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  • Crossing into Medicine Country

  • A Journey in Native American Healing
  • By: David Carson
  • Narrated by: Jason Manuel Olazabal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Crossing into Medicine Country

By: David Carson
Narrated by: Jason Manuel Olazabal
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Summary

David Carson's personal story of his initiation into the mysterious healing rites of the Choctaw with medicine woman Mary Gardener. Through her teachings and his own mind-bending experiences, he gives us a glimpse into an alternate reality.

©2014 David Carson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Exceptional

Probably the most authentic insight you will experience into first nation American culture and wisdom. Expertly composed, it feels that the English language is not good enough to transmit the true meanings and knowledge of Medicine ways due to the multi dimensional nature of what is being described - it is a way of being and, a deeply spiritual component of that way. First thing I'm going to do is listen to it again to try to reach another level of understanding - so much more than the beautifully and honestly written words here, well worth the time to listen and has provoked and inspired new thoughts and directions.

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Unputdownable book, very interesting, recommended

Loved it, the content was very informative and
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Fantastic

Beautiful story of a lost art and culture, great narrator as well. well done. i will read again

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very detailed, maybe too detailed

it started well. really interesting, but never finished the story that it originally started?

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Brilliant

The perfect voice to make you feel like it’s David reading, and of course is wonderfully written. I completely enjoyed the content.

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Beautifully told story of Shamanic wisdom

I really enjoyed listening to this. The narrator's voice was calm and soothing and the stories told within were inspiring and heart touching.

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Best book I’ve ever read

Thank you so much for writing this book.

I found it so moving. I think it’s such an important story to tell the world. I hope people’s perceptions towards these practices are changing. This book is great for anyone interested in the Native American practices/ shamanic practices and life.

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  • tw
  • 23-04-20

total crap, lies and misinformation for financial

Fraud alert.
Just another cosmic muffin guru bastardizing native teachings. Why do so many of these people sell other "wares" like psychic cards? Come on dude.....

This type of crap always reads of a whinny confused student in touch with love. Where is the native resistance! Where is the perseverance of will. Theres no balance here, just flappy lip mumbo jumbo of look at at me... I gots the power!

Real medicine people dont call themselves shamans. That's not our word. That word isnt from these lands. And powwowing.... who in their right mind uses that word to define power in medicine?

Seriously people, stay away from garbage like this. It's an insult to the spirit.

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  • T. Merlo
  • 03-06-15

Fascinating journey into Conjuring

Being someone who is interested in Native American lore and their Stories and Natural Magic/Conjuring I was mesmerized by this book. It reminds me a bit of A Separate Reality by Carlos Castañeda but more about the Animal Spirits and how we interact with them. Good listen.

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  • Shari Ring Wolf
  • 15-08-16

A different kind of book

This is a narrative of one American Indian 1/2 breed who is led to learn the old ways of native medicine. It's very interesting, well told, great narration. It gets a little repetitive then ends. It starts out with a story then goes into "flashback" but the story isn't finished.,..the reader is never brought up to speed on the beginning situation. Still, very interesting listen.

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  • Jory
  • 18-12-17

If i had to choose one book

It would be this book. Davids telling is humble in my opinion. he tried as much as he could not to shame what the old ways are while presenting their existence and importance.

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  • Oivind Seven
  • 14-03-18

connect to the spirit of the tobacco plant.

fantastic book. heavy wisdom from the choktaw . From a female conjurer. Book takes u deep into the spirit of the plant and animal spirits.

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  • H. Barr
  • 29-02-16

Crossing into medicine country

Narration was very good. The story was nice but you lost me with all the terminology about flades? It began to sound a lot more like new age stuff rather than Native American. I'm not of the belief that Indians are much on numerology.

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  • HRD
  • 15-06-21

Interesting insight

If you have questions about indigenous medicine this is not your book. If you want confirmation that there is a whole healing art that has been taken from the world because a people couldn’t understand accept or embrace. Then this is your book to say; yes there was and hopefully enough knowledge was passed down in secrecy that it will rise again.

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  • Rollie Hill
  • 07-05-21

Ridiculous

Complete waste of time. Bought it so I can learn the names of the plants and what they did. It just says you’re are plants you you can use for this problem., Etc.

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  • Frop
  • 29-08-20

A treasure

I loved it but it had a sad ending for me.

Some left very negative reviews. Why read this book if you don’t believe in the supernatural. Don’t waste your time if you don’t.

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  • Scott Edwards
  • 20-01-22

More garbage

The amount of poorly written or poorly read books on Audible is uncanny. The authors knowledge of his topic is below rudimentary and the reader sounds like an extra from ‘Duck Dynasty’. Technology is not killing books, trash like this being published is.

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