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Light of the Andes: In Search of Shamanic Wisdom in Peru

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Once again the author of The Andean Codex, Dr. J. E. Williams has written a true story of shamanism and the sacred way of the Q'ero family into which he has been initiated as a member. This new book however takes us deeper into the labyrinth of the highest mountains and into the secret heartland of the gods themselves. As he is learning the beautiful, inexorable value syst ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Irie Books
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Jenna (Falling Letters)
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Originally posted 9 July 2014 on Falling Letters.
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In university I took a few courses about Indigenous spirituality, particularly that of the Cree and Inuit. I know very little about Indigenous cultures outside of Canada, so I thought this book would be a good choice to learn more about a people who live far away. The Andean setting also attracted me because I love mountains, though I live on the p
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Grady
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
`Every thing in human life and nature is related'

Santiago, aka JE Williams, MD, states that `understanding biology and evolution, as well as spiritual and energetic medicine, is the key to healing, and road to optimal health and longevity.' It is one thing to simply make statements such as this as they are sentiments we hope all true physicians heed, but the author shares these thoughts by inviting us to accompany him on a journey to the Andes where, using stunning black and white photographs of
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Carolyn Injoy
Oct 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I received a free kindle copy of Light of the Andes: In Search of Shamanic Wisdom in Peru by J.E. Williams published by Irie Books from NetGalley for fair review. I gave it three stars.


I gave it a lower rating because there was so much repetitiveness describing the same rituals. I felt like that was a 'word padding' device & didn't like it.


The search by the author J.E. Williams for Shamanic Wisdom in Peru is a difficult one physically, emotionally & spiritually. He dealt with high altitude sickn
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J. E. Williams is an American acupuncturist and author. He lived among indigenous people in the Arctic the Peruvian Andes, journeyed in the jungles of the Costa Rica and the Upper Amazon. Dr. Williams had studied in China before it was open to the West.
He has taught at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, NOVA Southeastern University, and Emperor
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