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The healing dance of the San people of Botswana

  • A video revealing the mystery behind the dance of the San people of Botswana.
  • It’s interesting to know that the traditional healer is solely in charge as the dance was done as part of a ritual to get power and heal it’s citizens.
  • It is believed that the San people are one of the oldest indigenous groups in the world.

A video clip released online revealed an intriguing healing dance practiced by the San people of Botswana in Africa.

The San people are one of the oldest indigenous groups in the world, and their healing dances are an integral part of their spiritual and healing traditions that have been passed down through generations in Botswana and other parts of Southern Africa.

According to the shocking video posted on social media, it was filmed in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. 

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The traditional healer of the Tsuakwe clan, identified as Tsitano Muburunyara, revealed the mystery behind the spiritual dance ceremony practiced by the San people.

The healing dance of the San people, also known as the Bushmen, typically involves a combination of music, singing, chanting, and rhythmic dancing.

In the video posted, the traditional healer mentioned that he would dance for hours, get into a trance, leave his body to connect with the ancestors and his ‘power animal’.

The healing dance of the San people of Botswana

The San people of Botswana

They would only return to the dance to heal the people around the fire with the power he has received.

According to the traditional healer, he grew up in the bush, hunting and gathering  with his family group where he learnt to hunt for food and animals. 

He narrated a spiritual experience he had when he was a child which had supernaturally left him with the power of healing. 

According to him, he healed people by doing the healing dance with them and administering herbal medicines whenever he visited those who were sick. 

He accorded the source of his healing powers to God, noting how wasteful it would be if he didn’t use the powers he was given. 

Doing this ritual seems to be a source of livelihood for himself and his family.

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Unveiling the Yoruba tribe, the most fertile people in the world

Meanwhile, the Yoruba tribe has been claimed to be the most fertile people in the world.

The Yoruba tribe is said to have sprung from Lamurudu, one of the kings of Mecca. His offspring was Oduduwa, the ancestor of the Yorubas.

The Yorubas are situated in West Africa, with most living in Nigeria and others scattered in Togo, Benin and worldwide.