The New York Times bestselling co-author of The Fifth Agreement shares his new book about what ancient shamans can teach us about love and life.
In The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life
, Toltec shaman and master storyteller don Jose Ruiz shares some of the most popular stories from his family’s oral tradition, and offers corresponding lessons that illustrate the larger ideas within each story. Ruiz begins by explaining that contrary to the stereotypical image of “witchdoctor,” the ancient shamans were men and women who fulfilled several roles within their communities: philosopher, spiritual guide, medical doctor, psychologist, and friend.
According to Ruiz, their teachings are not primitive or reserved for a chosen few initiates, but are instead a powerful series of lessons on love and life that are available to us all. To that aim, he has included exercises, meditations, and shamanic rituals in an effort to help you experience the personal transformation these stories offer.
The shamans taught that the truth you seek is inside of you. Let these stories, lessons, and tools be your guide to finding the innate wisdom that lives within.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
don JOSE RUIZ was born in Mexico City, Mexico. From a very young age, Jose was guided by many teachers present in his life including his mother Maria, his father don Miguel, and his grandmother Sarita. As a nagual, Jose brings new insights to the ancient wisdom of his family, translating it into practical, everyday life concepts that promote transformation through truth, love and common sense. Jose has dedicated his life to sharing this Toltec wisdom, and he travels the world helping others find their own personal truth. In addition to The Wisdom of the Shamans
, don Jose Ruiz is the co-author of The Fifth Agreement
, which he wrote in collaboration with his father, don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements