click image to enlarge
Google Preview

Honoring the Medicine

The Essential Guide to Native American Healing
By:
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Ballantine
 | 
June, 2006
ISBN:
9780345435132
In stock now: 
2
$21.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Ken “Bear Hawk” Cohen, well known for his books, audios and videos on Chi Gung, has also trained with elder healers from all over the world and followed the path of indigenous wisdom for more than 30 years. In Honoring the Medicine, he explores the core principles of North 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.

Honoring the Medicine gathers an unparalleled abundance of information about every aspect of Native American medicine and a healing philosophy that connects each of us with the whole web of life—people, plants, animals, the earth. In each chapter, Cohen describes how Native Americans of various tribes understand healing therapies, how Western medicine, psychology, or religion interprets them, and how he understands them, from the vantage point of more than a quarter century of practice. He includes numerous case studies, drawn from his own clients, while still writing from within the tradition and respecting the privacy of individual healers and tribes.

Among the topics he explores are:

ª  The power of Four Winds—the psychological and spiritual qualities that contribute to harmony and health

ª  Native American values—including wisdom from the Wolf and the importance of commitment and cooperation

ª  The Vision Quest—searching for the Great Spirit’s guidance and life’s true purpose

ª  Moontime rituals—traditional practices that may be observed by women during menstruation

ª  Massages techniques, energy therapies, and the need for touch

ª  The benefits of ancient purification ceremonies, such as the Sweat Lodge

ª  Tips on finding and gathering healing plants—the wonders of herbs

ª  The purpose of smudging, fasting, and chanting—and how science confirms their effectiveness.

Publisher’s Description: 

For thousands of years, Native medicine was the only medicine on the North American continent. It is Americas 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 with the whole web of lifepeople, plants, animals, the earth. Inside you will discover

The power of the Four Windsthe psychological and spiritual qualities that contribute to harmony and health
Native American Valuesincluding wisdom from the Wolf and the inportance of commitment and cooperation
The Vision Questsearching for the Great Spirits guidance and lifes true purpose
Moontime ritualstraditional practices that may be observed by women during menstruation
Massage techniques, energy therapies, and the need for touch
The benefits of ancient purification ceremonies, such as the Sweat Lodge
Tips on finding and gathering healing plantsthe wonders of herbs
The purpose of smudging, fasting, and chantingand how science confirms their effectiveness

Complete with true stories of miraculous healing, this unique book will benefit everyone who is committed to improving his or her quality of life. If you have the courage to look within and without, Kenneth Cohen tells us, you may find that you also have an indigenous soul.


From the Hardcover edition.Native American medicine combines "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 is both wellness and wisdom: healing the "body," balancing the "emotions," and renewing the spirit. In this "book," a master of alternative healing gathers an abundance of information about every aspect of a healing philosophy that connects each of us with the whole web of life - "people," "plants," "animals," the Earth. Now in paper.

Community Reviews

Login or Register to post a review