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Makhosi Fourie

Makhosi Fourie wearing leopard print.

Makhosi Fourie

It was an honour for Makhosi Fourie to wear the cloth of the leopard print, as this is looked upon as royalty "the white eagle" as Makhosi Fourie is known

Makhosi Fourie

Initiation

Makhosi Fourie

Initiation.

Makhosi Fourie

Sangomas praying asking for protection and blessings.

Makhosi Fourie

Initiation of final stage of graduation. while dressing Makhosi Fourie, the sangomas are praying and asking for protection and blessings.

Makhosi Fourie

Initiation stage.

Makhosi Fourie

The skin of the lamb is cust as a robe to wear in a crisscross manner, like the beads this symbolizes the Sangomas pledge to her ancestors to serve them and all cultural peers as a sangoma.

Makhosi Fourie

The priest dancing with the ancestors.

Makhosi Fourie

Men responsible for separating the sacrifice to be served according to social rank.

Makhosi Fourie

The man sorting out the sacrifice as it must be cooked and served separately to the parts that cannot be eaten by sangomas.

Makhosi Fourie

Neighbour and friends.

Makhosi Fourie

Neighbours and friend

Makhosi Fourie

Makhosi fourie

Makhosi Fourie

The crossing of beads across the chest is linking the dark side with the light side. it also links the masculine and feminine side of the ancestors.

Makhosi Fourie

Makhosi Fourie going to change into her final clothing for graduation.

Makhosi Fourie

Dancing with the ancestors.

Makhosi Fourie

Young sangoma dancing.

Makhosi Fourie

GIETA (dancing) is a very powerful way of calling the spirits which after results in the dancer going into a trance.

Makhosi Fourie

Destroying and obliterating negativity.

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