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Medicine Woman

Reclaiming the Soul of Healing

Signed by the author

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An audacious questioning of the current medical system’s ability to deal with the modern epidemic of chronic illness, combining a raw personal memoir of sickness and healing, woven through with voices of dozens of other long-term sick women of the world and a feminine cultural critique that digs deep into the roots of patriarchal medicine.

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Nautilus Silver Award 2018. Medicine Woman is the eagerly-awaited sister book to Burning Woman (Nautilus Silver Award 2017) from Amazon bestselling author, Lucy H. Pearce.

This audacious questioning of the current medical system's ability to deal with the modern epidemic of chronic illness, combines a raw personal memoir of sickness and healing, woven through with voices of dozens of other long-term sick women of the world and a feminine cultural critique that digs deep into the roots of patriarchal medicine. Pearce takes us from its ancient Greek roots, through the influences of the Enlightenment and Christianity, the wholesale destruction of the wise woman tradition and Western colonial destruction of native medicines to the current technocratic, capitalist model of medicine.

Medicine Woman asks the uncomfortable questions that our culture refuses to face:

  • Why chronic illness, mental health issues, medical prescriptions and costs are rising exponentially.
  • Why women are the major sufferers of the modern epidemic of auto-immune conditions.
  • Why women are twice as likely to be medicated for depression.
  • Why women tend to be taken less seriously by medical professionals.

Medicine Woman voices a deep yearning for a broader vision of what it means to be human than our current paradigm allows for, calling on an ancient archetype of healing, Medicine Woman, to re-vision how we can navigate sickness and harness its transformational powers in order to heal.

Packed with dozens of healing arts exercises and hundreds of medicine questions to help integrate body and mind in the healing process. Like Burning Woman, this book promises initiation by transmission, reconnecting us directly with the soul of healing.

Additional information

Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm
Sub-title

Reclaiming the Soul of Healing

Author

Lucy H. Pearce

Pages

345

ISBN

978-1-910559-33-8

Release date

October 2018

Signed?

Signed by the author

eBook ISBN

978-1-910559-40-6

Cover artist

H?lya Ozdemir

Meet the author: Lucy H. Pearce

Gina Martin author of the When She Wakes trilogy

Lucy H. Pearce is the author of ten life-changing non-fiction books for women, including her best-selling Burning Woman – an incendiary exploration of women and power – written for every woman who burns with passion, has been burned with shame, and in another time or place would be burned at the stake.

Lucy’s work is dedicated to supporting women’s empowered, embodied expression through her writing, teaching and art. She lives in East Cork, Ireland, where she runs Womancraft Publishing – creating life-changing, paradigm-shifting books by women, for women.

She blogs on creativity at: dreamingaloud.net

Meet the artist: Hülya Ozdemir

Hulya Ozdemir, cover artist of Medicine Woman by Lucy H. Pearce, Womancraft Publishing
Waiting To Fly Robin Quinlivan for Burning Woman
Womancraft Publishing is proud to celebrate not just the words, but the images of talented women too.

HÜLYA OZDEMIR, creator of ‘Keep in Mind’ for Medicine Woman, is an illustrator and painter of watercolour portraits. Born in Istanbul in 1972, she has been living in Bodrum in the South Aegean for three years.

One of the ‘The Printemps des Artistes’ (The Spring of the Artists) artists, she has had two solo exhibitions and participated in two group exhibitions for charity. Her art has appeared on magazines and books around the world.

Although she focuses on predominantly female portraits, she does not set any restrictions on her drawings. What guides her is the understanding that a woman is a person who still struggles to exist in a male-dominated society, imprisoned in a role based on maintaining norms of society: tradition, morality, and family triangles, as an asset whose desires, vulnerabilities and worries often do not reflect her own feelings. In her artwork we see women becoming increasingly self-confident, re-establishing their human identity, as the artist enriches the exposition of these inner worlds with patterns.

instagram.com/huliaozdemir/  hulyaozdemir.tumblr.com/