The Violet Forest
Shamanic Journeys in the Amazon
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Bear & Co
BACK COVER #During journeys into the heart of the Amazon, spiritual healer Foster Perry experienced the strange, otherworldly perceptions of shamanic cultures by participating in their sacred ayahuasca rituals. These visions brought up every charged issue separating him from the "natural harmony between the spirit and the conditions of life." To heal himself, the author had to confront his wounded male with its seductive behavior, which he processed in group seminars throughout South America. In redeeming himself, Perry shows us what drives "wounded healers" to abuse their spiritual authority.
BLURBS #"A fascinating tour of the sacred journeys and ecstatic--yet poignant--life of a modern shaman. Filled with forest wisdom and the spiritual genius of native peoples, it gives the reader a true taste of the once-and-future mysteries that prime the human soul."
-- Jean Houston, author of A Mythic Life
"Being on the spiritual path is filled with hidden challenges and tests. Foster Perry reminds us that we can't do a spiritual bypass, but must confront the wounds that 'run us'."
-- Sandra Ingerman, author of A Fall from Grace
"Foster's insights and shamanic visions illuminate the path for any spiritual seeker."
-- James Twyman, author of Emissary of Light