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Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel

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Dance of the Four Winds recounts the adventures of the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo as he journeys to Peru to explore the visionary ceremonies of the native shamans. Here Quecha masters use the jungle plant ayahuasca to further their spiritual progress along the four paths of the Medicine Wheel. Entering a magical realm of enigmatic sorcerers and powerful animal totems, Villoldo confronts the hidden powers of his own mind as he unlocks the secrets of the human psyche.

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Dance of the Four Winds recounts the adventures of the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo as he journeys to Peru to explore the visionary ceremonies of the native shamans. Here Quecha masters use the jungle plant ayahuasca to further their spiritual progress along the four paths of the Medecine Wheel. Entering a magical realm of enigmatic sorcerers and powerful animal totems, Villoldo confronts the hidden powers of his own mind as he unlocks the secrets of the human psyche.

Synopsis:

A psychologist learns the ways of native Quechua shamans of Peru and confronts the hidden powers of his own mind.

About the Author

Villoldo was born in Cuba, where he was exposed to Afro-Indian healing traditions at an early age. While pursuing his doctoral studies in psychology and medical anthoropology, he traveled throughout the South West, the Amazon, and the Andes researching Native America healing methods. He later directed the Biological Self-Regualtion Labortory at San Francisco State University, where he investigated mind-body medicine and the neuro-physiology of healing. He founded and directs the Energy Medicine School at The Four Winds Society, and teaches energy medicine to thousands of nurses, physicians, psychotherapists and lay persons every year. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of alternative medicine and shamanic studies.Erik Jendresen is a playwright and screenwriter.

Table of Contents

A psychologist learns the ways of native Quechua shamans of Peru and confronts the hidden powers of his own mind.

Dance of the Four Winds

Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel

Preface

Map of Peru

Prologue

1.andnbsp;andnbsp; South

2.andnbsp;andnbsp; West

3.andnbsp;andnbsp; North

4.andnbsp;andnbsp; East

andquot;The stuff of anthropological bestsellers . . . a flight of serious fancy, confounding our categories of fiction and nonfiction.andquot;
< p > < i > New York Times < /i > < /p >

andquot;Interspersed with direct journal excerpts, the story is told with a rich mix of narrative, mythic and"colloquial images. Given the transitional nature of Villoldo's experience, his is an excellent story to"serve as an introduction for the uninitiated to the belief system and cultural traditions of the Quechua masters.andquot;< p > < i > Talking Leaves < /i > < /p >

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892815142
With:
Jendresen, Erik
Author:
Jendresen, Erik
Author:
Villoldo, Alberto
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Peru
Subject:
Quechua Indians
Subject:
Ayahuasca
Subject:
Quechua Indians -- Religion.
Subject:
Spirituality - Shamanism
Subject:
Peru Description and travel.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Indigenous Cultures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19941231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 13.51 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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Metaphysics » Healing
Metaphysics » Shamanism

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