Not many of us know much about Navajo (Diné) spiritual practices or have ever spoken with a real medicine man. Larry Tyler grew up in a family of Diné spiritual healers and spends his life restoring health, balance, and harmony to the lives of others. Sometimes his help is sought for healing a disease, sometimes for healing the psyche, and sometimes the goal is to promote harmony between groups of people or between humans and nature. So while the term “medicine man” is not entirely inappropriate, it greatly oversimplifies the leading role that real medicine men have played in the Diné culture.
To learn more about the wisdom of Diné spiritual healers, please join host Stephen Spitz with his special guest, Larry Tyler.
Produced with the assistance of John Burgund