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Honoring the Medicine: Native (Healing Arts)

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For thousands of years, Native medicine was the only medicine on the North American continent. It is America’s original holistic medicine, a powerful means of healing the body, balancing the emotions, and renewing the spirit. Medicine men and women prescribe prayers, dances, songs, herbal mixtures, counseling, and many other remedies that help not only the individual but the family and the community as well. The goal of healing is both wellness and wisdom.

Written by a master of alternative healing practices, Honoring the Medicine gathers together an unparalleled abundance of information about every aspect of Native American medicine and a healing philosophy that connects each of us with the whole web of life—people, plants, animals, the earth. Inside you will discover

• The power of the Four Winds—the psychological and spiritual qualities that contribute to harmony and health

• Native American Values—including wisdom from the Wolf and the inportance of commitment and cooperation

• The Vision Quest—searching for the Great Spirit’s guidance and life’s true purpose

• Moontime rituals—traditional practices that may be observed by women during menstruation

• Massage techniques, energy therapies, and the need for touch

• The benefits of ancient purification ceremonies, such as the Sweat Lodge

• Tips on finding and gathering healing plants—the wonders of herbs

• The purpose of smudging, fasting, and chanting—and how science confirms their effectiveness

Complete with true stories of miraculous healing, this unique book will benefit everyone who is committed to improving his or her quality of life. “If you have the courage to look within and without,” Kenneth Cohen tells us, “you may find that you also have an indigenous soul.”

Synopsis:

Written by a master of alternative healing practices, HONORING THE MEDICINE gathers together an unparalleled abundance of information about every aspect of Native American medicine and healing philosophy.

Synopsis:

An introduction to Native American medicine explores their healing traditions, philosophy, and methods, explaining how such fundamental therapies as counseling, massage, and more can be integrated with western medicine, how Native Americans understand healing therapies, and how the Native American a

Table of Contents

  1. Native American or American Indian : can you be politically correct
  2. pt. 1.Principles and values
  3. TheNative American philosophy of life
  4. 1. Thepower of silence
  5. Thefour winds : getting oriented in the realm of the sacred
  6. 3. Thecycles of truth : wisdom from the wolf
  7. 4. Thevision and vision quest : messages from the spirit
  8. 5.Where healing dwells : the importance of sacred space
  9. 6.Asking for help : finding and paying a healer
  10. pt. 2.Methods of healing
  11. 7.What is involved in a Native American healing : traditions, protocols, and moontime power
  12. 8. Theprinciples of Native American counseling
  13. 9.Cultivating the good mind : a counselor's gardening tools
  14. 10.Massage and energy therapies
  15. 11. Thepaleolithic posture
  16. 12.Unfolding the mystery : sweat lodge and sacred pipe
  17. 13.Tobacco : wicked weed or gift of the Gods
  18. 14.Plant people : the healing power of herbs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345395306
Other:
Cohen, Ken
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Cohen, Ken
Author:
Cohen, Kenneth
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Indian philosophy
Subject:
Psychotherapy - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Healing Arts
Series Volume:
1310
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.50x6.46x1.43 in. 1.59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written by a master of alternative healing practices, HONORING THE MEDICINE gathers together an unparalleled abundance of information about every aspect of Native American medicine and healing philosophy.
"Synopsis" by , An introduction to Native American medicine explores their healing traditions, philosophy, and methods, explaining how such fundamental therapies as counseling, massage, and more can be integrated with western medicine, how Native Americans understand healing therapies, and how the Native American a
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