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  • The Fellowship of the River

  • A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine
  • By: Joseph Tafur MD
  • Narrated by: Joseph Tafur, Luis Robledo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Western medicine has not been particularly successful at getting people relief from conditions like depression, chronic pain, migraine headaches, addiction, and PTSD. Dr. Tafur helps us to understand why. Too often, the Western medical approach fails to address the emotional dimension of illness. This is where traditional plant medicines, with their ability to alter consciousness and open channels of communication to our emotions, offer so much promise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heart felt amazing!

  • By Roman on 06-07-18

case studies of Ayahuasca healing

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Informative text of the diverse benefits of ayahuasca, case by case. NOT amazonian medicine broadly.

  • Tao Te Ching

  • A New English Version
  • By: Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,051

In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please remove the ridiculous ad at the end

  • By Michael on 02-20-15

poetry for healthy consciousness

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Reviewed: 06-17-18

Beautiful metaphors to remind us to not get wrapped up in the valuation of the elements of life and nature. It is short and sweet with a few statements that should be truely internalized.

  • Mountains Beyond Mountains

  • The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
  • By: Tracy Kidder, Michael French (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Lincoln Hoppe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the best sellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative". This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An inspiring story of an inspiring man.

  • By Christopher on 05-22-18

An inspiring story of an inspiring man.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I now have a new hero. The story is well lived and well told. I am inspired to spend more time in communties with the people I want to serve. I was reminded of the best things in life and the greatest (most worthwhile) struggles. The book is truely touching. Farmer is a reasonable man to be considered an ideal.

  • Xenocide

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,930

Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • full of passion

  • By David on 06-13-04

a philosophical grapple over an intriguing psyfy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

the book became better and better as the philosphical debate unfolding over an thorough metaphysical alternative to many of the most pressing questions. Human nature, laws of the universe, consciousnesses, ethcis, all were brilliantly expressed while weaving an engaging psyfy story that challanged the imagination.

  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Jung's Life Would Make A Good Movie

  • By M. Clarke on 05-17-16

enlightening look into the mind of a spiritual gen

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

A wonderful book that outlines the essence of my own religious thought. A telling book that reveals intimate layers of the life and thoughts of Jung. I will listen to it again, immediately.

  • Poor Economics

  • A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
  • By: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Drawing on this and their 15 years of research from Chile to India, Kenya to Indonesia, they have identified wholly new aspects of the behavior of poor people, their needs, and the way that aid or financial investment can affect their lives. Their work defies certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent for non-economists

  • By D. Martin on 07-01-12

Great new perspective to persistent problems of de

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Reviewed: 10-31-16

It provides a valuable new perspective to the persistent problems of development. The book gives a new framework to carry while developing policies and programs. It describes well that each problem needs special thought, and the over arching global economy theories cannot be universally applied. Good stuff. Not too dense. some basic understanding of economic is necessary to understanding the authors model thinking.

  • The Cosmic Serpent

  • DNA and the Origins of Knowledge
  • By: Jeremy Narby
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 860

This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences", leads the listener through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge. In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting thoughts on the origins of DNA

  • By Bobby Digital on 08-31-16

Wow. A beautiful take on universal consciousness

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Reviewed: 09-30-16

Inspiring. Creative. Provides a glimpse of the universal consciousness through a beautifully unique lens. His realization of the feed back loop between DNA and Consciousness and his logical progression to describe it is truly inspiring and genius. Carl Jung would be proud! His comparison between manifested symbols between distant cultures inspires wonder and is a fun anthropological journey. The presumption that we are essentially swimming in the micro-bio soup of our cells during deep meditations and hallucinations is ..strange.. but the analogues are baffling. Beautifully done. I will explore the phenomenon further through ayahuasca meditations. Thank you Jeremy!

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