Renate Niebler
Photography, Munich Bayern Germany
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Brief Summary
Sangoma – this mysterious item describes people which are part of a remarkable, rich and spiritual culture.

Through the work with them I got a deep insight into the world of the traditional healer in South Africa.

In comparison to the western world Sangomas rely in particular on divination and prophecy for healing. The traditional healer are doctors, nonmedical practitioner, psychotherapists and fortune teller in one. They offer answers which are deep-rooted in their faith and African traditions und they have an important social and political role in the communities. They withdraw their knowledge about healing their unconsciousness, their ancestors. The remembrance of the ancestors is the guideline of the traditional healer in South Africa.

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