What are Ancestors?

written by Nontobeko Toba Most of us talk about ancestors as if it’s common knowledge that everyone should completely understand and be able to explain in details. In trying to answer this question we always end up with a lot of unanswered questions because we tend to concentrate on the complexity of this subject ratherContinue reading “What are Ancestors?”

A Brand for the Proud Sangoma

Busisiwe Mkhize is the founder and Chief Design Officer for Mwezipendo Couture. The company was established in 2018, as a brand created with consciousness, headed by a style maven and sangoma. Her designs are geared to help people connect to their royal selves. Under Mwezipendo you will find two movements – footprint of my ancestorsContinue reading “A Brand for the Proud Sangoma”

Spiritual Expression Through Music

As part of our journey into documenting African Spirituality and shedding light on the nature of holistic healing, we have found ourselves immersed in the beauty of healing through drumming, singing and dancing. On the 17th of August 2019, we hosted a Bangoma event to celebrate drumming, singing and dancing within African Spirituality. Drumming isContinue reading “Spiritual Expression Through Music”

Africanism in Fashion Design

The power of clothing is one of the biggest things in indigenous knowledge. We know that clothes had function. Patterns and accessories served a purpose in the hierarchy of our ancestors communities. Our clothes have always carried meaning.  – Phetogo Gift Kgosi Phetogo Kgakgamatso Gift Kgosierileng is the creator of the ‘No Modern Slave’ clothingContinue reading “Africanism in Fashion Design”

Ukuhlola ngama Thambo (Consulting with the Bones)

written by Nompumelelo Manana aka. Gogo Diningenkosi Ukuhlola is divination process to consult someone through the guidance of the Spirit Guides. This process involves finding what the problem is with the patient, whether it be physical, emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual ailments. We also seek solutions as to how the patient can be treated. AllContinue reading “Ukuhlola ngama Thambo (Consulting with the Bones)”

uGobela – The African Spiritual Hierarchy

uGobela, derived from the Nguni term “goba”, is a highly honoured healer/teacher whose role is to initiate and guide those who are called to become traditional healers. A gobela guides their initiates through their ancestral journey, instilling them with ancient sacred traditions to be passed down the generations of healers. The responsibilities of a gobelaContinue reading “uGobela – The African Spiritual Hierarchy”

UkuPhahla – Communicating with Ancestors

Ukuphahla is a small ritual that can be done on a daily basis that allows one to communicate with their ancestors. There are traditional methods of ukuphahla that have been kept and passed down many lineages in Africa. Though different tribes and families in Africa vary in their methods of ukuphahla, the foundations of thisContinue reading “UkuPhahla – Communicating with Ancestors”