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John Crow Speaks
"When most people speak of love, it is to do with one way of being, with one other person, in one area of life. These wise teachings see love and its relationship to all of life..."
"Alexander’s narratives are engaging, his characters are charming, and Bredda Man’s philosophical wisdom is spiritually and ecologically inspiring."
Timothy White, editor, Shaman's Drum, Number 71.
The true story of a young boy’s tutelage to the holy man Bredda Man, one of the elders in the remote Maroon community of Jamaica still practicing the ‘old ways.’ The Maroon traditions were said to come from secret meetings in the bush with wise elders of early African Medicine people, European Kabbalists and Masons. The teachings evolved into an esoteric shamanism focusing on self-knowledge through reverent communication with nature. For centuries this powerful teaching helped produce a people who were feared and respected as warriors and equally sought after as healers. Though the Maroons themselves lived in isolation in the jungle, their spiritual radiance has uplifted and influenced Jamaica and its popular culture for over two centuries. Here, for the first time in print, we come closer to that spirituality in its rudiments, in its principles and practices that indeed anyone can understand and perform for the benefit of themselves and their loved ones. Both a moving spiritual memoir and a self-help guide for anyone in need of healing or inspiration or wishing to deepen their relationship to nature and to themselves.
Chet Alexander is a contemporary teacher of Kabbalistic Shamanism. He grew up in Jamaica as the grandson of a wealthy landowner, where he was first introduced to the earth teachings of the Jamaican Elders. His family later moved England, where Alexander continued to study with respected elders of other traditions and with contemporary Kabbalists. In addition to his spiritual teaching, Alexander has long been involved in addressing the problems of disadvantaged youth through foundations in Jamaica and England.
“A warm, engaging, and profound glimpse of Earth Wisdom as seen through Jamaican eyes. Chet Alexander has written a book as charming and enjoyable as it is wise.”
— Richard Smoley, Inner Christianity
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