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Title: 6 Individual Healers


1
6 Individual Healers
  • Rels 120
  • 19 sep 2006

2
INDIVIDUAL HEALERS
  • Eduardo Calderon Palomino
  • curandero of Peru
  • Baba
  • Muslim pir
  • Kau Dwa Wa Na
  • Kung geiha
  • Abba Wolde Tensae
  • Ethiopian healer
  • Maria Sabina
  • Mazatec healer
  • Don Pedro Jaramillo
  • Mexican/Texan holy person

3
A Curandero S. Am. Folk healer
4
1 Eduardo Calderon PalominoWizard of the four
Winds
  • curandero from Peru
  • trained in theology as a Catholic priest
  • artist, carver, potter
  • honoured, important, respected man
  • experienced serious illness, healed by herbal
    healer
  • called to be a healer by Christ
  • uses herbs, advice, seances, divination,
    hallucinogenic plants

5
Eduardo (contd)
  • mesa (altar) contains bones, stones, swords,
    statues, and a crucifix
  • contacts the hostile spirits, struggles with
    them, to achieve healing for his patients
  • Peruvian spirits or sorcerers North American
    economic misery, social malaise, inter-personal
    rivalries, envy

6
  • A Muslim pir,
  • Wise elder/healer

7
2 BABA, the pir of Patteshah
  • Muslim mosque in Delhi
  • Baba (father) is a pir, a wise elder
  • most patients suffer from demon possession
    (primarily demons or spirits called jinns or
    balas)
  • struggles with balas to overcome them, often in
    the context of dreams
  • uses soul force - trained and cultivated gift
    from Allah
  • Allah source of healing power

8
ISLAMIC TRADITIONS
  • Medical knowledge, like all knowledge, is
    regarded as part of the knowledge of God,
    revealed by Allah in the Quran.
  • According to Islamic tradition, The study of
    Medicine entails the revealing of Gods signs in
    His creation
  • The practice of Medicine brings Gods mercy unto
    His subjects.

9
Islamic Tradition (contd)
  • Medical practice is therefore an act of worship
    and charity on top of being a career.
  • According to Islam, Muhammad said,
  • Seek treatment, for God has created a cure for
    every illness some already known and others yet
    to be known.

10
  • Kalahari Kung healer

11
3 KAU DWA WA NACompletely Learned Kung
Healers
  • every person has latent healing energy - called
    num
  • some persons are more accomplished in healing -
    have developed and matured their healing powers
  • some exercise a spiritual discipline
  • healing often a communal event in which the
    healing energy is available to all present

12
Kung (contd)
  • loss of num loss of personal health and
    vitality for healer
  • num is given and increased by God
  • healer sees sickness, sees spirits
  • healing dances dietary restrictions
  • dance as a healing ritual

13
HEALING RITUALSe.g. dance
  • rituals do 2 things
  • control renew patterns of life
  • ie. achieve healing
  • makes assertions about reality
  • ie. makes invisible realities of the cosmos
    visible
  • raise num (healing power)
  • enter kia (altered state of spiritual
    consciousness)

14
RITUALS (contd)
  • e.g. masks, sacrifices, rites of passage, peace
    pipe
  • healing rituals in Christianity
  • prayer
  • annointing with oil
  • eucharist
  • healing power of prayer
  • one study

15
Healing from a zar spirit
16
4 Abba Wolde TensaiEthiopian healer
  • specializes in curing people afflicted by zar
    spirits
  • people come from afar for healing
  • undertake a pilgrimage his village became a
    pilgrimage centre
  • ordained as priest in Ethiopian Orthodox Church
  • inherited healing powers from father
  • also holy man/priest of church

17
Abba Wolde Tensae (contd)
  • Performs healing rituals 200 - 300 people 10 -
    20 healed
  • clerical garb - robe, sash, cap, glasses cross,
    holy water
  • paternal and authoritarian
  • concern for patients
  • expected respect obedience
  • most patients diagnosed with spirit-inflicted
    diseases
  • engaged in dialogue with zar spirit

18
Dialogue with spirit
  • asks spirit, what is your name?
  • asks spirit, what kind of devil are you?
  • asks, why did you enter this woman?
  • response because she did something wrong in
    caring for her baby
  • commands spirit to leave woman howl and leave
    her
  • woman stops struggling falls to floor

19
Maria Sabina, a Mazatec healer
20
5 MARIA SABINAMAZATEC HEALER
  • Mexican shamanic healer
  • from a family of healers
  • used sacred mushroom teonanacatl to induce
    visions - seek advice from spirits
  • visions used to diagnose source of illness,
    identify antidote
  • experienced a cosmic vision of God, the earth
    the universe
  • learned from a book, tho she could not
    previously read

21
SACRED MUSHROOM
  • cult of sacred mushroom predates Christianity in
    Mexico
  • healing rituals have mixed in Christian elements
    with traditional elements
  • eucharistic elements of eating the sacred
    mushroom
  • achieving contact with spirit-world
  • receiving healing knowledge from it

22
  • Don Pedro Jaramillo,
  • Benefactor of humanity

23
6 Don Pedro JaramilloBenefactor of Humanity
  • southern Texas
  • pilgrimages for healing
  • hundreds each day
  • also travelled to see sick people
  • Don Pedro experienced serious illness in his
    youth
  • shamanic also wounded healer
  • received gift of healing from God

24
Don Pedro (contd)
  • used water in healing rituals and prescriptions
  • insight into source of illness
  • many healed by his presence alone
  • It is the power of God released through your
    faith which heals you.
  • servant of God - holy person
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