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Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani

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Bridging modern medicine with traditional healing, one woman journeys to the diminishing rainforest of Belize to preserve the plant life of that once-abundant pharmacy of ancient Mayan medicine and the remedies of an aging native healer. 8 page photo insert.

Synopsis:

The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo's quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize.

Synopsis:

The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo's quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize.

About the Author

Rosita Arvigo was born in Chicago and trained in the United States as a doctor of naprapathy. In addition to her natural healing practice in Belize, Arvigo is the founder of Belize's six-thousand-acre Terra Nova Medicinal Plant Reserve, the founder of Ix Chel Tropical Research Foundation, the cofounder of Rainforest Remedies, and the creator of the Panti Mayan Medicine Trail, a popular and educational tribute to Don Elijio

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Shoshana, June 15, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
This documentary memoir describes the author's intention to live off the land and practice non-allopathic medicine in Belize. There she met a Mayan healer, apprenticed to him, and carries on his work. It's interesting to watch her commitment to her life and profession in her adopted country grow. I appreciated her balance of syncretic spiritual and scientific aspects of her work, including those aspects where she acknowledges that she does not believe--a refreshing change in this genre.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062502599
Subtitle:
My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer
With:
Epstein, Nadine
With:
Epstein, Nadine
Foreword by:
Balick, Michael J.
Foreword:
Balick, Michael J.
Author:
Arvigo, Rosita
Author:
by Rosita Arvigo
Foreword:
Balick, Michael J.
Author:
Balick, Michael
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Treatment
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Traditional medicine
Subject:
Belize
Subject:
Mental healing
Subject:
Rain forest ecology
Subject:
Medicinal plants
Subject:
Ethnobotany
Subject:
Plants, Medicinal
Subject:
Medicine, Traditional.
Subject:
Rain forest ecology -- Belize -- Cayo District.
Subject:
Mental Healing -- Belize.
Subject:
Maya healers
Subject:
General Body, Mind and Spirit
Subject:
Mayas -- Medicine.
Subject:
Mayas -- Ethnobotany.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
76
Publication Date:
19950203
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.34x6.32x.58 in. .56 lbs.

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Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Alternative
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Herbal Medicine
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Latin America » Belize
Metaphysics » General
Metaphysics » Healing
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Ethnobotany and Useful Plants
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo's quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize.
"Synopsis" by , The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo's quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize.
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