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The Shaman in Stilettos

The Shaman in Stilettos [Kindle Edition]

Anna Hunt
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When celebrity journalist Anna Hunt takes a break from her glamorous, high-powered and fast-paced job to live in Peru for three months, none of her friends take her seriously. A burn-the-candle-at-both-ends 29-year-old with a love of stilettos, chocolate, fast cars and Sauvignon Blanc, she seems to have it all, including a wealthy boyfriend and a comfortable pad in Marylebone. How will she manage in a Third World country?

Anna's quest takes her from the wilderness of the Amazon jungle where she drinks ayahuasca, one of the most mysterious and potent hallucinogens known to man, to a passionate affair with Maximo Morales, a disarmingly seductive and charismatic shaman who offers her the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become his apprentice. Anna embarks on what is to be an utterly exhilarating, life-changing journey of mysterious rituals and burning passion. Will she find the fulfilment and inner peace she craves? And how will she bridge her two worlds and bring the ancient healing arts home to 21st century London?

About the Author

Upon completing her MA in modern history at Cambridge, Anna made documentaries for Channel 4, before moving into newspapers and celebrity journalism. She has worked at the Daily Express and the Mail On Sunday's Night & Day Magazine, and she has written for the Independent On Sunday, the Sunday Express, Radio Times and Psychologies. Anna continues to write for the Daily Mail, and she hosts shamanic retreats and workshops internationally.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real-life genuine shaman and her journey 14 Jun 2012
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I've worked with Anna and she is the real deal - a gifted healer who uses shamanic practices to help people on their path to health and wellbeing. I've had amazing experiences with her myself. But until I read this book I did not know about her own personal journey. It is a gripping story, one that I could not put down. Whether you personally believe in shamanism or not, this is a great read that has it all - love, adventure, an exotic setting, unforgettable characters and people who become their better selves. I'm looking forward to reading it a second time.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible and inspirational... 20 Jun 2012
By Karen
This is one of the best books I've read. Ever. What an incredible journey Anna Hunt took when she went to Peru. I'm completely envious and in awe of what she did. The book is well written, captivating even and was hard to put down. This book was so good I didn't want it to end and now that it has I find I'm missing it. This book had quite a profound effect on me and has made me re-think a lot of things I took for granted.
Can't recommend this book enough. Read it and savour, you won't regret it!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Beautifully written. I galloped through this book in 3 days and was utterly engrossed. The Shaman in Stilettos is an intelligent, witty, erotic story of a city princess who embarks upon a life changing adventure in Peru. There, she meets a very desirable shaman who teaches her a thing or two!
Anna Hunt maintains a healthy balance of dry British scepticism contrasted with a deep respect for the traditions of the Amazon.
The Shaman in Stilettos is proof that one does not need to sacrifice all the materialistic delights of modern life to explore ancient wisdom dating back some 40.000 years.
No 'airy- fairyness', just an intelligent, honest, sometimes hilarious account of an extraordinary journey.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By S Jones
I was utterly transported by this book. It's so compelling, one's more than likely to finish it in one sitting. It has the effortless edibility of a satisfying holiday romance, the adventure of an Indiana Jones film - with a female heroine - but the added intellectual kudos of being a true story with the accuracy and detail of a topographical or metaphysical treatise.

Hunt has a very immediate and accessible writing style that dances through the mind, memorably sketching the people she encounters, vividly painting whole landscapes in the mind's eye and conjuring emotions and atmospheres she experienced with such immediacy, one almost experiences them for oneself.

Apart from being entertainingly written, it's a privilege to read about such things when they are shared so disarmingly frankly and clearly. Whilst Hunt's enjoyment of the journey is palpable, she also includes the nagging doubts, impatience and cynicism. The lasting impression, however, is of the energy here. Energy that sparks off the page and promises to ignite beyond. Congratulations, Anna Hunt. I can't wait to read "The Further Adventures of the Shaman in Stilettos"!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting, transformative adventure! 12 July 2012
By Ellis
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The Shaman In Stilettos is an adventurous read!

And its fun too.

Whether you know anything about shamanism or not you will definitely identify with the humanity explored within. It transports us to the depths of jungles, bustling cities and far away retreats. We share the fascinating lure of ancient Peru, the quest to discover and harness the real you and the daily (and often hilarious) doubts and reservations one would encounter when embarking on something so unique and far from your norm.

Its an uplifting journey, full of inspiration and daring - and chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a fantastic summer read! 9 July 2012
Plenty of intriguing adventure and discoveries combined with hot passion and romance. It was wonderful to learn more about Shamanism and the art of healing. Thank you Anna for having facilitated the passing on of this great ancient wisdom and showing us how it can be incorporated into our fast paced modern lives, entwined into a gripping story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it's OK 5 Sep 2013
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I was a bit disappointed in it and put it down a third of the way through. It could have got better but I didn't waste more time to find out. The writer came across as a very egotistical over consumer interested only in sex.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read 3 Aug 2012
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I found this compelling reading; the subject matter is fascinating and the author's voice is authentic and easy to empathise with.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Chick lit and shamanism are uneasy bedfellows
Marketed as the UK's answer to Eat Pray Love but it's not really in the same league. For me there was too much gasping, rolling of eyes and gleaming pecs for what is actually a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mimi Moor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great journey
Fantastic book you feel part of the journey. Open honest approach absorbs you and as you read the last page - your left satisfied in its conclusion but frustratingly wanting to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steph Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!
I've just re-read this book for the second time and can still say it's one of the most gripping books I've ever read. I would definitely recommend it.
Published 3 months ago by Sarah Summers
5.0 out of 5 stars shaman
I Loved the book, finished it pretty quick. Interesting story and seems genuine.
Easy to read and digest. .. ..
Published 5 months ago by P.A. Gronloh
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
This looked like an interesting read and it was! Completely engaging and I read in a couple of days. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jen Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Too chick-flick for me
The book flips from being a chick flick to a good biography. I got bored within a few chapters and tried a few times to carry on but just couldn't.
Published 5 months ago by Anju
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring journey to self discovery
Anna has taken the time to connect to her true authentic self and her honest and open account of her journey was a wonderful reminder on how we need to take time to connect. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Aoife Kane
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, intriguing & unique memoir of a London professional...
From the moment I opened 'The Shaman in Stilettos' I literally couldn't put it down. Anna takes us on a journey from fast paced, organised London to the vast, slow quietude of Peru... Read more
Published 5 months ago by E.D.
5.0 out of 5 stars What an amazing book!
Very inspirational. Loved it! Definitely recommending it to everyone! One of the best books that I have read in a while!
Published 9 months ago by becky
5.0 out of 5 stars From Stressed Out to Inner Peace... Fantastic!
I really enjoyed this book and was sad to finish it. The characters are totally believable, warts and all, and places, along with descriptions of the way of life in Peru, are... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Polydectus
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