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Woman As Healer by Jeanne Achterberg

Title Woman as Healer
Author Jeanne Achterberg
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 1991-03-13
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9780834828711
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.

Woman As Healer by Jeanne Achterberg

Title Woman As Healer
Author Jeanne Achterberg
Publisher Rider
Release Date 2013-07-08
Category
Total Pages 225
ISBN 184604409X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This ground-breaking work examines the role of woman as healer from prehistoric times to the present day. Award-winning scientist Jeanne Achterberg considers ancient cultures in which the chief diety was feminine and women worked as honoured healers; the role of women healers in the classical world; the birth of science; and the events that led to the persecution of women for witchcraft. She examines the development of professions such as midwifery and nursing, before finally discussing the role of women and the state of the healing arts today.Throughout, Dr Achterberg explains the connection between the status of women healers and the culture in which they live. She explores how societies express what she calls 'the feminine myth' - the group of qualities, behaviours and belief systems traditionally associated with women - and the implications that this myth holds for us today.

Women Healers by Elisabeth Brooke

Title Women Healers
Author Elisabeth Brooke
Publisher Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Release Date 1995-10
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 168
ISBN 0892815485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing from primary sources to offer a reconstruction of the history of women’s healing practices, the author argues that the medieval image of the healer as witch was deliberately constructed by Church officials to discredit women’s powers. In its place she provides a more accurate picture of these innovative, compassionate, and capable practitioners.

Sacred Woman by Queen Afua

Title Sacred Woman
Author Queen Afua
Publisher One World
Release Date 2012-06-20
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780307559517
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A transformative blueprint of ancestral healing from the renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and healer of women’s bodies and souls “Just when I thought I was all alone, I found myself walking with a group of conscious women who were taking sacred steps and speaking sacred words. We were on our way to Queen Afua’s Global Sacred Woman Village. Come with us, there’s Maat—balance and order—there.”—Erykah Badu Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak, the foods we eat, the spaces we live and work in, and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. Sacred Woman gives us a program of spirit rejuvenation and creativity consciousness. Queen Afua summons us to enter the Gateways of Initiation, where she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women—to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world. Praise for Sacred Woman “Sacred Woman flings open the gates of understanding the feminine essence. It is the return of the soul force to women.”—Jewel Pookrum, MD, PhD (Sunut Arit) “Queen Afua is an extraordinary healer, teacher, mother, and keeper of our legacy. Through Sacred Woman, she has given us the sacred tools we need to live our lives in this new century.”—Hazelle Goodman, actress “Sacred Woman offers profound wisdom to all who seek healing and transformation. Queen Afua is a national treasure.”—Bob Law, author, radio personality, and vice president of WWRL

Women As Healers by Carol Shepherd McClain

Title Women as Healers
Author Carol Shepherd McClain
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date 1989
Category Medical
Total Pages 274
ISBN 0813513707
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Women as Healers, thirteen contributors explore the intersection of feminist anthropology and medical anthropology in eleven case studies of women in traditional and emergent healing roles in diverse parts of the world. In a spectrum of healing roles ranging from family healers to shamans, diviner-mediums, and midwives, women throughout the world pursue strategic ends through healing, manipulate cultural images to effect cures and explain misfortune, and shape and are shaped by the social and political contexts in which they work. In an introductory chapter, Carol Shepherd McClain traces the evolution of ideas in medical anthropology and in the anthropology of women that have both constrained and expanded our understanding of the significance of gender to healing-one of the most fundamental and universal of human activities. The contributors include Carol Shepherd McClain, Ruthbeth Finerman, Carolyn Nordstrom, Carole H. Browner, William Wedenoja, Marjery Foz, Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern, Laurel Kendall, Merrill Signer, Roberto Garcia, Edward C. Green, Carolyn Sargent, and Margaret Reid.

All Women Are Healers by Diane Stein

Title All Women Are Healers
Author Diane Stein
Publisher Crossing Press
Release Date 2011-03-02
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780307783776
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“By the study, experimentation and practice of natural healing, women are changing and charting the future of health care. Despite heavy resistance or lack of recognition from patriarchal medicine, they are nevertheless making positive changes that will continue and increase. Women’s emphasis on one-to-one work practiced in mutual agreement and participation is very different from mechanized and big-money medicine, and has results and successes far beyond expectations. The emphasis on self-healing returns health care to the consumer, to women’s lives and bodies, for the first time in centuries. The medical system cannot control a movement held in the hands of women, though it may try. Women are taking control again of healing, our daughter-right, for the first time since the matriarchies and the Inquisition.”—from the Introduction

Herbal Healing For Women by Rosemary Gladstar

Title Herbal Healing for Women
Author Rosemary Gladstar
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-04-18
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781501175558
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Simple, safe, and effective herbal remedies for women of all ages. For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies—including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments—for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness, and hot flashes. A complete women's health-care manual, Herbal Healing for Women discusses: -common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them -how to select and store herbs -preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies -an alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects. By explaining the properties of specific herbs and the art of preparation, Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.

Title The Women s Book of Healing
Author Diane Stein
Publisher Crossing Press
Release Date 2011-03-02
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780307783745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Women are naturally healers. Throughout time, they have performed curative roles as mothers, midwives, caregivers, and wisewomen, but modern medicine has suppressed this important tradition. Ancient women healers knew that the body is more than what is seen: through body, emotions, mind, and spirit, we can connect with the Goddess and actively choose to heal ourselves and others. By relearning and using ancient skills like aura and chakra work, creative visualization, meditation, laying on of hands, psychic healing, and working with crystals and gemstones, women can prevent or transform many dis-eases of the body and spirit before they become matters for modern medicine. In THE WOMEN'¬?S BOOK OF HEALING, Diane Stein, author of the best-selling ESSENTIAL REIKI, demystifies, explains, and teaches these skills in ways that modern women can learn and use. She first introduces basic healing, then applies those skills to healing with crystals and gemstones-a beautiful, effective, and empowering aspect of the ancient woman'¬?s healing methods. A comprehensive guide from a knowledgeable healer, THE WOMEN'¬?S BOOK OF HEALING proves that well-being is within a woman'¬?s choice and natural abilities, and reaffirms her timeless role as healer of herself and others. An affirmation of woman'¬?s traditional role as healer, speaking to a national trend toward alternative medicine and natural healing methods. Demystifies, explains, and teaches the healing capabilities of auras, chakras, laying on of hands, crystals, gemstones, and colors. Thoroughly revised and updated, with a new introduction. Diane Stein'¬?s books have sold more than 600,000 copies. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Title Women and the Practice of Medical Care in Early Modern Europe 1400 1800
Author L. Whaley
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2011-02-08
Category History
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9780230295179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Women have engaged in healing from the beginning of history, often within the context of the home. This book studies the role, contributions and challenges faced by women healers in France, Spain, Italy and England, including medical practice among women in the Jewish and Muslim communities, from the later Middle Ages to approximately 1800.

Women Healers Of The World by Holly Bellebuono

Title Women Healers of the World
Author Holly Bellebuono
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-09-09
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781632201942
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular. The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Now, this intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of herbal medicine to those interested in learning about the history of these techniques and approaches. Women Healers of the World shares with readers an extraordinary variety of healing plants from around the world that have inspired today’s “alternative” medicine, as well as the stories, challenges, and triumphs of remarkable women healers from past and present—all of whom promote the use of medicinal herbs. Through this book, herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono aims to educate readers about sixteen plant-based world healing traditions and thirty women who have practiced them. Bellebuono also explores the geography, history, and medical heritage of twenty countries where these traditions originated. With thorough knowledge of the uses and effects of these healing traditions, readers can then move on to featured recipes for herbal remedies they can make in their home kitchens. Following Bellebuono’s instructions, readers will produce remedies such as soothing lip balms, wound pastes, face masks, arthritis oils, relaxing bath salts, and revitalizing teas.

Walking In The Sacred Manner by Mark St. Pierre

Title Walking in the Sacred Manner
Author Mark St. Pierre
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-03-13
Category History
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781451688498
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Walking in the Sacred Manner is an exploration of the myths and culture of the Plains Indians, for whom the everyday and the spiritual are intertwined and women play a strong and important role in the spiritual and religious life of the community. Based on extensive first-person interviews by an established expert on Plains Indian women, Walking in the Sacred Manner is a singular and authentic record of the participation of women in the sacred traditions of Northern Plains tribes, including Lakota, Cheyenne, Crow, and Assiniboine. Through interviews with holy women and the families of women healers, Mark St. Pierre and Tilda Long Soldier paint a rich and varied portrait of a society and its traditions. Stereotypical images of the Native American drop away as the voices, dreams, and experiences of these women (both healers and healed) present insight into a culture about which little is known. It is a journey into the past, an exploration of the present, and a view full of hope for the future.

Title Healing the Soul of a Woman
Author Joyce Meyer
Publisher FaithWords
Release Date 2018-09-11
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781455560226
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Internationally renowned Bible teacher Joyce Meyer draws on her own history of abuse to show women how Christ's redeeming love heals emotional wounds and brings joy to life. Can a woman who has been deeply hurt by life's circumstances be healed, heart and soul? If she has been wounded by a man she loved and trusted, can she love and trust again? As a woman who endured years of abuse, abandonment, and betrayal by those closest to her, Joyce Meyer can answer with a resounding "yes!" Meyer's positivity comes from living her own journey, and from seeing so many women who don't believe they can fully overcome their pain--or even know where to begin--find the guidance they need in the life-changing wisdom of the Bible. Meyer's bestseller Beauty for Ashes told of her personal story of healing. Now, with the passage of more time, HEALING THE SOUL OF A WOMAN delves deeper into Joyce's story and the journey of healing for all women. Each chapter guides you through whatever obstacles may be holding you back to find your true destiny as God's beloved. God can heal all pain, and He wants to do this in you. Let HEALING THE SOUL OF A WOMAN be the first step toward the wonderful, joyful future God intends for you.

A Woman S Worth by Marianne Williamson

Title A Woman s Worth
Author Marianne Williamson
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2013-01-23
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780307833358
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cutting across class, race, religion, and gender, A Woman's Worth speaks powerfully and persuasively to a generation in need of healing, and in search of harmony. With A Woman's Worth, Marianne Williamson turns her charismatic voice—and the same empowering, spiritually enlightening wisdom that energized her landmark work, A Return to Love— to exploring the crucial role of women in the world today. Drawing deeply and candidly on her own experiences, the author illuminates her thought-provoking positions on such issues as beauty and age, relationships and sex, children and careers, and the reassurance and reassertion of the feminine in a patriarchal society.

Forgotten Healers by Sharon T. Strocchia

Title Forgotten Healers
Author Sharon T. Strocchia
Publisher I Tatti Studies in Italian Ren
Release Date 2019
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780674241749
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In Renaissance Italy women from all walks of life played a central role in health care and the early development of medical science. Observing that the frontlines of care are often found in the household and other spaces thought of as female, Sharon Strocchia encourages us to rethink women's place in the history of medicine.

Medicine Women by Elisabeth Brooke

Title Medicine Women
Author Elisabeth Brooke
Publisher Quest Books
Release Date 1997
Category Medical
Total Pages 127
ISBN 0835607518
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Women have always been healers -- from the priestess healers in the temples of Isis, to the hedge-witches and herbalists of medieval times, to the physicians, researchers, and alternative practitioners of today. This glorious book celebrates the history of women healers from earliest times to the present. It includes profiles of women healers from all traditions. Some are well known, such as Hildegard of Bingen, Florence Nightingale, and Mary Baker Eddy. Others deserve to be more widely recognized, such as Trotula of Salerno, who wrote gynecological and obstetrical texts in thirteenth-century Italy, and Mama Lola, a respected mambo or healing priestess in the Haitian Voodoo tradition. Text and pictures detail the many contributions of women to the healing arts, from the founding of nursing orders and the tending of soldiers, to the establishment of public health hospitals, to contemporary applications of the ancient lore of herbal medicine and therapeutic touch.

Witches Midwives Nurses by Barbara Ehrenreich

Title Witches Midwives Nurses
Author Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher Feminist Press
Release Date 2010
Category Medical
Total Pages 108
ISBN 1558616616
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 1973, this is an essential work on the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunts. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposé of the demonisation of women healers and the political and economic monopolisation of medicine, bringing it up to date with today's changing attitudes to these issues.

Title The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman
Author Christine R. Page
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-11-16
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781591438021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How to enhance well-being by reconnecting to sacred womanhood • Shares ways to embody the power, wisdom, and compassion of the Great Mother • Reveals a woman’s purpose is to give birth not only to new life but also to new levels of consciousness • Shows how female illnesses represent a disconnection from our true identity as women Four thousand years ago, women were seen as living representatives of the Great Mother, whose cyclical and potent energy gave birth to all existence. Today, this sacred awareness has been lost or distorted, causing a collective amnesia among women around the world. However, there is one symbol of the Great Mother’s loving presence that has remained unchanged for tens of thousands of years: the physical body. Its curves, sensuality, softness, and monthly flow are constant reminders of this deep loving connection. When illness appears, especially within the breasts and fertility organs, a woman is being reminded to return to her pure and sacred identity, where death and birth are essential for growth and love flows without expectations. Combining more than 30 years’ experience in health care with in-depth research into the history and mythology of the divine feminine, Christine R. Page, M.D., reveals that women are the foundation of the birth of new levels of consciousness, without which the evolution of humanity will become barren and dry. Yet, such birth can occur only when women have the courage to reject the beliefs and images of the feminine imposed upon them four thousand years ago and reclaim their true identity. Through a fascinating journey into the body, Dr. Page shows the importance of self-love and self-respect and explains how sex is a natural process of unification where women take the lead, similar to the ancient sacred priestesses. Dr. Page reminds women to reconnect to the potent and creative energy of Mother Earth, which gives power to the intuitive voice of the heart and nurtures new seeds of inspiration and enlightenment through the womb.

Women Healers Through History by Elisabeth Brooke

Title Women Healers Through History
Author Elisabeth Brooke
Publisher Aeon Books
Release Date 2019-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 216
ISBN 191159723X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Beginning with the ancient goddesses and the importance of legends, myths, and symbols, this book celebrates women in medicine from Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece, and Rome to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the present. Trotula, Hildegard of Bingen, Wendy Savage, and Elizabeth, Countess of Kent are among the many unique healers finally recognized for their work. Documenting each woman's practices, achievements, and struggles, here at last is the definitive history of women's invaluable contribution to healing. Informed by the author's understanding of the politics of medicine and fused with her appreciation of the powers of myth versus those of technology, this new reissue of the 1993 classic is an invaluable resource. Originally published by The Women's Press in 1993 (9780704343245).

The Healer S Calling by Rebecca J. Tannenbaum

Title The Healer s Calling
Author Rebecca J. Tannenbaum
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 2009
Category History
Total Pages 179
ISBN 0801474930
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book, the first to describe women medical practitioners other than midwives in the colonial period, emphasizes that medical care was part of every woman's work. The Healer's Calling uses memorable anecdotes, engaging characters, and medical oddities to tell the fascinating story of the practice of household medicine in early America. Rebecca J. Tannenbaum points out that housewives provided much of the medical care available in the seventeenth century. Elite women cared for the indigent in their towns and used medical practice to make influential connections with powerful men; doctresses or doctor women supported themselves with their practices and competed directly with male physicians; and midwives were crucial expert witnesses in cases of fornication, murder, and witchcraft. Yet there were limits to the authority of women's healing communities, with consequences for those who overstepped the bounds. By setting women's practice in the context of contemporary medicine, gender roles, and community norms, Tannenbaum also reveals the relationship between women's medical practice and witchcraft accusations. Tannenbaum examines colonial America's full range of medical options--including the work of classically trained male doctors and male lay practitioners--with a keen eye to the interactions and tensions between men and women in the realm of healing. --Susan Juster, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor "New England Historical and Genealogical Register"

Title Healing Love through the Tao
Author Mantak Chia
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2005-07-15
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781594779831
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new edition of the bestseller • The first book to reveal in the West the Taoist techniques that enable women to cultivate and enhance their sexual energy • Reveals Taoist secrets for shortening menstruation, reducing cramps, and compressing more chi into the ovaries for greater sexual power • Teaches the practice of total body orgasm For thousands of years the sexual principles and techniques presented here were taught by Taoist masters in secret only to a small number of people (sworn to silence), in the royal courts and esoteric circles of China. This is the first book to make this ancient knowledge available to the West. The foundation of healing love is the cultivation, transformation, and circulation of sexual energy, known as jing. Jing energy is creative, generative energy that is vital for the development of chi (vital life-force energy) and shen (spiritual energy), which enables higher practices of spiritual development. Jing is produced in the sexual organs, and it is energy women lose continually through menstruation and child bearing. Mantak Chia teaches powerful techniques developed by Taoist masters for the conservation of jing and how it is used to revitalize women's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Among the many benefits conferred by these practices are a reduction in the discomfort caused by menstruation and the ability to attain full-body orgasm.