Curandero

Author: Eliseo “Cheo” Torres
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826336418
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Curandero from the Author: Eliseo “Cheo” Torres. Eliseo Torres, known as "Cheo," grew up in the Corpus Christi area of Texas and knew, firsthand, the Mexican folk healing practiced in his home and neighborhood. Later in life, he wanted to know more about the plants and rituals of curanderismo. Torres's story begins with his experiences in the Mexican town of Espinazo, the home of the great curandero El Niño Fidencio (1899-1939), where Torres underwent life-changing spiritual experiences. He introduces us to some of the major figures in the tradition, discusses some of the pitfalls of teaching curanderismo, and concludes with an account of a class he taught in which curanderos from Cuernavaca, Mexico, shared their knowledge with students. Part personal pilgrimage, part compendium of medical knowledge, this moving book reveals curanderismo as both a contemplative and a medical practice that can offer new approaches to ancient problems. From Curandero ". . . for centuries, rattlesnakes were eaten to prevent any number of conditions and illnesses, including arthritis and rheumatism. In Mexico and in other Latin American countries, rattlesnake meat is actually sold in capsule form to treat impotence and even to treat cancer. Rattlesnake meat is also dried and ground and sprinkled into open wounds and body sores to heal them, and a rattlesnake ointment is made that is applied to aches and pains as well."

Curandero Conversations

Author: Antonio Zavaleta
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449000894
Size: 40.97 MB
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Curandero Conversations from the Author: Antonio Zavaleta. "The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College"--T.p.

Curandero

Author: José Ortiz y Pino
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 086534020X
Size: 76.38 MB
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Curandero from the Author: José Ortiz y Pino. Antonio loses his memory after a riding accident and leaves his forgotten fiancee, Marianela, to search for a great healer who lives in the mountains

Curandero A Physician S Life Journey

Author: Don Blossom MD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450270735
Size: 16.61 MB
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Curandero A Physician S Life Journey from the Author: Don Blossom MD. Don Blossom, a certified pediatrician for more than four decades, relives a personal journey from childhood through a long career in medicine. Occasionally, over the course of his career, he came to think of himself as a curandero, a folk healer who serves Native Americans and Hispanic America. Before he found his calling, however, Blossom had to survive his youthful exuberance including a tour overseas as a US Army Special Forces paratrooper. After several months, he yearned to catch a glimpse of an American girl. He got his chance when he was honorably discharged and met Ellie, a beguiling lass from New Orleans. In love, he faced a future in medical school and other obstacles before realizing his dream of becoming a doctor. Blossom succeeded, becoming a doctor in private practice in a small New Mexico community, just as the field of medicine experienced some serious changes. He recalls his many adventures in medical diagnosis, the demands of a professional career in pediatrics, and the evolution of his private and family life. In his manuscript Blossom targets physicians & nurses, healthcare administrators & medical educators, parents & teachers, as well as the evolution of healthcare in America. Explore the daily life and responsibilities of a pediatrician working in a small town and join Blossom as he reminisces about his experiences in Alaska, Russia, New Zealand and beyond in Curandero: A Physician’s Life Journey.

Curandero Witch Doctor

Author: Jonah Becker
Publisher: Jonah Becker
ISBN: 1475174853
Size: 28.93 MB
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Curandero Witch Doctor from the Author: Jonah Becker. The evil Mexican drug cartels sweeping across the Rio Grande into the isolated ranch lands of West Texas are on a violent collision course with Quaid, the innocent young crack-shot cowboy and with the wise old desert shaman, Achai. This is a classic action drama set in the old West, but in the 21st Century. The location, the isolated desert ranch lands of the Trans Pecos region of West Texas, along the Rio Grande border with Mexico. Here the ranchers live a lifestyle in many ways unchanged since the days when the gun was the law. The people clinging to their traditional lifestyle at the edge of the desert rely upon their horses, their knowledge of the wild and in some cases their closely guarded, shamanist powers. The drug running tidal wave sweeping up from Mexico, driven by ruthless and violent cartels, intrudes on this slow and guarded way of life. A violent confrontation is inevitable. The story centres on Quaid, a young man living on his father's ranch with his widowed mother and an elderly Mexican shaman or curandero. Their lives are changed forever by the intrusion of the Cartels. Quaid's naive interference with the activities of the drug cartels makes him their target. He has something that the cartel desperately wants to recover and nothing is allowed to stand in their way. Quaid is forced to rely upon his wits, his skill with a rifle, his faithful horse and the timely intervention of Achai, the wise old shaman, in order to escape with his life. Achai summons his ancient wisdom through the use of hallucinogenic plants and his deep connection to the wild creatures of the canyons. Quaid's actions lead to violence and bloodshed and the loss of innocent life, but also to a test of loyalty and a rite of passage for the young man. This is a fast-paced modern story with a unique hook to the plot and an outcome that would fit right in with the best stories in the Western genre.

The Border Healer

Author: Alberto Salinas, Jr.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467060518
Size: 77.97 MB
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The Border Healer from the Author: Alberto Salinas, Jr.. The Border Healer My Life as a Curandero is one of the most significant contributions of its kind. Alberto Salinas, Jr. a curandero tells his story in the native voice. He tells us about his life and how he became a healer. He explains the spiritual world of El Nino Fidencio, the spiritual realm in which he practices and he shares with us many of his experiences as a working exorcist. He recounts his life growing up as a migrant farm worker in south Texas, marrying, raising children and working as a deputy sheriff before he recognized his calling to spiritual service as a curandero.

The Curandero

Author: Daniel Curley
Publisher: Bkmk Pr/Umkc
ISBN:
Size: 16.10 MB
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The Curandero from the Author: Daniel Curley.

Ser Curandero En Uruapan

Author: Teresita de JesĂşs Ruiz MĂ©ndez
Publisher: El Colegio de Michoacán A.C.
ISBN: 9789706790309
Size: 35.48 MB
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Ser Curandero En Uruapan from the Author: Teresita de JesĂşs Ruiz MĂ©ndez.

Curandero

Author: Victor Oscar PĂ©rez RodrĂ­guez
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990941927
Size: 80.84 MB
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Curandero from the Author: Victor Oscar Pérez Rodríguez. Curandero is a vital testament of the magic, myths, witchcraft, spiritism, and herbal remedies of Baracoa, Cuba. Curandero is written in an accessible language at once both distinctively Baracoan and universal. It recounts stories and anecdotes, seemingly fantastic at times, which form part of the local collective imagination. This study is perhaps the only written account of the historical evolution of Baracoan Curanderismo from pre-Colombian times to the present.The illustrations are the work of Mildo Matos Carcasés, a painter who finds his primary inspiration in aboriginal themes,and who is one of the most faithful living proponents of Baracoan painting.Thanks to the commitment of three tireless and talented women, Soledad Pagliuca, Sharyn Thompson, and Kathleen Hennessey, you hold in your hands this new edition in English,which will allow you not only to learn about the traditions of Cuba's first colonial settlement, Baracoa, but also to enter into a world in which the magical and the real coalesce to create a city that is a cultural jewel of the West Indies.