The Resource Sangoma : my odyssey into the spirit world of Africa, James Hall

Sangoma : my odyssey into the spirit world of Africa, James Hall

Label
Sangoma : my odyssey into the spirit world of Africa
Title
Sangoma
Title remainder
my odyssey into the spirit world of Africa
Statement of responsibility
James Hall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nothing in James Hall's midwestern childhood or professional writing career had prepared him for such an unexpected life. When Hall was on assignment in Africa working with 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 who could give him the power to heal others and to become a sangoma himself - if he was willing to take the risk
  • The risk he took required him to break with the past and embrace an uncertain future, and undergo a two-year spiritual and physical ordeal - initiation into the mysteries of psychic possession and traditional healing. His is a story never heard before, told by the first white person to complete these demanding and secret rituals. Hall's grasp of reality was shaken to the core as he was forced to surrender himself to souls from the spirit world who now use him as their liaison with the living. Hall also learned how to read meanings and messages in his set of divination bones, and began his education in the collection and preparation of plants and roots used as traditional medicines - knowledge that takes a lifetime to master
  • James Hall has written a candid and dramatically personal account of his unique journey from a comfortable, predictable life in Los Angeles to a harsh and uncharted one in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland. His story shows how the pieces of life can fit together to balance people and nature, the mortal and the immortal, the physical and the spiritual. Sangoma weaves together the excitement of an adventure story and the wisdom of a deeply felt memoir from a man who has blended his roles as modern American and as diviner and healer of timeless provenance
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT2746.S95
LC item number
H35 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swazi (African people)
  • Healers
  • Shamanism
  • Spiritualism
  • Philosophy, Swazi
  • Healers
  • Philosophy, Swazi
  • Shamanism
  • Spiritualism
  • Swazi (African people)
  • Swaziland
Label
Sangoma : my odyssey into the spirit world of Africa, James Hall
Link
https://archive.org/details/sangoma00hall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780874777802
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94010138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30108927
  • (OCoLC)ocm30108927
Label
Sangoma : my odyssey into the spirit world of Africa, James Hall
Link
https://archive.org/details/sangoma00hall
Publication
Note
"A Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780874777802
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94010138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30108927
  • (OCoLC)ocm30108927

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