Gift of the Jaguar

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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...
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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780615270470
  • Publisher: FlyFranklin LLC
  • Publication date: 9/10/2009
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    rich and exotic story

    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.

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