One Man's Spiritual Journey to Find Healing

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

Throughout the course of American history, a great number of Native American traditions have been forgotten. However, there are those who have sought to preserve these belief systems and continue to incorporate them into their everyday lives in modern society. Author Salvatore Gencarelle is one such man, and shares the principles and practices he has learned in his time as the assistant of a Native American medicine man in his new book, A Man Among The Helpers..   The path that led Gencarelle to have such a passion for Native American healing practices was not only a journey of knowledge, but one of intense spirituality. At the age of 15, he began ceremonial training under a Lakota Sioux medicine man who would one day become his father-in-law, and who also happened to be a direct descendent of the medicine man “Chipps,” who served the ever-famous Chief Crazy Horse of the Lakota Tribe. Not your typical learning experience, completion of his goal to become a Native American healer required 17 years, during which time he performed whatever tasks necessary to earn this high honor among the people he had come to love.   A paramedic with over 16 years of experience under his belt, Salvatore Gencarelle is also a photographer, artist, freelance writer, and musician. He travels extensively not only across the North American continent, but around the world to share his experiences and wisdom with those who have the desire to glean the rewards of traditional healing practices. He hopes this book will somehow help each and every reader to “find their own Vision.”

A Man Among The Helpers” is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-60264-939-2) and e-book (ISBN 978-1-60264-940-8) from,, and  This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom.  More information can be found at the author’s website,

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