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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read for anyone searching for inner knowledge.
I found this book very informative and one of those books that I couldn't put down (as opposed to couldn't pick back up!) and read it cover to cover in a matter of a week.
I found the story very believable and, although it could be construed as someone's acid-trip, based in reality. As a student of the arts, I must commend Alberto on the way he retold a story...
Published on 24 Mar 1999

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good introuction
This was my first introduction to Villoldo style shamanism and as I understand the beginning of Villoldos` path in this work. I have read a serious critical review here, perhaps it doesent consider this. His trance induced states are sometimes difficult to follow, the directions are not dealt with in equal depth,gives little practical knowledge, but overall the story was...
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read for anyone searching for inner knowledge., 24 Mar 1999
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This review is from: Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel (Paperback)
I found this book very informative and one of those books that I couldn't put down (as opposed to couldn't pick back up!) and read it cover to cover in a matter of a week.
I found the story very believable and, although it could be construed as someone's acid-trip, based in reality. As a student of the arts, I must commend Alberto on the way he retold a story that is nearly impossible to relate.
I have recommended this text, and The Island of the Sun, to many people interested in seeking Universal Energy outside the bounds of modern religion.
We owe it to Mother Earth and Father Sun to continue the work of the Inca.
Thank you.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Poetic, surreal and a wonderful journey, 27 Oct 1998
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This review is from: Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel (Paperback)
For anyone interested in central or south american beliefs or mysticism, this book will be an absolutely wonderful read. As with any book of this nature, the first question is: how authentic is this person? Can we believe what they have written about, or is it a work of fiction? The only way that I've been able to pass that judgement is simply through the feeling of whether the prose evokes authenticity. This book (and their other book, Island of the Sun) create images which are a wonder to experience, and take you on a journey which sweeps you right into the author's shoes. I enjoyed every minute of the book and have recommended it to many folks.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfull Teacher of a book!, 19 Oct 2006
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As a shamanic practitioner life can sometimes be solitary and you dont always have people you can bounce ideas off. There is not always someone you can talk to and say "Has this ever happened to you" or "Do you know what this means?". This book has answered so many of those questions for me and brought areas of my understanding on in leaps and bounds.

It is fascinating reading how the author ends up going through his own initiation and placed on the path of shamanism. From what started as a journey researching the uses of Ayauscha and its possibilities becomes a very personal journey. His accounts of Machu Picchu are amazing and at times startling.

Im a lover of Carlos Castaneda but this guy takes things to a more understandable level and as a result the books messege becomes ever more poignant.

Much Love!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good introuction, 12 Feb 2010
This review is from: Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel (Paperback)
This was my first introduction to Villoldo style shamanism and as I understand the beginning of Villoldos` path in this work. I have read a serious critical review here, perhaps it doesent consider this. His trance induced states are sometimes difficult to follow, the directions are not dealt with in equal depth,gives little practical knowledge, but overall the story was compelling,enjoyable, believable and the book hard to put down once you got into it. A good appetiser for the shamanic student.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A step toward understanding S.A. culture through shaman trek, 21 Nov 1998
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This journey by a man educated in the Western sciences adds credibility for the North American reader. We want to have a logical reference into the shaman journey and it's provided in this book. Once into the adventure, the author opens the pages to multi-layer levels of reality, believable.
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2.0 out of 5 stars mishmash, 12 Mar 2013
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This book is a weak reminiscent of Castaneda, Harner,Mehl Madrona, and Martin Prechtel, work. i seriously doubt that all these things happened to him at all. most of the names seem fabricated and there is no real reference that they even existed. He collected ideas from several Asian traditions, lumped together and called it native shamanism. i doubt it.
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6 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this book is a sham, 7 Feb 1999
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This review is from: Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel (Paperback)
There is nothing in this book to help the serious student of shamanism, indigenous peoples, or journeying to learn about the sacred art of shamanic travel. The badly written text reads like a teenager's journal of his sole acid-drop. Most people buying this book will feel they have been robbed.
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