Three perspectives on ukuthwasa : the view from traditional beliefs, western psychiatry and transpersonal psychology
A case study was conducted where a single participant who has undergone the process of ukuthwasa and is functioning as a traditional healer was interviewed. A series of interviews were done where information was gathered about significant experiences related to ukuthwasa process. Tapes were transcribed and a case narrative was written and interpreted using the traditional Xhosa beliefs, the western psychiatric and the transpersonal psychology perspectives. Strengths and weaknesses of each perspective were then examined.
School Location:South Africa
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/01/2005