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Cusco by Diane Dunn
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Feb 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir, south-america, non-fiction
Read in November, 2011

This was an excellent book about Diane Dunn´s personal journey into the world of shamanism of Peru. She talks a lot about the energy and power of self along with the wisdom of the shamans of Peru that allowed her to find her spiritual path and help others do so. I liked her honesty and simplicity in this book and it made me that much happier to be living in such the amazing energetic place that is Cusco. I really like that she is not only a woman but a white American one at that, who is a shaman having learned from Peruvian shamans, how to practice. There is no rule that says shamanism is only for Peruvian men and she proves that. I think it´s great. This is an interesting read and will definitely enlighten the reader about the spirituality that surrounds Cusco.

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Clif In my day (1970's) there was a series of books written by Carlos Castaneda about the Mexican shaman Don Juan who mentored Castaneda in the mysteries of peyote for the purpose of insight, not recreation (as was then common and still is). The books were interesting for the exploration of out-of-body experiences that are possible when using drugs. The combination of the severe and remote desert environment where the two would meet, the induced visions, and Don Juan's interpretations of them made for good reading. If you are so inclined, try Journey to Ixtlan.

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