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Title:On Southern African indigenous healing
Author:Edwards, SteveISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (ISSN 1683-0296)
Volume:9
Issue:2
Pages:211-229
Language:English
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:traditional medicine
Zulu
Abstract:Focusing on Nguni, especially Zulu, and, to a lesser extent, San traditional culture, this article illuminates some perennial features of Southern African indigenous healing. These include ancestral, familial and communal spirituality, healers and specializations, illness prevention and health promotion, the role of rhythm, music, song, dance and various forms of empathy as for example facilitated in Nguni divine healing and San healing dances. The need for future in-depth research into related psychological themes and issues is identified and explicated. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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