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Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries

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In this rare window into Zulu mysticism Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa breaks the bonds of traditional silence to share his personal experiences as a sangoma–a Zulu shaman. Set against the backdrop of post-colonial South Africa ZULU SHAMAN relays the first-person accounts of an African healer and reveals the cosmology of the Zulu. Mutwa begins with the compelling story of his personal journey as an English-trained Christian schoolteacher who receives a calling to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps as a shaman and keeper of folklore. He then tells the stories of his ancestors including creation myths; how evil came to the world; the adventures of the trickster god Kintu; and Zulu relations with the fiery visitors whom he likens to extraterrestrial.

In an attempt to preserve the knowledge of his ancestors and encourage his vision of a world united in peace and harmony Mutwa also shares previously guarded secrets of Zulu healing and spiritual practices: including the curing power of the sangoma and the psychic powers of his people. Previously published by Station Hill. . Includes 14 Zulu myths as told by a traditional Zulu story keeper . Reveals Zulu shamanic practices, including healing techniques, dreamwork, oracles, prophecy, and interactions with star beings.

Number of pages: 224
Weight: 370g
Height: 153mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 16mm

REFERENCE: 9780892811298