Witchcraft Medicine

Filename: witchcraft-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 9781594776618
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Witchcraft Medicine in PDF and EPUB An in-depth investigation of traditional European folk medicine and the healing arts of witches • Explores the outlawed “alternative” medicine of witches suppressed by the state and the Church and how these plants can be used today • Reveals that female shamanic medicine can be found in cultures all over the world • Illustrated with color and black-and-white art reproductions dating back to the 16th century Witch medicine is wild medicine. It does more than make one healthy, it creates lust and knowledge, ecstasy and mythological insight. In Witchcraft Medicine the authors take the reader on a journey that examines the women who mix the potions and become the healers; the legacy of Hecate; the demonization of nature’s healing powers and sensuousness; the sorceress as shaman; and the plants associated with witches and devils. They explore important seasonal festivals and the plants associated with them, such as wolf’s claw and calendula as herbs of the solstice and alder as an herb of the time of the dead--Samhain or Halloween. They also look at the history of forbidden medicine from the Inquisition to current drug laws, with an eye toward how the sacred plants of our forebears can be used once again.


Witchcraft Medicine

Filename: witchcraft-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 0892819715
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling
Publisher: Inner Traditions

Download and read online Witchcraft Medicine in PDF and EPUB An in-depth investigation of traditional European folk medicine and the healing arts of witches • Explores the outlawed “alternative” medicine of witches suppressed by the state and the Church and how these plants can be used today • Reveals that female shamanic medicine can be found in cultures all over the world • Illustrated with color and black-and-white art reproductions dating back to the 16th century Witch medicine is wild medicine. It does more than make one healthy, it creates lust and knowledge, ecstasy and mythological insight. In Witchcraft Medicine the authors take the reader on a journey that examines the women who mix the potions and become the healers; the legacy of Hecate; the demonization of nature’s healing powers and sensuousness; the sorceress as shaman; and the plants associated with witches and devils. They explore important seasonal festivals and the plants associated with them, such as wolf’s claw and calendula as herbs of the solstice and alder as an herb of the time of the dead--Samhain or Halloween. They also look at the history of forbidden medicine from the Inquisition to current drug laws, with an eye toward how the sacred plants of our forebears can be used once again.


Witchcraft and Medicine 1484 1793

Filename: witchcraft-and-medicine-1484-1793.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:969007220
Release Date: 1974
Number of pages: 10
Author: Jaroslav Nemec
Publisher:

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Moral Power

Filename: moral-power.pdf
ISBN: 9780857456601
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Number of pages: 284
Author: Koen Stroeken
Publisher: Berghahn Books

Download and read online Moral Power in PDF and EPUB Neither power nor morality but both. Moral power is what Sukuma farmers in Tanzania in times of crisis attribute to an unknown figure they call their witch. A universal process is involved, as much bodily as social, which obstructs the patient’s recovery. Healers turn the table on the witch through rituals showing that the community and the ancestral spirits side with the victim. In contrast to biomedicine, their magic and divination introduce moral values that assess the state of the system and that remove the obstacles to what is taken as key: self-healing. The implied ‘sensory shifts’ and therapeutic effectiveness have largely eluded the literature on witchcraft. This book shows how to comprehend culture other than through the prism of identity politics. It offers a framework to comprehend the rise of witch killings and human sacrifice, just as ritual initiation disappears.


Witchcraft Healing and Popular Diseases

Filename: witchcraft-healing-and-popular-diseases.pdf
ISBN: 9781136539398
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Number of pages: 350
Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Witchcraft Healing and Popular Diseases in PDF and EPUB Witchcraft and magical beliefs have captivated historians and artists for millennia, and stimulated an extraordinary amount of research among scholars in a wide range of disciplines. This new collection, from the editor of the highly acclaimed 1992 set, Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology, extends the earlier volumes by bringing together the most important articles of the past twenty years and covering the profound changes in scholarly perspective over the past two decades. Featuring thematically organized papers from a broad spectrum of publications, the volumes in this set encompass the key issues and approaches to witchcraft research in fields such as gender studies, anthropology, sociology, literature, history, psychology, and law. This new collection provides students and researchers with an invaluable resource, comprising the most important and influential discussions on this topic. A useful introductory essay written by the editor precedes each volume.


New Perspectives on Witchcraft Magic and Demonology Witchcraft healing and popular diseases

Filename: new-perspectives-on-witchcraft-magic-and-demonology-witchcraft-healing-and-popular-diseases.pdf
ISBN: 9780815336747
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 328
Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online New Perspectives on Witchcraft Magic and Demonology Witchcraft healing and popular diseases in PDF and EPUB First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Perspectives on African Witchcraft

Filename: perspectives-on-african-witchcraft.pdf
ISBN: 9781315439907
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Number of pages: 238
Author: Mariano Pavanello
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Perspectives on African Witchcraft in PDF and EPUB This volume draws on a range of ethnographic and historical material to provide insight into witchcraft in sub-Saharan Africa. The chapters explore a variety of cultural contexts, with contributions focusing on Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Mali, Ethiopia and Eritrean diaspora. The book considers the concept of witchcraft itself, the interrelations with religion and medicine, and the theoretical frameworks employed to explain the nature of modern African witchcraft representations.


The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

Filename: the-oxford-handbook-of-witchcraft-in-early-modern-europe-and-colonial-america.pdf
ISBN: 9780191648847
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Number of pages: 646
Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America in PDF and EPUB The essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the early fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. During these years witches were thought to be evil people who used magical power to inflict physical harm or misfortune on their neighbours. Witches were also believed to have made pacts with the devil and sometimes to have worshipped him at nocturnal assemblies known as sabbaths. These beliefs provided the basis for defining witchcraft as a secular and ecclesiastical crime and prosecuting tens of thousands of women and men for this offence. The trials resulted in as many as fifty thousand executions. These essays study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas. They also relate these prosecutions to the Catholic and Protestant reformations, the introduction of new forms of criminal procedure, medical and scientific thought, the process of state-building, profound social and economic change, early modern patterns of gender relations, and the wave of demonic possessions that occurred in Europe at the same time. The essays survey the current state of knowledge in the field, explore the academic controversies that have arisen regarding witch beliefs and witch trials, propose new ways of studying the subject, and identify areas for future research.


Medicine versus witchcraft

Filename: medicine-versus-witchcraft.pdf
ISBN: UCAL:B5022091
Release Date: 1950
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Black Folk Medicine

Filename: black-folk-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 141281877X
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Number of pages: 136
Author: Wilbur Watson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Download and read online Black Folk Medicine in PDF and EPUB Folk medicine is an important informal and traditional system of social health care support that is still wisely used in many nations including rural regions of the southern United States. This volume provides new insight into the various conditions and structures that help to account for the development and persistence of folk medicine in societies. The authors focus on older, primarily female, black users of folk medicine; the problem of trust in folk and modern doctor-patient relationships; the need for communication and information exchange between folk and modern medical doctors; and a variety of social, cultural, and psychological factors related to drug misuse among the poor, the elderly, rural and uneducated consumers of health services.


African Religions Philosophy

Filename: african-religions-philosophy.pdf
ISBN: 0435895915
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 288
Author: John S. Mbiti
Publisher: Heinemann

Download and read online African Religions Philosophy in PDF and EPUB "African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions. Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent. Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in the field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.


Bodies Politics and African Healing

Filename: bodies-politics-and-african-healing.pdf
ISBN: 9780253222459
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 300
Author: Stacey Ann Langwick
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online Bodies Politics and African Healing in PDF and EPUB This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new therapies and shape the bodies of their patients as they address devils and parasites, anti-witchcraft medicine, and child immunization. Transcending the dualisms between tradition and science, culture and nature, belief and knowledge, Langwick tells a new story about the materiality of healing and postcolonial politics. This important work bridges postcolonial theory, science, public health, and anthropology.


The Professionalisation of African Medicine

Filename: the-professionalisation-of-african-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 0719022525
Release Date: 1988-11-01
Number of pages: 293
Author: Murray Last
Publisher: Manchester University Press

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