The medicine man is widely revered by Native American tribes, with often little distinction from the shaman, priest or sorcerer. He is responsible for the health of the tribe & is a fountain of knowledge about herbs and their uses.
Medicine men who see into the spirit world can perceive plants & match a person's aura to the colour of the plant. A key figure in all tribes, the medicine man often goes on vision quests into the spirit world for answers to his patients' emotional & physical problems. The quest is accompanied by much ceremony, & often the medicine man smokes a pipe of sacred herbs & may wear an animal costume.
The sacred in the mundane.
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