A Journal of Contemporary Shamanism
VOLUME 8 ISSUE 1, SPRING/SUMMER
When I first began to read “Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom For Everyday Life” for this review, I prepared myself for yet another laundry list description of the Andean cosmology, its rituals, and its practices. Not that there is anything wrong with this, however I have read many such books with this same theme and I was hoping for something different this time. Within a few pages I knew I had struck gold. While some of these beliefs and practices are mentioned in the book, it is the spirit and heart behind them that he emphasizes. As an added benefit, Oscar Miro-Quesada skillfully weaves the wisdom of his tradition with the teachings of great adepts and masters of other traditions as well.