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


  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 thous


  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 ju


  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 MULTIC


  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 ma


  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


  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


  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


  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 desc


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