Honoring the Medicine - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing

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Written by author Kenneth Cohen, a master of alternative healing practices, this book gathers together an unparalleled abundance of information about every aspect of Native American medicine and a healing philosophy that connects each of us with the whole web of life‚ people, plants, animals, the earth.

Complete with true stories of miraculous healing, this unique book will benefit everyone who is committed to improving his or her quality of life.


  • Author: Kenneth Cohen
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (June 27, 2006)
  • ISBN-10: 0345435133
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches

About the Artist

Kenneth Cohen is a health and cultural educator, a traditional healer, and scholar of indigenous medicine. He is the recipient of the Alyce and Elmer Green Award for Innovation and Lifetime Achievement in Energy Medicine. Best known for his pioneering work in Chinese healing arts (qigong), he has followed the "Red Road" of Native American wisdom as his personal spiritual path for most of his 60+ years. Ken comes from a multi-cultural and multi-racial background. Though respecting the Judaism of his North African and Russian ancestors, Ken was not brought up within this religion or with knowledge of its customs. Ken was the only apprentice to Cherokee spiritual teacher Keetoowah Christie (great grandson of Ned Christie), during the 1970s and was one of two people comprehensively trained by the esteemed medicine man, Rolling Thunder. He also worked with elders from the Northeast, Northwest, and Northern Plains.

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