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The work of healing hands

"This book is about our hands and our faces, that's our work, our hands," explained Pantjiti McKenzie, one of the nine ngangkari present on Monday at the Desert Knowledge precinct to launch a new book about Anangu healing traditions – the use of healing hands, healing breath, insight and lifelong experience to renew the health and happiness of sick people.  KIERAN FINNANE reports.

At left: The book cover featuring the hands of Andy Tjilari.

Desert shrinks get global gong

 

If the term psychotherapy conjures for many the image of a bearded
Sigmund Freud in early 20th century Vienna putting his patients on the
couch, the Sixth World Congress for Psychotherapy has a mind-expanding
surprise in store. Aptly titled World Dreaming, the event in Sydney on
August 26 will honour with its Sigmund Freud Award the contribution to
the field of psychotherapy by Aboriginal ngangkari (traditional healers)
from the Pit Lands in Central Australia. Pictured are
ngangkari Iluwanti Ken, Naomi Kantjurin and Maringka Burton (photo
by RHETT HAMMERTON) and Toby Ginger, Rupert Peter and Andy Tjilari
(photo by ANGELA LYNCH). Both courtesy NPY Women's Council.

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