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Shamanism, Vegetalismo, and the Aesthetics of Healing
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

François DemangeIn conversation with Abou Farman(Department of Anthropology)François Demange (MA Anthropology) has been training with indigenous medicine people and practicing their healing methods since 1996 in both the Peruvian Amazon and in North America.  He is considered one of the most experienced Westerners in the practice of the traditional Amazonian medicine called Vegetalismo, which is defined as the plant spirit medicine practice of that region. François is also a follower of the Red Path; he is a pipe carrier, a Sundancer, and has been adopted by the Dakota Nation.  He uses a combination of spiritual and energetic methods to read, diagnose and address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual imbalance in his patients. He is a Reiki Master and Co-Founder of Sacred Medicine Foundation.

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Bard Hall, Bard College Campus
Sponsor: Anthropology Program; Religion Program
Contact: Abou Farman.
Phone: 845-758-7201

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