The Violet Forest: Shamanic Journeys in the Amazon
by Foster Perry
In The Violet Forest, renowned spiritual healer and workshop leader Foster Perry takes an extraordinary journey into the Amazon, where he encounters indigenous tribes, shamans, and ayahuasca rituals. His experiences lead him to confront the roots of his seductive behavior, where he faces and begins to heal his wounded male psyche. Both an exposi of the darker side of the N...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Bear & Company
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I found this book fascinating once I got past the introduction, which is incredible "woo woo," as a book about modern-day shamanism and healing. As a new-age healer who travels around the world, including many places in the Amazon and beyond, the author's primary concern is healing from the heart of issues through plant medicine, healing practices, and mediation. He is not a good writer, though, once I got over that fact, I was impressed at his ability to talk simply about difficult issues. Also...more