‘In Conversation’ Series

This conversational series is a collection of ongoing discussions that we are having with healers that we encounter along our spiritual journey. We focus on exploring topics that Africans can benefit from learning and understanding. Our aim is to educate Africans on their authentic spirituality as well as to give insight into how the spiritualityContinue reading “‘In Conversation’ Series”

The Uphehlo Journey

We gathered 10 Traditional Healers on the September New Moon to share their spiritual journeys in conversation with the healer that inspired the creation of AfroSavvy, Celi Nhlengethwa. This discussion explores the personal joys and challenges of ukuthwasa and the innovation that the thwasa process has undergone through the generations. This two-part conversation is theContinue reading “The Uphehlo Journey”

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?”

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”

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”

The Pitika Ntuli Art Studio

The Pitika Ntuli Art Studio is full of spiritually charged artwork and literature. It contains Prof. Ntuli’s sculptures of wood, bone, metal, bronze and stone; along with his paintings and sketches. During his 30 years in exile, Pitika travelled around the world, spending the majority of that time in Swaziland and the United Kingdom; studyingContinue reading “The Pitika Ntuli Art Studio”