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Honoring the Medicine The Essential Guide to Native American Healing

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ISBN-10: 0345435133

ISBN-13: 9780345435132

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kenneth Cohen

List price: $18.00
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgments
An Important Message from the Author
A Blessing from a Cree Elder
A Note About Cree Syllabics
Introduction
Native American or American Indian: Can You Be Politically Correct?
Principles and Values
The Native American Philosophy of Life
The Power of Silence
The Four Winds: Getting Oriented in the Realm of the Sacred
The Cycles of Truth: Wisdom from the Wolf
The Vision and Vision Quest: Messages from the Spirit
Where Healing Dwells: The Importance of Sacred Space
Asking for Help: Finding and Paying a Healer
Methods of Healing
What Is Involved in a Native American Healing? Traditions, Protocols, and Moontime Power
The Principles of Native American Counseling
Cultivating the Good Mind: A Counselor's Gardening Tools
Massage and Energy Therapies
The Paleolithic Posture
Unfolding the Mystery: Sweat Lodge and Sacred Pipe
Tobacco: Wicked Weed or Gift of the Gods?
Plant People: The Healing Power of Herbs
Appendixes
A Comparison of Western and Native American Medicine
Meetings with Remarkable Elders
Notes
Native American Resources
Index
About the Author