""Black Smoke" is a wonderful, beautifully written story . . . a true adventure told in a style that rivals the best of novels. This first-person account by an extraordinary woman of her inner and outer journey through darkness into light is a must read for anyone interested in healing."--John Perkins, "The New York Times" best-selling author of "Shapeshifting, Spirit of the Shuar "and "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" "This book will thrill and support all readers traveling--or wishing to travel themselves--into the unknown and the mystery of the human spirit."--Josie RavenWing, author of "The Book of Miracles "
About the Author
Margaret De Wys is a composer and sound installation artist whose musical works have premiered with dance groups and orchestras across the country and been performed at venues including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. Since her initial experience with ayahuasca, she has traveled extensively and worked closely with many traditional healers throughout the world. Currently working with Joao de Deus in Brazil, where they see more than 1,200 people a day, she also takes groups to the Amazon in Ecuador to work with Carlos, the shaman who healed her of breast cancer. The author of "Ecstatic Healing," she lives in upstate New York.