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August 12, 2009

Posted by Dreamhealer in Alternative medicine.

LIKE big cats, the uncles circle, murmuring diagnoses to each other. Their Pitjantjatjara tongue is a purring music of rolling Rs. Then they are ready. Working as a team, they move in to administer their healing power of touch – for they are Ngangkari: Aboriginal medicine men. Uncle Rupert Peters and Uncle Toby Ginger are famous men in their field and in high demand not only in Aboriginal communities but, increasingly, in the city by non-Aborigines. Their mystical medicine has joined a panoply of alternative treatments sought by a troubled world. Their touch is not gentle. Read More…


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