To kick off Women’s Month, we chat with Durban-based spiritual coach and mentor, Zamambo Mkhize, better known by her spiritual name, Ndlovukazi. In this episode, we unpack misconceptions regarding traditional healing and its relevance in modern-day society.
Mkhize’s story is a unique one. At first, she did not believe in spirituality at all, and then she was plagued by psychological illness. This led Mkhize on the journey of amagobongo, a process which ultimately revealed her spiritual calling. Mkhizes explains that everyone’s path is different, some know from very early on in their life and sometimes it’s a calling that is discovered over a period of time.
The Western approach to medicine is dependent on science to reveal the diagnosis and how it should be cured, says Mkhize. However, traditional healing takes another approach whereby the sangoma or traditional healer is the vessel or medium through which the ancestors reveal how the ailment or sickness should be healed, she explains.
Healing someone traditionally is dependent on what the ancestor says usually through one of three methods which are prayer, use of traditional herbs or healing through water, says Mkhize.
She adds that traditional healing is not exclusive to a specific cultural or ethnic group.
In the podcast, Mkhize also discusses:
- Misinformation regarding traditional healing.
- The end goal of traditional practice is always to bring healing.
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