WIZARD OF THE UPPER AMAZON

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Wizard Of The Upper Amazon

Author : Manuel Córdova-Ríos
ISBN : 0938190806
Genre : History
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Wizard of the Upper Amazon is an extraordinary document of the life among a tribe of South American Indians at the beginning of the 20th century. For many readers, the most compelling sections of the book will be the descriptions of the use of Banisteriopsis caapi, the ayahuasca of the Amazon forests. This powerful hallucinogen has long been credited with the ability to transport human beings to realms of experience where telepathy and clairvoyance are commonplace. Manual Córdova, the narrator of these adventures is a well-known as a healer in Peru.
Category: History

The Three Halves Of Ino Moxo

Author : César Calvo
ISBN : 0892815191
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Award-winning Peruvian author Cesar Calvo takes us on a quest through the mysterious, dreamlike world of powerful Amazonian sorcerers.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Kidnapped In The Amazon Jungle

Author : Frank Bruce Lamb
ISBN : 1556431732
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This is a spirited retelling of the true story of Manuel Cordova-Rios, who as a young man was abducted by a tribe of Indians while on a rubber-cutting expedition in the Amazon jungle in 1907. This first-person account relates Cordova-Rios' terrifying capture, his encounters with Shumu, the tribal chief, and his life among the Huni Kui, an isolated tribe possessing sophisticated knowledge of the curative powers of jungle plants and the habits and natures of the many animals that lived with them in the lush tropical jungle. Under Shumu's tutelage, Cordova-Rios underwent a shamanic initiation, participating in dreaming sessions induced by the psychotropic plant ayahuasca. In these group trances, the young Peruvian man received from the chief and other members of the Huni Kui their astounding store of knowledge and tribal lore of the jungle environment. Cordova succeeded him as the tribe's chief on Shumu's death. After living among the Huni Kui for several years, Cordova-Rios eventually returned to his life in the outside world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Scoping The Amazon

Author : Stephen Nugent
ISBN : 9781315420400
Genre : Social Science
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The Amazon Indian is an icon that straddles the world between the professional anthropologist and the popular media. Presented alternately as the noble primitive, the savior of the environment, and as a savage, dissolute, cannibalistic half-human, it is an image well worth examining. Stephen Nugent does just that, critiquing the claims of authoritativeness inherent in visual images presented by anthropologists of Amazon life in the early 20th century and comparing them with the images found in popular books, movies, and posters. The book depicts the field of anthropology as its own form of culture industry and contrasts it to other similar industries, past and present. For visual anthropologists, ethnographers, Amazon specialists, and popular culture researchers, Nugent's book will be enlightening, entertaining reading.
Category: Social Science

Listening To Ayahuasca

Author : Rachel Harris
ISBN : 9781608684021
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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When National Geographic Adventure published an article in 2006 about the powerful antidepressant effects of ayahuasca, the piece received a phenomenal reader response. That article struck a chord with psychotherapist Rachel Harris, who had encountered many clients unresponsive to traditional therapy and antidepressant protocols. Used for more than 8,000 years in the Amazon rainforest, ayahuasca is a powerful, and illegal, psychedelic that has distressing gastrointestinal side effects. Yet Harris found many willing to try it, so deep was their suffering. Harris here shares her original research (the largest study of ayahuasca use in North America) into its effects on depression, anxiety, and PTSD, along with her own personal experiences. By detailing ayahuasca's risks and benefits, she aims to help those driven to investigate ayahuasca to do so safely and to give their psychological caregivers a template for transformative caring and healing.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Trail Of Feathers

Author : Tahir Shah
ISBN : 9781611455090
Genre : Travel
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Intrigued by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, the author embarks on a journey through Peru to discover whether the Incas really could fly over the jungle, encountering a wealth of colorful characters along the way.
Category: Travel

The Last Shepard Tales Of The Tenth Ornament

Author : Mark Duffield
ISBN : 0976727668
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When a Boston gift shop is scheduled to be demolished on Christmas Eve, and its owner is found dead, a young and cynical reporter is sent to cover the story. What he uncovers on that mystical day turns out to be much bigger than he anticipated. This is a Christmas tale of faith and faith rewarded.
Category: Juvenile Fiction