...healer both in culture, and modern holistic medicine, the modern practice of shamanism should be shown to be important, relevant, and still contained within the group mind.
Views offered in the texts
Modern academic debate is concentrated around the connection between the patient and the illness: Sontag, for example, sees illness such as 'Cancer' as a disease developing entirely independently of the 'host', and therefore not connected with lifestyle, or any other outside influence. She... Themes of Healing, Illness, and the mind/body relationship in Sontag, Starhawk, and Bly The mind and the body interaction is viewed in different ways by the holistic community, and conventional medicine. While...