Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa is a Zulu Sangoma (traditional healer) and High Sanusi from South Africa. He is well known and respected for his work in nature conservation and is an author of books on African mythology and spiritual beliefs.

In the first video he speaks about “mother mind” that part of human consciousness that feels what is happening in the world. He simply and gently states:

We must not just listen to newspapers, we must ourselves feel! It is said by our Zulu people, that women think with their pelvic area, where children grow and are born. We must think that way. We must no longer look at a tree but must see a living entity like me in that thing. I must no longer look at a stone but I must see the future lying dormant in that stone. What universe are they? We must think like grandmothers…that’s all.

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In the second video he describes the African philosophy, Ubuntu—”I am because you are”—as the root of humanity’s interconnectedness:

It’s not a mystery, it is something plain and simple. We are human beings and we should feel with each other, and feel for each other. This is Ubuntu. That I must do to other people what I want other people to do to me. That I am a Muntu, a human being, because of other human beings around me. If there were no other human beings on this planet, if I was alone, I would no longer be a Muntu, no longer be a child of Ubuntu.

Mother mind and Ubuntu

2 thoughts on “Mother mind and Ubuntu

  • 09/29/2008 at 4:19 PM

    Thanks for sharing these videos Pamir. It is in these times that we need to connect to the wisdom of “First Nation” cultures, to reconnect with the “Mother mind.” We have moved so far away from the simple truth of the meaning of life and teachers such as Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa are doing great service reminding us, “I am because you are.” Thank you again for your kind support and encouragement!

  • 10/01/2008 at 1:12 PM

    Hi Miruh! Yes, the “first’ people are indeed the best source for simple truths & Earth teachings. They lived unsheltered lives, closely fluctuating with natural rhythms & without artifice.

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