Read e-book online The Making of a Healer: Teachings of My Oneida Grandmother PDF

By Russell FourEagles

ISBN-10: 0835609278

ISBN-13: 9780835609272

Once Oneida healer Russell FourEagles (Atuneyute Keya) went to work out his pal Bob, whom medical professionals had declared incurably paralyzed following a stroke. inside of mins of FourEagles’ cognizance, Bob was once kicking the covers out of bed. “You should still write a book!” Bob later inspired. And right here it really is. FourEagles’ grandparents escaped the reservation-school schooling that obliterated local American tradition, holding the therapeutic skills that may be traced in an unbroken lineage again 2 hundred grandmothers. In The Making of a Healer, he overtly stocks his wisdom with a purpose to preserve the previous knowledge and practices from being forgotten. Recounting sacred Oneida myths and cosmology, he describes the therapeutic powers of the hearth rite, strength alternate, and humor; discusses traditional treatments; and explains how he healed himself from post-traumatic rigidity illness after serving within the Vietnam War.

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