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Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul (New)
by Wilcox, Joan Parisi
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
Book ID: 9780892811311, 0892811315
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Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul is an autobiographical account of the author's work with ayahuasca, a potent and sacred plant brew of the Amazon region that is known for its extraordinary visionary and healing powers. As she learned from her experience, with the help of ayahuasca we are able to grasp our paradoxical nature, the first step to acceptance of ourselves in both our glorious and dark aspects. Ayahuasca teaches how to dispel the illusions we hold about ourselves, making it possible for us to release our true nature and our power.
This book reveals the ritual protocols that must be followed before receiving the powers of the plant spirit from an ayahuasquero, a healing master, and the sacred songs, icaros, that are sung when imbibing the substance. Although the use of ayahuasca is growing among "underground" spiritual seekers and through the burgeoning ayahuasca tourism trade in South America, few of its seekers understand how it is used traditionally and the importance of the rituals the indigenous people follow. With this book, the author hopes to restore the importance of these indigenous practices so that we may truly understand all the gifts of ayahuasca.
Joan Parisi Wilcox has been initiated into the Q'ero shamanic tradition of the Andes
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