More about “Lessons in Courage”:
As stated by don Oscar, Buckminster Fuller reminds us, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” This book provides just that model, as well as concrete practices for living it. The model is derived from ancient wisdom traditions, modeled on the pulses, cycles, and seasons of our beloved Earth Mother. It deeply grounds the reader in a “this world” spirituality that blends indigenous cosmologies, earth-honoring ritual, and time-tested models for living with modern sensibilities.
Lessons in Courage presents the biography of an extraordinary man who has awakened to his own purpose in life as a servant to conscious evolution for all humanity. His life story, full of adventure, cosmic “interventions,” and synchronicity is on par with that of the luminaries documented in these biographies and the time has come for his story to be told. Don Oscar’s story is also the story of each one of us. The only reason his story has not been told until now is that he was first charged with creating opportunities for others to awaken to their higher purpose through his teachings as part of an oral tradition. Now, after completing his “compacto” (sacred contract) with his Andean teachers and mentors, he has been released from service to tell his story in writing. And it is an extraordinary story, dealing with nothing less than individual, spiritual, and planetary transformation.
OSCAR MIRO-QUESADA originated the Pachakuti Mesa tradition of cross-cultural shamanism, and is the visionary founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH) Alliance. He is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru and has been guiding cross-cultural ethno-spiritual apprenticeship expeditions to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia. He has been a popular faculty member at numerous U.S. educational centers. His work and programs have been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E, and the Discovery Channel.
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“This is a wonderful creation; an absolute joy to digest, sentence by sentence, insight by insight. Those who have had the privilege of working with don Oscar have been waiting for this book for a long, long time. Those just now discovering him will delight in his tale—one guaranteed to transfix, transport, and transform you in a way that many spiritual memoirs promise, but few can.”
Hillary S. Webb, PhD, author of “Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru”
“Oscar Miro-Quesada, my dear friend of over thirty years, is both a Western educated psychologist and traditionally initiated shaman. His book, Lessons in Courage, is a profound, articulate and gripping account of Oscar’s deep-rooted apprenticeship with don Celso Rojas, a renowned curandero from Salas, Peru. Oscar is a true genius, a genuinely warm and loving individual, and these qualities shine through in the book. A compelling tale about our human quest for wholeness, Lessons in Courage openly chronicles Oscar’s befriending of sacred and profane dimensions of life, giving us a brilliant rendition of the uncompromising light so often encountered at the end of the tunnel.”
Raymond Moody, MD, PhD, author of “Life After Life”
LESSONS IN COURAGE – #1 on Amazon*
*in its subject – Religion & Spirituality > Earth-Based Religions > Paganism 2013
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