Hammerschlag responded almost by rote, rattling off his medical education, intership, and certification. The old man replied,"Do you know how to dance?" To humor Santiago, Hammerschlag shuffled his feet at the priest's bedside.
Author: Carl A. Hammerschlag
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Category: Indians of North America
This fascinating account of a Yale-trained psychiatrist's twenty-year experience with Native American healing interweaves autobiography with stories of the Native Americans who challenged his medical school assumptions about their methods. While working as a family physicans in a Native American hospital in the Southwest, Carl Hammerschlag was introduced to a patient named Santiago, a Pueblo priest and clan chief, who asked him where he had learned how to heal. Hammerschlag responded almost by rote, rattling off his medical education, intership, and certification. The old man replied,"Do you know how to dance?" To humor Santiago, Hammerschlag shuffled his feet at the priest's bedside. Despite his condition, Santiago got up and demonstrated the proper steps. "You must be able to dance if you are to heal people,"he admonished the young doctor."I can teach you my steps, but you will have to hear your own music." Hammerschlag synthesizes his Jewish heritage with his experience with Native Americans to produce a practice open to all methods of healing. He discovers the wisdom of the Pueblo priest's question to his Western doctor, "Do you know how to dance?"
Author: Carl A. HammerschlagPublish On: 1998-09-01
The story of a 26-year-old, newly minted doctor from Brooklyn who joins the Indian Health Service to begin a 20-year odyssey that transforms a young physician into a healer.
Author: Carl A. Hammerschlag
Publisher: Turtle Island PressInc
The story of a 26-year-old, newly minted doctor from Brooklyn who joins the Indian Health Service to begin a 20-year odyssey that transforms a young physician into a healer. Along the way he realizes that the genius of Western medicine can effectively treat some conditions but not others, and that there are many different ways to heal. His experiences force him to confront his old certainties about how people get sick and how they get well. This fascinating account interweaves autobiography with stories of the Native Americans who challenged his medical school assumptions about their methods.
in healers , it is activated by dancing , which warms them to the point of sweat . Then the num boils up to a vapor , rising to the base of the skull , at which point kia happens . Kia is an enhanced state of consciousness that comes ...
Author: Anya Peterson Royce
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Performing Arts
Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions as to the nature of artistic interpretation, the differences between virtuosity and artistry, and how artists interplay with audience, aesthetics, and style. To support her case, she examines artists as diverse as Fokine and the Ballets Russes, Tewa Indian dancers, 17th century commedia dell'arte, Japanese kabuki and butoh, Zapotec shamans, and the mime of Marcel Marceau, adding her own observations as a professional dancer in the classical ballet tradition. Royce also points to the recent move toward collaboration across artistic genres as evidence of the universality of aesthetics. Her analysis leads to a better understanding of artistic interpretation, artist-audience relationships, and the artistic imagination as cross-cultural phenomena. Over 29 black and white photographs and drawings illustrate the wide range of Royce's cross-cultural approach. Her well-crafted volume will be of great interest to anthropologists, arts researchers, and students of cultural studies and performing arts.
Within this tiny sterile hospital room , cluttered with the hospital machinery of our times , she dances . And gradually she brings the child ... She is one of the premier dance healers , and just watching her work is a great gift .
Author: Michael Samuels MD
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
All across the country, a groundbreaking movement is forming in the field of health care: art and medicine are becoming one, with remarkable results. In major medical centers such as the University of Florida, Duke, University of California, and Harvard Medical School, patients confronting life-threatening illness and depression are using art, writing, music, and Dance to heal body and soul. -A woman with breast cancer who has never made art before finds healing and empowerment by creating sculpture. -A man with AIDS uses journaling to overcome feelings of despair and helplessness. -A woman suffering from depression following her divorce learns to dance for the first time in her life--and in he body's movement she rediscovers a sense of play and joy. -A musician gives meaning to his art by helping people with illness transform their life through music. -Physicians and nurses are beginning to use creativity to complement and enhance their medical practice. Creative Healing presents readers with the inspiring ways in which the arts (painting, writing, music, and dance) can free the spirit to heal. In one volume, the authors detail the transformative power of a diverse range of artistic activity. Michael Samuels, MD, has over twenty-five years of experience working with cancer patients and is the best-selling author of Seeing with the Mind's Eye and The Well Baby Book. He teams up with fellow pioneer Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PhD, to share their extraordinary findings on the healing powers of the arts. Through guided imagery, personal stories, and practical exercises, they teach you how to find your "inner artist-healer," enabling you to improve your health, attitude, and sense of well being by immersing yourself in creative activity. Both Samuels and Lane offer invaluable insight through their personal journeys and extensive groundbreaking research, noting that "prayer, art, and healing come from the same source--the human soul." Because there lies an artist and healer within each of us, Creative Healing is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to discover the beauty of music, dance, writing or art and connect with a deeper part of oneself. Filled with inspiration and guidance, it will help you make changes in your life and the lives of others and gain access to the sacred place where inner peace exists.
There are more specious shamans and tribal healers in urban areas than on reservations. ... “Indian traditions have a strong belief in spirits and the healing presence of sacramental objects,” he wrote in The Dancing Healers.
Author: Gerald A. Vizenor
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Author of The Heirs of Columbus, Hotline Healers, Interior Landscapes, Crossbloods, and numerous other works, Gerald Vizenor is one of the century's most important and prolific Native American writers. Drawing on the best work of an acclaimed career, Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader reveals the wide range of his imagination and the evolution of his central themes. This compelling collection includes not only selections from Vizenor's innovative fiction, but also poetry, autobiography, essays, journalism, and the previously unpublished screenplay "Harold of Orange," winner of the Film-in-the-Cities national screenwriting competition. Whether focusing on Native American tricksters or legal and financial claims of tribal sovereignty, Vizenor continually underscores the diversities of modern traditions, the mixed ethnicity that characterizes those who claim Native American origin, and cultural permeability of an increasingly commercial, global world. A. Robert Lee of the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, provides a lucid introduction to this writer whose "radically self-aware and contemporary satiric tricksterism . . . as easily invokes Jabés, Barthes, Lyotard, or Foucault as bear ceremonial, ghost dance, or dream-catcher."
The men, sometimes joinedbythe women,dance around thesingers. Asthe dance intensifies, n/um ('energy') is activated in those whoare healers, mostof whom are among the dancing men. Asn/um intensifiesinthehealers, they experience !kia ('a ...
Author: Merry I White
This volume makes available a wide variety of cultural perspectives on education and on economic and social progress. Contributors focus on three main questions, the answers to which are vital for understanding the needs of both national policy and personal fulfilment in widely differing cultures. The contributors examine the concept of the self that underlies the idea of virtue which facilitates learning in Japan, the Confucian-style bonding between generations in Chinese society and the authority of the traditional teacher with the modern Quaranic School. They study phenomena as diverse as the effect of Christian and Islamic influence on the native cultures of Africa, and the life strategies of Japanese business women, spanning a geographical range from Morocco to Fiji.
Author: Alan Shelton M.D. M.P.H.Publish On: 2018-10-26
In his book Dancing Healers, (HarperOne, 1989), Hammerschlag relates a story of his first meeting with Santiago, a man suffering with congestive heart failure. “I didn't know that he was a Pueblo priest and clan chief.
Author: Alan Shelton M.D. M.P.H.
Publisher: Balboa Press
Do you dread going to work? Have you become so weary and depleted you can’t wait until the end of your shift? Have expanded regulations and limited resources dashed your dreams of caring for the people you serve? Have you lost the joy you once experienced in your job? If so, you are not alone. Burnout is an enormous problem for those in the helping professions. Author Dr. Alan Shelton knows the pain of burnout. He’s struggled through those dark feelings himself. As Clinical Director of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, Shelton now oversees a large ambulatory clinic which offers multiple services while seeing his own patients. Not long ago, however, burnout nearly sidelined him. Then a remarkable meeting with a Native Healer gave him surprising insight into his situation. Instead of resigning or changing professions, Shelton found a way to recover his passion for his work and use his new creative energy to address issues. Life Beyond Burnout traces Dr. Shelton’s journey from a depressed, hopeless, and encumbered physician to an energetic, creative, and enthusiastic caregiver. In this self-help book, Shelton shares the secrets he discovered while finding his way back. Whatever you do, if it involves helping people, you know how difficult it is to keep giving, day after day. But by rediscovering and growing your inner life, you can recover the joy and excitement you felt when you first began your career.
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One morning after his session, Tareq woke up ina particularly good moodandcame out of the healing room dancing, whichamused Jem'ya immensely.At the time she'd been his healer only amonth. It was the first moment she began to see him ...
Author: Renee Lewin
Publisher: ReneeRomance Books
Could you forgive your captor and brother's killer, for true love and the chance to be Queen of a great nation? Centuries ago, the great kingdom of Samhia dominated the north of Africa. Tareq Samhizzan, next in line to the throne, was glad to find Jem'ya Okobi, a gifted healer living on the coast, after months of searching for relief from his chronic pain. For a year, the troubled Arab prince hid his identity and suppressed his feelings for the dark-skinned beauty. When Tareq and his warriors fall into an unplanned battle with her tribe in Middle Africa, she learns the disturbing truth: The patient Jem'ya has fallen for is a murderous warrior and the son of an infamous king. The tragic battle spins Jem'ya away from him in a storm of grief and rage, while Tareq is driven toward Jem'ya, desperate for forgiveness from the woman he realizes has total possession of his heart. In this passionate, captivating tale, resentment, loss, pride and obsession threaten to divide the healer and the prince forever, but they will only find peace in each other.