Seeing the Songs: A Poet's Journey to the Shamans in Ecuador by Gary MargolisSeeing the Songs: A Poet's Journey to the Shamans in Ecuador by Gary Margolis

Seeing the Songs: A Poet's Journey to the Shamans in Ecuador

byGary Margolis

Paperback | June 1, 2012

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A journey to Ecuador’s rainforest, this memoir reflects upon the effects of environmental destruction in that nation while simultaneously recounting the author’s personal experiences as a psychologist and poet. From traditional healing ceremonies performed by Andean and rain forest shamans to the knowledge gained from Shuar and Quecha Indians regarding the degrading impact of oil-company drilling and local forest cutting, this account shares the lessons learned from an inspiring group of people. Step by step, mile by mile, the author and his friends find their way up and over the mountains, across the stone-sung Amazon rivers and further into the jungle, to find a love they had forgotten, a world with which they could return.
Gary Margolis Ph.D, is Executive Director of College Mental Health Services Emeritus and Associate Professor of English and American Literatures (part-time) at Middlebury College. He was a Robert Frost and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow and has taught at the University of Tennessee, University of Vermont and Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences...
Title:Seeing the Songs: A Poet's Journey to the Shamans in EcuadorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Libri PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:192704331X

ISBN - 13:9781927043318

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"Whether sharing his intense experiences with Otavalo shamans in Ecuador, his journey through craters, playing ball with locals or his adventures in the jungle with the Shuar people, Gary Margolis genuinely shares his experiences as if unashamedly talking to his best friends." —Ximena Mejia, Director of counseling, Middlebury College