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

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

by Alberto Villoldo, Erik Jendresen
     
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
"The stuff of anthropological bestsellers . . . a flight of serious fancy, confounding our categories of fiction and nonfiction."
Talking Leaves
"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."
From the Publisher
"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."

"The stuff of anthropological bestsellers . . . a flight of serious fancy, confounding our categories of fiction and nonfiction."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892815142
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
637,965
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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