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UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing to Host
Shamana of the Amazonian Jungle Tradition

 MAILED:  Oct. 8, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences will host a presentation by Connie Grauds, pharmacist, professor and shamana of the Amazonian jungle tradition, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Room 114 of the Nursing Building.

Grauds, who has completed a 10-year apprenticeship with a Peruvian Amazon jungle shaman, will discuss how to integrate the scientific and spiritual principles of the power of plants and nature to effect deep healing. She will present dramatic slides of the Amazon jungle, share spirited tales of ancient secret healing rituals, and explore fascinating realms where medicine and magic merge.

Grauds is a registered pharmacist, president of the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists and assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also adjunct professor of the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing and director of the Center for Spirited Medicine in San Rafael, Calif., which is dedicated to preserving the rainforest's medicinal plants and indigenous healing practices. Grauds teaches and lectures internationally on natural and spirited medicines and offers spirited medicine healing workshops in Peru, Hawaii, Europe and the United States. She is author of the book "Jungle Medicine," available online.

Anyone on campus or in the community interested in health care or ecology is invited to attend this free presentation. Donations to the rainforest fund are appreciated.



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Updated: October 8, 2004