Hummingbirds Journey To God: Perspective

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John Hunt Publishing, May 11, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 270 pages
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San Pedro, a visionary and hallucinogenic brew derived from the mescaline-based Trichocereus pachanoi or 'cactus of vision', is one of Peru’s most important and powerful teacher plants. For thousands of years this brew has been drunk by spiritual seekers and those who need healing, and has cured a wide variety of physical problems, including cancer, diabetes, paralysis and pneumonia, and emotional and psychological issues such as alcoholism, heartbreak and grief. Those who work with it say San Pedro brings us closer to God. There has been no book specifically written about the shamanic use of San Pedro…until now. This important volume is therefore a first of its kind. In it, Ross Heaven looks at the healing and ceremonial usage of San Pedro, with interviews and case studies from shamans and participants who offer their remarkable stories of instant cures and spiritual insights.
 

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Contents

The Condor and the Hummingbird An Andean Fable
15
Sunlight and San Pedro A Healing Ceremony in the Andes
22
The World Beyond Paradise A Personal Perspective The Healing Experience of San Pedro
32
Hummingbird Medicine The History and Use of San Pedro
47
Paradise is in the Plant The Perspective of Science
70
The Outsider Woman The Perspective and Experiences of the Healer
90
The Journeys of Others The Perspectives and Experiences of the Healed The Accounts of San Pedro Drinkers
117
Every Illness is Psychosomatic The MindBody Connection The Perspective of Western Psychology in Relation to San Pedro Healing
172
That God Quit a Long Time Ago Perspectives on God and San Pedro
207
The Journey of the Hummingbird The Lessons of San Pedro
223
Notes
235
Glossary
247
About the Author
251
Disclaimer
252
Index
253
Copyright

The Hummingbird Takes Us to God The San Pedro Cosmology The Perspective of Andean Healing and Curanderismo
186

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About the author (2010)

Ross Heaven is a psychologist, author, therapist, TV, radio and magazine contributor, workshop facilitator, and presenter. He has written numerous articles and 10 books on psychology, shamanism, plant medicines, love and relationships, and indigenous healing traditions. He has also contributed to newspapers, magazines, and radio and television programmes in America, Europe and the UK, including The Guardian, The Observer, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Kindred Spirit, Spirit & Destiny, The Terry Wogan & Gabby Roslin Show, Jane Goldman Investigates, The Richard & Judy Show, This Morning, and The BBC World Service.


Ross runs workshops on the themes of his books and trips overseas to work with shamans and visionaries from many different spiritual traditions. He is also a frequent guest at high-profile events such as The Prophets Conference, The MBS Show, The Pagan Federation Conference, etc.


Ross has a therapeutic practice near Brighton and a website where you can find out more about the full range of his work.

He lives in Newhaven, UK.

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