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Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo s quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize

    ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize "/>
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani
  • Rosita Arvigo
  • English
  • 04 June 2018
  • 006250259X

About the Author: Rosita Arvigo

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10 thoughts on “Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani

  1. Jeannie Mancini Jeannie Mancini says:

    Circle of Life in the Jungles of BelizeSastun, is the amazing memoir of an American women s adventure into a renewed way of life as she transports herself and her family deep into the jungles of Belize Rosita Arvigo, and Italian Assyrian women from Chicago, together with her husband and daughter, make the difficult decision to leave the hustle and bustle of today s modern society to attempt a new life by homesteading and opening up a health facility in South America Rosita is trained in naprap Circle of Life in the Jungles of BelizeSastun, is the amazing memoir of an American women s adventure into a renewed way of life as she transports herself and her family deep into the jungles of Belize Rosita Arvigo, and Italian Assyrian women from Chicago, together with her husband and daughter, make the difficult decision to leave the hustle and bustle of today s modern society to attempt a new life by homesteading and opening up a health facility in South America Rosita is trained in naprapathy medicine, a sort of chiropractic massage therapy, and her husband is a trained paramedic Together they purchase a large many acre plot of jungle in Belize, spend years clearing the land as they set up practice, and live like pioneer settlers integrating themselves into this new world of backbreaking work and daily battles with sweltering heat, insect infestations, creeping jungle flora, perpetual damp and mold, and local diseases Hearing of a local Mayan medicine man, Rosita makes his acquaintance and from that moment on, becomes determined to learn natural and spiritual healing to accompany her already trained hands After meeting Don Elijio Panti, Belize s renowned healer and Shaman, Rosita falls in love with the 90 year old sage and soon begins a long lived friendship and apprenticeship in which she will sacrifice much time to slowly learn the ways of the forest, train herself with Elijio s guidance, breathe the natural world around her, and learn to harvest the many hundreds of jungle plants that can heal all of man s physical and spiritual ailments This story is one of the most engaging and fascinating memoirs I have ever read I can t imagine any reader not falling in love with the delightful and mischievous Don Elijio, aged and wrinkled, so full of life, love, and laughter, that turns no soul in need away from his door Hundreds of South American patients travel many miles each day to be treated by Don Elijio, to seek his wisdom, medicine and healing hands Never did Rosita imagine that such a full bounty of natural pharmaceuticals was right there at arms reach, just a few steps away in the heart of the Belize jungle Just ripe for the harvesting, so many trees, plants, leafs, berries and bark samples, were there for the healing with the right knowledge to use them Spending years with Don Elijio by his side training daily allows Rosita to witness healing and miracles like she had never seen in any modern medical facility or hospital Medical emergencies and sicknesses abound in Belize and not a day went by where she didn t drop her mouth in awe as she watched and learned what the medicine man was capable of, using combinations of plants, the laying on of his hands, shamanistic spiritual counsel, and his 90 years of common sense and experience with the nature of man and the natural world around him With a twinkle in his eye, an incredible sense of humor, and with the wisdom of the ages, he teaches Rosita to someday replace him as the village healer The two embark on a journey close to that of father and daughter, welcoming the village people into their homes and hearts as they line up putting their trust and faith in their hands This is a very insightful and illuminating story that will entrance the reader with the wonders of the natural world and what it has to offer us if we just learn to tap into it s gifts The book surely holds a story that is uplifting, inspirational, and is a book that will renew one s faith in mankind I found the knowledge within this book eye opening and felt the man himself, Don Elijio Panti, truly a magical human being To his own people he is a god After you read this book you will agree he is what the world needsof

  2. Chad Carson Chad Carson says:

    I picked this book up on the Belize Island of Caye Caulker at a really cool organic coffee shop art salon healing center known as Coco Plum The owner Destino with her glowing eyes recommended it to me and after grazing through the pages I knew I had to have it I m personally fascinated by Mayan Curanderos or healers who for thousands of years have learned how to heal, vitalize, and balance the human vessel via natural remedies found in the forests of Central America This particular book h I picked this book up on the Belize Island of Caye Caulker at a really cool organic coffee shop art salon healing center known as Coco Plum The owner Destino with her glowing eyes recommended it to me and after grazing through the pages I knew I had to have it I m personally fascinated by Mayan Curanderos or healers who for thousands of years have learned how to heal, vitalize, and balance the human vessel via natural remedies found in the forests of Central America This particular book hit close to home since the healer known as Don Elijio lived just minutes from San Ignacio, Belize where I ve spent much time and where I m also involved in a project called The Vision Exchange Not only does the author Rosita provide useful medicinal information she also livens up the spirit of those searching for NATURAL remedies in a world filled with pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and basically junk My bet is that you ll read this one in one sitting or at least in a few days It s very hard to put down

  3. H. Gibson H. Gibson says:

    This book has been added to The Chronicles of Han Storm Book Club Reads As I m currently on a personal journey in Belize, as an author, healer and herbalist, having met with one of Don Panti s daughters, the Shaman Rosario Panti, it seemed like destiny or fate to walk back into my apartment and on the shelf lay Sastun as if left just for me to find and experience some of Don Panti s life Intriguing, yet sad as the world is changing and had been changing for the last 20 years to one of desper This book has been added to The Chronicles of Han Storm Book Club Reads As I m currently on a personal journey in Belize, as an author, healer and herbalist, having met with one of Don Panti s daughters, the Shaman Rosario Panti, it seemed like destiny or fate to walk back into my apartment and on the shelf lay Sastun as if left just for me to find and experience some of Don Panti s life Intriguing, yet sad as the world is changing and had been changing for the last 20 years to one of desperation in the field of natural medicine It is up to individuals to say no to the continued destruction and biopiracy of all original, traditional medicines Profit is the bottom line in all that is being destroyed, including health and life itself

  4. Lourdes Cambridge Lourdes Cambridge says:

    AFTER DON ELIGIO PANTI SENT ME BLESSINGS OF PROTECTIONAND I IN TURN, SENT HIM A TIBETAN BLESSING BRACELETHE PASSED AWAY I THEN BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH HIS NIECEMARIA MEX GARCIAAND HER NIECE PAULINA THEY WERE SACRED CEREMONIALISTS ROSITA ARVIGO FIRST FACILITATED THESE CONTACTS AS A RESULT OF WRITING HER BOOK WE PARTICIPATED IN A MULTICULTURAL SACRED FEMININE CEREMONY WITH THE INTENT OF BLESSINGS AND NEW BEGINNINGSWITHOUT PREJUDICES AND IN FAIR AND RESPECTFUL TRADEFREE FROM AL AFTER DON ELIGIO PANTI SENT ME BLESSINGS OF PROTECTIONAND I IN TURN, SENT HIM A TIBETAN BLESSING BRACELETHE PASSED AWAY I THEN BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH HIS NIECEMARIA MEX GARCIAAND HER NIECE PAULINA THEY WERE SACRED CEREMONIALISTS ROSITA ARVIGO FIRST FACILITATED THESE CONTACTS AS A RESULT OF WRITING HER BOOK WE PARTICIPATED IN A MULTICULTURAL SACRED FEMININE CEREMONY WITH THE INTENT OF BLESSINGS AND NEW BEGINNINGSWITHOUT PREJUDICES AND IN FAIR AND RESPECTFUL TRADEFREE FROM ALL FINANCIAL RESTRAINTS AND YET HUMBLY GLOBAL THE CEREMONY INCLUDED SUBLIME SACRED BATHSPURIFICATIONS WITH COPAL A FRANKINCENSE LIKE RESINAND SACRED ELIXIRS

  5. Saira Priest Saira Priest says:

    I was transported into the heart of the Beliezean rainforest Having been there a couple of times, I was completely into this story I purchased this book in 1996 when I was there and finally read it Loved every delicious page of it Doctor Rosita s compelling story of healing and our interconnectedness to plants is timeless Nature has many answers for us when we take time to observe, listen and learn from those who have taken time You will love the story, you will learn so much along the way I was transported into the heart of the Beliezean rainforest Having been there a couple of times, I was completely into this story I purchased this book in 1996 when I was there and finally read it Loved every delicious page of it Doctor Rosita s compelling story of healing and our interconnectedness to plants is timeless Nature has many answers for us when we take time to observe, listen and learn from those who have taken time You will love the story, you will learn so much along the way I highly recommend it

  6. Katherine Katherine says:

    I have been to Belize and made a point to hike the Panti Trail I purchased some salve made from products in the rain forest It worked great I had a chance to speak with Ms Arvigo while visiting Chaa Creek Her story and work in the healing arts inspired me to get her book It is a wonderful story and one I recommend for those interested in medicine, travel or human interest If you are traveling to Belize I also recommend visiting Chaa Creek and the Panti Trail.

  7. Bryn Truett-Chavez Bryn Truett-Chavez says:

    The story of my teacher s journey with her primary teacher, Don Elijio Panti, a shamanic healer of world renown.Rosita s story telling is charming, easy and so enjoyable, it was hard to put this lovely account down the first time I read it.and yes, I said first time because I re read it often

  8. Alice Ye Alice Ye says:

    I think one of the best ways to learnabout the world is to learn about topics that challenge our beliefs Sastun epitomizes many things I habitually challenge the importance of alternative medicine, faith and religion, the intertwining of faith and medicine, overselling medical practice such as when the Mayan healer says that he has a letter of thanks from an ethnobotanist, then telling patients that he has approval from the president of the US , and most importantly the often blind crit I think one of the best ways to learnabout the world is to learn about topics that challenge our beliefs Sastun epitomizes many things I habitually challenge the importance of alternative medicine, faith and religion, the intertwining of faith and medicine, overselling medical practice such as when the Mayan healer says that he has a letter of thanks from an ethnobotanist, then telling patients that he has approval from the president of the US , and most importantly the often blind criticism of modern medicine from alternative medicine practitioners To be honest, if I were to hear a talk by Arvigo, I d likely be rolling my eyes and huffing about superstitions and backward views that cannot possibly be true, but by reading her about her story, I have voluntarily decided to open my mind Therefore, it would be silly to complain about self induced exposure to differing beliefs and I can transcend my stubbornness I recommend this book to people of similar scientific bullheadedness, because it s hard to roll your eyes when reading about rainbow colored birds flying through the wild tropical jungle, about stories of people in need of help, and how rituals of faith may heal them

  9. Alexis Alexis says:

    I rated it two stars because I felt like okay was my rating It was really just a memoir that wasn t very interesting to me I would have preferred either a scientific take on the maladies and botanical cures, or a anthropological take on Mayan traditional healing, a journalistic look at the phenomenon or evenof a biography of Panti Basically, I wantedreal information and it really strained credulity for me that the cures were informed by looking into a magic marble or that they w I rated it two stars because I felt like okay was my rating It was really just a memoir that wasn t very interesting to me I would have preferred either a scientific take on the maladies and botanical cures, or a anthropological take on Mayan traditional healing, a journalistic look at the phenomenon or evenof a biography of Panti Basically, I wantedreal information and it really strained credulity for me that the cures were informed by looking into a magic marble or that they were using herbs to cure spiritual illnesses caused by curses and evil winds

  10. Brigitte Brigitte says:

    This is a difficult one to review It is extremely interesting, and it is compellingly focused on Don Elijio, the Mayan healer, rather than its narrator For this bring written in the 90s it was surprisingly less cringey than I expected But being Latinx and reading this is still difficult The white author lacks self awareness, and some of the descriptions and dismissal of certain things are quite terrible but not unexpected I appreciate the information I learned, even if the narrative voice w This is a difficult one to review It is extremely interesting, and it is compellingly focused on Don Elijio, the Mayan healer, rather than its narrator For this bring written in the 90s it was surprisingly less cringey than I expected But being Latinx and reading this is still difficult The white author lacks self awareness, and some of the descriptions and dismissal of certain things are quite terrible but not unexpected I appreciate the information I learned, even if the narrative voice wasn t what I would have wanted or hoped for

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