One of the main aims of Africa Shaman Experience is to work with and protect ancient sacred sites.
On May the 9th, Makhosi Sarah Wager and Makhosi Ngcobo; Africa Shaman Experience Founders (pictured below), will walk to the bottom of Howick waterfall to hold ceremony with one other Sangoma of San-Bushmen descent to honour the ancestors, the spirit of the waterfall and the earth as mother ancestor.
At the bottom they will talk to the earth spirit that lives there and is known in Zulu tradition as a Makhosi-Inkanyamba which is a type of serpent spirit which is both guardian and ancestral protector of the land and sacred sites. This site has been sacred for as long as verbal African history exists, the Bushmen being the earliest known peoples to acknowledge this and then later the Zulu people who migrated into the area.
This ceremony is part of a greater project which is highlighting the plight of rivers in South Africa, specifically the uMngeni river which runs through KwaZulu-Natal in this case.
You can follow the progress of this source to sea river walk at their blog site; http://umngeniriverwalk.wordpress.com/
And look out for the posts on Africa Shaman Experience facebook page https://www.facebook.com/africashamanexperience
If you wish to learn more about African and Zulu tradition, such as sacred sites, earth spirits and Sangoma Shamanism please take a look at our mentorship programme. http://africashamanexperience.com/the-african-zulu-shamanism-mentorship-program
May time is an important time for the Zulu people and Sangomas as Winter is approaching, so seed and the last harvests must be gathered for the Spring. It is a time for the Sangomas to work with the fruits which are used in medicines and which only appear at this time of year in South Africa.
Africa Shaman Experience is still in the process of physically re-locating and we will keep you fully informed as this progresses and the retreat space is available for visitors!
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The land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living, and countless numbers are still unborn…