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curandera

/cu·ran·de·ra/ (koo-ron-da´rah) [Sp.] healer; a woman who practices curanderismo.

curandera

(ko͞o′rən-dâr′ə)
n.
A woman who practices folk medicine; an herb doctor.
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Working with the patient, the curandera facilitates the story's revelation, which, in turn, opens a door in consciousness that leads to healing at some level.
On the contrary, she denied her political intentions and instead highlighted naturalistic explanations for her abilities and simultaneously employed the methods of both a traditional curandera and modern physician.
We walked into a small chapel and were greeted by a curandera, draped in a serape, with sad, sad eyes.
The child becomes interested in the huge house and eventually wins the interest and protection of an older servant, Huila, who is a curandera.
In 1940s New Mexico, a young boy faces evil with the help of a curandera, a spiritual guide.
Her horse, Corazon, is stolen and killed, and she becomes the apprentice to Dona Felicia, the curandera who believes Caridad has special powers for healing.
Being a curandera defines the way in which Ultima functions within the cultural structure of the novel.
Jalamanta's patient lover Fatimah is a "healer" - no doubt echoing for fans of Anaya and of his singularly important first novel the memory of Ultima, the curandera in Bless Me, Ultima.
The Toltec were known throughout southern Mexico as people of knowledge," explained Ruiz, a descendant of the Eagle Knight Toltec lineage raised in Mexico by a curandera (healer) mother and a nagual (shaman) grandfather.
She is a curandera, or witch, who descends from a long line of powerful medicine women.
Once there I wanted to meet Mafia Sabina, a famous curandera.
And like she always did in times of trouble, her mother Dora Cisneros went to her curandera -- a fortuneteller -- to see if something could be done.