Island of the Sun

Mastering the Inca Medicine Wheel
By (author) Alberto Villoldo
By (author) Erik Jendresen

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Island of the Sun
Mastering the Inca Medicine Wheel
By (author) Alberto Villoldo
By (author) Erik Jendresen

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Pages : 224

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892815203

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : November 01, 1994

Format : Paperback Book

Following his spiritual journeys to the South and West described in Dance of the Four Winds, Villoldo prepares for the journey to the North, where lies the wisdom of the ancient Inca shamans. At the "Island of the Sun," a sacred site in Bolivia, Villoldo uncovers a profound secret about the journey to the East--the journey home.
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About Island of the Sun


Island of the Sun recounts the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo's return to Peru in search of the Quechua Indian shaman Don Jicaram. The authors' earlier book, Dance of the Four Winds, described Villoldo's first initiation, under Don Jicaram, into the secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel and the spiritual journey of the Four Winds. Villoldo had begun that journey in the South, “where one goes to confront and shed the past.” With use of the powerful mind-altering plant ayahuasca, he had continued to the West, a direction also inhabited by fear and death. Now in Island of the Sun he prepares himself for the journey to the North, where lies the wisdom of the ancient Inca shamans. Traveling from Machu Picchu to the “Island of the Sun,” a sacred site in Bolivia, Villoldo uncovers a profound secret about the journey to the East--the journey home.
Table of Contents

Table of content


Preface

Map of Inca Trail

Map of Lake Titicaca

Prologue

Part I
The First Story Ever Told

Part II
The Other

Part III
Life in Death

Part IV
Journey to the Island of the Sun

Author Bio
Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., is also the author of Dance of the Four Winds, Millenium, Healing States, and Realms of Healing. Erik Jendresen is a playwright and screenwriter.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"A moving testament to interior ways of knowing."
Publishers Weekly

"A narrative rich in myth, history, and metaphor."
Booklist

"Profound and personal, cosmic and compassionate. . . . Memoir, Andean adventure, and quest for wisdom, the book is an even deeper, wiser, more moving tour of the extraordinary, with Villoldo a refreshing guide, frank amd engaging."
San Francisco Chronicle
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ANTHROPOLOGY / SHAMANISM

A moving testament to interior ways of knowing.
--Publishers Weekly

Profound and personal, cosmic and compassionate. . . . Memoir, Andean adventure, and quest for wisdom, the book is an even deeper, wiser, more moving tour of the extraordinary, with Villoldo a refreshing guide, frank amd engaging.
--San Francisco Chronicle

A narrative rich in myth, history, and metaphor.
--Booklist

Island of the Sun recounts the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo's return to Peru in search of the Quechua Indian shaman Don Jicaram. The authors' earlier book, Dance of the Four Winds, described Villoldo's first initiation, under Don Jicaram, into the secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel and the spiritual journey of the Four Winds. Villoldo had begun that journey in the South, “where one goes to confront and shed the past.” With use of the powerful mind-altering plant ayahuasca, he had continued to the West, a direction also inhabited by fear and death. Now in Island of the Sun he prepares himself for the journey to the North, where lies the wisdom of the ancient Inca shamans. Traveling from Machu Picchu to the “Island of the Sun,” a sacred site in Bolivia, Villoldo uncovers a profound secret about the journey to the East--the journey home.

ALBERTO VILLOLDO, Ph.D., is also the author of Dance of the Four Winds, Millenium, Healing States, and Realms of Healing. ERIK JENDRESEN is a playwright and screenwriter.

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