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The Four Winds: A Shaman's Odyssey into the Amazon

Villoldo, Alberto; Jendresen, Erik

ISBN 10: 006250911X / ISBN 13: 9780062509116
Published by Harpercollins, 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on the front endpaper, with dust jacket, both in VG condition: light wear, light foxing spots, slight soiling. 265 pages. [1.3 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 49472

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Title: The Four Winds: A Shaman's Odyssey into the ...

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Through ritual, ceremony and the use of potions, Villoldo discovers that the four cardinal points of the medicine wheel represents formulas for over-riding the primal response mechanisms that have controlled human behaviour since the birth of the species. He enters another realm of the mind and body unlocking the transcedental secrets of the ancient Quecha masters and awesome powers of the human psyche.

From Library Journal:

While the authors of this latest addition to the growing literature on shamanism are earnest in the delivery of their story, much of it reads like Carlos Castenada. A young psychologist, bent on discovering the connection "between the worlds"--the uncommon realms of consciousness versus "reality"--Villoldo connects with a mysterious Quechua professor who teaches philosophy by day and is a shaman/healer by night. While the professor is the master shaman here, Villoldo meets others. He is shown the methods of inducing prophetic and diagnostic visions--healing oneself as well as others through the use of various herbals. A vision quest to Machu Picchu and other rituals are thrown in. This fascinating topic has much potential, but the authors resort to parlor-trick descriptions that ultimately make these rich, unexplainable-by-ordinary-means experiences hollow. This will probably be in demand, but it's not a necessary purchase. --Kevin M. Roddy, Oakland P.L.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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