There seem to be a large amount of "How to" books available on the subject of Shamanism, especially the Native American branch. This book is quite different in its approach. The author trained as a crystal therapist (publishing a book on the subject), then later journeyed through the maya-lands meeting tribal elders, visiting sacred sites, pyramids etc, and undergoing initiations and shamanic experiences. The text takes the reader on a journey of their own. Along the way we meet the Ancient Maya and their modern day representatives, The "Cosmic" Maya elders, the Crystal Skulls, Priest Kings, and the omnipresent Jaguar and Snake, who inhabit those lands and their Dreamtimes. By studying the many line drawings of ancient sites, Gods and so forth, and by utilising certain keys within the book, personal knowledge and experience may be gained of these peoples, who, it is revealed, in more ways than one, echo the culture of Ancient Egypt. Unlike the previously mentioned array of books available on similar subjects, "Maya Shamans" has a more subtle and yet more powerful approach to practical ways of opening the "Second Attention" often referred to in the books of Carlos Castaneda. Another major theme is that of "Time" perception (see the book title) and how our modern, narrow view of this phenomenon can be expanded, re-defined and re-explored.
Personally I go back to the book again and again, and it has opened up so much for me, and yet I am still only beginning to unravel the hidden treasures buried within. For anyone with an interest in Central American spirituality, The Crystal Skulls, Star-seeding, or for those who feel stagnant and wish to begin a new and beautiful quest, "Maya Shamans, Travellers in Time" is for you.