The proposed text presents the biography of an extraordinary man, who has awakened to his own purpose in life as a servant to conscious evolution for all humanity. His life story, full of adventure, cosmic “interventions,” and synchronicity is on par with that of the luminaries documented in these biographies and the time has come for his story to be told. don Oscar’s story is also the story of each one of us. The only reason his story has not been told until now is that he was first charged with creating opportunities for others to awaken to their higher purpose through his teachings as part of an oral tradition. Now, after completing his “compacto” (sacred contract) with his Andean teachers and mentors, he has been released from service to tell his story in writing. And it is an extraordinary story, dealing with nothing less than individual, spiritual, and planetary transformation.
A fascinating inside view of the mesa spiritual tradition by a leading Peruvian practitioner written in collaboration with an initiated anthropologist. - Michael Harner, PhD
This is a wonderful creation; an absolute joy to digest, sentence by sentence, insight by insight. Those who have had the privilege of working with don Oscar have been waiting for this book for a long, long time. Those just now discovering him will delight in his tale--one guaranteed to transfix, transport, and transform you in a way that many spiritual memoirs promise, but few can. - Hillary S. Webb, PhD
I have seen don Oscar Miro-Quesada's organization grow and develop from its very inception to its current status as a global instrument of peace and service. His book, Lessons in Courage, distills what he and others have learned during this long journey. Although there are many worthwhile insights to be gained from Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, don Oscar's book reveals that Southern traditions make their own unique and equally valuable contributions to the attainment of global harmony and balance. - Stanley Krippner, PhD
It was my immense honor to sit down with Oscar Miro-Quesada for a New Dimensions Radio dialogue. This gentle and loving man has captured the essence of how we can sustain our sacred earth walk. He has shared with us an enormous gift of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition ritual. This powerful practice can serve to help us build a life-long relationship with the sacred dimensions of life. In his book, Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life, he has most generously shared, in detail, how we can incorporate it into our daily life. I highly recommend it. -Justine Willis Toms
After nearly five centuries of successful adaptation to the pressures of "Westernization" Peruvian shamanism is currently reversing this process. A charismatic proponent for such "reverse acculturation" is Oscar Miro Quesada, founder of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Thanks to the prompting of anthropologist Bonnie Glass-Coffin, don Oscar "re-Members" his struggles in following the shamanic path...We are fortunate to have this "inside view" of a venerable esoteric tradition. - Douglas Sharon, PhD
In this beautiful book, Oscar bridges many worlds, bringing alive extraordinary possibilities from the shamanic realms and making them fully accessible to the modern West. He does this through his powerful loving heart, his transparent storytelling, and his unfailing dedication to serving us all with humility. He's a luminous guide into the next stage of our evolution in which Eagle and Condor fly as one. - Stephen Dinan, CEO, The Shift Network
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