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

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

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

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

Singing To The Plants

Author : Stephan V. Beyer
ISBN : UOM:39076002853161
Genre : Religion
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In the Upper Amazon, mestizos are the Spanish-speaking descendants of Hispanic colonizers and the indigenous peoples of the jungle. Some mestizos have migrated to Amazon towns and cities, such as Iquitos and Pucallpa; most remain in small villages. They have retained features of a folk Catholicism and traditional Hispanic medicine, and have incorporated much of the religious tradition of the Amazon, especially its shamanism, sorcery, healing, and the use of potent plant hallucinogens, including ayahuasca. Singing to the Plants sets forth just what this shamanism is about - what happens at an ayahuasca healing ceremony, how the apprentice shaman forms a spiritual relationship with the healing plant spirits, how sorcerers inflict the harm that the shaman heals, and the ways that plants are used in healing, love magic, and sorcery.
Category: Religion

The Spirit Of Healing

Author : David Cumes
ISBN : 1567181961
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Healing. Sooner or later, everyone needs it. You may have a physical ailment that needs to be healed. Or a relationship may fail and your emotions need to be healed. David Cumes, M.D., has spent a lifetime investigating the nature of healing. In The Spirit of Healing, you will join him on his journey of discovery. You learn about the notion of the "wounded healer" as he shares his stories about his medical training. You'll learn about the nature of trance for the healer and the person to be healed within shamanic cultures. You'll even read how he experimented with powerful herbs along with Shamans in the mountains of Peru, all to become a better healer. This personal experience is mixed with training in a variety of fields. He unites his findings with concepts from the East such as kundalini, prana, and the chakras. He also blends this with the Western mysticism of the Kabalistic Tree of Life. And yes, he does discover the keys to healing. These are the interrelationship between the healer, the patient, the location (certain areas do have healing powers) and the universal force or energy (similar to kundalini) he calls the "Field." Cumes picks up on seemingly small ideas that, psychologically, can destroy the healing process. He points out that doctors are now health care providers. He writes, "Synonyms given by a thesaurus for the word 'provider,' include: pimp, panderer, runner, agent, hustler, supplier, purveyor, and procurer. This kind of loose and insulting labeling of physicians goes to the very heart of undermining the essence of healing itself. Most of us need the vital healing energy a compassionate healer can give us to help trigger our Inner Healer." This book can be an incredible guide to understanding the healing process. If you are going through such a process now, the information here could help you heal faster. And if you don't need the secrets revealed here now, you will in the future. Prepare for that future by reading this book.
Category: Health & Fitness

Anderson S Travel Companion

Author : Sarah Anderson
ISBN : 1859280137
Genre : Travel
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For those who want to find out about and read the literature of the countries of their choice, this reference is the author's personal selection, covering guidebooks, books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies and biographies, no
Category: Travel