Curandero Conversations

El Niño Fidencio, Shamanism and Healing Traditions of the Borderlands

by Antonio Zavaleta; Alberto Salinas Jr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 484
ISBN : 9781449000882
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 484
ISBN : 9781449000899

About the Book

Curandero Conversations offers something for everyone.  Following an introduction by renowned Native American healer and author, Jamie Sams, the book examines 190 actual email-based consultations with the curandero, followed by the anthropologist’s commentary.  The book also offers three major appendices including information for understanding cultural competencies in the delivery of health care, Internet resource links for continued study, and the most complete medicinal plant herbal used by curanderos/as on the U.S.-Mexico border.

About the Author

Anthropologist, Antonio “Tony” Zavaleta and curandero, Alberto Salinas Jr., have teamed up to deliver the most important look into the heart and soul of U.S.-Mexico border and Latino/a healing and spirituality ever published.  Tony Zavaleta lives in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and has dedicated his professional career to the health issues confronting transborder populations.  Alberto Salinas Jr. has done the same by dedicating his life to the service of his community as a traditional healer, or curandero.