Peruvian Shamanism - The Pachakuti Mesa by Mathew Magee
The Pachakuti Mesa is a personal alter used ceremonially to access spiritual forces and energies for the purposes of healing, the advancement of consciousness, and the restoration of balance on both individual and collective levels. This system of medicine work stems from the Earth-based shamanic practice of Northern Coastal and Southeastern Andean regions of Peru. Ultimately, the Pachakuti Mesa acts as the shamans's tool, an instrument of sacred technology, which is used to access and cultivate an intimate relationship with Spirit, which in its nature is mystery. Over 40% of proceeds from this book's sale go to support The Heart of The Healer Foundation. Availalable at www.shamansmarket.com.
Wizard of the Four Winds – A Shaman’s Story by Douglas Sharon, Ph.D.
Douglas Sharon, Ph.D,. penned his original work, Wizard of the Four Winds, describing his analytical research of... and extraordinary immersion into... the life of respected Peruvian curandero, Eduardo Calderon, for publication in 1978. It was largely regarded as a masterpiece, quickly becoming a classic in the literature of students of anthropology. Now, years later and following don Eduardo’s passing, Mr. Sharon has revised and updated this evocative story from the broadened perspective of 30+ years of accumulated knowledge and wisdom on the subject of coastal shamanism. With expansion of several chapters, as well as inclusion of a more personal narrative epilogue, this long-out-print book is a must read for anyone interested in the curing ceremonies and healing rituals of Peruvian curanderismo.
"The Heart of the Healer Foundation is privileged to make this second edition of Wizard of the Four Winds – A Shaman’s Story available to the public once again."
Wizard’s expected publication date is 2011.