Gift of the Jaguar

Gift of the Jaguar

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by Sharon Franklin, John Franklin
     
 
In Gift of the Jaguar, the ancient wisdom traditions of Peru are interwoven into a spiritual parable about the path to joy. Guilt-ridden over his sister's death, Juan encounters a black jaguar and is confronted with his own fear of dying but with a strange twist. He can see through the jaguar's eyes. Desperate for help, he reaches out to his friend Rosa, and her

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In Gift of the Jaguar, the ancient wisdom traditions of Peru are interwoven into a spiritual parable about the path to joy. Guilt-ridden over his sister's death, Juan encounters a black jaguar and is confronted with his own fear of dying but with a strange twist. He can see through the jaguar's eyes. Desperate for help, he reaches out to his friend Rosa, and her grandfather, the shaman Don Francisco, and enters into a world where the jaguar becomes a teacher of life and death. Sent on a journey of initiation to a sacred mountain, Juan uncovers the truth about his sister and discovers a secret that will change his life. In this beautifully crafted story, the reader travels on a surprising journey of self-discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615270470
Publisher:
FlyFranklin LLC
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Inspired by a dream to "take a thousand of their closest friends to Peru, fifteen at a time," Doctors John and Sharon Franklin have introduced numerous western-trained health care professionals and others to the healing traditions of Peru. Successful veterinarians, the Franklins have traveled from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon Rainforest for well over a decade. Transformational ceremonies at Machu Picchu and other sacred sites and a wisdom tradition about an ethical relationship with nature inspired them to write Gift of the Jaguar.
When not in Peru, John now writes and shares his gift of touch with people through Zero Balancing and Feldenkrais. Sharon shows others how to create vibrant health and financial abundance with XanGo, and is a Gold-Seal Certified Flight Instructor. Avid hikers and runners, the Franklins enjoy life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with two cats. See DoctorsJohnandSharon.com for more about Gift of the Jaguar, trips to Peru, and XanGo.

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wightknyte More than 1 year ago
I loved this rich and exotic story. The scenes are wonderfully created with just enough detail to bring them to life, but not so much as to inundate or weigh the scenes down with unneeded adornment. I found the book emotional and gripping, as well as pleasant to read. And, though I enjoyed the book a great deal, I do have to say that I wish it was packaged as just a story and not as an ancient wisdom parable. That shouldn't touch the story, but I have such an instant negative reaction to texts put forth as shamanistic mysticism that I couldn't help thinking of that as I read. It made me try to poke holes more instead of just enjoy the story and see what happened in my mind underneath. It made parts of the story seem shallower than I think they really were, just because of my mental guard going in. I can understand why the story is presented that way, and for people who are looking for that sort of book it would be perfect. For me, though, it would have been much stronger for the story to just be put out there as a story. That's just me, though.