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Title:The role of the ancestors in healing
Author:Edwards, SteveISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (ISSN 1683-0296)
Volume:8
Issue:1
Pages:1-11
Language:English
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:ancestor worship
traditional medicine
Nguni
Abstract: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. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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