A Shaman's Miraculous Tools for Healing.

Author:Sutherland, Patty
Position:Book review

Alberto Villoldo and Anne E. O'Neill (contributor); A SHAMAN'S MIRACULOUS TOOLS FOR HEALING; Hampton Roads Publishing Company (Nonfiction: Body, Mind & Spirit) 18.95 ISBN: 9781571747372

Byline: Patty Sutherland

With a refreshingly authentic voice, Villoldo shares the extraordinary power of his shamanic gifts and training.

The word "miraculous" in the title of Alberto Villoldo's latest book is anything but hyperbole. Rather, it is an accurate assessment of the twelve very personal stories of transformation documented in this well-done book. With the editorial help of Anne E. O'Neill, and using the voices of a dozen clients intermingled with his own, Villoldo shares the extraordinary power of his shamanic gifts and training.

Each of the twelve men and women who share their intimate and profoundly life-changing odysseys were drawn to seek out Villoldo as a last resort. They all came to him, often in surprisingly serendipitous fashions, after conventional medicine, therapies, and/or spiritual practices had failed to help them find relief from their physical, mental, or/and spiritual diseases. From inexplicable splitting headaches, crippling pain, consuming existential angst, or a myriad of spiritual crises, each found in Villoldo's shamanic techniques the spot-on interventions they needed. Though their healings sometimes took several years and contained unexpected permutations, all found the life-changing, positive...

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