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    The Prophetic Healer of Beloved In her novel Beloved, Toni Morrison creates Amy Denver’s character to serve as a prophetic healer.  Amy speaks directly to Jesus, recites prophetic like wisdom, and possesses strange abilities to create good.   Amy Denver was sent by a higher power to ensure that Sethe reached her well-deserved freedom; their meeting was anything but coincidental. We are introduced to Amy Denver indirectly by Beloved’s curiosity.  Perhaps Beloved wants to know just how this happy-go-lucky

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    The Faith Healers are out in force in Nigeria. There is a problem with medicine. Medicine is so far removed from the understanding of most people who it appears to be medicine. When discussing a terminal disease many people are desperate for a solution. It’s the same for Chronic Disease. You just want it to stop. Even something as minor as myopia is an annoyance and many people fall for scams to get rid of their glasses. However you see this at it’s deadliest in the hands of the cures for diseases

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    St. John's Wort As A Treatment For Depression: Herbal Healer or Ineffective Alternative? This country has its share of major health issues, and Depression has remained a prominent one. With a prevalence rate of one in twenty suffering from this psychological disease in the US, (1) it is no wonder that many varying treatment options now exist for sufferers. The most common approach to treating Depression is with some form of psychotherapy coupled with prescription drugs. However, this traditional

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    The Healer

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    The Healer Many people think of different things when they hear the name Jesus. To some people who hear the name Jesus maybe nothing comes to mind. Many of the common themes that come to mind when they hear Jesus’s name are forgiveness, teacher, or kindness. When I hear the name Jesus though I think of someone who heals, someone who will heal you no matter your role in society. Throughout the gospel of Mark, and in Donald Senior’s book, Jesus: A Gospel Portrait, we see several occasions

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    The Healer

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    foreign policy. Gerald R. Ford died December 26, 2006 as the nation’s longest lived president. His obituary ran for three pages in the New York Times. The word used over and over by commentaries around the world analyzing what his life meant was “healer”. His most enduring legacy was that he healed America. Works Cited Brinkley, Douglas. Gerald R. Ford. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2007. Print. Ford, Gerald. A Time to Heal. New York: Harper & Row, 1979. Print. Ford, Gerald. “Swearing in

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    His Father's Pain

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    intense, so obdurate. And sometimes the pain would lie low, more of a shadow than a pain, a dis-ease lurking quietly in the rib cage. The pain was with him thirty years, the length of his adult life. Until he found its healer. At first he did not know this would be the healer of the pain. For many weeks, they talked. They talked about the fears, the insecurities, the longings, and the needs. They talked about the rage he had carried with him all his life. They talked about his weakness and his

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    friend and a healer, can save his dying uncle from the curses of evil while the priest from El Puerto with his holy water and the power of God can not lift the curse from him. He wonders whether God really exists or if the “Cico's” story of the golden carp is true. Bless Me, Ultima, is a compelling story that deals with Antonio's family, beliefs, and dreams. Throughout the book Antonio is introduced to many new ideas. The first is the experiences he has with Ultima. Ultima is a healer who learned

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    than skill.. .and was much sought for in matters of consultation."(64-65) Although this description defines the role of the Doctor throughout the novel, it does not do him justice regarding the depths of his intuitive abilities. Doctor Mandelet was a healer indeed-not of the body but of the mind. In spite of being a male, he does not fit into the stereotype, and seems to understand, though not fully, the identity conflicts tormenting Edna Pontellier. In the beginning he is portrayed as the common man

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    Bless Me Ultima

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    which he learned the story of his birth and the people whom his father and mother belong to, and the story of his three brothers. He means the beginning of Ultima. Ultima is one of the most important people in Tony’s life. She is not only a curandera (healer) she is also Tony’s teacher. She guides him through his journey. A journey in which he has to find out what his destiny is. “Ultima” means “the end” for Tony Ultima is the unification between the beginning and the end. Time almost sees her as a sort

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    Shamanistic Healing

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    whole, and that spirits affect all events, including illness and disease. In the tradition of Shamanism it is believed that certain people named shamans exhibit particular magical specialties at birth; the most common specialization is that of a healer. A Shaman is believed to have the ability to communicate with the ethereal world through trance states. Traditional shamans developed techniques for lucid dreaming and what is today called out-of body experience. Entering trances through ritual

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