by Jaya Bear
An account of an Peruvian Shaman
The Life Story of Don Agustin Rivas Vasquez, an Ayuahuasquero,
a Shaman skilled it the use of ayahuasca, a visionary and healing plant
medicine. Told in his own words, Amazon Magic describes incidents from his
childhood in a small jungle village along the Amazon, and his early and present
day experiences with the medicine plant.
The book recounts his days being lost in the jungle when he
lived with an Indian tribe; his adventures with river dolphins, jaguars, and
boas. Describing the training and discipline that he underwent to become the
shaman and healer that he is today.
The book also provides a fascinating look into the cultural
life of the Peruvian Amazon as seen through the eyes of someone who is an
integral part of this life, and provides a rare insight into the forces that
helped shape the life of a profound healer who is now highly regarded in many
parts of the world.
Taos, New Mexico
Size: 6" by 9"