The Andean Codex

Adventures and Initiations among the Peruvian Shamans

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"An exhilarating and aesthetically lovely adventure, an intimate glimpse into a timeless way of life that embodies the ethical, moral, and spiritual principles for which so many in the Western world are searching. J. E. Williams has gifted us with an extraordinarily fine contribution to our understanding of indigenous wisdom, and in the process, he has created very good medicine indeed!" --Hank Wesselman PhD, anthropologist and author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy, The Journey to the Sacred Garden, and Spirit Medicine
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Book Details

Pages

216 Pages

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

07/18/2005

ISBN

978-1-57174-304-6

Publisher

Hampton Roads Publishing

Authors

  • Author J. E. Williams

    Dr. J. E. Williams has practiced Oriental Medicine for more than two decades and is the author of three books. Presently, he is the academic dean at the East West College of Natural Medicine.

For more than thirty years Dr. J. E. Williams has risked his health and personal safety to journey among shamans in Peru, the place he calls the mystical and spiritual center of our times. In its rain forests, mountains, and environmentally attuned indigenous population, Peru’s mystical landscape fosters inner discovery.

The Andean Codex guides the reader step by step through journeys to Andean sacred places like Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and Moray, and in the process uncovers the esoteric meaning of these ruins. Williams recounts his initiation with Peruvian shamans, including shamanic ceremonies he performed at Machu Picchu and his experiences using the mind-expanding, heart-opening ayahuasca and the sacred coca plant.

Throughout these encounters, Williams weaves in practical advice that brings the wisdom of Andean shamans to life. His unforgettable account of their prayers, practices, and ceremonies offers a rare opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a shaman and experience the Andean sacred way.

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"An exhilarating and aesthetically lovely adventure, an intimate glimpse into a timeless way of life that embodies the ethical, moral, and spiritual principles for which so many in the Western world are searching. J. E. Williams has gifted us with an extraordinarily fine contribution to our understanding of indigenous wisdom, and in the process, he has created very good medicine indeed!" --Hank Wesselman PhD, anthropologist and author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy, The Journey to the Sacred Garden, and Spirit Medicine "Dr. Williams provides the clarity of a high-altitude mind sharpened by many years in the mountains. This is a sensitive, true-to-life study of native people. The author's photographs are as wondrous and life-affirming as his observations and writing." --Gerald Hausman, author of The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica Dr. Williams provides the clarity of a high-altitude mind sharpened by many years in the mountains. This is a sensitive, true-to-life study of native people. The author's photographs are as wondrous and life-affirming as his observations and writing. --Gerald Hausman, author of The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica