El mundo es como uno lo sueña

Enseñanzas chamánicas del Amazonas y los Andes
By (author) John Perkins

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El mundo es como uno lo sueña
Enseñanzas chamánicas del Amazonas y los Andes
By (author) John Perkins

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Pages : 160

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892814657

Imprint : Inner Traditions en Español

On Sale Date : January 01, 1996

Format : Paperback Book

Through their music, myth, herbal medicine, and the sacred ceremony of the hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca, the Shuar invite us into a dream that they have made reality--one that is nourishing and life-sustaining and in which the great privilege of being human is in embracing our role as caretakers of Mother Earth.
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About El mundo es como uno lo sueña

In his third book on native spirituality and ecology, John Perkins takes fellow travelers deep into the jungles of Ecuador, to the home of the Shuar and their healing shamans, or curanderos. Hoping to help the Shuar, who face Western encroachment and the destruction of native forests, Perkins comes to realize that it is the mind and soul of the Western, "developed" cultures that are most in need of help and healing. The Shuar believe that the perceptions of a people, their "dream," creates individual and communal reality. Our distorted vision of the human being at the top of nature's pyramid contrasts vividly with the native dream of an intricate, intimate relationship among all participants in the web of life. Through their music, myth, herbal medicine, and the sacred ceremony of the hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca, the Shuar invite us into a dream that they have made reality--one that is nourishing and life-sustaining and in which the great privilege of being human is in embracing our role as caretakers of Mother Earth.

•   Offers both personal transformation and cultural awakening, since the curanderos of the Shuar-like shamans the world over are catalysts for profound change.

•   Explains the life-sustaining world view of an endangered indigenous culture, affirming the U.N. Year of Indigenous People. 
Table of Contents

Table of content


Author's Note

Prologue

Part 1 Quipu Camayoc
1. Entering the Dream
2. The Shuar
3. "Bring People"

Part 2 Manco
4. Preparation
5. Into Ecuador
6. Ayahuasca
7. A Personal Journey

Part 3 The Old Shaman
8. The Healing
9. Learning from Manco
10. Passing On the Dream
11. Dream Change

Epilogue

Glossary
Bibliography 

Author Bio
Nationally acclaimed environmentalist, teacher, and activist, John Perkins has traveled widely in pursuit of native wisdom, writing and lecturing on the importance of indigenous cultures to the survival of the planet. He is a founding member of Dream Change Coalition, a non-profit organization devoted to protecting rain forests worldwide and to preserving indigenous cultures. John Perkins is also the author of Shapeshifting, The Stress-Free Habit and Psychonavigation as well as the audiocassette Dream Change.
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"A magnificent book! It has a place of honor in my personal library. Perkins' The World Is As You Dream It is a masterly and understanding exploration of shamanic inner thinking. It is thought-provokingly written, a most valuable contribution."
Richard Evans Schultes, Ph.D., Harvard Jeffrey Professor of Biology, Director of Harvard Botanical Museum, author of Plants of the Gods 

"The dream not only drives the action, it also guides the action. Through John Perkins we learn this truth as it is taught with special vividness by indigenous people."
Thomas Berry, author of The Dream of the Earth and The Universe Story (with Brian Swimme)

"The World Is As You Dream It is one of those rare books that tells a riveting story at the same time as it provides deep insights into what makes us who we are and the world what it is. I was so riveted to this book that I couldn’t put it down for a second until I finished reading it."
Cynthia S. Larson, Realityshifters.com
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EL MUNDO ES COMO UNO LO SUEÑA
ENSEÑANZAS CHAMÁNICAS
DEL AMAZONAS Y LOS ANDES

En las profundidades de los espesos bosques y en las alturas de los Andes ecuatorianos, los chamanes enseñan la técnica ancestral de cambiar los sueños, una tradición que ha mantenido vivas y vigentes culturas como las de los otavalanos, salasacanes y shuaras, a pesar de los siglos de conquista.  Ahora estos chamanes enfocan su sabiduría y poder en sanar una nueva enfermedad: la creada por los sueños del mundo industrializado, sueños que pretenden dominar y modificar la naturaleza.

En éste su tercer libro, sobre la espiritualidad y ecología nativas, John Perkins narra la historia de esos otables chamanes y de los médicos, psicólogos y científicos norteamericanos que han viajado con él para aprender las técnicas del cambio de sueños.  Las enseñanzas de los chamanes han provocado una revolución en los conceptos modernos de curación, del subconsciente, y del poder de cada uno para alterar la realidad individual y colectiva. 

John Perkins, autor internacionalmente aclamado, estudioso y activista defensor del medio ambiente, ha viajado y vivido en Sudamérica desde 1968, primero como voluntario de los Cuerpos de Paz y más tarde como consejero de las Naciones Unidas.  Es también autor de The Stress-Free Habit y Psiconavegación (Lasser Press, 1995).

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