Woman as Healer

Shambhala Publications

This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.
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About the author

Jeanne Achterberg, PhD, (1942–2012) was a professor of psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) and served as associate professor and director of research in rehabilitation science at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
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Publisher
Shambhala Publications
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Published on
Mar 13, 1991
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Pages
268
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ISBN
9780834828711
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Healing / Prayer & Spiritual
Religion / Christian Life / Women's Issues
Social Science / Women's Studies
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This content is DRM protected.
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