While observing and researching the various healing traditions of Western Lombok in the mid-1990’s, it soon became apparent to me that popot or pungut (head massage) was a fundamental therapeutic technique used in the treatment of many traditional Sasak medical conditions. Popot as it was commonly known was not only used for the relief of … Continued
Tag: Western desert
Based on observations and field notes from the Western Desert between 1973 and 1999, Ken and Barb have published this article which discusses psychic surgeons of the Western Australian desert.
‘We’re not against development….Why can’t you mob listen to us and meet us halfway. You can have your development and we can keep our bushland and keep the rivers clean for your children and ours. What we are against is cutting down all the vegetation, dirtying up the rivers and groundwater and planting all those … Continued