Mutwa, Vusamazulu Credo - On soul
Type of Spiritual Experience
An extremely important observation in that it descibes the fact that every aggregate of form has its own functions, both inherited functions [from its constituent parts] and functions of its own and thus healing is based on understanding functional problems.
In effect, every aggregate has a 'soul' - a group of functions which are that entity's functions.
A description of the experience
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa – Zulu Shaman [Dreams, Prophecies and Mysteries]
We believe that the moya [soul] breaks into smaller globules in a body, so there is a moya of the blood, a moya of the liver, of the stomach of the heart and so on. And if the moya of that part is sick, then the organ itself is also sick, and is not functioning properly. That is why the soul affects the body in such intimate ways. If my heart soul is weak it could affect my heart, but also it could affect the soul of my lung or my liver. There is as state of mind that goes along with each of these souls and we believe that courage has to do with the heart soul, for example; and a sangoma will help to work with that portion of the soul that he or she feels is weakened in a person.