Fishers of Men
The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest
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Jeremy Tarcher / Penguin
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BLURBS #"Adam Elenbaas has given us a beautifully written and powerfully honest narrative of an ayahuasca pilgrimage, a vision quest through his tangled and painful family history, his addictions and failures, and his ultimate arrival at something very much like redemption.... There is a growing literature documenting the gradual absorption of ayahuasca shamanism into North American culture; this profoundly personal book is sure to be one of its classics."
-- Stephan Beyer, author of Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon
"To revision the archetype of Christ in the twenty-first century is critical because Christ represents the potentila in all of us to become God-realized. When the revelation is thoroughly activated in a person they become a 'Fisher of Men.' The redemptive nature of Adam Elenbaas's shamanic journeys transformed not only himself, but also influenced the metamorphosis of his own father's relationship with the church. An inspiring confession of personal integration with the plant teachers and the wisdom of the West."
-- Alex Grey
"In Fishers of Men, Adam Elenbaas offers the reader a startling, enthralling insight into Peruvian shamanism and his quest for healing by hallucinogenic vision. Intertwinde din this taut narrative are the strands of preacher father and doubting son, of evangelical Christianity, of family turmoil, and finally, of hard-earned redemption. This is a fearless book."
-- Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic and Desire
"In this memoir of his relationship with ayahuasca, Adam Elenbaas manages to balance his way along a spiritual tightrope--between Christianity and shamanic tradition, flesh and soul, holding on and letting go, hallucination and reality, his family and the universe, mind and heart, catharsis and illumination--exploring his own inner space with considerable honesty and insight."
-- Paul Krassner, editor of Magic Mushrooms and Other Highs
"It is rare when a book leaves us knowing we have entered the true territory of myster--and that is exactly what Fishers of Men does. . . . The book is at once a quest and an honest look at the relationship between a son and a father. It leaves us knowing we have experienced mysterium tremendum, at the same time that we have glimpsed the simpler mystery of human love and compassion."
-- Karen McElmurray, author of The Motel of the Stars