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By Eliseo "Cheo" Torres,Timothy L. Sawyer Jr.

Eliseo Torres, often called "Cheo," grew up within the Corpus Christi zone of Texas and knew, firsthand, the Mexican folks therapeutic practiced in his domestic and local. Later in lifestyles, he desired to recognize extra in regards to the vegetation and rituals of curanderismo.

Torres's tale starts off together with his stories within the Mexican city of Espinazo, the house of the good curandero El Niño Fidencio (1899-1939), the place Torres underwent life-changing religious studies. He introduces us to a few of the main figures within the culture, discusses a number of the pitfalls of training curanderismo, and concludes with an account of a category he taught within which curanderos from Cuernavaca, Mexico, shared their wisdom with students.

Part own pilgrimage, half compendium of clinical wisdom, this relocating booklet unearths curanderismo as either a contemplative and a clinical perform which could supply new techniques to historic problems.

From Curandero

". . . for hundreds of years, rattlesnakes have been eaten to avoid any variety of stipulations and health problems, together with arthritis and rheumatism. In Mexico and in different Latin American international locations, rattlesnake meat is basically offered in tablet shape to regard impotence or even to regard melanoma. Rattlesnake meat can also be dried and flooring and sprinkled into open wounds and physique sores to heal them, and a rattlesnake ointment is made that's utilized to aches and pains as well."

Eliseo "Cheo" Torres is vice chairman of scholar affairs on the collage of latest Mexico.

Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr., is a public details consultant on the collage of latest Mexico.

"Curandero, a e-book concerning the artwork and perform of conventional Hispanic folks therapeutic, is written from the center via a believer who hopes readers will come to understand and increase comparable religion and belief within the rituals of curanderismo."-- Tucson Weekly

"Like curanderismo, the booklet is a component legend, half historical past and half people story. Readers can be entertained, enthralled and mystified."-- Corpus-Christi Caller-Times, TX

"The e-book is a considerate advent when you have an interest within the extra examine of curanderismo or within the research of a few of the crossing locations among smooth medication and folkways, the brain and the physique, or the assembly position that's the US-Mexico border. i'll definitely retain it on my shelf if, for not anything else, its thorough index during which i will be able to lookup reasonably cheap normal therapies for complications, melancholy, or canker sores."-- Southwestern American Literature

"[Curandero] is definitely well worth the time to learn to benefit extra and comprehend the significance of folks medicine."-- Taos News

"[Curandero] suceeds in revealing curanderismo as either a contemplative and a scientific perform. . . it's a interesting read."-- Multicultural Review

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