- Paperback: 56 pages
- Publisher: Alexander Productions (9 July 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1880534150
- ISBN-13: 978-1880534151
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.4 x 22.9 cm
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My Journey To Becoming A Mayan Shaman Paperback – 9 Jul 2002
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About the Author
Written by a boy when he was only 10 years old, this is a wonderful story about his journey into Shamanism. He wants to be a healer and to "help the world". He also practices Reiki regularly. He has taken yoga for over 2 years and fencing - which he proudly shares isn't for fighting but for the "chivalry that knights learned". Zachary Alexander Jezek is a self disciplined and self motivated self starter and an inspiration for youth everywhere.
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Zachary is an extremely self-motivated and self-disciplined child as he takes on his quest to become a Mayan Shaman. Along his journey he meets many interesting people who help him achieve his goals.
Zachary has always known he was blessed and he wishes to take these thoughts of his and become a helper and a healer. Wishing for everyone to live in peace and harmony he also focuses his learning with the art of Reiki, yoga, fencing and is in a 100% living foods diet. As long as he can remember, he has always wanted to be a 'Medicine Man' and never the warrior.
We share with Zachary his journey from Oregon to Costa Rica to Belize as we watch him grow and experience all he needs to in order to become a Shaman. We read of the people who helped him along his way, such as his mother who is an integral part of this whole story. Zachary utilizes his strength, determination and courage to walk the path set before him.
This small 56 page book would be a great gift to give to those young people who have a different light on Earth, those who wish to heal instead of harm. There are loads of colour photo's spread throughout the books pages, showing you Zachary's progress as well as, historical references to the Mayan people themselves.
I thought this was a well documented journal of Zachary's accomplishments. I really enjoyed the easy flow of the narrative and the photos that appeared on almost every page was a great addition to his journey. I liked the easy to read concept of the story and the encouraging words shared.
I enjoyed reading his thoughts, his worries and his goals. We watch as he collects his pieces of his "art", all of the feathers, stones and items that have special meaning and are required as part of his medicine pouch. Zachary's words of encouragement shared throughout was refreshing to read and I found the whole book encouraging from start to finish.
I believe everyone should be able to practice whatever religion they wish, as long as it harms no one and Zachary impresses upon the reader that it is okay to wish to be a healer, enjoy nature and be respectful to everyone around you. So many children these days are hung up on their technological gadgets that Zachary's story is extremely impressive in that he hasn't fallen into that trap and mayhaps, with his vision, he will be able to express himself and encourage other children to reach out and do the same. Zachary's message, that there is more to life than the dead-end path many are following, if only you would open your heart and mind to the possibilities, is refreshing and heartening to hear.
I would recommend this to every parent who wishes more from their children, this book is encouraging to the fact that it is possible. I wish Zachary and children like him all the best on their paths in life and my express desire would be for more children to hear this message and apply it to their own, everyday lives.
This book was written by Zack Jezek, when he was 10 years old. It is a short account about Zack's experience in discovering his interest in mayan shamanism and how he was appointed a shaman.
The story is short and written in simple language, as it is a child who is writing it. This is not a go to book for somebody that wants to learn about mayan shamanism: for that I recommend going on amazon and looking for a content filled book on the subject written by an adult. This is the experience of a 10 year old in becoming appointed a "mayan shaman" by a 'white shaman', written from his perspective.
I believe the value of this book comes from something beyond the first awe at witnessing a 10 year old interested in becoming a shaman. The value of this book comes from being able to observe a homeschooled child and how -encouraged, of couse, by those that surround him- he has the freedom to choose to learn subjects of his interest. I don't see a genius child that has a profound calling in his life: I see a child that has been surrounded by people that have ignited his interests on different topics and that has been fortunate enough to learn what he has the desire to. At the end of the book, we have a brief insight into Zach's life at the age of 16. He hasn't become a new-age guru, or an expert of any kind, which you might expect of a 10 year-old appointed shaman. He is a normal kid that likes to listen to music, ride his skateboard, and has a desire to make the world a better place, something you can expect from any person that has been supported to follow his heart.
So, I ask the reader to go beyond the surface of the story, which maybe isn't as powerful as the real message: a child that is supported in learning and caring for others is an adult that is closer to understanding his/her real purpose in life.