A young woman asked an interesting question at a dinner the other day: what scientific basis is there for sangomas claiming to cast spells on people? How is it explained scientifically? Someone replied: not at all. Spells lie altogether beyond the bounds of science. Wife E gave a completely different answer, which I thought was insightful: only God has the power to (so to speak) cast spells, not sangomas. OBSERVATION: A spell is the use of "magic power", where "magic" (in this example) is supernatural.