Jaguar Woman, The Wisdom of the Butterfly Tree, Book 3 of the Medicine Woman Series
Perhaps Lynn Andrews’s most beloved book after Medicine Woman, this New York Times, Los Angeles Times and internationally best-selling book follows Lynn from her vision of the butterfly tree in the frozen tundra of Manitoba into the heart of the Yucatán jungle with her teachers Agnes Whistling Elk, Ruby Plenty Chiefs and Zoila Gutierrez, a chamin curendera who challenges Lynn to confront and overcome her own deepest fears or face certain death.
'In Jaguar Woman, I explore a range of movement similar to that of the butterfly covering this continent in its wanderings from Canada to Mexico. The book describes my lessons of transit in pursuit of further knowledge and the adventure of the spirit, and Zoila took me into the center of the sacred spiral in order to reclaim my original female nature. I always write through story. There’s an important reason for that. Most of us live through ‘borrowed knowledge.’ How can someone sitting in a lecture hall listening to someone else’s dream—and it may be fabulous—make that dream part of your own dream? You do it through experience. I write stories because you come along on the experience with me. In my book Jaguar Woman, the story was about addictions and fear of death. I’m not talking about addiction to drugs or alcohol. The worst addictions are addictions to emotions, like sadness or fear -- especially fear of death -- that keep us in a kind of drugged sleep. When this happens, we end up using our addictive emotions to manipulate and fool ourselves, and breaking out of this cycle is one of the most difficult but important things we can ever do.'
What the critics say about Jaguar Woman:
The Los Angeles Times: "Amid primal landscapes, perilous and shimmering between the spirit world and reality, Andrews' narrative opens a window onto an aspect of … cultures seldom explored. Her portrayal of the pre-eminently sacred role of woman and the traditions that keep their ancient wisdom are remarkably accurate.'
New Dimensions Radio Network: "She speaks of reclaiming her personal powers as a woman. Her extraordinary journey into the unknown leads to dazzling new worlds of the mind and spirit. Through a wealth of practical shamanistic lore interwoven with tales of sorcery, Andrews reveals both the challenges and the rewards of the sacred quest.'
- ISBN : 1585421715
- Language : English
- Pages : 194
- Publisher : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam
- Type : Paperback
- Shipping Weight : 7 ounces
- Product Dimensions : 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Copyright : 1985
Available format: -Book, softcover; -Tape, Book on audio tape; -CD, Book on CD
Note: The book on tape and the book on CD are abridged versions