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Healers, Curanderas, and Medicine Women

  • East West Bookshop 324 Castro Street Mountain View, CA, 94041 United States (map)

Max Dashu shares an international view of women healers and their work with herbs, touch, stones, rattles, smoke, and wands, and other ways of removing illness from the body. We’ll learn about healers from Mexico, the Philippines, the U.S., Namibia, Korea, South Africa, Hungary, and medieval Europe; and shamanic healers among the Aztecs, Kirghiz, Karok, Hupa and Yurok, Irish and Welsh, Thai, Ainu, Tibetan, Black Carib and Dayak. Max founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research and document global women's history, reflecting the full spectrum of the world’s peoples. She is internationally known for her expertise on ancient female iconography, matricultures and patriarchal systems, medicine women and shamans, witch hunts, and female spheres of power. Learn more