Published on July 13, 2013 by Carol
Book title: Secrets of the Sacred White Buffalo: Native American Healing Remedies, Rites and Rituals
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Author: Gary Null Ph.D.
Long before the advent of modern holistic medicine and “all-natural” remedies, Native Americans were using an awareness of the links connecting mind, body, earth, and higher spiritual powers to inform their approach to health. Internationally recognized health authority Gary Null takes us inside the fascinating world of beliefs, objects, and methods that have shaped the healing traditions of Native American tribes for generations.
Drawing on interviews with dozens of Native American healers across the country, Null describes different ceremonies for spiritual healing and rituals of song, dance, and storytelling. He examines the significance and use of sacred artifacts and symbols, and presents a carefully compiled guide to indigenous herbal remedies for more than 50 common conditions — including instructions for applying them to relieve sore throats, asthma, and other complaints.
From the infection-fighting tea of the Apaches to the antiseptic dusting powder of the Zuni Indians, Null shares the resourcefulness of Native American healers to give us an understanding and appreciation of these ancient healing techniques that have much to offer us all.