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The Shaman: Science, Nature, Prophecy Mark D. Longo

The Shaman: Science, Nature, Prophecy

Mark D. Longo

Published August 26th 2008
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338 pages
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A group of American businessmen has disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. The government blames guerrillas but the locals have a different theory. They believe the Guardians of the Forests have reawoken and are now taking their revenge onMoreA group of American businessmen has disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. The government blames guerrillas but the locals have a different theory. They believe the Guardians of the Forests have reawoken and are now taking their revenge on humanity. Unaware of these developments, nature documentary filmmaker Jared Foster and his anthropologist friend, Christopher Burgeis, depart for Guatemala to shoot footage for Jareds latest project. Their trip becomes an odyssey of discovery during which they explore vast expanses of geography and mind. They must put their newfound knowledge to the test when they reach their final destination for it is there, among the crumbling ruins of the Petén wilderness, that they learn the truth about an ancient prophecy of apocalypse. Nature, it seems, has indeed found a champion and it is no longer the rainforests that are in danger.A fantastic adventure incorporating well-researched philosophy, natural history and anthropology. Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Indiana Jones.--Diamantis Sellis, doctoral candidate in Ecology at Stanford UniversityAn informed and eloquent brief for Maya country...Ill be sharing it with my students.--Dr. David Freidel, anthropologist and co-author of A Forest of KingsThere were many times when I looked up from the book, simply amazed, and spent time thinking about what had just happened. [The Shaman] is a seamless blend of interesting characters, driving plot, cutting-edge thinking and science, and a uniting world view that really leaves an impression on you when you finish the book.--William Love-Anderegg, ecologist and author of A Song of Shadows