With his help, the tribe could sell the rubber at a river trading post, and with the proceeds purchase firearms and implements. Because of his proposal, Manuel felt he had won some sense of control over his own future within the tribe, which gave "new meaning to life" and made him "inwardlly greatly excited". First Manuel worked with Huni Kui hunters to sharpen the dull metal and stone tools they had, in order to use them on the rubber trees. Manuel taught his tribe how. After many weeks a large stockpile of latex was collected which had been turned into 20 solid chunks each estimated to weigh over 20 kilos.

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And then, one day, I looked at the pictures at the end of the book and then the book came to life. I left behind constricting reality and possibility within this reality and I flew.

Then I became the book. I am grateful to the author for having written it and for his journeys. I am grateful to the universe for having found a way to put it in my hands. You I will never be able to write a review for this book. You really need an open mind and focus to read the book. If you have that then you are in for a treat, if not, read something conventional.

The English used by the author is simply marvelous, melodic and fluid. It is your chance to begin to see an ancient understanding of the universe passed down generations. It truly shows you that what you thought was impossible is possible.

Forget your preconceived ideas of Amazonian shamanism and your scientific understanding of reality, and approach this book with an open mind and heart.

I assure you will learn so much and finish the book with new perspectives. These understandings are so profound it This book showed me the unbelievable things nature can teach us. These understandings are so profound it will take time to integrate them into your life.


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This year marks its 10th anniversary and will feature a plethora of events celebrating indigenous diasporas across the globe. What is wonderful about this festival is its celebratory focus on how integral these past and present nations have been and still are in founding what we understand as our modern day society. It recognises the urgency to educate on the wealth these cultures and traditions possess, lest they be forgotten into the vast expanse of history. In the novel, Ino Moxo is a legendary sorcerer residing in the Amazon jungle. With each movement; navigated with grace and precision, the troupe devised a performance that was slightly hypnotic at times. Perhaps this was induced by the purposeful repetition compounded by the visuals Juan Carlos Yanaura and Carlos Letts projected onto a sheer, black fabric acting as a translucent fourth wall, that helped induce a portentous dream-like state.


The Three Halves of Ino Moxo: Teachings of the Wizard of the Upper Amazon

What People are Saying About This From the Publisher "Navigating South American humor, floridly poetic prose and extensive sexual metaphor, Symington skillfully translates this Peruvian book, originally published in as the first part of a trilogy called The Invisible Colors. Folklore, the iconography of the subconscious and cultural history all converge upon the unexplainable in a psychological and physical jungle. Descendants of the Inkas and other indigenous peoples, the aged Ino Moxo and the four other sorcerers the author encounters continue ancient traditions. As part of a ritual to determine whether he is worthy to receive sacred understanding, Calvo undertakes an initiation into the mysteries with the help of an hallucinogen, ayawaska, the holy drug of sorcerers, which is supposedly responsible for inspiring significant portions of text. More captivating than this autochthonous mythology are the scattered anthropological interludes of Amazon tribal life, like the treatise on the art of head-hunting.

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