The Bushmen in Africa
Stephen Vince spent some time in the Drakensburg Mountains along the South African border with Lesotho. He went there after reading some of the books by Laurens Van der Post.
The bushmen not only lived in harmony with their environment but had a total simpatica (sympatico) with the animals, a love and knowledge that has been lost with their demise.
Water was important for the bushmen. Not for crops because they did not have any, but for themselves, the plants that they would gather and the animals that they hunted around them. So they would dance round the fire to encourage the rains.