Being a Sangoma: A course or a gift?

Being a Sangoma or a traditional healer is not a business it is a calling to heal, diagnose patients illness, prescribe remedies and performs rituals to heal people’s physically, emotionally or spiritually problems.

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People shouldn’t be scared to ask for help from Sangomas or traditional healers however they must be careful to ask the right Sangoma, there are a lot of people claiming to be healers even when they are not. They just con people out of their money for their own selfish reasons.

Read: Traditional Healers: How to spot a fake

Practice comes differently, not all healers have to go through the initiation school, some it comes naturally, they learn about different herbs in their sleep. They will then know who they are expecting at their sacred house, what they are suffering from and what herb to use to help them.

On the other hand, others need to throw bones to tell what the issue is and how to resolve it. Some get visions and some hear voices conveying messages to other people. Not all healers dance and wear traditional sangoma regalia or wear beats as a sign of being one.

In general traditional healers are normal people, they just have a unique gift. Of course, not everyone can become one, the calling is deep and personal and not everyone can express this gift clearly in a way everyone will understand what it is really about.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Traditional Healer Against Killing Of Albinos

Chief Shakuh Blesser, traditional healer from Rustenburg confirmed that it is true that people are killing Albino’s to become rich and it is not the right procedure to follow. “We have a number of different ideas on how to be rich. I don’t encourage you to use that kind of process”, said Chief Shakuh. He added that he have almost 25 free spiritual channels to make someone rich and those channels does need any pay back or human sacrifice. According to his first blog post, all problems can be solved as long as you have faith in your cultural ancestors because they are next to God and only animal sacrifice can be made to help improve the standard of living.

By: Fortunate Machaba