Nine of us traveled to Nepal in April 2006 with Dr. Larry Peters to observe various shamanic healing techniques and receive shamanic initiation at the time of the April full moon with Aama Bombo, one of the International Counsel of Indigenous Grandmothers. While we were there anti-monarchy demonstrations broke out and the King of Nepal tried to use curfews to subdue the unrest in Kathmandu. A nationwide strike accompanied the demonstrations and Maoist insurgents took advantage of the turmoil. The US Embassy sent its non-essential personnel out of Nepal, and a serious fuel and food shortage developed. This diary-style record of twenty-four days in April 2006 allows the reader to accompany us as we experienced shamanic training, toured Kathmandu and Pokhara, as well as witnessing history in the making.
Publisher: Susan Chapman Melanson