What is an African Traditional Healer or a Sangoma?

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What is an African Traditional Healer or a Sangoma?

As an African Traditional healer, African Shaman or Sangoma, there are various roles that you can be called to. In my lineage and some others, I was trained in a number of roles, and the roles sometimes cross over.

Gogo M praying

A Sangoma is mainly a spiritual healer that is consulted by anyone with any issue be it health, money, work, social, family or love problems. They are sought out to consult the oracle of the Bones i.e. to read the Bones and divine what is causing the problem and how it can be corrected. The Sangoma may apply various methods in restoring mental, physical and spiritual health and balance.  I will write more about that in future posts.

The different healers or healing roles.

Sangoma – meaning  “from the drum” – a drum person. One who works in a trance…

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