from Chapter 2
THE SHAMAN’S DIET: LISTENING TO THE PLANTSWhen the spirit accepts the dieter and the dieter has the will, the spirit will grant him energy. The path to knowledge opens and the healing can take place.
--GUILLERMO AREVALO, AMAZONIAN SHAMAN
This chapter will open you further to the spirit of the plants through a process known as the shaman’s diet. This body of practices involves certain actions and restrictions on the behavior of the shaman-to-be so he (or she) can learn from his plant ally how to use it for healing, and how to strengthen himself...