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By Eliseo "Cheo" Torres,Timothy L. Sawyer Jr.

ISBN-10: 082633640X

ISBN-13: 9780826336408

Eliseo Torres, referred to as "Cheo," grew up within the Corpus Christi quarter of Texas and knew, firsthand, the Mexican folks therapeutic practiced in his domestic and local. Later in lifestyles, he desired to recognize extra concerning the crops and rituals of curanderismo.

Torres's tale starts off together with his studies within the Mexican city of Espinazo, the house of the nice curandero El Niño Fidencio (1899-1939), the place Torres underwent life-changing non secular reports. He introduces us to a few of the foremost figures within the culture, discusses a number of the pitfalls of training curanderismo, and concludes with an account of a category he taught during which curanderos from Cuernavaca, Mexico, shared their wisdom with students.

Part own pilgrimage, half compendium of scientific wisdom, this relocating ebook unearths curanderismo as either a contemplative and a scientific perform that could supply new techniques to historical problems.

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". . . for hundreds of years, rattlesnakes have been eaten to avoid any variety of stipulations and health problems, together with arthritis and rheumatism. In Mexico and in different Latin American nations, rattlesnake meat is really bought in pill shape to regard impotence or even to regard melanoma. Rattlesnake meat is usually dried and flooring and sprinkled into open wounds and physique sores to heal them, and a rattlesnake ointment is made that's utilized to aches and pains as well."

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Eliseo "Cheo" Torres is vp of pupil affairs on the college of recent Mexico.

Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr., is a public info consultant on the collage of latest Mexico.

ACCLAIM
"Curandero, a publication in regards to the artwork and perform of conventional Hispanic folks therapeutic, is written from the guts via a believer who hopes readers will come to understand and strengthen related religion and belief within the rituals of curanderismo."-- Tucson Weekly

"Like curanderismo, the ebook is an element legend, half heritage and half people story. Readers could be entertained, enthralled and mystified."-- Corpus-Christi Caller-Times, TX

"The publication is a considerate advent in the event you have an interest within the additional research of curanderismo or within the examine of a few of the crossing locations among smooth drugs and folkways, the brain and the physique, or the assembly position that's the US-Mexico border. i'll definitely preserve it on my shelf if, for not anything else, its thorough index within which i will search for reasonably cheap ordinary treatments for complications, melancholy, or canker sores."-- Southwestern American Literature

"[Curandero] is definitely well worth the time to learn to benefit extra and comprehend the significance of people medicine."-- Taos News

"[Curandero] suceeds in revealing curanderismo as either a contemplative and a clinical perform. . . it's a interesting read."-- Multicultural Review

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