Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Karen De Looze

  • Immortal death: before and after

    Karen De Looze Belgium   The slow revenge of unforgiving Law And the deep need of universal pain And hard sacrifice and tragic consequence Out of a Timeless barrier she must break, Penetrate with her thinking depths the Void’s monstrous hush, Look into the lonely eyes of immortal Death. — From Shri Aurobindo’s “Savitri”  …

  • Sunbathing the mind: faith healing in India

    Karen De Looze Belgium   Ervadi Dargah Karen De Looze Understanding mental health care in an Indian context involves a long and adventurous exploration of faith healing. In India, people who suffer from mental illness frequently employ faith healing as an alternative to psychiatric treatment (Raguram et al. 2002). Faith healing often takes place in…