By Valerie Meikle
Valerie Meikle’s trip is a bounce into the unknown within a dugout canoe, an act of insanity and hand over within the identify of healing... ‘I had no question that issues will be okay’ she wrote of her wanderings and this can be the nice mystery in the back of each loose spirit, the power to house fear...
In 5 months Valerie travelled 1500 kms in a canoe along with her associate Miguel whose illustrations deliver the riverscape to existence. Borders are insignificant as Colombia, Peru and Brazil come and cross omitted. The reader enters a universe of hallucinogenic vegetation, malaria, shamans, jaguars and dolphins. fact is stranger than fiction. the realm past the river, which we dare to name ‘civilised’ intrudes sometimes because the overseas Plant drugs company sends be aware to the neighborhood Indians that the yagé, an historical and sacred hallucinogenic plant used to summon the spirits, has been bought and patented.
This ebook is an perception right into a disappearing global, casting a spell that locations us correct on the center of unfolding occasions, sharing ups and downs that accompany a awesome event into the unknown.
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