Love & Legacy: Practical Guidance from Isintu for nurturing a thriving union

Sangoma Nokulinda Mkhize has teamed up with her husband Tim Horwood to share practical guidance from isintu (culture) for nurturing healthy relationships and families.

The talk, Love & Legacy: Practical Guidance from Isintu for nurturing a thriving union, is scheduled for 24 March.

It will reflect on their experience in balancing culture, spirituality, romance and friendship.

The couple joined Azania Mosaka in studio to share their love story and more about their family life.

Because of colonialism and the way that capitalism has separated families, we start to think that disassociation between ourselves, our spirituality and practices is supposed to be there. Then people take umbrage when you try to show that you can live under these conditions but also take things from your culture that serve you.

Nokulinda Mkhize, sangoma

This is what the talk is about, lets look at our cultures, how we relate socially in our families, communities, how we relate with our ancestors and what lessons we can take from that to take us forward.

Nokulinda Mkhize, sangoma

Speaking of his Christian background and meeting both his and Mkhize's spiritual beliefs, Horwood says ubungoma (divination) and Christianity are both based on a similar principle.

I didn't see there being a massive gap. I guess the transition helped because uNokulinda is quite chilled with the way she deals with these things. She is a normal person, she just happens to have a calling. It wasn't shocking for me.

Tim Horwood, husband

Where it is appropriate and allowed I have been on many trips with Nokulinda, like ukuthwasa, I have documented a lot of that stuff. We do Imbeleko for our kids. We have had ceremonies happen at our house. I have been involved in a lot of slaughtering....

Tim Horwood, husband

Mkhize says her relationship with Horwood has helped her in her spiritual journey.

Getting into a relationship with Tim helped me to deepen my focus into Amadlozi because there is so much he takes off my shoulders, in term of support, presence, and kinship.

Nokulinda Mkhize, sangoma

Having a partner, as a spiritual practitioner, is so important because I cannot carry this weight alone.

Nokulinda Mkhize, sangoma

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


This article first appeared on 702 : Love & Legacy: Practical Guidance from Isintu for nurturing a thriving union


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[WATCH] 'I like to play with new sound'

[WATCH] 'I like to play with new sound'

Chiano Sky joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

#TravelFeature:  Zambezi Queen Collection offers unique river safari experience

#TravelFeature: Zambezi Queen Collection offers unique river safari experience

Azania speaks to the Director of the Zambezi Queen Collection, a long luxury houseboat along the banks of the great Chobe River.

Broadcaster and analyst Angelo Fick wears many hats (but loves his home best)

Broadcaster and analyst Angelo Fick wears many hats (but loves his home best)

Azania Mosaka profiles the multi-talented eNCA political analyst Angelo Fick in this week's #FridayProfile.

Masterclass: Traditional Healing and dismantling the stereotypes

Masterclass: Traditional Healing and dismantling the stereotypes

Gogo Dineo Ndlanzi speaks to Azania Mosaka to dispel some of negative associations with the practice.

How ancestral calling differs from mental illness

How ancestral calling differs from mental illness

31-year-old Gogo Nokulinda Mkhize combines her academic knowledge and talents to give clarity to unanswered questions about ubizo.

#HomoNaledi - How important is this discovery?

#HomoNaledi - How important is this discovery?

Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientist share his views on the discovery of human ancestor, Homo Naledi with CapeTalk's John Maytham.

Popular articles
Why many couples today are struggling with marriage

Why many couples today are struggling with marriage

Dr Eve advises that many modern couples need marriage to be a safe space for self-expression and self-actualisation.

'The NPA should be ready and re-enroll the matter' - Nel on Malema prosecution

'The NPA should be ready and re-enroll the matter' - Nel on Malema prosecution

AfriForum not backing down over decision to privately prosecute Julius Malema.

'They shot out the tyres and they shot the victim'

'They shot out the tyres and they shot the victim'

EWN's Mandy Weiner describes an eyewitness account of one of the two shootings on Johannesburg's highways on Wednesday.

Cape Town not out the woods yet even with recent rainfall

Cape Town not out the woods yet even with recent rainfall

Climate expert, Piotr Wolski, says the city will know towards the end of May whether 2018 is a good or bad year.

Where is Zuma going to get this 'tsunami' of legal fees?  - Karyn Maughan

Where is Zuma going to get this 'tsunami' of legal fees? - Karyn Maughan

The Presidency has now officially withdrawn its application for leave to appeal the personal costs order against Jacob Zuma.

Water to be released from Berg River to Misverstand Dam to avoid Day Zero

Water to be released from Berg River to Misverstand Dam to avoid Day Zero

Government has put plans in place to prevent the Misverstand Dam from running dry in a week's time.

Highly-criticised world athletics body's rule could end Caster Semenya's career

Highly-criticised world athletics body's rule could end Caster Semenya's career

She faces ongoing complaints from rivals about having an "unfair advantage" on the track, but how fair is this proposed IAAF rule?