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The Resource Curandero : a life in Mexican folk healing, Eliseo "Cheo" Torres ; with Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr

Curandero : a life in Mexican folk healing, Eliseo "Cheo" Torres ; with Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr

Label
Curandero : a life in Mexican folk healing
Title
Curandero
Title remainder
a life in Mexican folk healing
Statement of responsibility
Eliseo "Cheo" Torres ; with Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eliseo Torres, known as 'Cheo, ' grew up in the Corpus Christi area of Texas and knew, firsthand, the Mexican folk healing practiced in his home and neighborhood. Later in life, he wanted to know more about the plants and rituals of curanderismo. Torres's story begins with his experiences in the Mexican town of Espinazo, the home of the great curandero El Niño Fidencio (1899-1939), where Torres underwent life-changing spiritual experiences. He introduces us to some of the major figures in the tradition, discusses some of the pitfalls of teaching curanderismo, and concludes with an account of a class he taught in which curanderos from Cuernavaca, Mexico, shared their knowledge with students. Part personal pilgrimage, part compendium of medical knowledge, this moving book reveals curanderismo as both a contemplative and a medical practice that can offer new approaches to ancient problems"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Torres, Eliseo
Dewey number
615.8/8/0972
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RZ407
LC item number
.T67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 E-886
  • WB 50 DM4
NLM item number
T693c 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sawyer, Timothy L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Healers
  • Healing
  • Traditional medicine
  • Medicine, Traditional
  • Shamanism
  • Mexico
  • MEDICAL
  • Healers
  • Healing
  • Traditional medicine
  • Mexico
Label
Curandero : a life in Mexican folk healing, Eliseo "Cheo" Torres ; with Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The healing tradition of a family and a culture -- The awakening -- I am healed by Doña María -- I face the great black dog -- My father's ancestral wisdom -- Exotic rituals I have known -- Don Pedrito, curandero -- The great materia, Chenchito Alvarado -- The midwife Doña Juana, a partera -- Art Esquibel tells me the story of Teresita, Saint of Cabora -- How I was fed and healed by plants -- Folk healing in this modern world -- Curanderismo goes to school -- Recent curanderos
Control code
886114238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (170 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826336415
Lccn
2004020692
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)886114238
Label
Curandero : a life in Mexican folk healing, Eliseo "Cheo" Torres ; with Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The healing tradition of a family and a culture -- The awakening -- I am healed by Doña María -- I face the great black dog -- My father's ancestral wisdom -- Exotic rituals I have known -- Don Pedrito, curandero -- The great materia, Chenchito Alvarado -- The midwife Doña Juana, a partera -- Art Esquibel tells me the story of Teresita, Saint of Cabora -- How I was fed and healed by plants -- Folk healing in this modern world -- Curanderismo goes to school -- Recent curanderos
Control code
886114238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (170 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826336415
Lccn
2004020692
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)886114238

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