“Medicine women and men (traditional doctors) are found in every village. Their work, which is in constant demand, is highly appreciated by the community. They undergo long training and apprenticeship. They learn to diagnose illnesses and complaints that affect not only human beings but also animals and fields. They acquire knowledge of herbs, roots, fruits, shells, insects and juices, and their medicinal properties. They use divination to communicate with the invisible world and at the psychic level of consciousness”.
John Mbiti —
via Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge