Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Book Review : Elemental Shaman by Omar W.Rosales

Elemental Shaman is a search for spirituality and the supernatural . He begins telling about his mother , who becomes sick after finding that her car was surrounded by powder mingled with drops of blood. He starts out on a quest to find the meaning and the a cure .
He meets with his first Toltec Shaman and experiences the spirit of Nino Fidencio.
I also found it very interesting when he tells the story of Maximon the patron saint of Lake Atitlan. He meets other Shamans and spirit guides, Buddhists and Buddhism. Traveling across the globe in his search for life questions.

Chapter 3, the last paragraph says: "The answers, or puzzle pieces it seemed, started to come together. I was never looking for a path. The whole time i was on a path. And not only did I need to find the healers of our age, I was also looking for a woman-a young woman with dark hair, soft eyes, a kind heart, and a beautiful soul. A woman who would be my destiny."

This is a difficult review because i don't really understand it all but i did learn something new about Shamans and spirtuality and it was very interesting. If your interested in Shamans and spiritual healings, this would be the perfect book. It is written very well with beautiful descriptions of the countries and people he visits.

Omar W. Rosales -

Author, adventurer, and explorer, Omar writes extensively on the topic of Archaeology, Culture, and spiritual phenomena. He is best known for his work Elemental Shaman. Combining adventure travel with spirituality, he searches the world for Spiritual Masters to convey their messages for humanity.

A student of William R. Fowler, Arthur Demarest, and Edward Fischer, Rosales graduated with an Honors degree in Anthropology and Economics from Vanderbilt University in the late 1990s. After college, he served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. His assignments included two overseas tours in Japan.

While in law school at The University of Texas School of Law, he began his spiritual quests, first meeting a Toltec shaman who healed with herbs and plants. The next shaman Rosales met was a Cherokee SpiritWalker who practiced soul retrieval in the deserts of Arizona. Rosales then went on to Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala to meet a Maya A'j R'ij or healer-divination specialist. His last journey was to the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the Himalayan Mountain Kingdom of Bhutan to seek out a Holy Lama, a Manchen Lopon, who practices Vajrayana or Diamond Vehicle Buddhism.

An experienced hiker and expedition leader, Rosales currently lives and writes in Vancouver. Future planned journeys include travel to India, Oceana, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. A member of the American Alpine Club and the Royal Geographical Society, Omar holds a doctorate in Law.


Brooke Reviews said...

This sounds interesting, and like something my best friend would like. I'll have to let him know. :) Thanks!

Natalie W said...

Thank you!