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Zulu Shaman


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Zulu Shaman
Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries

1. The Way of the Witch Doctor

The Illness
Beginning the Cure
The Sangoma's Apprentice
The Lore of the Soul
How a Sangoma Cures
The Bone Oracle
The Sangoma's Creative and Psychic Powers
2. The Great Goddess
The Tree of Life
How Evil Came into the World
Amarava and the Second People
The Childhood of the Second People
3. Of Goddesses and Gods
The Four Winds of the Goddess
How the Birds Saved the Earth
Ngungi, the Crippled Smith of the Gods
The Gift of the Magic Flower
4. Tales of the Trickster
The Theft of Fire
Kintu and the Cattle of the Sun
Kintu and the Star Goddess
The Trickster's Revenge
5. The Song of the Stars
The Song of the Stars
Fire Visitors
Extraterrestrial Beings
6. The Common Origin of All Humanity
Commonalities of Myth, Ritual, and Custom
Roots and Commonalities of Language
On the Family
On Banishing Fear
7. Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries
On Sleep and Dreaming
On the Sacred Rock Carvings
Science and Religion
A Path to Wisdom
The Boundaries of Human Life

About the Author

Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa resides in Pretoria, South Africa, near Johannesburg, where he continues to sculpt, paint, and teach Zulu lore. His book Indaba, My Children has become a classic of African literature. Editor Stephen Larsen, Ph.D., is the author of The Mythic Imagination, Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind, and The Shaman's Doorway. He is a practicing psychotherapist and lives in New Paltz, New York.


"There is medicine for the soul here. One feels Credo Mutwa's wonderful humanity and the genius of his people in these stories." * Luisah Teish, author of Jambalaya and Carnival of the Spirit *
"V. Credo Mutwa paints a stunning picture of the complex world of Zulu cosmology and traditions. The colorful array of stories and the science of healing he offers with humility take us into the heart of African ancestral wisdom. His courage in revealing to the world what would otherwise remain hidden commands respect and reverence." * Malidoma Some, author of The Healing Wisdom of Africa and Of Water and the Spirit *
"Zulu Shaman is a special and fascinating glimpse into an all but vanished world." *, February 2004 *
"He weaves a rich tableau of mother godesses and tricksters amidst a climate of discrimination, urbanization and violence." * Eric Lerner, Ashe!, February 2004 *
"Mutwa's friendly, personal writing is accesible, making the book suitable for general readers." * David Paulsen, New Age Retailer, May/June 2004, Vol.18 No.3 *
". . . the rich amount of folklore and spiritual stories found throughout the book creates a very inviting atmosphere for the reader." * The Cauldron Brasil, October 2006 *
"This book is a good addition to the knowledge of African spirituality as well as being a personal account that for sure will benefit the spiritual journeyman from all edges of the compass." * The Cauldron Brasil, Oct 2006 *
"I cannot recommend this book enough and tell you to get it as soon as you can and delve into its depths to learn the ways of the Zulu shaman. It is unforgettable and I could easily read it over and probably will in the future." * Jeffery Pritchett, The Church of Mabus *

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