Zulu Shaman: Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries

“Credo Mutwa paints a stunning picture of the complex world of Zulu cosmology and traditions. The colorful array of stories and the science of healing he offers with humility take us into the heart of African ancestral wisdom. His courage in revealing to the world what would otherwise remain hidden commands respect and reverence.”
Malidoma Somé, author of The Healing Wisdom of Africa and Of Water and the Spirit

“There is medicine for the soul here. One feels Credo Mutwa’s wonderful humanity and the genius of his people in these stories.”
Luisah Teish, author of Jambalaya and Carnival of the Spirit

In this rare window into Zulu mysticism, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa breaks the bonds of traditional silence to share his personal experiences as a sangoma—a Zulu shaman. Set against the backdrop of post-colonial South Africa, Zulu Shaman relays the first-person accounts of an African healer and reveals the cosmology of the Zulu.

Mutwa begins with the compelling story of his personal journey as an English-trained Christian schoolteacher who receives a calling to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps as a shaman and keeper of folklore. He then tells the stories of his ancestors, including creation myths; how evil came to the world; the adventures of the trickster god Kintu; and Zulu relations with the “fiery visitors,” whom he likens to extraterrestrials. In an attempt to preserve the knowledge of his ancestors and encourage his vision of a world united in peace and harmony, Mutwa also shares previously guarded secrets of Zulu healing and spiritual practices: including the curing power of the sangoma and the psychic powers of his people.

Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa currently resides in Kuruman in the Northern Cape.
Previously he lived outside Pretoria, South Africa, near Johannesburg, where he used to sculpt, paint, and teach Zulu lore. His book Indaba, My Children has become a classic of African literature.

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Interview with Chika Onyeani author of Capitalist Nigger

Capitalist Nigger: A Spiderweb Doctrine by Chika OnyeaniI do not know if Credo Mutwa knows about this particular book because his health has been deteriorating since 2005 when Capitalist Nigger was first published. Whether he agrees with the views expressed in the book Capitalist Nigger I publish this interview so that you can make up your own mind. As a concerned South African I believe this book holds a wake up call for all those who are open to it, and will annoy the rest who are conformist or politically correct.

Here’s an interview originally published in Mail & Guardian newspaper from October 2005 when Dr Chika Onyeani visited South Africa:

M&G – What is the difference between what you are preaching and what other Africans on the continent and in the diaspora have said about the need for economic self-reliance?

Chika – My message is different in that they were always blaming colonialists or slavery for the black persons problems. I am not saying we should not recognise the impact of colonialism. But we should say that it has been 45 years since Africa was decolonised. It is time we said that what happens in Africa today, we are responsible for it. We cannot continue to blame the colonialist. Who said to [Nigerian military strongman Sani] Abacha and [Congo dictator] Mobutu [Sese Seko] take the money and go and put it in a bank in Europe.

M&G – So what do you see as a solution?

Chika – We need to learn to take care of ourselves. Indians wear saris made in India, they drive cars made in India, and [the] Chinese are not afraid to use products made in their country. We must do the same.

M&G – What is stopping blacks from doing what they need to do?

Chika – Inferiority complex. I met a man who says he is from a village somewhere here. He told me that the people in his village have lost all their stores to the Pakistanis. Why is that? It is because we are not willing to put in the same amount of time. It is because the Pakistanis are willing to work hard; they are prepared to work 25 hours a day and eight days a week. Blacks are not willing to work hard. They think that once you have a shop, you have arrived.

M&G – What about the possibility that the Pakistani, like the Chinese, have access to cheaper raw materials and commodities because of the lower cost of doing business in their countries?

Chika – People in Africa should not demand such high wages. The Indians dont mind working for peanuts, as long as it is for the good of their communities.

M&G – But there are wealth-gap issues in both India and China.

Chika – Why must we concentrate on the negative? In India, the larger part of the population is still poor. So what? India is leading in a lot of ways. If you make a call to credit card company, chances are it would be answered in India. Just because of the way they have been able to do the things. The reason we have so many people going to Europe looking for work is because we have not been able to provide jobs for our people.

What would you say to comments that you are playing into the hands of racists by depicting black people as lazy and inefficient?

Chika – I dont care about what white people are thinking. It is what we think about ourselves. If we talk about it, perhaps we will stop doing it.

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If you liked this interview I also recommend you watch the video of distinguished economist George Ayittey at TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania in 2007.

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Audio Message from Credo Mutwa

Reposted from y Dean Liprini’s blog

Urgent Message from Credo Mutwa

I was asked last week by Baba Credo to record a message for “the
People” – All spiritual truth seekers This 45min. message relays some
of Credo’s deep concerns for the year and years ahead.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD THIS 10.5MB. FILE FOR FREE!! and
encourage others to do so.

PLEASE send the info of this message to All you think will be
interested. ….Spiritual groups/individuals and organizations. OR I
will post it to you on a CD at a cost of R30 in South Africa ( One to
two weeks delivery) and R60 to International destinations, to cover
expenses, postage and packaging.

If you wish to order the CD. in South Africa, please make a bank
deposit and SEND ME AN E-MAIL WITH YOUR NAME AND POSTAL DETAILS-!! or
to order using a credit card (click here) it will be on the Products
page.

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