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Woman as Healer

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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 de ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published March 13th 1991 by Shambhala (first published 1990)
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This book looks historically at how the elimination of women in healing positions and practices as well as the eradication of feminine goddesses in a variety of cultures has resulted in greater war and greater restrictions on women in general, which has in turn impacted societies in a negative way. Her argument is that when female goddesses were worshiped and women were valued as healers, than those societies generally were more peaceful and prosperous.
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wonderful and empowering
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If you are having issues where western medicine seems myopic and are interested in a more complete picture of what it is that is going on around here but you aren't quite sure what it is then this is as good a place as any for you to start.
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