By Wayne Peate, M.D.
“May the story give you strength. May the belief relieve your pain.”
“The spirit runs through the body,” says Dr. Peate, a practicing physician who draws on his Iroquois heritage as well as his Western medical training. Alternative medicine, holistic health, and spiritual healing have been practiced by Native peoples for thousands of years. From the Four Sacred Directions and the Beauty Way to botanical healing and ceremonies, Listening With Your Heart offers a rich gathering of time-honored sayings, sacred chants, and practical suggestions to improve your health. Listen—with your heart—to the words of these wise men and women.
Descended from the Mohawk and Onandaga Nations of the Iroquois, Dr. Wayne F. Peate has lived and worked with Native peoples and healers in east Africa and South America, as well as in the reservations and barrios of the Southwest. Dr. Peate received his medical education at Dartmouth and Harvard. He is a practicing physician an an associate professor of medicine and public health at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Rio Nueve Publishers, 2003