What is witchcraft?

August 27th, 2011 KeMoAforika

What is witchcraft?

Witchcraft in South Africa is a large part of daily life – what is witchcraft – in Africa is is a complex mixture of western religion, traditional African beliefs (from Sangoams and witch doctors) and, I am sad to say, criminal elements – I say this because if you do a search on witches or love spells or money spells – you will see hundreds of links to Traditional healers and self professed Sangomas. They claim to be able to heal any ailment from aids to a screwed up love life. Lost love spells seem to top the list. Not to mention that the poor old tokolohes seem to bear the brunt of any bad luck – deserved or not. Seems to me that tokoloshes are the biggest victims – easier to blame all our shit on the Tokoloshe.

How many of these Sangomas have gone through proper training, and how many healers are actually healers rather than con men. Soccer teams, gangsters and mothers all seek the help of Sangomas and traditional healers – lost love spells, money spells, spells against bullets and spells to make your penis larger. One has to wonder at the gullibility of our African people – in saying that – an international search for witches and spells will bring up a huge number of information about witches and witchcraft – how to be a witch? witchcraft school online? witchcraft beliefs? How to witchcraft? sorcery? Seems that the rest of the world is equally enamoured with the occult and how to manipulate people and objects. Maybe everyone wants to be a sorcerer’s apprentice – Sangoma rituals is a very popular subject – perhaps this is just curiosity – but somehow I doubt it!

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  1. jeannie (1 comments) says:

    i recently met a nice african man and i didn’t tell him that the man staying was someone my daughter called daddy since she was a little child and she will be 18 next month and my aunt who was in ,a nursing home at the time and one day this man was there who also lived at the home and when he saw my little girl he fell in love with her and he would always say,he loved her like she was his child and i would just grin and pay it no mind until one day my child called this man daddy and i said no baby and he looked so sad and my baby called him daddy again and my aunt said he knows he’s not her father and the baby will grow outta it and so it won’t hurt nobody and well she didn’t he even got an insurance policy and he always remember her birthday, he just been so kind to my child and she was told when she was old enough to understand that he’s her godfather and when he got sicker his people wanted nothing to do with him and my daughter wanted him to come home with us my aunt can’t do it she still in that home and i get paid and i need the money and he has a defibalator in his chest,insulin 4 times aday and high blood pressure and he’s no problem he wants to marry my aunt but she keeps saying not yet and he’s no problem and i met this nice african man and i wanted to tell him and when he was at my house and he cooked and my daughter came and said where is my father i said to myself i hope he didn’t hear her but he did and told me its a sin in my country for me to lay in bed with you with her father in the same house and i started to cry and i wanted to tell him right there i had already told him my ex-husband is gay and i divorced him and he said wow and now i had to fiqure out how to tell him he’s also my daughter’s real dad she knows but wants nothing to do with him but i never want him to know and he said he would call me and he’s driving on the road alot picking up cars and he’s divorced and 2 kids he said he would call i was on the line and when i saw it was him and clicked over he was gone and i called back he didn’t pick i just want to know will he call me again soon or is it over before it really got started and he said he would have to come and take me to his house i really like him alot it was 12 months for me and 13 months for him without sex and when it happened he said you are my woman now please help me.

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