Twin from Another Tribe: The Story of Two Shamanic Healers from Africa and North America

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A gift to a world divided by race, this memoir is of two healers in the Bantu tradition-one in Africa, one in a U.S. hospital-who know themselves as spiritual twins. Merging Western medicine with shamanic practice, they offer a profound view of peacemaking that requires meeting "the other" as friend and teacher.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vn INTRODUCTION Black Twin White Twin
3
Mapatya
15
MICHAEL AND MANDAZAS STORY
21
Just Thought It Was the Way Things Were
23
Of Such Small Things the Kingdom of Heaven Is Made
27
Curled Up Like a Chicken Foot
31
The Stranger God Gave Me to Love
33
The Lion Totem
37
The White Eagle
117
Slowly and with Great Tenderness
121
Simakuhle and George
125
Into Yet Another Heart
129
Know It in My Body
137
Not Deliberately Eating Souls
141
They Are Rainmakers
149
Circles within Circles
153

The Language of the Birds
39
Words to Talk about God
41
The Beggar at the Crossroads
49
War
55
The Black Liberation Army
59
Becoming a Policeman
63
Becoming a Nurse
67
Started Having Powerful Dreams
69
The Sweetest of Gifts
73
Water Spirit Disease
77
The Picture of Beauty
81
The Coming of the Spirits
85
While the City Burned
93
Independence
95
Receive the Dead Meat from my Heart
101
And Then the Rain Fell
107
So the Spirits Can Have a Home
111
Not Really an Evil Spirit
157
All His Distressing Disguises
159
The Spirits Come in So Many Ways
163
Grandmother Spider
165
The Snake Who Put Medicine in My Body
171
The Black Eagle
173
The Peacemaker Who Has No Name
177
A Fool for Sure
179
Am Here
181
CONCLUSION
183
Thou Shalt Not Make Enemies
185
The Holy Spirit Itself Was Drinking
189
EPILOGUE
193
Descending the Holy Mountain
195
And the Stars Are Her Children
200
AFTERWORD by Deena Metzger Dare a Healing Community
205
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