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The Brazilian Healer with the Kitchen Knife: And Other Stories of Mystics, Shamans, and Miracle-Makers

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Moved by her own struggle to recover from breast cancer, Sandy Johnson explores with curiosity and a measure of healthy skepticism the work of healers, miracle-makers, and transformers of the mind, body, and soul. She travels the world-- from a beachside compound in Hawaii to a remote village in Brazil-- to meet face-to-face with the most acclaimed healers. She often ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 4th 2003 by Rodale Books
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Oct 30, 2009 Connie Kuntz rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who are building their health arsenals
Recommended to Connie by: I selected it because of my new job
I believe in spiritism, but have always felt locked inside Western Medicine and the Catholic religion. (I am not blaming Western Medicine or Catholicism for my insecurities, I am merely explaining how my clock ticks.) Up until this book, I have been trying to either break free from said entities or fully embrace them. This book taught me that I can still work within those realms and approach mysticism and philosophy in a harmonious fashion.

I learned that talking about my fears, considering the
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I picked this book off of the shelf at random and was pleasantly surprised. I have read books before like this but they were more lectures on their version of the only way to live life. This author did not lecture, she allowed the reader to glimpse her own curiosity, insecurity, and faith which lessoned my own skepticism. It was a good read.
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Sandy Johnson attended the University of Pennsylvania, CIDOC in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and the New School for Social Research in New York City. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and at the Lee Strasberg Studio in Los Angeles.

As an actress, Johnson appeared in numerous regional stage productions, various TV episodes, soap operas and appearances in feature films Ash Wednesday
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