Amerindian medicine is sacred, as are the traditional
African, Chinese, Indian, Arab and Celtic forms of medicine.
“ Sacred medicine is one aspect of the universal
which, depending on the culture, takes on a specific
but whose origin is always the same”.
Amerindian medicine has nothing new to teach the West which has
its own Celtic tradition where cosmic knowledge was just as
profound. It simply aims at reawakening this ancestral memory
that the West has lost.
“Our body is a sacred temple.
love one’s body is to love the Earth.
To ruin one’s body is to ruin the Earth”
traditional medicine considers man holistically and dependent on
his environment: the Cosmos, Earth, Nature, his relationships.
Illness results from the breakdown in the harmony between man
and his environment.
“Why is man more ill than a bird,
a bison or a mountain lion?
Because he has broken the pact of harmony between the
by allowing negative thoughts into his mind
at a level that is often too deep to reach”.
are three actors at work in Amerindian medicine:
you could call God, the Great Spirit or…)
Amerindian doctor who revives the
self-healing forces of the patient
person consulting the doctor is the main actor.
If he doesn’t sincerely want to change, nothing is possible.