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Sangoma: My Odyssey into the Spirit World of Africa

ISBN13: 9781402761911
ISBN: 1402761910
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.95
Publisher: Sterling Ethos
Published Date:
Pages: 272
Average Goodreads rating: 3.94/5 (1 ratings)

Nothing in James Hall's life prepared him for what happened. When he was in Africa writing about the legendary singer Miriam Makeba, she perceived he had the rare gift to see both into the future and into people's souls. At her urging, Hall consulted a sangoma, a traditional healer, who told him he was possessed by ancestral spirits. Hall could receive the power to heal others and to become a sangoma himself...if he was willing to take the risk. He did - embracing an uncertain future and undergoing a two-year spiritual and physical ordeal. What he experienced shook his grasp of reality to the core as he surrendered himself to souls from the spirit world, learned to read messages in divination bones and attained a lifetime's worth of knowledge about collecting and preparing the plants used in traditional medicine. James Hall has written a candid, dramatically personal account of his unique spiritual journey.