The Alchemy of Illness by Kat Duff

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Reflecting on her own experience with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, and integrating insights from psychology, religion, and other disciplines, a counselor sheds new light on the meaning of illness, recovery, and healing. 15,000 first printing.

About Kat Duff

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Duff has a B.A. in literature and women's studies and a M.A. in counseling and education.
Published March 2, 1993 by Pantheon. 159 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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still, her insights into common attitudes toward illness, and into the changes wrought in an individual by illness, are often enlightening.

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during her sickness she read widely and voluminously, pursuing ``the meaning and purposes of illness.'' Bringing together insights from psychology, religion and anthropology, and explicating the words of shamans and philosophers from many cultures, Duff tracks the universality of illness and the ...

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Spirituality & Practice

The Alchemy of Illness reinvigorates this soulful process and in doing so fulfills Kat Duff's goal of restoring "mystery and dignity to the experience of being sick."

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