Balians
Balians

Balians

Traditional Healers of Bali

Edited by Bradford Keeney

Profiles in Healing series

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

200 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $59.55)

Publication Date: January 2004

ISBN 9780918172358

Rights: WOR

Leete's Island Books (Jan 2004)
Ringing Rocks Press

Price: $39.95
 
 

Overview

The sacred healing methods and visions of shamans from Bali

The 10th volume of the Profiles in Healing series presents the male and female healers from Bali, called Balians; discusses their healing practices; and shares the visions that have defined their way of life. In addition, the Lontar—a sacred text consisting of etchings on dried palm leaves—is presented and its medicinal teachings are explained. Illustrated by beautiful and mystic photos and drawings and accompanied by an audio CD of traditional music and readings from the Lontar, this books provides a penetrating examination of the ancient healing practices of Bali. Life stories, personal accounts of visions, and detailed descriptions of medical practice are interspersed throughout.

Reviews

“The elegance and beauty of these books, their audio CDs and their teachings mirror the elegance and beauty of the hallowed traditons they represent. The timeliness of Profiles of Healing, which ring with joy and wisdom, could not be more urgent since the earth and her peoples yearns for deep healing today.” —Mathew Fox, author, Original Blessing

“Keeney's vision is leading the vanguard in defining and articulating the territory between psychology and spirit.” —Eric Utne, founder and former editor, Utne Reader

Author Biography

Bradford Keeney, PhD, is the author of Shaking Out the Spirits, Aesthetics of Change, and Mind in Therapy. He is the vice president of cultural affairs for the Ringing Rock Foundation.