This is one of the very best books I've read in the area of health and spirituality. It's easy to understand, well written, and puts together information you can find in pieces in many other places or verify from other sources. What appeals most to me personally is the spiritual core which is not "religious", which she integrates with immensely practical health practices involving "breath" "water" "relationships" "nature" etc. The concept of "susto"--a fear-based state of being--as the source of energy depletion makes complete sense to me. And she suggests many ways to get out of that state into what she calls "sustainable being."
Connie Grauds continues to be one of the most insightful and sensitive writers and practitioners of our day. In "The Energy Prescription" the pharmicist and Amazon trained shamana uses her unique "dual process" to give us new understandings and approaches to age old problems such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and sexuality.
Written from the heart yet appealing to the brain Connie's balanced approach using the wisdom of the ancient shamans and advances of modern medicine is both thought provoking and reassuring.
The perfect practical sequel to "Jungle Medicine" you will be compelled "to find this same 'energia espirita' in nature where you live."
Peter Christian - PhD