Border Healing Woman

Border Healing Woman

The story of Jewel Babb, from her early years as a tenderfoot ranch wife to her elder years as a desert healing woman, has enthralled readers since Border Healing Woman was first published in 1981.

Author: Jewel Babb

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292792166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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The story of Jewel Babb, from her early years as a tenderfoot ranch wife to her elder years as a desert healing woman, has enthralled readers since Border Healing Woman was first published in 1981. In this second edition, Pat LittleDog adds an epilogue to conclude the story, describing the mixed blessings that publicity brought to Jewel Babb before her death in 1991.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Border Healing Woman

Border Healing Woman

It is the story of her management of the little land she had left -- Indian Hot Springs on the Rio Grande.

Author: Jewel Babb

Publisher:

ISBN: 0292707304

Category: Healers

Page: 134

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Jewel Babb is an independent Anglo woman who has lived most of her eighty years in the isolated desert region near El Paso. Border Healing Woman is her story -- of her young years spent traveling the area in a covered wagon, of her marriage into a wealthy ranch family and of the family's loss of that wealth, and of her life alone after her husband died and her sons were arrested for cattle smuggling. It is the story of her management of the little land she had left -- Indian Hot Springs on the Rio Grande.
Categories: Healers

The Border Healer

The Border Healer

WOmAN BEDEvILED: 2011 I was doing some cleansing, when we had a man show up with a woman in his arms, she was fighting like the devil trying to get loose ...

Author: Alberto Salinas, Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467060516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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The Border Healer My Life as a Curandero is one of the most significant contributions of its kind. Alberto Salinas, Jr. a curandero tells his story in the native voice. He tells us about his life and how he became a healer. He explains the spiritual world of El Nino Fidencio, the spiritual realm in which he practices and he shares with us many of his experiences as a working exorcist. He recounts his life growing up as a migrant farm worker in south Texas, marrying, raising children and working as a deputy sheriff before he recognized his calling to spiritual service as a curandero.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Healing with Herbs and Rituals

Healing with Herbs and Rituals

Jewel Babb is particularly well-known, in part because of the publicity generated by Pat Ellis Taylor's book,Border Healing Woman. Jewel Babb's story is not ...

Author: Eliseo “Cheo” Torres

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826339621

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Healing with Herbs and Rituals is an herbal remedy-based understanding of curanderismo and the practice of yerberas, or herbalists, as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Part One, "Folk Healers and Folk Healing," focuses on individual healers and their procedures. Part Two, "Green Medicine: Traditional Mexican-American Herbs and Remedies," details traditional Mexican-American herbs and cures. These remedies are the product of centuries of experience in Mexico, heavily influenced by the Moors, Judeo-Christians, and Aztecs, and include everyday items such as lemon, egg, fire, aromatic oil, and prepared water. Symbolic objects such as keys, candles, brooms, and Trouble Dolls are also used. Dedicated, in part, to curanderos throughout Mexico and the American Southwest, Healing with Herbs and Rituals shows us these practitioners are humble, sincere people who have given themselves to improving lives for many decades. Today's holistic health movement has rediscovered the timeless merits of the curanderos' uses of medicinal plants, rituals, and practical advice.
Categories: Medical

Border Crossing Spirituality

Border Crossing Spirituality

Transformation in the Borderland Jung Eun Sophia Park. woman regains her subjectivity, personality, and dignity. In the first healing story of the given ...

Author: Jung Eun Sophia Park

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498226011

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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Border crossing is a significant experience in the global era when many people cross borders, whether in cultural, geopolitical, relational, or existential terms. Border crossing can provide a great opportunity for spiritual growth, yet it is often a violent and dangerous process. Thus there is a need to explore border-crossing spirituality: to examine how various aspects of border crossing impact human life, analyze why border crossing happens, and explain how the act of border crossing provides transformation. Border crossing is an action undertaken to expand one's own boundaries, and from it emerges the borderland--a third space where one's transformation can occur. This book primarily focuses on various teachings of border crossing and the notion of "being in between." Almost every religious tradition has within it a spiritual teaching of border crossing and the importance of the borderland. This book is, by nature, cross cultural, interreligious, and interspiritual. Through the action of border crossing, transformation occurs in the borderland, and border-crossing spirituality can be crystallized as living a radical hospitality, valuing friendship, remaining in the present, and reclaiming subjectivity.
Categories: Religion

Border Medicine

Border Medicine

Curanderismo as Transcultural Religious Healing Tradition 1. ... Csordas, Body/Meaning/Healing, 245–46. 4. ... LittleDog, Border Healing Woman, 60, 70, 96.

Author: Brett Hendrickson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479861293

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Mexican American folk and religious healing, often referred to as curanderismo, has been a vital part of life in the Mexico-U.S. border region for centuries. A hybrid tradition made up primarily of indigenous and Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self, curanderismo treats the sick person with a variety of healing modalities including herbal remedies, intercessory prayer, body massage, and energy manipulation. Curanderos, “healers,” embrace a holistic understanding of the patient, including body, soul, and community. Border Medicine examines the ongoing evolution of Mexican American religious healing from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. Illuminating the ways in which curanderismo has had an impact not only on the health and culture of the borderlands but also far beyond, the book tracks its expansion from Mexican American communities to Anglo and multiethnic contexts. While many healers treat Mexican and Mexican American clientele, a significant number of curanderos have worked with patients from other ethnic groups as well, especially those involved in North American metaphysical religions like spiritualism, mesmerism, New Thought, New Age, and energy-based alternative medicines. Hendrickson explores this point of contact as an experience of transcultural exchange. Drawing on historical archives, colonial-era medical texts and accounts, early ethnographies of the region, newspaper articles, memoirs, and contemporary healing guidebooks as well as interviews with contemporary healers, Border Medicine demonstrates the notable and ongoing influence of Mexican Americans on cultural and religious practices in the United States, especially in the American West. Instructor's Guide
Categories: Religion

Take My Word

Take My Word

Autobiographical Innovations of Ethnic American Working Women Anne E. Goldman ... Taylor's comments about the production of Border Healing Woman: This book ...

Author: Anne E. Goldman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520200975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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"An exciting, original contribution to American Women's Cultural Studies. . . . Goldman challenges even poststructural views of the author and reminds us how women found ways to subvert traditional scripts in representing themselves and their relation to their cultures."—Barbara T. Christian, author of Black Feminist Criticism "Always attentive to historical and discursive contexts, Goldman looks for the pressure points of these nontraditional narratives where the discursive call to speak as a representative of a collectivity—what she describes as the ethnographic imperative—gives way to the impulse to 'self-distinction'—what she describes as the individualizing logic of self-possession. In doing so she compels theorists of autobiography to rethink the elasticities of autobiographical utterance by means of a negotiable 'I'-'We' continuum. She compels us, that is, to rethink conventional understandings of genre. Her argument is incisive, her readings nuanced, her prose lucid."—Sidonie Smith, author of Subjectivity, Identity, and the Body: Women's Autobiographical Practices in the Twentieth Century
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women Pioneers in Texas Medicine

Women Pioneers in Texas Medicine

Marc Lifsher , " Border Healer , " Dallas Times Herald , December 5 , 1982 . 19. Taylor , Border Healing Woman , pp . 104-22 . 20.

Author: Elizabeth Silverthorne

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 089096789X

Category: History

Page: 238

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The pioneering figures presented here have forged new paths for women in fields ranging from nursing, pharmacy, public health, and dentistry to general and hospital practice, hospice care, virology, surgery, and psychiatry. Their stories reveal the special obstacles they faced and overcame as women practicing in a demanding, traditionally all-male field. They also chronicle the history of medicine in the state generally since, although there was discrimination and resistance to accepting them, their accomplishments paralleled and in some instances led the development of medical practice and specialization. Using vignettes and biographical details garnered from sparse available literature, newspaper archives, typescripts found in various libraries around the state, and interviews, Elizabeth Silverthorne and Geneva Fulgham have created profiles of women ranging from traditional roles such as native herbalists and midwives through contemporary pioneers in fields like genetics and nuclear medicine. Drawing on subjects across the centuries throughout Texas' geographical regions and from diverse ethnic groups, they have painted rounded portraits of the women, showing their educational achievements, personalities, commitments, family lives, and hobbies. The stories of these pioneering women, told in clear and compelling prose, are fascinating and even inspiring. The accomplishments of the women heighten our understanding of the ways in which women have defied stereotype. Through personal persistence and dedication to their chosen fields, often against great odds, the women profiled here contributed to an elevated status for all women in the state.
Categories: History

Death of a Healing Woman

Death of a Healing Woman

Texana Jones, owner of a trading post in the Texas border country of Presidio County, investigates the murder of Rhea Fair, a reclusive healing woman, whose death may be linked to the killings of two close friends and the disappearance of a ...

Author: Allana Martin

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 0373262817

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Texana Jones, owner of a trading post in the Texas border country of Presidio County, investigates the murder of Rhea Fair, a reclusive healing woman, whose death may be linked to the killings of two close friends and the disappearance of a mysterious woman who had visited Rhea. Reprint. K. AB.
Categories: Fiction

Women Healing Healing Women

Women Healing Healing Women

The Genderisation of Healing in Early Christianity Elaine Wainwright ... is a crossing over that takes place on the border when the healer becomes the ...

Author: Elaine Wainwright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351223843

Category: History

Page: 278

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'Women Healing/ Healing Women' begins with a search for women who were healers in the Graeco-Roman world of the late Hellenistic and early Roman period. Women healers were honoured in inscriptions and named by medical writers, and were familiar enough to be stereotyped in plays and other writings. What emerges by the first century of the Common Era is a world in which women functioned as healers but where healing becomes a contested site for gender relations. By the time the gospels are written the place of women as healers is effectively erased. The book uses the historical and cultural evidence to re-read the gospel texts and discover healers in a woman pouring out ointment, healed women bearing on their bodies the language describing Jesus, and even in women possessed by demons.
Categories: History

Texas Women Writers

Texas Women Writers

... won the Southwest Book Award for her first book, Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewell Babb, about a West Texan known for her healing powers.

Author: Sylvia Ann Grider

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890967652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 461

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Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own is a sweeping account of a rich yet largely ignored literary history covering over 160 years of women's writing in the Lone Star State. Their writings vary widely in theme, setting, and voice; nevertheless, these writers share a distinct tradition that is in part defined by their isolation due to both geography and gender and is wholly different from that of their male counterparts. The introductory essay by the editors covers the history of women writers in Texas from the pioneers to the postmodernists, providing the context and theme for the survey. Critical-biographical portraits of the lives and careers of individual writers both major and minor follow: from novelists, dramatists, and poets, to writers of short stories, children's books, and creative nonfiction. Other essays examine the developmental history of major genres in the region and chronologically review each generation and the particular challenges of time and place that shaped their work. The careers of African-American and Tejana writers are also examined as part of newly emerging literary traditions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Global Border Crossings

Global Border Crossings

message of Christianity to the direct lived experiences of women by using ... and alternative healing practices in women's lives (West, 2002; Williams, ...

Author: Kathryn L. Norsworthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135713072

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

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This book brings together a group of feminist activists, psychologists, and peace workers from countries on every continent who describe how they apply global/transnational feminism in their activist peace and justice projects in the cultures and countries in which they live and work. The contributors, who are from different locations in the “global village”, reflect on their engagement in Global South/North border crossings and partnerships, taking into consideration such variables as the gender, economic/class, ethnic, racial, political and imperializing/colonizing tensions inherent in the work. Authors discuss the feminist principles that guide their work, describe a project or set of projects illustrating how they apply feminist theory and practice, and reflect on the complexitites, tensions and conundrums inherent in negotiating cross-national feminist partnerships in research, practice, and activism. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women & Therapy.
Categories: Social Science

Telling Women s Lives

Telling Women s Lives

Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewell Babb as Told to Pat Ellis Taylor. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Thomas, W. I., and Florian Znaniecki.

Author: Judy Long

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814750742

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 185

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"An acknowledged classic. Katz has transformed our conception of Jewish history from the 16th to the 18th century. Because of his work, we now understand that the ghetto was no longer sealed off at that time from outside opinions and that the movement towards modernity had begun long before the Jews were actually legally emancipated. Making this work available again in the revised edition is a service to scholarship and to public enlightenment." --Arthur Hertzberg "Since it first appeared in Hebrew in 1958, Tradition and Crisis has had a tremendous impact on generations of students and scholars. Katz's innovative use of sources has introduced scholars to new methodologies and opened new vistas for research. This new, unabridged translation is therefore highly welcome. It will ensure its continued use in the English-speaking world." --Jehuda Reinharz, Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History, Brandeis University "Like a lovingly restored painting, Bernard Cooperman's new, annotated translation of Jacob Katz's classic portrait of early Jewish modernity can now be fully appreciated for the first time. An admirable achievement." --Ivan G. Marcus When it first appeared in Hebrew in 1958 and in English in 1961, Tradition and Crisis, Jacob Katz's groundbreaking study of Jewish society at the end of the Middle Ages, dramatically changed our perceptions of the Jewish community prior to the era of modernity. This new, unabridged translation by Bernard Dov Cooperman makes this classic available to new generations of students and scholars, together with Katz's original source notes, and an afterword and an updating bibliographic appendix by Professor Cooperman. Katz revolutionized the field by tapping into a rich and hitherto unexplored source for reconstructing the sociology of a previous era: the responsa literature of the Rabbinic establishment during the Middle Ages. The self-governing communities of Jews in Europe dealt with issues both civil and religious. The questions and answers addressed to the rabbinic authorities and courts provide an incomparable wealth of insights into life as it was lived in this period and into the social, historical, cultural, and economic issues of the day. How did European Jewry progress from a socially and culturally segregated society to become a component of European society at large? What were Jewish attitudes toward the Gentile world from which Jewry had been secluded for centuries? What were the bridges from the old to the new era? Tradition and Crisis traces the roots of modernity to internal developments within the communities themselves. Katz traces the modern movements of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) in the West and Hasidism in the East, to an internal breakdown in the structure of these communities and the emergence of an alternative leadership in the wake of the Sabbatian challenge. A dynamic work that has radically changed our view of this history, Tradition and Crisis remains the pivotal text for understanding the revolution in the entire conception of Jewish identity in the modern era.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Texas Through Women s Eyes

Texas Through Women s Eyes

Source: Jewel Babb, Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewel Babb, as told to Pat Ellis Taylor (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981).

Author: Judith N. McArthur

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292723030

Category: History

Page: 295

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"This is social history at its very best...The wide selection of firsthand accounts found in this text draw the reader in, and most are absolutely fascinating...This volume will make a significant contribution to the field of Texas women's history, and I predict it will be the one book to which scholars and the reading public turn for information on twentieth-century Texas women."-Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Professor of History, University of North Texas Texas Women broke barriers throughout the twentieth century, winning the right to vote, expanding their access to higher education, entering new professions, participating fully in civic and political life, and planning their families. Yet these major achievements have hardly been recognized in histories of twentieth-century Texas. By contrast, Texas Through Women's Eyes offers a fascinating overview of women's experiences and achievements in the twentieth century, with an inclusive focus on rural women, working-class women, and women of color. Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith trace the history of Texas women through four eras. They discuss how women entered the public sphere to work for social reforms and the right to vote during the Progressive era (1900-1920); how they continued working for reform and social justice and for greater opportunities in education and the workforce during the Great Depression and World War II (1920-1945); how African American and Mexican American women fought for labor and civil rights while Anglo women laid the foundation for two-party politics during the postwar years (1945-1965); and how second-wave feminists (1965-2000) promoted diverse and sometimes competing goals, including passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive freedom, gender equity in sports, and the rise of the New Right and the Republican party. The authors take particular account of the interactions between genders and the hierarchies of race and ethnicity as they synthesize information from published histories with their own original research into women's lives. They also include a wealth of first-person accountsùwomen's letters, memoirs, and oral histories. This lively combination will appeal to a wide audience.
Categories: History

The Alcalde

The Alcalde

Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewel Babb as told to Pat Ellis Taylor. Anyone interested in folklore, folk medicine, women's studies, anthropology or ...

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Page: 52

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As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."
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Wise Woman Herbal Healing Wise

Wise Woman Herbal Healing Wise

... Harper & Row • Blood Magic Alma Gottlieb & T. Buckley ; 1988 , U. of California • Border Healing Woman Jewel Babb & Pat E. Taylor ; 1981 , U. of Texas .

Author: Susun S. Weed

Publisher: Ash Tree Pub

ISBN: 0961462027

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 295

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Healing Wise sets forth the foundations of the Wise Woman Tradition, contrasting them with the Heroic and Scientific views of healing. Weeds draw us into ancient wisdom in a clear and refreshing way, says herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. I see the Wise Woman. She carries a blanket of compassion. She wears a robe of wisdom. From her shoulders, a mantle of power flows. She ties the threads of our lives together. I see the Wise Woman. And she sees me. Seven herbs -- burdock, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, oatstraw, seaweed, and violet -- are explored in depth. Each monograph includes the voice of the herb, a weed walk to encounter the herb in its environment, detailed instructions for harvesting and preparation, properties and uses for every part of the herb, pertinent facts, fun folklore, and recipes for gourmet foodstuffs, wines, beers, cosmetics, and more.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Pathways to Ancient Shelter

Pathways to Ancient Shelter

Here on my table is Border Healing Woman: Pat Ellis and Jewel Babb tell the story of Jewel, a healer at Indian Hot Springs, where she relieved suffering, ...

Author: Mary Locke Crofts

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496969316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Mary Locke Crofts graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and for several years taught English. She then completed the graduate program in myth and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. A storyteller, she lives in San Antonio and Langtry and has two grown children.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Writing on the Wind

Writing on the Wind

An Anthology of West Texas Women Writers Lou Halsell Rodenberger, Laura Payne Butler, Jacqueline A. ... Border Healing Woman : The Story of Jewel Babb .

Author: Lou Halsell Rodenberger

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 0896725480

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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The vast, disparate region called West Texas is both sparsely populated and scarcely recognized. Yet it has given voice to a surprising number of women writers who have left more than a faint impression on its hardscrabble terrain and consciousness. These writers do much more than evoke the land and its celebrated skies. Often with humor and alw...
Categories: Fiction

Curandero

Curandero

A Life in Mexican Folk Healing Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, Timothy L. Sawyer ... The Healer of Los Olmos and Other Mexican Lore. ... Border Healing Woman.

Author: Eliseo “Cheo” Torres

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826336415

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Eliseo Torres, known as "Cheo," grew up in the Corpus Christi area of Texas and knew, firsthand, the Mexican folk healing practiced in his home and neighborhood. Later in life, he wanted to know more about the plants and rituals of curanderismo. Torres's story begins with his experiences in the Mexican town of Espinazo, the home of the great curandero El Niño Fidencio (1899-1939), where Torres underwent life-changing spiritual experiences. He introduces us to some of the major figures in the tradition, discusses some of the pitfalls of teaching curanderismo, and concludes with an account of a class he taught in which curanderos from Cuernavaca, Mexico, shared their knowledge with students. Part personal pilgrimage, part compendium of medical knowledge, this moving book reveals curanderismo as both a contemplative and a medical practice that can offer new approaches to ancient problems. From Curandero ". . . for centuries, rattlesnakes were eaten to prevent any number of conditions and illnesses, including arthritis and rheumatism. In Mexico and in other Latin American countries, rattlesnake meat is actually sold in capsule form to treat impotence and even to treat cancer. Rattlesnake meat is also dried and ground and sprinkled into open wounds and body sores to heal them, and a rattlesnake ointment is made that is applied to aches and pains as well."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography