Drumming Medicine Women

February 22, 2018

In the oldest times women's bodies were considered holy, because they had the seemingly magical ability to give birth... as a result, women became the first technicians of the sacred, performing religious functions we would today associate with the priesthood or clergy. Sacred drumming was one of their primary skills.
-Layne Redmond


Mapuche medicine women treating a patient, c 1908



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