• Product Size: Paperback - 358 pages
More than 70 pages of updated appendices compare and contrast the ritual symbolism of don Eduardo Calder n's mesa with shamanic tools and practices found throughout ancient and modern Mesoamerica and South America. Wizard of the Four Winds: a Shaman's Story is, now more than ever, an indispensable tool for any serious student of Peruvian shamanism!
About the author
Douglas Sharon, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist (UCLA) and shamanism scholar who has directed both the University of California/Berkeley's Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the San Diego Museum of Man. He has conducted more than 40 years of field research and published on pre-Columbian and modern shamanic practices in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Bolivia. His ethnographic film entitled "Eduardo the Healer" is widely utilized in university-level anthropology courses and has won awards at the American, Modern Language, and John Muir Medical film festivals. Currently, Dr. Sharon directs projects in cultural anthropology and lectures internationally on the integration of traditional healing practices with modern public health systems.