Shaman, Healer, Sage by Alfred Villoldo
Information: 238 pages, paperback
They say: 'A step-by-step manual set against a bewitching backdrop of hair-raising, Castaneda-esque tales...Villoldo's writing is smart, lucid and lyrical' Alberto Villoldo, a classically trained medical anthropologist, has studied shamanic healing techniques among the descendants of the ancient Incas for the past twenty years. Now, in Shaman, Healer, Sage he draws on his vast body of knowledge and experience to create a practical and revolutionary healing programme based on traditional methods that have existed for more than 5,000 years but which, until now, have been inaccessible to most of the world. In this remarkable exploration, Villoldo explains key concepts of shamanic healing, such as the Luminous Energy Field that is believed to surround our material bodies. As he teaches us how to see and influence the imprints that disease leaves on this field, he gives us a unique opportunity to heal others and ourselves. Here, too, he explores the subject of life beyond death, navigating this mysterious, unseen world with the knowledge of a scientist and the wisdom of a shaman.