Fire of the Phoenix Initiation recounts a series of initiatory adventures, journeys, and dreams that span three continents and as many ancient wisdom traditions. In India, you’ll traverse the lower world of death and shadow, guided by a cast of Hindu gods and goddesses. In Australia, you’ll travel through the middle world of mother Earth and dreams, guided by Aboriginal elders and Dreamtime beings. In Peru, you are delivered into the upper world of light and spirit guided by Q’ero shamans, descendants of the Inca.
In the spirit of the best initiation stories, Fire of the Phoenix Initiation blends travel memoir, expert storytelling, spiritual history, step-by-step exercises, and essential practices to guide you through your own inner journey. At once entertaining and informative, practical and mystical, transformative and brimming with enduring wisdom, Fire of the Phoenix Initiation weaves together past and present to lay pathways for a new world future. A healing adventure for heart and soul not to be missed!
Tanya S. Lenz is a writer and educator initiated into the shamanic lineages of the Peruvian Andes. A lifelong student of dreams, literature, medicine and healing practices, and world wisdom traditions, she holds a Ph.D. in medieval British literature. Her thesis was published under the title is the author of Dreams, Medicine, and Literary Practice: Exploring the Western Literary Tradition Through Chaucer.