Long before the advent of modern medicine, surgery, and pharmaceuticals, healers practiced magic — mind over matter — to remedy diseases. Medicine men and wise women were entrusted with the care and well being of their people. Their knowledge of the spirit world and the healing energies in plants made them respected members of their communities. Today, healing remains a primary focus for many magicians. Miraculous cures that baffle conventional doctors can be achieved through the same magical practices that are used to attract wealth or love.