By Margaret De Wys
• Explains in brilliant element De Wys’s event of being healed from melanoma via visionary ayahuasca rituals in Ecuador
• Describes her apprenticeship and courting with the shaman who cured her
• Explores the methods this non secular medication can heal the emotional origins of sickness now plaguing our smooth technological tradition
• selected as one of many “Top 10 Books of the recent area” by way of Jonathan Talat Phillips on The Huffington Post
When composer and Bard collage track professor Margaret De Wys realized she had breast melanoma, the prognosis shattered her cozy existence. Seized via worry, beaten via existential loneliness, she couldn’t reply whilst her family reached out to her. To everyone’s situation, the disease propelled her clear of her kin and deep into the Amazon to paintings with Carlos, a charismatic Shuar shaman and grasp of medicina milenaria, an old mystical culture with a hugely refined and certain expertise of therapeutic. In Black Smoke, De Wys writes of her impressive come upon with Carlos as he guided her right into a international of effective visionary vegetation, harrowing initiations, ritual purification, and astounding healings, together with the whole disappearance of her melanoma. It used to be, as Carlos referred to as it, “the direction of the warrior.”
Sharing a trip not just via melanoma but in addition via self-transformation, De Wys offers an intimate inside of examine the shamanic ceremonies of ayahuasca and the methods this non secular medication can heal the emotional origins of disorder now plaguing our smooth technological tradition. taking pictures her actual, emotional, and “holy voyage” via an international that differs tremendously from our personal in its conception of therapeutic and wholeness, she bargains a revealing chronicle of non secular perception and a trenchant exploration of the boundaries of idealism. She not just presents a probing examine how our society can research and take advantage of indigenous knowledge but additionally weaves a cautionary story approximately how probably harmful it is--on either sides--to attempt to move these frontiers.
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