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Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle

Narrated by: Javier Regueiro
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

More and more people from all walks of life and spiritual and religious backgrounds feel drawn to ayahuasca in often surprising ways. In this revised and expanded edition of Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle, author Javier Regueiro offers a guide for those new to the use of this powerful medicine that originates in the Amazon rainforest.

Javier Regueiro not only provides general information about ayahuasca, but he bridges the cultural gap between the native and the current use of ayahuasca by Westerners. This guide offers background about the plant medicine, its history, and how to engage with and learn through its use. It includes stories of Javier's personal experience of transformation as well as stories from those he's guided in ceremonies.

Addressed to the ever-increasing number of people who approach this medicine for their own personal healing and development, this guidebook provides clear and practical advice on how to use this therapeutic modality in a fashion that is meaningful to modern people for a maximum of benefit.

©2017 Javier Regueiro (P)2017 Javier Regueiro

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Knowledge makes the experience all the better

Having never taken Ayahuasca, and then looking to book a ceremony, this book had some valuable information in regards to dietary recommendation, what to expect and how to prepare for a ceremony. I then took all the advice and found the experience to be one that I will never ever forget. If I had not listened to this, then the apprehension and possible unknowing, might have altered the overall great experience. For me personally, to have some insight is always good.

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Excellent

An amazing account and one well worth reading before as well as after your ceremony. Highly recommended

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Complete in every way!

Truly wonderful and insightful book. This book will answers so many questions for those who are thinking of trying this medicine and even more for those who have.
I froze for a while when Javier described a moment where he was greeted by countless Buddha's and one central Buddha, seeing this as a moment of acceptance as I too had the exact same experience on a journey.
Thanks Javier for this book as I now have a what feels like a tool I can refer to when looking for those unanswered questions.

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  • 15-10-17

Better than expected

Excellent audiobook, essential for anybody considering taking Ayahuasca or who has an deep interest in the experience, culture and etiquette that surrounds it. This is one book that could not have been read satisfactorily by anyone but the author, lest it lose authenticity and immediacy. My only criticism is that several times during the narration sentences are repeated and this is distracting.

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Utter rubbish

What would have made Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle better?

I'm so disappointed in this audiobook - the author is very confused and talks boringly. Don't bother buying it.

Has Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle put you off other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Javier Regueiro’s performances?

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If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle?

All of it

Any additional comments?

Instead read "Five weeks in the Amazon" by Sean Michael Hayes, it's a really good book (at least the Kindle version) Sean is open and honest.

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  • 21-12-17

Read this if planning on doing Ayahuasca

The author shares many pieces of information that would be very helpful for anyone preparing to try ayahuasca. After finishing this book, I truly feel ready for my first Ayahuasca experience that will be coming up in a few weeks.

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  • timo19
  • 12-03-19

Not for me

A very thorough description of Ayahuasca experience , pros and cons which gave me so much information that I decided not to try it.

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  • Hermann
  • 06-10-18

Just right before my 1st Ayahuasca experience

Just a few days before I will join an "Ayahuasca" session I listened to this audio book.
It was perfect in time as listening through that book you get more respectful about the power of plant medicine, I started to review and resettle my expectation and being more humble now.
So i might return to my review of that audio book and add a few lines.

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  • Sean
  • 14-12-17

Great preparation book!

This was a great book and I was so excited to find since the universe brought Aya to me sooner than expected. I love that it's audio so I can listen to it over and over to prepare my mind for the journey ahead.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-20

my ceremony prep

I bought this ahead of heading to Peru for Shamonic Detox which included several ayahuasca ceremonies
worth every penny and every second spent. Really helped me prep and set expectations. Also opened my eye to possibilities of dark shamans and what to look for in a retreat. I listen to it again after my ceremonies and found the descriptions of the experience so well written, even if it could only be fully appreciated after taking the journey.

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  • Valentine Falcon
  • 14-03-20

amazing book

I wish I would have listened to this book years ago when I first started working with ayahuasca. it's the perfect pre and post ceremony book. Also utterly inciteful about the healing process. great book for healers as well, gives greatcreninders about the process of healing and working with clients. a must read (listen)

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  • AleX
  • 11-02-20

Must read for spiritual seekers independently from consuming the medicine

Javier is sweet, serious, meticulous, and deep.
His voice is firm and soothing.
His knowledge and experience are transmitted through the book, with passion and good storytelling.
The important legacy that the author gathered through his life is passed in a very clear form.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-12-19

Comprehensive

Content flow is well organized and easy to understand. The personal stories show the author understands this subject matter.

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  • Jazmine
  • 01-05-19

Thank you

This book has really helped me understand ayahuasca and this book is best I have read so far so grateful for you thank you 😊

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  • Chuck P.
  • 24-01-19

Worth it

If you can get past the authors accent heavy monotone croon, there’s lots of important info, especially for first timers. A few times I had to rewind because his voice lulled me into thinking of other things, but the content here makes the book indispensable. Highly recommended.