The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol: Medicine Teachings for Modern Times
True account of Tom’s decade-long apprenticeship with Huichol shamans in the Mexican Sierra Madre .
• Contains an insider’s view of the Huichol’s shamanic spiritual practices, including their ritual use of peyote
• Offers the Huichol path to sustainable healing for individuals and our planet
Never conquered by Europeans, the Huichol–known for their use of peyote in spiritual ceremonies–have thoroughly retained their ancient way of life. Growing from a deeply rooted respect and reverence for the natural world, the Huichol’s shamanic spiritual practices focus on living life in harmony with all living things and offer a path to a truly sustainable future.
The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol is the autobiographical account of Pinkson’s decade-long immersion in the shamanic traditions of the Huichol tribes of the Sierra Madre in Mexico. From his first Huichol pilgrimage to Wiricuta (their sacred homeland) in 1981 to searching the desert for the heart medicine of peyote, Pinkson’s account of his initiation into the medicine teachings of the Huichol brings new life to this ancient eco-centric tradition. Providing a guiding light for those who seek to become part of the solution to our planet’s ecological challenges, Pinkson empowers readers to choose their own path toward healing both on a personal and a planetary level.
Read the publishers review and insight on Tom’s work here.
Order a copy from Amazon.com.
For thirty two years I worked with the Center for Attitudinal Healing helping families and children, teenagers and adults facing life threatening illness. Based on a question asked by an eight year just days before he died, i wrote a short book entitled – “Do They Celebrate Christmas in Heaven: Spiritual Rite of Passage Teachings from Children with Life-threatening Illness” that shares a number of very powerful wisdom teachings from these youngsters were here for a short time but left very lasting messages.