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Boiling Energy

Community Healing among the Kalahari Kung

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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674077362

Publication Date: 01/01/1984

Short

352 pages

6 x 9 inches

20 halftones, 1 map

World

  • List of Illustrations*
  • Foreword by Richard B. Lee
  • Acknowledgments
  • Kung Who Speak in This Book
  • 1. Starting Points
  • 2. Kung Hunter-Gatherers
  • 3. The Kung Approach to Healing
  • 4. At a Healing Dance
  • 5. Kinachau, a Traditional Healer
  • 6. “The Death That Kills Us All”
  • 7. Education for Healing
  • 8. Career of the Healer
  • 9. Female Perspectives
  • 10. Toma Zho, a Healer in Transition
  • 11. The Tradition of Sharing
  • 12. Kau Dwa, a Strong Healer
  • 13. Wa Na, a Healer among Healers
  • 14. Psychological and Spiritual Growth
  • 15. The Challenge of Change
  • 16. A Final Meeting with Kinachau
  • 17. “Tell Our Story to Your People”
  • Orthography
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Wa Na in Kia
    • Dobe area in the Kalahari Desert
    • Family at the morning meal
    • Women enjoying each other’s company
    • Healing dance at dawn
    • Kinachau being worked on in kia
    • Kinachau
    • Kau Dwa healing
    • Helping a healer regulate boiling num
    • An aspiring healer
    • Bau falling in kia
    • Toma Zho
    • After a night of dance
    • Kau Dwa
    • Wa Na
    • Experiencing kia
    • Self-portraits of Toma Zho, Wi, Kinachau, and others
    • Kau Dwa healing a pregnant Herero
    • Kinachau studying the root
    • Young girls singing

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