Research on Spirituality Series No. 8: Song of the Babaylan: Living Voices, Medicines, Spiritualities of the Philippine Ritualist-Oralist-Healers
ISBN 978-971-95170-3-0 Php250.00
(book paper; softbound) 400p; 8.5×11 in; c2013
AWARDS: 2014 Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards (Spirituality) & 2014 Gintong Aklat Awards
Healing is what we need in the world today – healing from divisions, brokenness, physical ailments, and from all forms of man-made disasters. Healing restores our health and keeps us whole and in communion with the entirely of creation. May this book inspire us, resounding in our hearts and minds as Filipinos, and in the hearts and minds of the other people in the world, that here in our beloved country, there are sounds that heal, and there are still babaylan and ritualist – oralist – healers who commune with the spirit and serve as channels and instruments of healing.
Let us listen to the Song of the Babaylan. Let us chant our hopes and dreams as a people. Let us heal and restore our land. And let us free the human spirit so that it might be touched by the Divine Spirit. – Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O.Carm., Ph.D.