World Shaman: Encountering Ancient Himalayan Spirits in Our Time
Supporting three wives, twelve children, and assorted relatives, Mohan Rai is a thoroughly modern man, convinced he's escaped an outmoded duty to follow his father as shaman to his Bhutanese village. But the gods and spirits, ancient protectors of the tribe, have other ideas.
Dishonored and vengeful, they enter his dreams and haunt his days, destroying his business, his health, his sanity, and finally, his freedom.
Based on Mohan's letters from prison, this true account by his first Western initiate will transform your worldview.
"Ellen's retelling of Mohan Rai's first-hand account of his shamanic apprenticeship in Bhutan is a valuable contribution to the preservation of this ancient knowledge."
"I was fascinated. Like Autobiography of a Yogi, Mohan Rai's story shares much wisdom. Portraying his training from childhood in the ancient, mystical traditions of the shaman, this book brings a hopeful vision I will carry into my everyday life forever a reminder of the mysteries that sustain our lives and how little we know of them. The message runs deep."
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Another great example what humbug can driven in the name of "natural religions". Mohan was arrested for trying to smuggle a couple of kg of heroin via Bombay to Australia - a great feat for a shining example to humanity. It wasn´t some bad ghost that influenced him but simple greed - I am waiting for the day when B. Maddow becomes an American Shaman.