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Stranger in the Village of the Sick A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery, and Healing

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ISBN-10: 0807072613

ISBN-13: 9780807072615

Edition: 2005

Authors: Paul Stoller

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After more than fifty years as the model of perfect health, anthropologist Paul Stoller suddenly finds himself diagnosed with lymphoma. The only thing more transformative than his fear and dread of cancer is the place it ultimately takes him-twenty-five years back in time to his days as an apprentice to a West African sorcerer. Stranger in the Village of the Sick follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal discovery, growth, and healing. Drawing upon an ancient, esoteric tradition, he explores the symbiotic relationship between illness and health, the differences in how disease is culturally perceived, and the stunning capacity of the human spirit to convert adversity into…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 4/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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