Woman Who Glows in the Dark by Elena Avila with Joy Parker
A Curandera Reveals Traditional Aztec Secrets of Physical and Spiritual Health
“An autobiographical account of how a psychiatric nurse specialist became a folk medicine healer; this also explains the origins and practice of one of the oldest forms of medicine in the New World.”—Kirkus.
Elena Avila (1944-2011) is the author of the national bestseller Woman Who Glows in the Dark: A Curandera Reveals Traditional Aztec Secrets of Physical and Spiritual Health. Before becoming a spiritual counselor, Avila studied nursing and psychiatric nursing. In addition to her book, Avila also wrote poetry, plays, and gave lectures throughout the United States.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Woman Who Glows in the Dark Introduction
In the Beginning
Chapter 1. Curanderismo: Health Care for the Body and Soul
Chapter 2. Doctora Corazón: The Training of a Curandera
Chapter 3. Tools and Ceremonies of a Curandera
Chapter 4. The Weeping Soul
Chapter 5. The Twisted Heart
Chapter 6. Apprenticeship: Student Teacher, Teacher Student
7. The Gods That Refused to Die: The Future of the Medicine of the People