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African Spirits Speak: A White Woman's Journey Into the Healing Tradition of the Sangoma

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The moving story of an expatriate coming to terms with her country's history, and her joyous spiritual and emotional rebirth as an African healer.

• One of the first accounts of the mysterious sangomas, the healers of South Africa's black population.

• A mystical journey that will appeal to those wishing to reunite with their roots and a more spiritual life.

Set against the stirring backdrop of a crumbling apartheid regime, African Spirits Speak is the lyrical account of white South African Nicky Arden's journey into the world of the sangomas, the diviners, doctors, psychologists, and priests of South Africa's black population.

While in her early twenties Nicky fled South Africa with her husband as the stranglehold of apartheid tightened on her native land. For twenty-two years they lived in California as expatriates--never once returning to their homeland--until a deep depression, followed by a spiritual awakening in the California desert, compelled Nicky to return to South Africa. During her visit, while exploring deep in the bush, she unexpectedly met an old black medicine woman--a sangoma. This meeting would change her life. Few white South Africans are even aware of the world of the sangomas, but this prophetic old woman saw in Nicky the spirit of a fellow healer and set the author on a mystical journey that would reunite her soul with its African roots. Thus began her astonishing and complex initiation into a nearly unknown world and her quest to discover the truth about herself and her heritage.

Synopsis:

Set against the stirring backdrop of the crumbling South African apartheid regime, African Spirits Speak is the lyrical account of a white South African woman's journey into the world of the sangomas, the indigenous diviners and priests of South Africa, and a mystical journey that changed her life.

About the Author

Nicky Arden is the former director of San Diego Youth and Community Services, a social service agency. She and her husband divide their time between San Diego, California, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Table of Contents

1 In the Beginning

2 The Time of Tears

3 Where the Only Sound is Silence

4 Morongo Valley, Meditation. and Mother Earth

5 The Weaving Thread

6 The Emerging Pattern

7 The Work Begins

8 The Second Night

9 Herbs and Politics

10 Spirit Riffles and Porcupine Quills

11 Alina

12 Herbs to Cure, Herbs to Hide, and Spirit Names

13 The Initiation

14 Learning to Divine

15 The Work Goes on and Western Worries

16 Return to the Bush

17 Killings and Drummings

18 Madota Thanks the Spirits

19 Spirit-Speak

20 Clients and Lessons

21 Farewell for Now

22 Back into the Motherhood

23 Return to Africa

24 Passages

25 Visiting Balfour

26 Prayers, Transmigrations, and Strange Happenings

27 Dreadlocked and Oiled

28 A Meeting about Children

29 Whisks, Warps, and Visions

30 A Country Reborn

33 Elections

34 Giving Thanks

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892817528
Author:
Arden, Nicky
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mental & Spiritual Healing
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
Spiritual biography
Subject:
Healing - General
Subject:
Women -- South Africa -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Women shamans
Subject:
Spirituality - Shamanism
Subject:
Healing -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Metaphysics-Healing
Subject:
AFRICA;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;SHAMANISM;SPIRITUALITY;SOCIAL SCIENCE
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 14.525 oz

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Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » Natural Healing
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Religion » World Religions » African Religions

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