Synopses & Reviews
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
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"