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For generation after generation, Toltec shamans have passed down their wisdom through teaching stories. The purpose of these stories is to implant a seed of knowledge in the mind of the listener, where it can ultimately sprout and blossom into a new and better way of life.

In The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life, Toltec shaman and master storyteller Don Jose Ruiz shares some of the most popular stories from his family's oral tradition and offers corresponding lessons that illustrate the larger ideas within each story.

Ruiz begins by explaining that contrary to the stereotypical image of "witchdoctor", the ancient shamans were men and women who fulfilled several roles within their communities: philosopher, spiritual guide, medical doctor, psychologist, and friend.

According to Ruiz, their teachings are not primitive or reserved for a chosen few initiates but are instead a powerful series of lessons on love and life that are available us all. To that aim, he has included exercises, meditations, and shamanic rituals in an effort to help you experience the personal transformation these stories offer.

The shamans taught that the truth you seek is inside of you. Let these stories, lessons, and tools be your guide to finding the innate wisdom that lives within.

©2018 Don Jose Ruiz (P)2018 Don Jose Ruiz

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Wooowzers

I’ve listened to it 3x now!!! Sooo many applicable methods! Definitely going to apply them and live my BEST life!

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UNDERSTANDING|BEYOND|ME

The Understanding of life has always been beyond my understanding. Seeing life for what it is and excepting the idea of being perfect could sometimes be unfamiliar to me. After practicing the reflection part of this book of not judging my appearance, but excepting the truth that I am perfect has change my inner gratitude. This book is simply freeing and a gentle reminder that our perception changes the amount of joy we receive from life.

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I had the Pleasure of meeting Don Jose

The book was as great as it was meeting Don Jose and his Father and Brother in Az.in May.Most loving family you could ever meet.Words of wisdom and love that I will always cherish.There words and actions and love shine through to your very soul. 💓

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Another great book!

Great reminders for everyone for creating the dream of heaven on Earth. I love to listen to these books in the car on my daily commute. it makes that time of my day productive and sometimes life-changing.

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FANTASTIC

My heart is full with joy, beautiful piece of love. Thank you Don Jose for this gift.

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Beautiful!

I loved this book! I recommend to anyone who is ready to transform their life and end their addiction to suffering!

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Honest and wise.

Great book. I especially like the traditional stories being told. Lots of simple yet deep wisdom shared.

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Beautiful book

This is a beautiful book. I love the way the teachings and the stories are interwoven through the book. I only wish it were longer!

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Highly recommend.

Profound. Very grateful for this teaching. Well written with clarity and insight. I look forward to beginning the practicing he describes. So good I will listen again. Narration is some of the best I’ve heard as well.

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Listening and Discovering the Dream.

A great short dive into the path of shamanism and the wisdom of recognizing and living your dream. The dream is only the beginning and Don Jose Ruiz is one of the masters of leading us into self discovery.