Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 10, Winter 1985-1986


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Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 10, Winter 1985-1986


The theme of the tenth issue of the Katúah Journal is on holistic healing, folk medicine traditions, and sacred places. Authors and artists in this issue include: Meridel LeSeur, Kate Rogers, Barbara Reimensnyder,  Marlene Mountain, Stephen Knauth, Douglas A. Rossman, Nancy-Lou Patterson, D. Massey, David Wheeler, Roger Stephens, Richard Ciccarelli, Diannah Beauregard, J. Linn Mackey, and Karen Paquette.

Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, later simplified to Katúah Journal, was published from 1983 to 1993. A quarterly publication, it was focused on the bioregion of former Cherokee land in Appalachia. The early issues of the journal explain the meaning of the Cherokee name, Katúah, and why the editors wanted to view the world through a bioregional lens, rather than political boundaries. A volunteer production, the editors took a holistic view in tackling social, environmental, mental, spiritual, and emotional topics of the day, many of which are still relevant.

Table Of Contents

Medicine Traditions Near Home.......1

Kate Rogers and Her Mountain Medicals.......3

Circles of Stone.......4

Internal Mythmaking: An Interview with Marlene Mountain.......6

"This is Heresy!" Holistic Healing on Trial.......9

Two Poems by Steve Knauth.......10

Cherokee Mythic Places.......11

The Uktena's Tale.......15

Crystal Magic.......19

Good Medicine: "What Makes a Place Sacred?".......20

Review: Deep Ecology.......21

Natural World News.......22


Fall Katúah Gathering.......27

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Bioregionalism--Appalachian Region, Southern
Sustainable living--Appalachian Region, Southern
Holistic medicine
Alternative medicine--North Carolina, Western
Art Therapy
Herbs-Therapeutic use--North Carolina, Western
Dream interpretation
Sacred space
Stone circles
North Carolina, Western
Blue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Region, Southern
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