Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People, 2nd Edition Description
In Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People, the author details her experience and time spent among the Navajo and Diné people with mystical encounters with their alluring landscape, powerful rituals, and illustrious traditions.
The story of Erica Elliott holds more than just a story of self-exploration, it is also about how great the heart can be positively changed when immersed in a culture-rich environment and reached out with love, patience, and respect.
Here are what you will find in this book:
- Detailing the author’s time living with the Navajo people as a teacher, sheepherder, and doctor and her profound experiences with the people, animals, and spirits
- Showing how she learned the Navajo language to bridge the cultural divide
- Revealing the miracles she witnessed, including her own miracle when the elders prayed for the healing of a tumor on her neck
- Her fearsome encounters with a mountain lion and a shape-shifting “skinwalker” and how she fulfilled a prophecy by returning as a doctor