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Lessons in Courage : Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life
by Ph.d Bonnie Ph.d. Glass-coffin and Don Oscar Miro-quesada


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Buckminster Fuller reminds us, "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete." This book provides just that model, as well as concrete practices for living it.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Buckminster Fuller reminds us, "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete." This book provides just that model, as well as concrete practices for living it. The model is derived from ancient wisdom traditions, modeled on the pulses, cycles, and seasons of our beloved Earth Mother. It deeply grounds the reader in a "this world" spirituality that blends indigenous cosmologies, earth-honoring ritual, and time-tested models for living with modern sensibilities.

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781937907181
  • ISBN-10: 193790718X
  • Publisher: Rainbow Ridge
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 164
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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Books > Body, Mind & Spirit > Shamanism

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

With Glass-Coffin, an anthropologist as well as his apprentice, Miro-Qesada introduces his Pachakuti Mesa tradition, which he describes as "an open-ended field of creative possibility that brings grace and beauty and healing into the world" through an integration of many practices and sources. This "tradition" arose from personal visions, shamanic training in his native Peru, recovery from trauma and substance abuse, and psychological studies in the United States, where he now lives, and he uses his tumultuous life story to illustrate the book's step-by-step instruction in this spiritual practice. Miro-Qesada focuses on meditative techniques centered around the creation of an elaborate altar (the "mesa") honoring and invoking spirits of the four directions. His influences are wide-ranging, including Western mystery schools, '60s guru Maharaj-ji, and a Peruvian extraterrestrial-contact group. As presented here, the unique qualities of the Pachakuti Mesa tradition may be hard to discern. But its rituals and methods are described with ample clarity and detail for readers to try them out and, if interested, pursue them further. (Nov.)

 
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