if you haven't read the books . . . "you know nothing" so try a sample of the series here at GRR Martin's site. Should you read though, you will learn some of what is to come in the series . . . so don't read if you don't want it spoiled!!
Medicine Woman - Medicine means the magical power of fate, healing magic and medicine. Women were the first midwives and shamans, welcoming the newly arrived and preparing sacred rituals for the departed. The Medicine Woman holds the Moon in her hands. She trusts Divine Timing. She knows that all things that once were will be again. From: The Book of Goddesses by Nancy Blair