The Society for African Occult Research (Pty) Ltd, (TASFOR) is an organisation aimed at the scientific research of Ngoma/African Spirituality. It argues for a truly academic comparative study of Ngoma across the social sciences, that privileges African thinking on what constitutes spiritual orthodoxy and rationality.
TASFOR intends to synthesize the scattered information that Sangoma’s of antiquity have placed at our disposal to explain the mysteries facing us in this phase of Africa’s spiritual evolution. In order to adequately achieve this, we believe that it is important to place the study of African spirituality upon a scientific basis, and for those who are collinear with this approach this marks the beginning of scientific research into the metaphysical regions of Africa. Forging an affinity with science is one crucial way in which Ngoma can gain cultural currency in its project of ‘refashioning African spirituality’.