How does a traditional “medicine man” help people?

bear heartIn 1988, reporter Mike Watkiss interviewed Muskogee Creek elder Marcellus “Bear Heart” Williams for the television show A Current Affair.

This first segment is Bear Heart’s answer to the questions: What is it that you do? How do you help people?

Traditionally trained as a healer of his tribe (what most people call a “medicine man),” Bear Heart speaks of some of the techniques he uses. 

Look for more of this interview in future posts.

For more traditional Native American teachings read his book, The Wind Is My Mother.


Molly Larkin

Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller "The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman”  and other books on health. She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes, healing practice and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com

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