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Walking Thunder
Walking Thunder

Walking Thunder

Diné Medicine Woman

Edited by Bradford Keeney

Profiles in Healing series


200 Pages, 7 x 10

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $59.95)

Publication Date: April 2001

ISBN 9780918172303

Rights: WOR

Leete's Island Books (Apr 2001)

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The life and healing rituals of a traditional Navajo medicine woman

A traditional Diné (Navajo) medicine woman, Walking Thunder, tells her life story and describes her healing methods using native plants, sand paintings, and other medicinal ways in this first-person account. As a practitioner of the peyote ceremony, she shares her indigenous understanding of the world of spirits evoked by this botanical sacrament. Photographs illustrate the ceremonies and ritual practices and the accompanying CD features traditional Diné storytelling as well as sacred songs to evoke the experience of Walking Thunder's life and healing. Includes audio CD.


“A delightful book with generous appeal to anyone interested in Native American cultures or the techniques of natural, magical, and spiritual healing.” —SageWoman

“The time is ripe for this series . . . soul-stirring quotations, personal narratives . . . luxurious photographs, and compact discs of prayers, sacred songs, ceremonies, and teachings.” —Spirituality & Health magazine

“One of the most exquisite collections of pictures and prose in print.” —Body & Soul Magazine

“Each book stands alone, but [the series] provides a whole larger than the sum of the parts . . . Breathtaking.” —Milton Erickson Foundation Newsletter

Author Biography

Bradford Keeney, PhD, is the editor of the previous Profiles in Healing books and the author of Shaking Out the Spirits, Aesthetics of Change, and Mind in Therapy.