Aug 31st 2015

Curanderismo Part 2: Traditional Healing of the Spirit/Energy (Coursera)

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This is part two of a 3-course sequence on Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine of Mexico and the Southwest. This course will emphasize healing of the spirit/energy, through a number of videos.

The instructor will present a welcome video describing the course syllabus followed by a Power Point presentation on the topic of "Curanderismo," traditional/folk medicine.

Each thematic module will consist of an average of two 20-minute videos, by well-known traditional healers from Mexico, and the United States. Some of the hands-on demonstrations will be followed by additional readings and discussions on effectiveness of traditional and holistic medicine, which has been revived and recently gained popularity throughout the world. There will be a translator in the videos for the healers from Mexico who speak Spanish.

Suggested Readings:
Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing
Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition
Border Medicine: A Transcultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo (North American Religions)