n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - The role of the ancestors in healing : indigenous African healing practices
|Article Title||The role of the ancestors in healing : indigenous African healing practices|
|© Publisher:||UZ Foundation|
|Journal||Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems|
|Author||Steve Edwards, Nomahlubi Makunga, Jabulani Thwala and Buyi Mbele|
|Publication Date||Jun 2009|
|Pages||1 - 11|
|Keyword(s)||Ancestors, Healing, Nguni culture and Role|
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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