Internationally respected Peruvian shaman Don José Campos illuminates the practices and benefits of Ayahuasca with grace and gentleness and much respect and gratitude for the gifts Ayahuasca has bestowed on him throughout the 25 years he has been a practicing shaman. He takes the reader on a journey through his own difficulties in the discovery of other worlds, other dimensions, ‘alien’ entities and ‘plant teachers.’ Among other things, he discusses his difficulties in coping with some of the concepts taught to him by his plant teachers like the discovery that everything has consciousness. But if we accept this, our entire cosmology shifts for the greater benefit of mankind.
Along with Don José’s ‘transmission,’ we meet Pablo Amaringo. The world famous visionary painter talks about his art and his experiences as a shaman and the shocking reasons he stopped. Other voices include Julio Arce Hidalgo, biochemist and philosopher, and Don Solon, at 92 years old, the sole surviving Maestro of Don José. If one is interested in this most fascinating subject but is put off or frightened by the traveller’s tales, this is the perfect book to introduce you to the profound experiences of Ayahuasca.
|Publisher:||Wiese, Michael Productions|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Don Jose Campos lives in Pulcallpa, Peru. He studied with over 120 master curanderos throughout South America including Don Salon of Iquitos. He travels internationally conducting ceremonies. A CD of his icaros (ceremonial songs) is in distribution. This is his first book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having just come back from a 10-day dieta with Don Jose Campos, I can attest that this man is as genuine as his word. I met Don Jose 2 years ago and have been his pupil ever since. His passion for the Madrecita Ayahuasca is evident in his recount of how he became a Vegetalista and seeing his work first hand in the jungle of Peru as well as in the states is an affirmation that this medicine is a gift from our great Pachamama. His gift as a shaman is evident if you have the pleasure of sitting in ceremony with him and his musicians and crew. (Thank you Artur and Gato!) The book portrays him exactly as he is, a humble servant to this beautiful and healing medicine. I have the DVD as well as the book and both are now prized possessions in my growing medicine library. I highly recommend both the book and DVD to anyone with a curiosity about this beautiful ancient plant medicine as well as experienced Ayahuasca drinkers. If you ever get a chance to sit with him in ceremony, you will be in great caring hands, I promise. This medicine has healed my heart and life and I am forever grateful for it's wonderful healing properties and for giving me the confidence in knowing that we are, without a shadow of a doubt, spiritual beings living the human experience and the teachings it gives will be forever treasured in our lives. Ah! Que Buena Medicina!!! I love you Ayahuasquita de mi Corazon! Don Jose, you are forever in my heart and may the Eagles always protect you in your path. AHO METAKUYE OYASIN . All My Relations Are In Harmony.