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- DescriptionFormer President Ronald Reagan called Eva Castellaz a national treasure when he awarded her an NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 1987. Featured in National Geographic, National Public Radio, and numerous other publications, Castellaz is celebrated as a folk artist, community activist and a curandera, a traditional Mexican healer who uses a mind-body-spirit approach. During her 16 year friendship with Joanne Mulcahy, Castellaz has revealed her life story as well as her remedios -- her remedies, both medicinal and metaphoric -- for life's maladies. Using her own observations and Castellaz's stories, Mulcahy employs creative nfiction and oral accounts to portray the life, beliefs, and practices of this remarkable woman. Anyone who has been healed by Eva Castellaz has felt her power and wisdom. Anyone who reads this vivid portrait will come away feeling wiser and empowered by the story of this courageous and loving healer.
- Author(s)Joanne B. Mulcahy
- PublisherTrinity University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication11/03/2010
- SubjectBiography: Religious & Spiritual
- Place of PublicationSan Antonio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTrinity University Press,U.S.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, frontispiece
- Weight314 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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