Thomas Heathfield chose perhaps the most extreme route out of high street bank consultancy ever heard of.
Heathfield, 32, was a freelance management consultant working in a Maidenhead high street bank.
But recently, he quit his job, moved to South Africa and became a sangoma or healer in traditional tribal medicine, the Daily Mail reports.
The former financial services worker joined a tribal village near Komatipoort in the Mpumalanga province.
As part of his training, Heathfield learned the local SiSwati language, performed ritual dances every night, drank goat blood, sleep rough in the wilderness and hunted for animal parts.
When Heathfield passed his training, a ceremony for 200 people, including his parents, Ally and Brian, was thrown for him.
He now plans to move to Cape Town where he has friend, another healer, and said he will split his time between South Africa and the UK.
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