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Inspirational story....with a happy ending. Best book I've read this year.
on 8 May 2017
I first picked up this book as I'm on my own journey with ayahuasca....and then realised I'd already seen the author Mark on a documentary about the jungle plant medicine. In that YouTube documentary I could tell that Mark still had more work to do and had no idea whether or not he had healed himself.....so I was extremely pleased to read about how his life developed after his extremely painful journey.
What a courageous man Mark Flaherty is. I almost spat out my cuppa tea when I read that he completed more than 200 ayahuasca ceremonies in Peru. Struggling through just one can easily be the most difficult thing you will ever face, and it takes a brave person to go through what he did.
It was heart warming to discover through Mark's words how he gradually changed from an introverted, extremely frightened, sick, hopeless man into an open, willing, fighting, brave guy who faced his fears and saw the reality of his emotional, mental and physical problems so that he could overcome them.
Mark is a great writer and I like his first person style in this book; it works well as he describes his (often terrifying) ayahuasca journeys, aswell as his intimate moments later in the book as he opens up his heart.
One of the best books I've read.