- @Ntshalie is a traditional healer
- She revealed recently that her ancestors threatened to make her walk for several days if she didn't answer her calling
- She regularly shares photos and posts about her calling on Twitter
A South African traditional healer recalled how her ancestors threatened to make her walk for four days if she didn't answer her calling.
The woman, who uses the username @Ntshalie on Twitter, shared the anecdote on her profile recently, Briefly.co.za gathered.
She said her mother told her that "in her family, it’s normal for those who have the calling to disappear in the wee hours of the morning and sleepwalk to where they are to be initiated."
@Ntshalie also recalled how her mom was initially reluctant for her become a sangoma. In fact, her mom pretended not to know anything about ancestral callings just two years ago.
@Ntshalie eventually answered her calling and, as posts and photos on her Twitter profile reveal, she is proud of it.
For instance, she recently shared how being a sangoma enables her to perform activities normally reserved for men.
@Ntshalie's post sparked some debate about how family members who have adopted Christianity often discourage others from answering ancestral callings.
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