||Produced by Elan Golomb. 2004.
As global villages, we are beginning to realize that Western concepts of health and disease are not universally recognized and often are not as effective in promoting well-being as they could be. Careful observation and study of cultures that have practiced healing and ritual in traditions outside Western scientific medicine have become more important as we recognize the increasing influence of the spirit on our physical beings.
In this video, we see Ladakhi women who are shamans doing healing. The juncture of healing, mythology, religious and artistic traditions that portray important deities and spiritual concepts in an almost lost tradition of knowledge. Highly recommended for all levels.
1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in
By Elan Golomb
Ladakh, a Himalayan region in India's state of Jammu
Ladakhi medicine women treating patients