Divine Arts Media announces the July 2011 release of The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms - the only book of its kind written by a practicing shaman, and the fourth in a series of new books.
Online PR News – 16-June-2011 – – [San Francisco, CA/USA] Divine Arts Media announces the July 2011 release of The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms, the only book of its kind written by a practicing shaman, Don José Campos.
Campos is an internationally known Peruvian shaman or curandero (SAY koo-rahn-de-ro) and authority on Ayahuasca (SAY Aya-wass-ka), a psychoactive vine-based plant brew widely known throughout South America for its healing and visionary properties. The book was written in collaboration with a team lead by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Wiese (say We-see), who also created a companion film documenting their experiences with Campos and Ayahuasca.
Respect for the healing, nutritional, and spiritual power of plants is at the heart of The Shaman & Ayahuasca. Seeking healing for symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, Wiese traveled to Peru to study Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is called a 'plant teacher' because it is known to heal physical, psychological, and emotional ills and provide patients with transformative insights. Wiese journeyed to the home of Campos to experience firsthand the healing and transformative aspects of Ayahuasca. Translated by Alberto Roman, a healing arts practitioner and musical collaborator, and edited and compiled by Geraldine Overton-Wiese, Wiese's wife and collaborator with Campos, The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms juxtaposes the shaman's teachings with the experiences of his visitors.
About the Author: Peruvian shaman Don José Campos has studied with over 120 master curanderos throughout South America. His new book, The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms, documents the secrets of natural healing used for thousands of years in the Amazonian rain forest. Don José conducts ceremonies internationally, and has produced a CD of his icaros (ceremonial songs). The book is a companion publication to the award-winning documentary film of the same name by Michael Wiese, co-founder and co-publisher (with Geraldine Overton-Wiese) of Divine Arts Media. Don José lives in Pucallpa, Peru. The Shaman & Ayahuasca is his first book. Learn more at www.DivineArtsMedia.com.
The Shaman & Ayahuasca, the fourth in a series of new books by Divine Arts Media, is available now for purchase at http://shop.mwp.com/products/the-shaman-ayahuasca-journeys-to-sacred-realms. Divine Arts Media grew out of Michael Wiese Productions, founded by filmmaker Michael Wiese in 1976 in San Francisco primarily to produce films. In 1981, MWP published its first book, The Independent Film and Videomaker's Guide by Michael Wiese, selling over 50,000 copies. Over 30 years, MWP has become America's leading "how-to" film book publisher with a line of over 140 books on every aspect of filmmaking including many bestsellers. Now Divine Arts Media expands that mission, focusing on the power of art and media to spur personal and global healing, peace and understanding. Learn more by visiting the online press kit at www.divinearts.presskit247.com and the public site at www.divineartsmedia.com.