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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
ISANGOMA

Presented by:Sobani Ndlovu

what do izangoma do they are
What do izangoma do ?They are…
  • Homeopaths
  • Diviners
  • Psychologists
  • Links to our ancestors
the calling
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
recognizing an isangoma
Recognizing an isangoma
  • White beaded headdress
  • Cross over necklaces
  • Ishoba or ‘flywhisk’
  • Bracelets and anklets
how the isangoma diagnoses a problems
How the isangoma diagnoses a problems
  • Throwing divining bones and interpreting the way they have fallen,OR…
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  • Slaughtering of an animal
  • Inflating and wearing the gall bladder of the animal after divining is complete
traditional medicines
Traditional medicines
  • To solve a problem, an isangoma may prescribe some medicine for you to take
where do the medicines come from
Where do the medicines come from?
  • Medicines are gathered in the veld by experts who know all about plants
traditions and the city
Traditions and the city
  • Today izangoma and their remedies are alive and well in the city
and buy what you need
And buy what you need…

Eish! Impilo kugrand!

sources
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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