Nikki Rixon/Twenty Ten

Peernars, Mpumalanga, SOUTH AFRICA

During an initiation ceremony, the sangomas drink muti (medicines with spiritual significance) to purify themselves and enter into a trance state to connect with their ancestors so that they can seek advice and guidance from them. Sangomas are an essential thread in the rich cultural fabric of South Africa. Traditional healing has a long history in Africa, with an estimated 200,000 traditional healers in South Africa alone. Often tribal people will use them as their first port of call instead of seeking medical attention.

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Nikki Rixon/Twenty Ten
Peernars, Mpumalanga
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