Shamans and Charlatans: A Spiritual Quest for Truth in the Amazon Rain Forest

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Jerry Coburne is a man with a midlife crisis and a hidden trauma. When a shaman from the Amazon rain forest appears to him in a dream, he decides to drop everything and leave for Peru, looking for answers and spiritual guidance, to get his life back on track. In Iquitos, Peru, the Ayahuasca center of the world, he finds not just an eclectic little town with a number of colorful characters; it is also the gateway to the Amazon rain forest where the shaman resides. But he’s a skeptic: will he also find the gateway to the spiritual world where the answers to his questions lie? He soon finds out that it depends on the questions he asks.

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Gart van Gennip (1960) lives in Iquitos, Peru, the Ayahuasca capital of the world. He is a hospitality and tourism professional, author, journalist, teacher and artist. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors flock to Iquitos, looking for healing, spiritual guidance and life changing solutions to old problems and traumas. By taking part in shamanistic rituals and ceremonies, many find what they are looking for. Mr. Van Gennip has worked as an English teacher and as the manager of the San Pedro Lodge, a jungle lodge in the Amazon rain forest of northern Peru. He has extensive first-hand experience with Ayahuasca and with the world of shamans and charlatans. He is also the author of a booklet called “Iquitos: Gateway to the Spirits”, an introduction to the city of Iquitos and to the World of Ayahuasca.

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