A View into the Indigenous Cosmovisionary Healing System of the Rainforest
When: Wednesday February 16th, 2011, 6pm PST
Where: The MedicineCrow Webcast Page or from your phone
The Amazon Basin is an intricate web of interlacing tributaries of the river Amazonas. The traditional medicine of this region was transmitted orally from generation to generation and is intimately intertwined with the local myths and legends. This class will introduce indigenous perspectives on health and disease, impart an overview of this system, explore the branches of shamanism and curanderismo and their various healing techniques, as well as cover several medicinal plants, their properties and how they are employed for restoring health of the body, mind and spirit.