Luminata: "Wisdom of the Shamans" with don Jose Ruiz
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Luminata Books and Gifts hosts don Jose Ruiz, the author of The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us About Love and Life, for a talk and book signing on Thursday, May 17, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Admission fee is $22 in advance, $25 at the door, which includes a copy of the book (a $22 value). Seating is limited - we recommend making advance reservations by phoning Luminata at 831-333-1110.
Generation after generation, Toltec shamans have passed down their wisdom through teaching stories. The purpose of these stories is to implant a seed of knowledge in the mind of the listener, where it can ultimately sprout and blossom into a new and better way of life.
In The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us About Love and Life, Toltec shaman and master storyteller don Jose Ruiz shares some of the most popular stories from his family's oral tradition, and offers corresponding lessons that illustrate the larger ideas within each story.
According to Ruiz, Toltec shamanic teachings are not primitive or reserved for a chosen few initiates, but are instead a powerful series of lessons on love and life that are available us all. To that aim, he has included exercises, meditations, and shamanic rituals in an effort to help you experience the personal transformation these stories offer. The shamans taught that the truth you seek is inside of you. Let these stories, lessons, and tools be your guide to finding the innate wisdom that lives within.