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Island of the sun : mastering the Inca medicine wheel /
Alberto Villoldo and Erik Jendresen.
imprint
Rochester, Vt. : Destiny Books, c1995.
description
xiii, 210 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
0892815205 :
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imprint
Rochester, Vt. : Destiny Books, c1995.
isbn
0892815205 :
general note
Originally published: San Francisco, Calif. : HarperSanFrancisco, c1992.
catalogue key
1878975
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"A moving testament to interior ways of knowing."
"A narrative rich in myth, history, and metaphor."
"Profound and personal, cosmic and compassionate. . . . Memoir, Andean adventure, and quest for wisdom, the book is an even deeper, wiser, more moving tour of the extraordinary, with Villoldo a refreshing guide, frank amd engaging."
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Main Description
Following his spiritual journeys to the South and West described in Dance of the Four Winds, Villoldo prepares for the journey to the North, where lies the wisdom of the ancient Inca shamans. At the "Island of the Sun, " a sacred site in Bolivia, Villoldo uncovers a profound secret about the journey to the East--the journey home.
Main Description
Island of the Sun recounts the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo's return to Peru in search of the Quechua Indian shaman Don Jicaram. The authors' earlier book, Dance of the Four Winds , described Villoldo's first initiation, under Don Jicaram, into the secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel and the spiritual journey of the Four Winds. Villoldo had begun that journey in the South, "where one goes to confront and shed the past." With use of the powerful mind-altering plant ayahuasca , he had continued to the West, a direction also inhabited by fear and death. Now in Island of the Sun he prepares himself for the journey to the North, where lies the wisdom of the ancient Inca shamans. Traveling from Machu Picchu to the "Island of the Sun," a sacred site in Bolivia, Villoldo uncovers a profound secret about the journey to the East--the journey home.
Unpaid Annotation
Continuing his personal odyssey, described in Dance of the Four Winds, Villoldo returns to Peru in search of the shaman who first guided his spiritual journey.

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