THE RETURN: THE N'DEUP HEALING CEREMONY

THE RETURN: THE N'DEUP HEALING CEREMONY

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1902
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Leslye Abbey
    2001, 30 mins.
    Purchase: $210 Rental: $55


    This video documents an African approach to treating mental-health issues by showing the communal healing process used by the Wolof in Senegal. The diagnosis is made by a traditional healer, a shaman, whose job is to locate and then placate the spirits, the rab, which are responsible for the illness. The N'Deup healing ceremony enlists the local community under the direction of the healer. Drumming, dancing, and herbal cures are employed in a dramatic effort to soothe and appease the agitated spirit troubling the patient.


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    "...a remarkable film...professionals and students in the human services, who are desirous of becoming our shamans, will find the film intriguing and humbling. —Catherine P. Papell, MSW, DSW, CSW, Professor Erita, Adelphi University School of Social Work

    "fine, interesting film of a healing ritual in an African culture. Well edited, and compelling in its use of participant commentary and scholarly discussion. —Eric Greenleaf, Ph.D., Director, The Milton H. Erickson Institute