This is the extraordinary account of Donner-Grau’s experiences with doña Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town known for its spiritualists . The Witch’s Dream by Florinda Donner-Grau, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A renowned student of Don Juan Matus, Florinda Donnergrau entered the world of spiritual healing as an anthropologist. But her involvement soon deepened.
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They fiercely reduce themselves to nothing in order to listen, to watch, so that they can conquer and be humbled by their conquest or be defeated and be enhanced by their defeat.
Feb 03, Gaze Santos rated it liked drexm. As a possible dissertation thesis she chose a study of healers reputed to be particularly noteworthy in northeastern Venezuela.
Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Rebecca De Holmes, the author of the critique, stated that it was unlikely that Donner had spent any amount of time among the Yanomami.
Jul 23, Anita rated florinra liked it. Particularly she criticized Donner for having plagiarized the biographical account of the Brazilian woman Helena Valerowho grew up as a captive among the Yanomami, without acknowledging having borrowed large parts of her life-story.
Retrieved from ” https: Part Four Chapter Part Six Chapter Recommended for all, but especially those who enjoyed Carlos Castenada’s Don Juan books. This is the extraordinary account of her experiences with Dona Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town Geuter put it this way: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Love Poems from God Daniel Ladinsky. Valkyria Colibri rated it it wigch amazing Aug 11, Nov 15, Di rated it liked it Shelves: He also wrote the Drea, of Dreaming Interwoven with their haunting stories in Florinda’s dramatic tale of self-discovery.
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Well told tales of magic realism? Part Eight Chapter He also wrote the Art of Dreaming Carlos Castaneda Foreword by. As to the authenticity of the events told witcy the book, one can only speculate.
And this comes as no surprise when you learn that the writer, Florinda Donner-Grau, was a disciple Casteneda. Michael Smith rated it really liked it Jun 07, Consequently, what we generally think of as ancient myths come from L3, with competing gods and mortals in easily understood hierarchies. This book was a little confusing in some parts.
The book is now generally considered “anthropologically-inspired fiction”. Jan 20, Kathryn Harriet rated it really liked draem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is an autobiographical account of the author’s experiences in a remote Venezuelan town renowned for its sorcerers and mediums. That of a westerner with roots in Latin America seeking spiritual wisdom from a local sorcerer.
When I teach about florimda religion as part of literature classes, an inevitable question is how could people believe what they were themselves making up. Refresh and try again. They remain fiercely impassive under any conditions.
Lora rated it it was ok Sep 25, dpnner If you are on your own journey of self-discovery it’s a very interesting and thought provoking read. Robin rated it liked it May 08, She also learned how to take rapid short puffs on a cigar to fill the air with smoke–an essential part of the healer’s lore–and she learned the various distinctions between mediums, spiritualists, witches folrinda healers. It’s an interesting effect.
He presented it as a literal other dimension. His first book, The Teachings of Don Juanwas the story of the first period the two men spent together as master and pupil. Florinda Donner immersed herself in the world of sorcery, witchcraft, and healing as the apprentice of a famous healer, Mercedes Peralta, rlorinda a small town in northeastern Venezuela. Paperbackpages.