Big Medicine from Six Nationsby Ted Williams
Big Medicine from Six Nations is a series of reminiscences and essays by the late Ted Williams, on the themes of "Medicine" (physical/spiritual/psychic healing). Williams intertwines the lore and lifeways of his Tuscarora upbringing, illustrating the dynamic encounter of tradition and innovation at the heart of contemporary Haudenosaunee culture. At the same time, Williams writes with an irreverence, irony, and good humor unmistakably his own.
Colored by Ted's wry and irreverent wit, Big Medicine from Six Nations amply fulfills the promise of its title. It offers a fascinating view, not only of herbal medicine, but of prayers, omens, feasts, vision quests, sweat lodges, spirits, humor, and the sacred teachings of the Great Law of the Great Peace. But readers will find that there is more to this book, about the "spiritual mechanics" of humankind writ large. Readers will discover herein a multiplicity of Big Medicine manifestations, and best of all they will get to know more about Ted Williams, Teller.
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Ted Williams was the last man to bat .400 in major league baseball, was the winner of the American League batting championship six times and, in 1966, was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is now considered our country's leading sports fisherman, and co-authored, with John Underwood, Fishing "The Big Three" and his autobiography, My Turn at Bat, both published by Simon and Schuster.
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