This is a difficult one to review.
It is extremely interesting, and it is compellingly focused on Don Elijio, the Mayan healer, rather than its narrator.
For this bring written in the 90s it was surprisingly less cringey than I expected.
But being Latinx and reading this is still difficult.
The white author lacks selfawareness, and some of the descriptions and dismissal of certain things are quite terrible but not unexpected.
I appreciate the information I learned, even if the narrative voice wasn’t what I would have wanted or hoped for.
I was transported into the heart of the Beliezean rainforest.
Having been there a couple of times, I was completely into this story.
I purchased this book in 1996 when I was there and finally read it! Loved every delicious page of it.
Doctor Rosita's compelling story of healing and our interconnectedness to plants is timeless.
Nature has many answers for us when we take time to observe, listen and learn from those who have taken time.
You will love the story, you will learn so much along the way.
I highly recommend it.
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AND I IN TURN, SENT HIM A TIBETAN BLESSING BRACELET.
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HE PASSED AWAY.
I THEN BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH HIS NIECE.
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MARIA MEX GARCIA.
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AND HER NIECE PAULINA.
THEY WERE SACRED CEREMONIALISTS.
ROSITA ARVIGO FIRST FACILITATED THESE CONTACTS AS A RESULT OF WRITING HER BOOK.
WE PARTICIPATED IN A MULTICULTURAL SACRED FEMININE CEREMONY WITH THE INTENT OF BLESSINGS AND NEW BEGINNINGS.
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WITHOUT PREJUDICES AND IN FAIR AND RESPECTFUL TRADE.
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FREE FROM ALL FINANCIAL RESTRAINTS AND YET HUMBLY GLOBAL.
THE CEREMONY INCLUDED SUBLIME SACRED BATHS.
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PURIFICATIONS WITH COPAL; A FRANKINCENSELIKE RESIN.
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AND SACRED ELIXIRS.
The story of my teacher's journey with her primary teacher, Don Elijio Panti, a shamanic healer of world renown.

Rosita's storytelling is charming, easy and so enjoyable, it was hard to put this lovely account down the first time I read it.

and yes, I said "first time" because I reread it often! I have been to Belize and made a point to hike the Panti Trail.
I purchased some salve made from products in the rain forest.
It worked great! I had a chance to speak with Ms.
Arvigo while visiting Chaa Creek.
Her story and work in the healing arts inspired me to get her book.
It is a wonderful story and one I recommend for those interested in medicine, travel or human interest.
If you are traveling to Belize I also recommend visiting Chaa Creek and the Panti Trail.
ð Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani ☆ I think one of the best ways to learn more about the world is to learn about topics that challenge our beliefs.
Sastun epitomizes many things I habitually challenge: the importance of alternative medicine, faith and religion, the intertwining of faith and medicine, overselling medical practice (such as when the Mayan healer says that he has a letter of thanks from an ethnobotanist, then telling patients that he has approval from the president of the US), and most importantly the often blind criticism of modern medicine from alternative medicine practitioners.
To be honest, if I were to hear a talk by Arvigo, I'd likely be rolling my eyes and huffing about superstitions and backward views that cannot possibly be true, but by reading he I rated it two stars because I felt like "okay" was my rating.
It was really just a memoir that wasn't very interesting to me.
I would have preferred either a scientific take on the maladies and botanical cures, or a anthropological take on Mayan traditional healing, a journalistic look at the phenomenon or even more of a biography of Panti.
Basically, I wanted more real information and it really strained credulity for me that the cures were informed by looking into a magic marble or that they were using herbs to cure "spiritual illnesses" caused by curses and "evil winds.
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I picked this book up on the Belize Island of Caye Caulker at a really cool organic coffee shop/art salon/healing center known as 'Coco Plum'.
The owner Destino with her glowing eyes recommended it to me and after grazing through the pages I knew I had to have it.
I'm personally fascinated by Mayan 'Curanderos' or healers who for thousands of years have learned how to heal, vitalize, and balance the human vessel via natural remedies found in the forests of Central America.
This particular book hit close to home since the healer known as Don Elijio lived just minutes from San Ignacio, Belize where I've spent much time and where I'm also involved in a project called 'The Vision Exchange'.
Not only does the author Rosita provide useful medicinal information she also livens up the spirit of those searching for NATURAL remedie This book has been added to The Chronicles of Han Storm Book Club Reads.

As I'm currently on a personal journey in Belize, as an author, healer and herbalist, having met with one of Don Panti's daughters, the Shaman Rosario Panti, it seemed like destiny or fate to walk back into my apartment and on the shelf lay "Sastun" as if left just for me to find and experience some of Don Panti's life.
Intriguing, yet sad as the world is changing and had been changing for the last 20 years to one of desperation in the field of natural medicine.
It is up to individuals to say no to the continued destruction and biopiracy of all original, traditional medicines.
Profit is the bottom line in all that is being destroyed, including health and life itself.

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