Saturday, February 21, 2015

Healers



Oh, a friend of mine has another wonderful quote I want to hang on to.  I am posting it here so I can read it whenever I desire. I am so fortunate to have such wonderful women friends in my life.  Thanks my friend.

Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists. They were abortionists, nurses and counselors. They were the pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs, and exchanging the secrets of their uses. They were midwives, traveling from home to home and village to village. For centuries women were doctors without degrees, barred from books and lectures, learning from each other, and passing on experience from neighbor to neighbor and mother to daughter. They were called “wise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright.
Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English, “Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers”

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