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For 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.

Ruiz begins by explaining that contrary to the stereotypical image of "witchdoctor", the ancient shamans were men and women who fulfilled several roles within their communities: philosopher, spiritual guide, medical doctor, psychologist, and friend.

According to Ruiz, their 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.

©2018 Don Jose Ruiz (P)2018 Don Jose Ruiz

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  • nicole tillman
  • 28-07-2018

Wooowzers

I’ve listened to it 3x now!!! Sooo many applicable methods! Definitely going to apply them and live my BEST life!

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  • Leonard Suarez Jr
  • 11-07-2018

UNDERSTANDING|BEYOND|ME

The Understanding of life has always been beyond my understanding. Seeing life for what it is and excepting the idea of being perfect could sometimes be unfamiliar to me. After practicing the reflection part of this book of not judging my appearance, but excepting the truth that I am perfect has change my inner gratitude. This book is simply freeing and a gentle reminder that our perception changes the amount of joy we receive from life.

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  • Sue P.
  • 26-06-2018

Another great book!

Great reminders for everyone for creating the dream of heaven on Earth. I love to listen to these books in the car on my daily commute. it makes that time of my day productive and sometimes life-changing.

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  • Saba Says
  • 25-01-2020

Everyone should listen to this book multiple times

So much wisdom here. It feels so good to hear the stories. The messages ring true and leave you feeling refreshed, aware and present. just finished the book, and will definitely begin again!

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  • PjM
  • 12-06-2018

I had the Pleasure of meeting Don Jose

The book was as great as it was meeting Don Jose and his Father and Brother in Az.in May.Most loving family you could ever meet.Words of wisdom and love that I will always cherish.There words and actions and love shine through to your very soul. 💓

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  • Patricia Reagan
  • 17-02-2020

Inspiring

I enjoyed the lessons and symbolic stories. I will listen to it again in the near future.

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  • Alfonso Cuevas
  • 07-02-2020

Simple e inspirador

Te permite conocer sobre una tradición espiritual prácticamente desconocida para mí como el chamanismo. Cargado de historias y ejercicios prácticos que inspiran cambios.

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  • Denise Miner
  • 27-01-2020

Immerse yourself.

I love the wisdom. It makes me feel good and reminds me of who I am. The narration was good. I want to listen to this book again and again. It's like your Grandmother telling you a story to help you to think and live life from the most authentic place.

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  • Kirby
  • 23-01-2020

Wonderful message

The author does a great job of presenting ancient stories and then explaining the deep and meaningful lessons being taught. I have read The fifth agreement, Mastery of Love and Mastery of self and i still got a lot out of this one. Many of the messages are similar or repeated from the others, but there is also new stuff or different ways of presenting the wonderful messages from the others.

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  • Aaron
  • 08-01-2020

Loved this book

the message in this book was great I loved it and want to practice its teachings in my daily life. peace..

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  • HeavenlyH
  • 18-07-2020

very interesting & enlightening

Had several Haha moment when things became clear to me. Well worth a listen / read

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  • colin
  • 18-05-2020

The way to a better life

This audio book is well worth listening too. Great ancestral practices passed down the line priceless!

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  • Miss B
  • 12-07-2019

Beautiful

This is the last book by ruiz family i have listened on audible after reading 4 agreements i got hooked. These books are so easily understood the more i listen to them the more i receive & learn about myself. Its helped me put to words what i feel within. I know very little about shaman but this book has given me a beautiful understanding & a desire for more :)

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  • Adam
  • 15-03-2019

Wise word.

This book is very easy to follow and contains some real gems. A very nice peek into the Toltec tradition.

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  • M. Whiston
  • 02-02-2019

You're awakening

A magnificent journey of self awakening, guided gently and in love. Soothes the soul, and offers a branch to be brave and courageous if you choose to accept the gift.

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