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By Eliseo "Cheo" Torres,Timothy L. Sawyer Jr.

Eliseo Torres, often called "Cheo," grew up within the Corpus Christi quarter of Texas and knew, firsthand, the Mexican people therapeutic practiced in his domestic and local. Later in lifestyles, he desired to comprehend extra in regards to the crops and rituals of curanderismo.

Torres's tale starts off along with his stories within the Mexican city of Espinazo, the house of the good curandero El Niño Fidencio (1899-1939), the place Torres underwent life-changing religious stories. He introduces us to a couple of the most important figures within the culture, discusses a few of the pitfalls of educating curanderismo, and concludes with an account of a category he taught within which curanderos from Cuernavaca, Mexico, shared their wisdom with students.

Part own pilgrimage, half compendium of scientific wisdom, this relocating ebook finds curanderismo as either a contemplative and a clinical perform which can supply new ways to historic problems.

From Curandero

". . . for hundreds of years, rattlesnakes have been eaten to avoid any variety of stipulations and health problems, together with arthritis and rheumatism. In Mexico and in different Latin American international locations, rattlesnake meat is basically offered in tablet shape to regard impotence or even to regard melanoma. Rattlesnake meat can also be dried and floor and sprinkled into open wounds and physique sores to heal them, and a rattlesnake ointment is made that's utilized to aches and pains as well."

Eliseo "Cheo" Torres is vice chairman of pupil affairs on the collage of latest Mexico.

Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr., is a public details consultant on the college of latest Mexico.

"Curandero, a publication concerning the artwork and perform of conventional Hispanic folks therapeutic, is written from the guts via a believer who hopes readers will come to understand and boost related religion and belief within the rituals of curanderismo."-- Tucson Weekly

"Like curanderismo, the publication is an element legend, half historical past and half folks story. Readers could be entertained, enthralled and mystified."-- Corpus-Christi Caller-Times, TX

"The ebook is a considerate creation if you have an interest within the additional learn of curanderismo or within the examine of a number of the crossing areas among glossy medication and folkways, the brain and the physique, or the assembly position that's the US-Mexico border. i'll definitely preserve it on my shelf if, for not anything else, its thorough index during which i will lookup low-cost typical remedies for complications, melancholy, or canker sores."-- Southwestern American Literature

"[Curandero] is definitely definitely worth the time to learn to benefit extra and comprehend the significance of folks medicine."-- Taos News

"[Curandero] suceeds in revealing curanderismo as either a contemplative and a scientific perform. . . it's a interesting read."-- Multicultural Review

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