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Navaho symbols of healing

Sandner, Donald. (Author).

Summary: In this original and superbly researched work, a Jungian-trained psychiatrist explores ancient Navaho methods of healing--methods that use ritual and vibrant imagery to bring the psyche into harmony with the natural forces that surround it. Through his interactions with Navaho medicine men, Sandner conveys the rigors of their training and the complexities of their purification and evocation rites, including the use of sand paintings as healing mandalas and the esoteric meaning of the pollen path.

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  • ISBN: 9780156654456
  • ISBN: 0156654458
  • ISBN: 0-89281-434-9
  • Physical Description: xii, 290 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Symbolic healing -- Guardians of the symbol -- Navaho religion: the constituent parts -- Navaho religion: the whole in action -- Fear of possession -- Return to the origins -- The ritual control of evil -- Death and rebirth: process of renewal -- Mandalas of healing and the pollen path -- The Navaho synthesis -- Symbolic hearing: ancient and modern.
Subject: Navajo Indians Religion
Navajo Indians Medicine
Healing Southwest, New
Symbolism (Psychology)
Indians of North America
Medicine Religious aspects
North America
Indians, North American
Medicine, Traditional
Religion and Medicine
North America
Navajo Religion
Medicine Religious aspects
Indians of North America
Navajo Indians Medicine
Navajo Indians Religion
Symbolism (Psychology)
North America
New Southwest

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.


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Lummi Library E 99 .N3 R3 S26 1979 269300 Stacks Available -

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