ABOUT US-Meet the Shamans & Sangomas

Makhosi Mkhulu Baba Radebe

Mkhulu Baba Radebe is the Zulu Elder Sangoma and spiritual grandfather to the spiritual lineage that all the Shaman founders of Africa Shaman Experience are initiated in as Sangoma’s, which is the lineage of the Lion. He lives in KwaZulu-Natal; he is 88 years old and still continuing his work as a Sangoma.

He was called to the Shaman Sangoma tradition when he was 14 years old and has worked as a Sangoma since that time. He is the spiritual father and Sangoma teacher of Makhosi Sarah Wager and initiated her in to his ancestral lineage as a Sangoma which to this day she carries and passes to her students.

Makhosi Baba Radebe’s knowledge of traditional Sangoma medicinal plants is extensive, especially the plants found in KwaZulu-Natal. He has a warm and strong heart and still attends ceremonies and encourages all peoples from the earth which he meets to work with their ancestors, to open their hearts and to realise that they are always guided by the ancestors.

He says “when words fail you, your ancestors will always see whats in your heart, no matter what that may be”.

Makhosi Gogo Mncwabe

Makhosi Gogo Mncwabe is considered one of the Zulu elders and is also a mentor to Makhosi Sarah Wager and Makhosi Ngcobo. She was called to be a Sangoma in her 40’s and she is now in her 70’s not quite giving her age away. She has been working as a Sangoma for all of this time and lives in KwaZulu-Natal with her family.

Makhosi Mncwabe is dedicated to honouring the Sangoma tradition and passing on what knowledge she has to the Sangoma students. She is adament that “colour of skin and race does not limit the ubizo or calling of the ancestors’ and that if we are to truly heal then we have to stop defining our selves by race and colour, spirit does not have one colour, the ancestors call people by what they see in their heart and soul… not their skin colour.

The ubizo, ancestors calling is the important thing which must be there at the start and the honouring of elders and sangoma lineage.” Makhosi Mncwabe is passionate about the integrity involved in the Sangoma work. She has wide plant medicine knowledge and encourages all she meets to embrace their ancestors and have courage in their hearts.

Makhosi Sarah Wager

Makhosi Sarah Wager is a founder of Africa Shaman Experience and initiate and holder of the Lion ancestral lineage of Makhosi Mkhulu Baba Radebe. She has been working as a Shaman Sangoma for the last 9 years. Sarah is very aware that alot of the ancient Sangoma traditions are being lost and part of the calling of her work is to preserve where appropriate the wisdoms of the old ways.

It has been a dream she has held for sometime to be able to offer an opportunity for people to come to South Africa to experience the work and sacredness of the Sangoma tradition. She is currently involved in creating a retreat in Sacred Hills Valley and is also working with the Egamalethu community who live in the valley. Sarah is a potent channel for the ancestral spirits and the teachings which come with this.

Makhosi Sarah is also a practicing European-Celtic Shaman initiated in the UK and working in this tradition formally for the last 12 years. Makhosi Sarah works with ritual and plant medicine; holding workshops, retreats, ceremony, teachings at her healing centre in the Karkloof, KwaZulu-Natal. She also takes people where appropriate and in respect to the community and site, to sacred sites in South Africa for healing, upliftment and connection with the ancestral earth consciousness. All of this she brings to Africa Shaman Experience.

She is passionate about her work as Shaman and Sangoma, the integrity of work and the powerful spirit consciousness of the ancestors.

Makhosi Muvo Ngcobo

Makhosi Muvo Ngcobo is a founder of Africa Shaman Experience and is initiated in to the ancestral lineage of the Lion. He has been working as a Shaman Sangoma for the last 5 years and continues to do so. He is currently involved in creating a retreat in Sacred Hills Valley and is also working with the Egamalethu community who live in the valley.

Makhosi Muvo has a powerful relationship with his ancestral guides which he shares with all who consult with him as a Sangoma. Makhosi Muvo is Zulu and grew up in KwaZulu-Natal. He works with ritual and plant medicine; holding workshops, retreats, ceremony, teachings at his healing centre in the Karkloof, KwaZulu-Natal which he shares with Makhosi Sarah Wager.

He also takes people where appropriate and in respect to the community and site, to sacred sites in South Africa for healing, upliftment and connection with the ancestral earth consciousness. Makhosi Muvo brings his powerful passion and joy in to all the Shaman Sangoma work he undertakes, committed to helping people on their own spiritual journey and honouring the tradition of the ancestors.

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