AFRICAN PSYCHIC READING
African psychic reading is a specific attempt to discern information through the use of heightened perceptive abilities; or natural extensions of the basic human senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and instinct.
These natural extensions are claimed to be clairvoyance (vision), clairsentience (feeling), Claircognisance (factual knowing) and Clairaudience (hearing) and the resulting statements made during such an attempt.
The term is commonly associated with paranormal-based consultation given for a fee in such settings as over the phone, in a home or at psychic fair.
FORTUNE TELLER MOST VISITED BY MANY
Fortune telling is the practice of predicting information about a person’s life. The scope of fortune-telling is in principle identical with the practice of divination.
The difference is that divination is the term used for predictions considered part of a religious ritual, invoking deities or spirits.
While the term fortune-telling implies a less serious or formal setting, even one of popular culture, where belief in occult workings behind the prediction is less prominent than the concept of suggestion, spiritual or practical advisory or affirmation.
Clairvoyance ( meaning “clear” and voyance meaning “vision”) is used to refer to the ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known senses,i.e., a form of extrasensory perception.
A person said to have the ability of clairvoyance is referred to as a clairvoyant (“one who sees clearly”). African psychic reading
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MEDICINE
Traditional African medicine is a holistic discipline involving indigenous herbalism and African spirituality, typically involving diviners, midwives, and herbalists.
Practitioners of traditional African medicine claim to be able to cure various and diverse conditions such as cancers, psychiatric disorders, high blood pressure, cholera, most venereal diseases, epilepsy, asthma, eczema, fever, anxiety, depression, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary tract infections, gout and healing of wounds and burns.
TRADITIONAL HEALER IN SOUTH AFRICA
Traditional healers in South Africa are practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa.
They fulfill different social and political roles in the community, including divination, healing physical, emotional and spiritual illnesses, directing birth or death rituals, finding lost cattle, protecting warriors, counteracting witches, and narrating the history, cosmology, and myths of their tradition.
There are two main types of traditional healers within the the diviner(sangoma), and the herbalist(inyanga).
Although sangoma is a Zulu term that is colloquially used to commonly describe all types of Southern African traditional healers, there are differences between practices: an inyanga is concerned mainly with medicines made from plants and animals, while a sangoma relies primarily on divination for healing purposes and might also be considered a type of fortune teller.
Traditional healers can alternate between these roles by diagnosing common illnesses, selling and dispensing remedies for medical complaints, and divining cause and providing solutions to spiritually or socially centred complaints.
In traditional South African healing, the physical, psychological, spiritual and ancestral worlds are interconnected.
Sangoma’s and nyanga’s are the Southern African version of the shaman, traditional doctors who communicate with the spirit world and who treat ailments with traditional medicines.
Did you know? Muthi is a catch-all term referring to various types of traditional medicines.
In South Africa over 80% of the population regularly consult a traditional healing practitioner, either a sangoma (traditional healer) or nyanga (traditional diviner).
Traditional healing is not a religion, but rather a cosmology.
In traditional African healing, the physical, psychological, spiritual and ancestral worlds are interconnected and traditional healers are the mediums through which these worlds are communicated with.
Visitors are always welcome to attend traditional healing ceremonies, which happen throughout the year in both cities and rural areas.
During these ceremonies the sangomas and nyangas enter a trance state in which they commune with the spirit world and their ancestors.
These men and women believe that their ancestors have singled them out to follow a calling to practice traditional South African healing.
If a call to heal is not answered, they believe there is a negative impact on the person ignoring the call, such as illness, instability or even insanity.
It is not easy to become a sangoma. The twasa is a rigorous journey full of hardships, personal confrontations and overpowering visions, aimed at psychically preparing the person for his or her vocation.
It is the traditional healer’s work to act as a medium between the spirit and physical worlds to discover the hidden causes behind misfortune or illness and prescribe appropriate action.
If you are keen on visiting a traditional healer, it is best to secure the help of a trustworthy local guide: as with all professions, be aware that not all healers are ethical or suitably skilled.
Visit any of the traditional African markets in the bigger cities and towns for a dazzling array of traditional medicines.