n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - The role of the ancestors in healing : indigenous African healing practices

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1683-0296



This article explores beliefs and practices with regard to the role of the ancestors in healing in relation to communal, human spirituality in general and Southern African Nguni people in particular. Special focus is on the psychosocial dynamics of healing as revealed through divine mediation and continuous communication with the ancestors.

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