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Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing (Paperback)
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Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing (Paperback)

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Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 30/04/2005
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Eliseo Torres, known as 'Cheo', grew up in the Corpus Christi area of Texas and knew, firsthand, the Mexican folk healing practised in his home and neighbourhood. 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 Nino 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.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826336408
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" "Curandero" is well worth the time to read to learn more and understand the importance of folk medicine."
" "Curandero" suceeds in revealing curanderismo as both a contemplative and a medical practice. . . It is a fascinating read."
"Like curanderismo, the book is part legend, part history and part folk tale. Readers will be entertained, enthralled and mystified."
" "Curandero" offers interesting insight to a subject that deserves serious consideration for its continuing relevance to modern medicine and life."
""Curandero," a book about the art and practice of traditional Hispanic folk healing, is written from the heart by a believer who hopes readers will come to appreciate and develop similar faith and trust in the rituals of curanderismo."
"["Curandero"] is well worth the time to read to learn more and understand the importance of folk medicine."
"["Curandero"] suceeds in revealing curanderismo as both a contemplative and a medical practice. . . It is a fascinating read."
"["Curandero"] offers interesting insight to a subject that deserves serious consideration for its continuing relevance to modern medicine and life."
""Curandero", a book about the art and practice of traditional Hispanic folk healing, is written from the heart by a believer who hopes readers will come to appreciate and develop similar faith and trust in the rituals of curanderismo."
"The book is a thoughtful introduction for those who are interested in the further study of "curanderismo" or in the study of the various crossing places between modern medicine and folkways, the mind and the body, or the meeting place that is the US-Mexico border. I will certainly keep it on my shelf if, for nothing else, its thorough index in which I can look up inexpensive natural cures for headaches, depression, or canker sores."

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