Sacred healers

Fran Antmann talks about her book: Maya Healers – A Thousand Dreams in an interview on She’s been living and working in Central and South America for years and foregrounds the sacredness of indigenous people’s work and lives.

“As a writer and photographer, I saw firsthand how healers, bonesetters and their patients are part of a sacred process that binds together healer and patient, family and community. These rituals survive despite the genocide of the Maya people perpetrated over several decades until 1996 by government forces. During this period the practice of these rituals was forbidden.”