Shamans and Charlatans

by Captain Bill

By Gart van Gennip

A Spiritual Quest For Truth In The Amazon Rainforest

"Shamans and Charlatans"

Cover of the book, Shamans and Charlatans

Gart van Gennip recently published “Shamans and Charlatans”, a novel based on his experiences living in the Amazon rain forest for eight years. As the owner of a jungle lodge near Iquitos, Peru, Gart has had the opportunity to help organize and take part in many ayahuasca ceremonies. For eight years, he documented his own amazing experiences, as well as those of many of his guests. “Shamans and Charlatans” is the result.

Shamans and Charlatans is the story of Jerry Coburne, a man who travels to Iquitos after having been visited by a shaman in his dreams. In Iquitos, he meets many of the colorful gringos that have made this town their home. One of them is, of course, Captain Bill Grimes, of Dawn on the Amazon fame. Many of Jerry’s encounters take place in and around the Dawn on the Amazon Café.

The Iquitos Times said about this book: “’Shamans and Charlatans’ is a must-read for anyone who is planning to travel to the Amazon rain forest and for anyone who is interested in the mysterious Ayahuasca vine.” Join Jerry Coburne, the hero of Shamans and Charlatans, on his spiritual quest for truth in the Amazon rain forest.

Many thanks!

I’m Bill Grimes, President of Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises. I enjoyed reading Shamans and Charlatans. I think you will too.

Shamans and Charlatans

A Spiritual Quest For Truth In The Amazon Rainforest

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike Collis May 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

Tried tp posdt the other day but it did not go on.. THis is a test.

2 Mike Collis May 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

OK thanks Bill. This is repeat of my post from the other day.

Great book Gart, I’m sure it will be very succesful.
I want to help in evry way Gart, so with your kind permission I would like to arrange for your post (above) to be published in the next edition (June) of the Iquitos Times. I await your approval.

3 Gart van Gennip May 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

Hi Mike!

Thank you for that, of course you have my permission to publish my post in the Iquitos Times. I appreciate your support!

My regards to you and to the other gringos in Iquitos.

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