"Beautifully written, intriguing and mysterious, a work both of adventure and of serious research." —Graham Hancock, international bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods
"Omar's adventures in Elemental Shaman are inspiring and lively, with a lot of useful insight and inspiration." —Robert A. F. Thurman, professor of Buddhist studies at Columbia University and author of Why the Dalai Lama Matters
This fascinating true story chronicles one man's journey into the mysteries of spiritual consciousness and the indigenous healing practices of four shamanistic traditions: Toltec, Cherokee, Maya, and Buddhist.
In his travels around the globe, Rosales witnesses the powerful channeled spirit Niño Fidencio, receives messages and healing from a Toltec shaman, and experiences a dramatic soul retrieval from a Cherokee spiritwalker. Rosales travels to Guatemala, where he meets a Mayan high priestess, or a'j' r'ij, and the secret brotherhoods called cofradias, whose mission is to guard Maximón, the last living Mayan god. Rosales's last journey is to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, where he spends time with a holy lama.
"Superb. A real thriller!" —Carmen Harra, Ph.D., author of Everyday Karma
Despite living many thousands of years ago, our ancestors shared with us the same emotions with which we are familiar (love and grief, for example), but they also shared with us a trait with which we may be less familiar: the ability to enter trance to access healing, both physical and mental, of ourselves and others both living and dead. Mike Williams, author of Follow the Shaman's Call, explains how to—and why we should—tap into the shamanistic skills passed down by our ancestors.
From the steppes of the Himalaya to the jungles of Guatemala, shamanism is a ritual belief system that has been practiced for over 27,000 years. By understanding Shamanism's inherent and integral connection to the four elements--fire, earth, water, and air--we can gain a unique understanding of this enigmatic spiritual tradition. Omar Rosales, author of Elemental Shaman, describes how the shamanic journey truly begins with the four elements.
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