Re: shamanism and culture shock

mike shupp (ms44278@HUEY.CSUN.EDU)
Sat, 11 May 1996 13:36:09 -0700

On Sat, 11 May 1996, Marie K Conrad wrote:

> You're very correct in pointing out that the LDS (Mormon) Church does
> practice the "laying on of hands," and that this has to do with the faith
> of both the "healer" and the "healee." It is, however, referred to as a
> "priesthood blessing," and is performed only by (male) priesthood holders
> in the LDS church who have attained a certain level in the priesthood

I stand corrected. Still, most Mormon males (every single one in
most communities, I suspect) enter the priesthood as Deacons as young
teenagers and rise up the ranks. It's not a tiny little clique we're
speaking of here, but a major portion of the community.
Mike Shupp
California State University, Northridge