The Iceberg Healing Manual (2010)

The goal of this manual is to help people learn to manage their lives. The author, an Inuk healer and elder from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, has drawn upon traditional Inuit practices in writing the manual.

The author compares a person’s physical body to the part of an iceberg that is visible above the water, while the inner person is hidden. The inner person is where an individual hides pain and secrets but it is also where the individual can find everything that is required for a healthy lifestyle.

The author offers advice for healing pain in the heart and the mind, as well as for dealing with cultural wounds.

The text has been directly translated into English from the author’s traditional teaching, handwritten in Inuktitut syllables. In order to maintain the integrity of the author’s work and oral traditional knowledge, there has been only minimal editing of content and sentence structure.

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