Ina May Gaskin | The Sun Magazine

Ina May Gaskin

Ina May Gaskin is a midwife, teacher and author. She helped found The Farm with her husband Stephen Gaskin in 1971. There she created The Farm Midwifery Center, one of the first out-of-hospital birthing centers in the United States.

— From January 1979
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

True Touch

In the Zen tradition, a line of succession of Zen Masters is supposed to be linked together by transmission of mind — pure thought transferred from mind to mind with no words. I think that with midwives there is a similar kind of transmission of touch.

January 1979
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