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Boiling Energy : Community Healing Among the Kalahari Kung (82 Edition)

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Synopsis:

This account of the ancient healing dances practiced by the Kung people of southern Africa's Kalahari Desert includes vivid eyewitness descriptions of night-long healing dances and interviews with Kung healers.

About the Author

After teaching at Harvard Richard Katz is presently a Professor at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, an Indian-controlled college in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Richard B. Lee
  • Acknowledgments
  • Kung Who Speak in This Book
  • 1. Starting Points
  • 2. Kung Hunter-Gatherers
  • 3. The Kung Approach to Healing
  • 4. At a Healing Dance
  • 5. Kinachau, a Traditional Healer
  • 6. “The Death That Kills Us All”
  • 7. Education for Healing
  • 8. Career of the Healer
  • 9. Female Perspectives
  • 10. Toma Zho, a Healer in Transition
  • 11. The Tradition of Sharing
  • 12. Kau Dwa, a Strong Healer
  • 13. Wa Na, a Healer among Healers
  • 14. Psychological and Spiritual Growth
  • 15. The Challenge of Change
  • 16. A Final Meeting with Kinachau
  • 17. “Tell Our Story to Your People”
  • Orthography
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674077362
Author:
Katz, Richard
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Treatment
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
San (african people)
Subject:
Healing - General
Subject:
Metaphysics-Healing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 halftones, 1 map
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17 oz

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