A powerful debut from one of the world's most respected shamanic teachers, following Marcela Lobos's journey in this world and the world of spirit.
This book follows the Shamanic journey specifically through the rites of passage and initiation that women experience. Following the thirteen moons of the year and the thirteen stones of the Andean Medicine Wheel, this book guides the reader on a healing journey alongside Marcela's own as they grow in wisdom with each turn of the wheel.
From her war-torn childhood to her complicated relationships, her training with the shamans of the Andes and the Machi of Chile to her life today as a teacher and medicine woman, Marcela's story provides the reader with real-life context for each stone, each moon, and each step on this ancient and archetypal journey. Through healing, deepening of understanding, transformation, and embodiment, the reader will learn to walk the Medicine Path to find their power and inner beauty.
Marcela Lobos has been initiated in the healing and spiritual traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She was born and raised in Chile, where she leads expeditions, working with women shamans who belong to a matriarchal society that still holds the wisdom and passion of Mother Earth. She is senior teacher at the Four Winds Society and is married to its founder, Alberto Villoldo. Together they travel throughout the United States and Europe, teaching the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel. They founded Los Cuatro Caminos in South America to share the same wisdom in Spanish. Marcela is passionate about taking women through rites of passage that allow them to find their power, grace, and wisdom.