New Book in progress ... Explore Shamanic Cultures in the 21st Century
Just a taste of what will be in the upcoming book.
by Deborah Guzzi
Gigantic Nio guardians grimace at the gate: carved, gilded, and painted in oxblood red. They frighten demons and protect the Pilgrims trooping through the arches of the Koyasan Temple in the Japanese Alps.
Incense clings, oversweet, on the evening air. Yellowing strands of paper cranes move sorrow’s breath on the breeze. The retreat’s entrance engulfs the footwear of the prayerful: organized, colorful, often threadbare.
They come in ones and twos, sadness stamped upon each faces ...
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Table of Contents
The hurricane’s fury, its circular, cyclic pattern, and the calm achieved at its core are used as a metaphoric structure for the groupings in each chapter.
Chapter 1 –
The Rain Band 5
Sky Pilot 5
The Body and the Blood 6
The Sowing 7
Mary’s Shift 8
Life is Just a Bowl of Onions 10
The Spoon and the Bowl 11
Memories of Xian, China 12
The Upcoming storm 14
Helter-Skelter Spawn of Cain 16
There’s No Place Like Home 17
Heated Reveries 18 -
The Golden Hour 19
The Agony and the Ecstasy 20
Lost Child 21
Maudlin Mary 22
The Outstretched Palm of Gabriel 25
The Guff 26