Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition
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Four Stars good knowledge to possess.. Shadowdancer said An excellent introduction to a sacred tradition of healing. Mr Torres's book provides and insightful and accurate introduction to the folk healing traditions of Mexico and the American southwest. The book is well-organized and scholarly, but very readable to the non-academic. It covers the history and personality of the Curandero(healer), the various types of aliments they typically treat, herbs and plants employed and even provides short biographies of several famous healers. I would highly recco. good This book is interesting. It is interesting to get into the mindset of curanderos. I really enjoy the dedication to service. What I like in reviews is citations of comparable or similar books; Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing, Curanderismo: Mexican American Folk Healing, Curandero Conversations: El Niño Fidencio, Shamanism and Healing Traditions of the Borderlands are relevant. If you want to see a more distinctly American
. Sawyer, Jr., is a public information representative at the University of New Mexico. Eliseo 'Cheo'; Torres is vice president of student affairs at the University of New Mexico.Timothy L
Healing with Herbs and Rituals is an herbal remedy-based understanding of curanderismo and the practice of yerberas, or herbalists, as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.Part One, "Folk Healers and Folk Healing," focuses on individual healers and their procedures. Part Two, "Green Medicine: Traditional Mexican-American Herbs and Remedies," details traditional Mexican-American herbs and cures. Symbolic objects such as keys, candles, brooms, and Trouble Dolls are also used.Dedicated, in part, to curanderos throughout Mexico and the American Southwest, Healing with Herbs and Rituals shows us these practitioners are humble, sincere people who have given themselves to improving lives for many decades. These remedies are the product of centuries of experience in Mexico, heavily influenced by the Moors, Judeo-Christians, and Aztecs, and include everyday items such as lemon, egg, fire, aromatic oil, and prepared water. Today's holistic health movement has rediscovered the timeless merits of the curanderos' uses of medicinal plants, rituals, and practical advice.
Characterized by the passionate storytelling styleHealing with Herbs and Rituals is an inspiring study. --New Mexico Magazine . --Journal of the American Studies Association of TexasHealing with Herbs and Rituals offers a fascinating overview of folk healing