All Women Are Healers

A Comprehensive Guide to Natural Healing

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307783774

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 8481

“By the study, experimentation and practice of natural healing, women are changing and charting the future of health care. Despite heavy resistance or lack of recognition from patriarchal medicine, they are nevertheless making positive changes that will continue and increase. Women’s emphasis on one-to-one work practiced in mutual agreement and participation is very different from mechanized and big-money medicine, and has results and successes far beyond expectations. The emphasis on self-healing returns health care to the consumer, to women’s lives and bodies, for the first time in centuries. The medical system cannot control a movement held in the hands of women, though it may try. Women are taking control again of healing, our daughter-right, for the first time since the matriarchies and the Inquisition.”—from the Introduction From the Trade Paperback edition.
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All Women are Healers

A Comprehensive Guide to Natural Healing

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 089594409X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 285

View: 7143

A well-known healer, psychic and author, Diane Stein has compiled a comprehensive book of healing methods and techniques that focus on the women's spirituality movement. Includes sections on laying on of stones and crystals; polarity balancing; Chinese healing and acupressure; vitamins, minerals, and herbs.
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All Women Are Psychics

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307783766

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 7766

Fascinating stories of psychic occurrences by over 70 women, interwoven through the text, illustrate the powers available to you when you discover your psychic powers. ALL WOMEN ARE PSYCHICS is an inspiring book that will help you reclaim this innate gift. Learn how to: Travel astrally. See other people’s auras. Regress to past lives. Interpret dreams. Test yourself for ESP. Predict the future. Contact your spirit guides. Dream lucidly. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Woman as Healer

Author: Jeanne Achterberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828715

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 268

View: 4235

This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.
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The Women's Book of Healing

Auras, Chakras, Laying On of Hands, Crystals, Gemstones, and Colors

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 030778374X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 5656

Women are naturally healers. Throughout time, they have performed curative roles as mothers, midwives, caregivers, and wisewomen, but modern medicine has suppressed this important tradition. Ancient women healers knew that the body is more than what is seen: through body, emotions, mind, and spirit, we can connect with the Goddess and actively choose to heal ourselves and others. By relearning and using ancient skills like aura and chakra work, creative visualization, meditation, laying on of hands, psychic healing, and working with crystals and gemstones, women can prevent or transform many dis-eases of the body and spirit before they become matters for modern medicine. In THE WOMEN'¬?S BOOK OF HEALING, Diane Stein, author of the best-selling ESSENTIAL REIKI, demystifies, explains, and teaches these skills in ways that modern women can learn and use. She first introduces basic healing, then applies those skills to healing with crystals and gemstones-a beautiful, effective, and empowering aspect of the ancient woman'¬?s healing methods. A comprehensive guide from a knowledgeable healer, THE WOMEN'¬?S BOOK OF HEALING proves that well-being is within a woman'¬?s choice and natural abilities, and reaffirms her timeless role as healer of herself and others. An affirmation of woman'¬?s traditional role as healer, speaking to a national trend toward alternative medicine and natural healing methods. Demystifies, explains, and teaches the healing capabilities of auras, chakras, laying on of hands, crystals, gemstones, and colors. Thoroughly revised and updated, with a new introduction. Diane Stein'¬?s books have sold more than 600,000 copies. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307783782

Category: Pets

Page: 190

View: 1614

This invaluable resource tells how to use nutrition, minerals, massage, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, acupressure, flower essences, and psychic healing for optimal health. Meticulously researched. Fully illustrated. Comprehensive guide to holistic healing methods. Extensive resource directory. Effective ways to reduce veterinary costs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Women Healers

Portraits of Herbalists, Physicians, and Midwives

Author: Elisabeth Brooke

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892815487

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 5662

Drawing from primary sources to offer a reconstruction of the history of women’s healing practices, the author argues that the medieval image of the healer as witch was deliberately constructed by Church officials to discredit women’s powers. In its place she provides a more accurate picture of these innovative, compassionate, and capable practitioners.
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Medicine Women, Curanderas, and Women Doctors

Author: Bobette Perrone,Victoria Krueger,H. Henrietta Stockel

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806188588

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8498

The stories of ten women healers form the core of this provocative journey into cultural healing methods utilized by women. In a truly grass-roots project, the authors take the reader along to listen to the voices of Native American medicine women, Southwest Hispanic curanderas, and women physicians as they describe their healing paths. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the relationship between illness and healing-medical practitioners and historians, patients, anthropologists, feminists, psychologists, psychiatrists, theologians, sociologists, folklorists, and others who seek understanding about our relationship to the forces of both illness and healing.
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Women Healers of the World

The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine

Author: Holly Bellebuono

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632201941

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 6805

A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular. The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Now, this intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of herbal medicine to those interested in learning about the history of these techniques and approaches. Women Healers of the World shares with readers an extraordinary variety of healing plants from around the world that have inspired today’s “alternative” medicine, as well as the stories, challenges, and triumphs of remarkable women healers from past and present—all of whom promote the use of medicinal herbs. Through this book, herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono aims to educate readers about sixteen plant-based world healing traditions and thirty women who have practiced them. Bellebuono also explores the geography, history, and medical heritage of twenty countries where these traditions originated. With thorough knowledge of the uses and effects of these healing traditions, readers can then move on to featured recipes for herbal remedies they can make in their home kitchens. Following Bellebuono’s instructions, readers will produce remedies such as soothing lip balms, wound pastes, face masks, arthritis oils, relaxing bath salts, and revitalizing teas.
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Mystical Healer

A metamorphosis of a woman. Scars are beautiful tattoos.

Author: Sujitha Arvind

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 194620434X

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 5704

As a river flows, meandering through many lands, Sujitha’s story flows fast and furiously through the pages and through our senses. The lush tale of Maya–Janwi, who has a chance for a wondrous new life and opportunity is what all women dream of. Written as a page turner, but never forgetting the supple spine of a woman’s world, this is a mature novel from a writer who has etched physical shapes as an architect and is now designing stories for our inner selves. Maya is a timid intelligent lady who has prioritized her family to her career as a herbologist. She is married to a rich man but has no freedom. She helps him find his freedom by shifting to the US. She loses her memory in a landslide accident in the Himalayas during a trek and then is rescued by an old couple and a doctor. Her accidental meeting of a nonagenarian tribal woman who imparts very special skills to her, combined with her knowledge of herbs and her inherited knowledge makes her a mystical healer. Does she fall in love with the doctor? Does she meet her family again? Read to discover the story of the metamorphosis of a woman where scars are beautiful tattoos. - Dr. Anita R. Ratnam Performer-Choreographer
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Medicine Women

A Pictorial History of Women Healers

Author: Elisabeth Brooke

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835607513

Category: Medical

Page: 127

View: 2546

Women have always been healers -- from the priestess healers in the temples of Isis, to the hedge-witches and herbalists of medieval times, to the physicians, researchers, and alternative practitioners of today. This glorious book celebrates the history of women healers from earliest times to the present. It includes profiles of women healers from all traditions. Some are well known, such as Hildegard of Bingen, Florence Nightingale, and Mary Baker Eddy. Others deserve to be more widely recognized, such as Trotula of Salerno, who wrote gynecological and obstetrical texts in thirteenth-century Italy, and Mama Lola, a respected mambo or healing priestess in the Haitian Voodoo tradition. Text and pictures detail the many contributions of women to the healing arts, from the founding of nursing orders and the tending of soldiers, to the establishment of public health hospitals, to contemporary applications of the ancient lore of herbal medicine and therapeutic touch.
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Sacred Woman

A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit

Author: Queen Afua

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0307559513

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 5278

Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, natural health and nutrition expert, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, Heal Thyself, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health. Now, with Sacred Woman, she takes us on a transforming journey of physical and ancestral healing that will restore the magnificence of our spirits through sacred initiation. Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique "womb-an-ness"--and to honor the womb as the center of our consciousness and creativity. Whether we are conceiving babies or businesses, ideas or art, Queen Afua illuminates the importance of cultivating our Womb Wisdom. After teaching us to transcend the taboos of growing up female, she outlines the full circle of womb wellness from menstruation to childbirth to menopause, and gives us a twenty-eight-day program for womb spirit rejuvenation and purification. Once our optimal womb wellness has been firmly established, we are ready for our initiation into Sacred Womanhood. "Only a whole woman can be a Sacred Woman," says Queen Afua, and she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in Ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua guides us through the nine portals of initiation. She teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing . . . the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the divine spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women--to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world. From the Hardcover edition.
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Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307827895

Category: Pets

Page: 341

View: 6163

Fifty common pet ailments and the natural methods and remedies optimal to support their treatment are arranged in alphabetical order. The book includes a thorough discussion of several natural healing modalities and how they are used for pets. The methods of treatment include nutrition, naturopathy, vitamins and minerals, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture/acupressure, flower essences, and gemstones. Each method is discussed for each of the fifty illnesses. Many people use natural healing for themselves, but wonder how to use it for their dogs and cats. This book is a comprehensive answer to that question. Use it with Diane Stein's books Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats and The Holistic Puppy.
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The Healer's Calling

Women and Medicine in Early New England

Author: Rebecca J. Tannenbaum

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801474934

Category: History

Page: 179

View: 5186

This book, the first to describe women medical practitioners other than midwives in the colonial period, emphasizes that medical care was part of every woman's work. Using memorable anecdotes, engaging characters, and medical oddities, The Healer's Calling tells the fascinating story of the practice of household medicine in early America. Rebecca J. Tannenbaum points out that housewives provided much of the medical care available in the seventeenth century. Elite women cared for the indigent in their towns and used medical practice to make influential connections with powerful men; "doctresses" or "doctor women" supported themselves with their practices and competed directly with male physicians; and midwives were crucial "expert witnesses" in cases of fornication, murder, and witchcraft. Yet there were limits to the authority of women's healing communities, with consequences for those who overstepped the bounds. By setting women's practice in the context of contemporary medicine, gender roles, and community norms, Tannenbaum also reveals the relationship between women's medical practice and witchcraft accusations. Tannenbaum examines colonial America's full range of medical options—including the work of classically trained male doctors and male lay practitioners—with a keen eye to the interactions and tensions between men and women in the realm of healing.
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When the Drummers Were Women

A Spiritual History of Rhythm

Author: Layne Redmond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780609801284

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 4422

Examines feminine and goddess traditions to chronicle the role of women and drums in history, ritual, and religion
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The Healing Energy of Your Hands

Author: Michael Bradford

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307833704

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 4106

THE HEALING ENERGY OF YOUR HANDS demystifies the art of healing. Beginning with a basic explanation of the nature of healing energy, illness, and the role of the mind in the healing process, Bradford offers techniques so simple that anyone, even a child, can work with healing energy. The author'¬?s intention is that anyone using his book can awaken his or her natural healing talents quickly and easily. Topics include sensing energy, clearing energy blockages, eliminating negative self-talk, using affirmations, balancing the chakras, cleansing the auric field, relieving pain, and creating forgiveness.
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Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat

Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen

Author: Naomi Moriyama,William Doyle

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440336013

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 7876

What if there were a land where people lived longer than anywhere else on earth, the obesity rate was the lowest in the developed world, and women in their forties still looked like they were in their twenties? Wouldn't you want to know their extraordinary secret? Japanese-born Naomi Moriyama reveals the secret to her own high-energy, successful lifestyle–and the key to the enduring health and beauty of Japanese women–in this exciting new book. The Japanese have the pleasure of eating one of the most delicious, nutritious, and naturally satisfying cuisines in the world without denial, without guilt…and, yes, without getting fat or looking old. As a young girl living in Tokyo, Naomi Moriyama grew up in the food utopia of the world, where fresh, simple, wholesome fare is prized as one of the greatest joys of life. She also spent much time basking in that other great center of Japanese food culture: her mother Chizuko's Tokyo kitchen. Now she brings the traditional secrets of her mother's kitchen to you in a book that embodies the perfect marriage of nature and culinary wisdom–Japanese home-style cooking. If you think you've eaten Japanese food, you haven't tasted anything yet. Japanese home-style cooking isn't just about sushi and raw fish but good, old-fashioned everyday-Japanese-mom's cooking that's stood the test of time–and waistlines–for decades. Reflected in this unique way of cooking are the age-old traditional values of family and the abiding Japanese love of simplicity, nature, and good health. It's the kind of food that millions of Japanese women like Naomi eat every day to stay healthy, slim, and youthful while pursuing an energetic, successful, on-the-go lifestyle. Even better, it's fast, it's easy, and you can start with something as simple as introducing brown rice to your diet. You'll begin feeling the benefits that keep Japanese women among the youngest-looking in the world after your very next meal! If you're tired of counting calories, counting carbs, and counting on being disappointed with diets that don't work and don't satisfy, it's time to discover one of the best-kept and most delicious secrets for a healthier, slimmer, and long-living lifestyle. It's time to discover the Japanese fountain of youth…. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Goddess Celebrates

An Anthology of Women's Rituals

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780895944603

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 259

View: 8208

A collection of writings on ritual by women who are reclaiming Goddess centered spirituality - Z Budapest, Starhawk, Carol Christ, Uzuri Amini, Shekhinah Mountainwater, Penina Adelman, Jeannine Parvati Baker, Claudia L'Amoreaux, Marion Weinstein, Norma Joyce, Jay Goldspinner, Antiga & Caridwyn Aleva. ..".this collection will be greatly appreciated by women looking for guidance in making their own rituals and will stimulate discussion among the growing number of readers interested women's spirituality." - Booklist "Rituals and commentaries sure to spur others to join the fun and profundity of Goddess religion." - WATERwheel "This is an enjoyable and insightful collection full of information and creative ideas useful to anyone working with rituals." - Elisa Robyn, editor Owl Feather Diane Stein is author of All Women Are Healers: A Comprehensive Guide to Natural Healing, Casting the Circle: A Women's Book of Ritual, Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art and several other books. She also recently released a children's story entitled Rachida Finds Magic: A Girl's World Tale. She is a strong voice in the women's spirituality and health movement.
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Women Healers and Physicians

Climbing a Long Hill

Author: Lilian R. Furst

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813158540

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 1918

Women have traditionally been expected to tend the sick as part of their domestic duties; yet throughout history they have faced an uphill struggle to be accepted as healers outside the household. In this provocative anthology, twelve essays by historians and literary scholars explore the work of women as healers and physicians. The essays range across centuries, nations, and cultures to focus on the ideological and practical obstacles women have faced in the world of medicine. Each examines the situation of women healers in a particular time and place through cases that are emblematic of larger issues and controversies in that period. The stories presented here are typical of different but parallel facets of women's history in medicine. The first six concern the controversial relationship between magic and medicine and the perception that women healers can harm or enchant as well as cure. Women frequently were banished to the edges of medical practice because their spiritualism or unorthodoxy was considered a threat to conventional medicine. These chapters focus mainly on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance but also provide continuity to women healers in African American culture of our own time. The second six essays trace women healers' efforts to seek professional standing, first in fifth-century Greece and Rome and later, on a global scale, in the mid-nineteenth century. In addition to actual case studies from Germany, Russia, England, and Australia, these essays consider treatments of women doctors in American fiction and in the writings of Virginia Woolf. Women Healers and Physicians complements existing histories of women in medicine by drawing on varied historical and literary sources, filling gaps in our understanding of women healers and nulling social attitudes about them. Although the contributions differ dramatically, all retain a common focus and create a unique comparative picture of women's struggles to climb the long hill to acceptance in the medical profession.
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