Mark Vale is back in Africa for his father's funeral. As he struggles to understand why his application of magic has caused such turmoil in his life, he is reunited with an enigmatic childhood friend. She introduces him to the fantastic world of shamanism and a deeper connection to the metaphysical forces he has yet to master.Mark learns from a wonderful array of colorfulMark Vale is back in Africa for his father's funeral. As he struggles to understand why his application of magic has caused such turmoil in his life, he is reunited with an enigmatic childhood friend. She introduces him to the fantastic world of shamanism and a deeper connection to the metaphysical forces he has yet to master.Mark learns from a wonderful array of colorful characters, from a doctor of philosophy hiding out in the swamps and a shapeshifting sorceress to the bereaved widow of a tribal scout, and through incredible experiences such as taking sacred medicine and soul retrieval rituals, he discovers the inner wisdom necessary to drive his magical life creations. Author William Whitecloud brings a dazzling range of knowledge and experience — from a childhood in Swaziland immersed in supernatural worldviews to Hermetic Philosophy and a life dedicated to intuitive mastery — to bear on this highly imaginative and illuminating look at how we can open up to being guided along the path of our highest destiny....
|Title||:||the last shaman|
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|Number of Pages||:||350 Pages|
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the last shaman Reviews
This book is filled with exciting adventure, life lessons, questions about the life that we have often fallen into by default, real magic when connected to spirit and how to sort out our lives so they are both meaningful and serving the greater good. It starts out quite slow - - and seems chauvanistic at first - -but if you push through the awkward beginning the story moves into the life adventure William Whitecloud has had - or claims to have had in Africa where he was born.Along with the profound insights and many life thoughts to ponder, William Whitecloud gifts us with almost photo like descriptions of the wildlife and vistas that he encounters on his journey: "Mauve mountains at the far end of the lake lay like petrified dragons in a distant world of their own. Ten thousand strong flocks of flamingos floated across the mirror-flat, icy blue waters like pink cloud shadows. Formations of spur-wing and Egyptian geese sailed calmly over us, as squadrons of whistler ducks darted and weaved around them. An emerald band of papyrus choked the shallows of the islands’ shorelines, while the banks behind were covered in dry, bronze winter grass. Perched in the high gray branches of dead trees, the distinctive forms of fish eagles looked imperiously down on their kingdoms. We passed herds of buffalo, in their thousands, stampeding down to water like flows of black lava. Huge pods of hippo lay half submerged, attended by oxpeckers and tickbirds picking parasites from their heads. Fawn-colored Lechwe, a specially adapted swamp antelope, lunged through the reeds, either in play or to dart away from predators hidden from our eyes. It was the most breathtaking scene I had ever witnessed." (Kindle Locations 1557-1564). . Kindle Edition.I highly recommend this book for the insights that it will bring you to and the adventure and intimate view of a fast disappearing Africa.
Brilliant fantastic full of magic
Loved it - full of fabulous imagery, inspiration and insight all bundled up in a gripping story. Leaves ripples in the consciousness that will change your life.
The author requested reviewers for his book; I responded and he sent me a copy to read. I'm at a loss how to express my opinion of the book, but I'll try. Right off the bat, I'll say that it took me a long time (for me) to finish the book, which indicates that it's not a page turner. I forced myself to read a chapter at a time because I hoped there would be a resolution to the story; it is listed as a book of fiction and adventure, after all. I had a hard time getting interested in the characters and the setting, although the last two chapters did have a resolution, not particularly satisfying. The "spiritual wisdom" also escaped me, because most of the wisdom was delivered in a dogmatic, rambling style, mostly from one "spiritual teacher" in the story. Mark, the main character, just took it in -- the "wisdom" and the perils -- without question. Obviously, the story was fabricated in order to impart the author's philosophy. I'm thinking most readers pick up this book because they already know this author's teachings and want to read more. This was my first introduction to him and reading the book doesn't inspire me to learn more about him.
Believable expedition into what humans might once be possible of doing. Lessons in how expectations influence our experience and how not to fall into trap of living ordinary life; how to overcome bad habits; how to achieve whatever you desire and be sure that the desire you in your best interest and more - that is The Last ShamanInspiring wrote longer review of The Last Shaman on g-row.com
I'm happy that I started at the beginning of the story with The Magician's Way, which I found hard to put down when I started it.The ending was surprisingly good.Great writing that captured my imagination in every sense.
Life changing No... Read this and you review... If you are lucky enough to allow yourself to read it!!!! If you do....
I probably would of enjoyed this book more, if I did not read all the rave reviews, as my expectation was very high
Very very slowThe book was very slow. I also thought there was too much dialogue/gibberish between Vale and Dumani. Not a fan of massively long chapters either.