Ten million Americans are involved in some way with psychic healing practices, yet biomedicine often neglects or ignores these alternative health care systems. This study describes a contemporary example of psychic healing among middle-class white women as observed in a southwestern Spiritualist-metaphysical chapel. This work is placed in both historical and contemporary contexts. Alternative healing choices, specifically psychic-spiritual healing, may affect the autonomy and self-empowerment of women.
Keywords: Anthropology, Psychic Healing
How to Cite: Hansen K.B., (1992) “Psychic Healing and Women: An Example from a Spiritualist-Metaphysical Church”, Arizona Anthropologist 8.