call her up...


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  • Contact the ancestors and consult...


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And buy what you need…

Eish! Impilo kugrand!


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SOURCES:

  • “Enza -- What is Enza” www.africanenza.com/isangoma.html

  • “Traditional Healers in Zululand” www.smom-za.org/bbg/tradheal.htm

  • “Tribal Online” www.tribalonline.com

  • “Art and Oracle Main Page” www.metmuseum.org/explore/oracle/essaylambrecht.html

  • “Culture of the Zulu – Traditional Healing” www.humnet.ucla.edu/aflang posted 11/200

  • http://khozi2.nu.ac.za/events/essays4.html

  • De la Harpe, R. de la Harpe, P. et al. 1998. Zulu . Cape Town: Struik.

  • Morris, J. & B. Levitas. 1987. Tribal Life today. Cape Town: College Press

  • Ngubane, Peter. 1998. Vanishing Cultures of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik.

  • West, M. & J. Morris. 1976. Abantu. Johannesburg: Struik..

  • Photographs on Slides 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 by Michael Rassmann.


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