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Boiling Energy

Boiling Energy

Community Healing among the Kalahari Kung

Richard Katz

ISBN 9780674077362

Publication date: 01/01/1984

This account of the ancient healing dances practiced by the Kung people of southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert includes vivid eyewitness descriptions of night-long healing dances and interviews with Kung healers.


  • At a time when many voices rightly urge us to move toward a more holistic approach to medicine, healing and society itself, it is fascinating and valuable to read this thoughtful, eyewitness account of a culture which has always been holistic. This is a book not just for anthropologists or psychologists, but for a much wider readership. It is vivid and colorful.

    —Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School


  • Richard Katz is Professor Emeritus at the First Nations University of Canada and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan.

Book Details

  • 352 pages
  • 0-7/8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Harvard University Press