Author: Bobette Perrone
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2012-11-15
The stories of ten women healers form the core of this provocative journey into cultural healing methods utilized by women. In a truly grass-roots project, the authors take the reader along to listen to the voices of Native American medicine women, Southwest Hispanic curanderas, and women physicians as they describe their healing paths. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the relationship between illness and healing-medical practitioners and historians, patients, anthropologists, feminists, psychologists, psychiatrists, theologians, sociologists, folklorists, and others who seek understanding about our relationship to the forces of both illness and healing.
Author: David E. Jones
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release Date: 1984-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Life histories are an excellent means of crosscultural understanding. In detailing the life of a Comanche medicine woman who wanted her methods recorded, Jones demonstrated such an intense interest in her training and experiences as a shaman that Sanapia not only accepted him as a valued biographer but also adopted him as a son. Readers will enjoy this intimate portrait of the last surviving Comanche Eagle doctor, revealed in descriptive accounts of her ritual behavior, her attitude toward the profession, the paraphernalia she employed, and her function in Comanche society.
A tale of personal realization and empowerment, as told through the colorful lives and valued work of the traditional herbalists, healers, and teachers that we call Medicine Women. -- taken from back cover.
Author: Frank Bird Linderman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science
Pretty-shield, the legendary medicine woman of the Crows, remembered what life was like on the Plains when the buffalo were still plentiful. A powerful healer who was forceful, astute, and compassionate, Pretty-shield experienced many changes as her formerly mobile people were forced to come to terms with reservation life in the late nineteenth century. ø Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and using sign language. The lives, responsibilities, and aspirations of Crow women are vividly brought to life in these pages as Pretty-shield recounts her life on the Plains of long ago. She speaks of the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the work of the girls and women?setting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, and cooking. Through her eyes we come to understand courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and other facets of Crow womanhood. Alma Snell and Becky Matthews provide a new preface to this edition.
Author: Donna Eden
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
For more than three decades, Donna Eden has been teaching people to understand the body as an energy system, to recognize their aches and pains as signals of energy imbalance, and to reclaim their natural healing capabilities. In her long-awaited new book, Donna speaks directly to women, showing them how they can work with energy to tackle the specific health challenges they face. She reveals that a woman can manage her hormones by managing her energies and also use energy medicine to treat a host of health issues. From PMS to menopause, from high blood pressure to depression, the book offers easy-to-follow solutions to women's health issues that traditional medicine often fails to provide. Blending a compassionate voice with a profound grasp of how the female body functions as an energy system, Eden presents what is sure to become a classic book on the subject of women's health.
Author: Paula Gunn Allen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2003-10-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A portrait of the Native American heroine draws on previously unavailable sources and documents her relationship with John Smith, efforts to bridge cultures, work alongside husband John Rolfe to establish a tobacco trade, and travel to Europe as an ambassador. 25,000 first printing.
MEDICINE WOMAN WITHIN A DREAM: BOOK 3 OF THE MYSTERIES OF THE REDEMPTION SERIES (OUT-OF-BODY TRAVEL): In 'Medicine Woman Within a Dream,' you will meet through out-of-body travel the spirit of a great Native American Chief who teaches the author about the mysteries of evolution and the nature of light and dark energies within our realm. Along the way, you will meet the Medicine Women from Throughout the Ages and the Old Ones in out-of-body experiences, who teach her to alter reality from the standpoint of energy and the many amazing ways in which the eternal assists those of us encased in flesh to accomplish the goals of our existence in this world. Each of these books not only gives practical guidance on how to achieve out-of-body experiences, but each volume expands further on achieving higher states and handling the many situations that you come across when traveling out-of-body.
Author: Elisabeth Brooke
Publisher: Quest Books
Release Date: 1997
Women have always been healers -- from the priestess healers in the temples of Isis, to the hedge-witches and herbalists of medieval times, to the physicians, researchers, and alternative practitioners of today. This glorious book celebrates the history of women healers from earliest times to the present. It includes profiles of women healers from all traditions. Some are well known, such as Hildegard of Bingen, Florence Nightingale, and Mary Baker Eddy. Others deserve to be more widely recognized, such as Trotula of Salerno, who wrote gynecological and obstetrical texts in thirteenth-century Italy, and Mama Lola, a respected mambo or healing priestess in the Haitian Voodoo tradition. Text and pictures detail the many contributions of women to the healing arts, from the founding of nursing orders and the tending of soldiers, to the establishment of public health hospitals, to contemporary applications of the ancient lore of herbal medicine and therapeutic touch.
A man like Johnny Chino …was impossible to forget…although for five long years Bridget Donovan had certainly tried. But when the proud Apache asked for help, Bridget's job as a doctor wouldn't let her say no. Being so close to the man who'd broken her heart would be a trial, and she vowed never to fall for him again. Johnny was certain he'd done the right thing in breaking it off with Bridget. She deserved so much more than someone like him. Yet having her near reminded him of all he'd given up when he'd pushed her away. And those feelings—no matter how much he ignored them—weren't going away. Sometimes, what's meant to be just can't be denied.
Author: Linda Ford
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Dr. Jacob Calloway was the answer to her prayers—whether he liked it or not. Teena Crow is desperate to learn his scientific healing methods to help her people. But Jacob is too suspicious of Teena's native remedies to allow her near Treasure Creek's clinic. So she decides to earn his respect—and teach the good doctor to see beyond surface differences to their common goal. But it's not just Teena's medicines that render Jacob uncomfortable. Her warm gaze and determination dare him to open his heart. But can their fledgling love weather a town's disapproval, or the secrets they both hide?
Author: Maria Teresa H. De Holcomb, Ph.d.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-12-03
The rift between Western medicine and native healing forms the backdrop for this evocative play dealing with the bond between two women who have very different backgrounds. A young psychiatrist moves into her grandmother's hut in the jungles of Latin America. Determined to learn about her grandmother's herbal remedies and healing rituals, she is nevertheless flummoxed when her grandmother insists she take the lead interacting with patients seeking healing. She is here to learn from her grandmother, not take her place! As the psychiatrist grows into her new role in the community, however, she learns more about her grandmother's work as a curandera (a traditional native healer). Along the way, she uncovers some startling connections between modern psychology and traditional practices. Through these two women, playwright Maria Teresa H. de Holcomb, Ph.D., explores the fascinating relationship between traditional healing and Jungian psychology. Both approaches may rely on specific images, symbols, and animals to help patients deepen their understanding of their own psychology. The traditional and the modern do not have to be at odds. Instead, like the psychiatrist and her grandmother, they can learn from each other to better serve the people who depend on them.
Although Dr. Travis Westcott wouldn't fall for any woman, he would do anything to adopt twin boys. Even welcoming the tribe's medicine woman into his home to teach them all about their Native American heritage. But what Travis hadn't expected was how the beguiling Diana Chapman would stir most primitive passions…and tempt him to claim her with fierce kisses! Now sidestepping marriage wasn't as easy for this stubborn bachelor as it used to be. For the pent-up yearning reflected in Diana's eyes caused his lonesome heart to thunder like a war drum. Was this single doctor dad fated for forever love?