Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing

Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing

by Michele Elizabeth Lee

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692857878
Publisher: Wadastick
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Pages: 396
Sales rank: 262,859
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michele Elizabeth Lee has worked for over 30 years in the integrated arts field as a visual arist, curator, administrator, educator, and writer. She has a MFA from the University of Southern California and a BA from Antioch College. She is a native of Oakland, California, who was raised in a family of traditional healers from the South. She currently lives and works in her native Oakland, where she teaches art in a public school. She has two adult children, Milon and Nora.

Table of Contents

PART I: HEALING NARRATIVES

Chapter 1 - Reclaiming Our Natural Healing Tradition

Chapter 2 - Strong Medicine

Chapter 3 - Spirit Work

Chapter 4 - Coming Full Circle

PART II - THE AILMENTS AND MEDICINES

Chapter 5 - Preventive Health Care

Chapter 6 – The Ailments And Their Remedies

Chapter 7 – Animal Care

Chapter 8 – The Medicines

Chapter 9 - Working The Powers: Conjurin’ And Hoodoo Remedies

Index of Images

Glossary of Cultural Terms

Glossary of Medicinal Properties

Bibliography

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