Guides and Gurus

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Guides and Gurus (2007)


Traditional medicine has been around for as long as humankind has. Healers trained in these arts know how to connect with Mother Earth, how to listen to plants, and how to discover the maladies afflicting the people they serve. This 13 part documentary series is an introduction to healers all over the world, offering an appreciation for their varying healings styles and the ancient traditions they came from. What is common with these healers is the calling they receive and their deep connection with all things. Join us as their share their wisdom.

Episode List

The Navajo way tradition and way of life is vastly different from the one many people live in this modern world. Henry Walters, a teacher and medicine man illustrates this difference, sharing his knowledge and passion as he relates his peoples’ traditions.
22 minutes
Ireland is a land of deep mysteries, a rich heritage and a sacred healing tradition. It is a tradition that Gina McGarry practices and teaches as she invites us to walk with her as she offers healing wisdom.
22 minutes
Veddha people, of Sri Lanka, have a long tradition of natural healing. Come with us as we walk through the jungles and see examples of healing plants and demonstrations of how they are used for specific types of healing.
22 minutes
The saying “No plants, no humans”, reminds us of the urgency of having a solid conservation program. Meet the botanists of the Welsh National Botanical Gardens and learn what inspires them to pursue their important work.
22 minutes
Australia has been a land of great tumult for the aboriginal people. From these ordeals comes two great healers; healing body, spirit and community. Come and listen to their tales.
22 minutes
In beautiful New Zealand, the indigenous Maori have practiced their ancient traditions for thousands of years. Two very different healing practitioners share their stories and offer deep healing insights that have helped them time and time again.
22 minutes
The Cree people of Saskatchewan have suffered much devastation over the past several generations. Turning to their ancient healing tradition, they have learned how to heal themselves and thrive. Meet two amazing healers who carry on their ancient healing ...
22 minutes
Come with us as the San and Himba tribes of Namibia share with us their complex healing rituals and take us on a tour of the medicinal plants that have been used to heal for endless generations.
22 minutes
Navajo have a vast history of healing techniques that have been passed down, by word of mouth, from generation to generation. We meet three healers who share their histories and give us a brief glimpse into the ancient and powerful healing traditions of ...
22 minutes
Sit with Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, a trained medical doctor who also uses traditional aboriginal wisdom as part of his healing practice, as he shares his history, healing insights, and shining pearls of wisdom about living healthy and happy.
22 minutes
Guatemala is home to the rich healing tradition of the Maya. Join us as we talk with amazing healers as they share their stories and accomplishments.
22 minutes
E12 Peru
Deep in the Andes once thrived the powerful empire of the Incas; well versed in the ways of traditional healings. These practices still survive today with healing practitioners such as Julia Varrana and Ruben Neira.
22 minutes
Join us as we travel from Australia, to Wales, to Namibia and Peru to learn from four traditional herbalists and how they can help us stay connected with the natural and spiritual worlds.
22 minutes

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breathpainterswellness, posted on February 20, 2016

this whole series is awesome. PLEASE open it up world wide!! and add many many MANY MORE seasons!

mackintoshmargaret, posted on May 28, 2015

Why is it only available in the U.S.?

Denca1, posted on June 30, 2013

Hi, If the origin of this video is Canada then why is it only avail in the US that may be why there are no reviews on this. I wish they would change this.

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