The Making of a Healer: Teachings of My Oneida Grandmother by Russell FourEagles

By Russell FourEagles

Once Oneida healer Russell FourEagles (Atuneyute Keya) went to work out his pal Bob, whom medical professionals had declared incurably paralyzed following a stroke. inside mins of FourEagles’ recognition, Bob used to be kicking the covers up and doing. “You may still write a book!” Bob later inspired. And right here it's. FourEagles’ grandparents escaped the reservation-school schooling that obliterated local American tradition, keeping the therapeutic skills that may be traced in an unbroken lineage again 200 grandmothers. In The Making of a Healer, he brazenly stocks his wisdom which will preserve the outdated knowledge and practices from being forgotten. Recounting sacred Oneida myths and cosmology, he describes the therapeutic powers of the hearth rite, power trade, and humor; discusses common treatments; and explains how he healed himself from post-traumatic tension ailment after serving within the Vietnam War.

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