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Twin from Another Tribe: The Story of Two Shamanic Healers in Africa and North America Paperback – January 1, 2007
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The premise is substantive and compelling, but the writing, or the the prominent voice, is immature, self-amazed and self absorbed. Give the twins 20 years to grow - I bet they will have something to say.
Told in alternating chapters in the give and take of campfire storytellers who speak both to us and each other, this slender book is rich with poetry and courage. Each author reveals a path from complex childhoods to political activism to the unique initiations through which healers are shaped. The stories they share are sad, hard and humorous, poignant and painful, humble and brave, sometimes shocking.
It takes courage to tell stories like these, as it takes courage to be a healer, a peacemaker, to attempt to heal the world. This book is a journey of faith, a quiet teaching, and a gift to the reader who finds it in his or her hands. "The spirits have gifts," says Ortiz Hill in one of the later chapters, "and we ourselves are gifts that the ancestors want to give to the world. The only thing to do with a gift is to pass it on." So read Twin from Another Tribe. Read it again. Pass it on. The second read is as rich and worthy as the first.
I met Mandaza myself on two occasions at a Dare gathering on Cape Cod. He's for real. No Joke.
At first I was wary. Oh boy here we go, another crunchy white guy writing some bunk about his oh so deep experience with an African. Most stories like this are more about the American than the African.
This book is about both people, equally, humanly, beautifully. This is a bout a true friendship. It's an honest work about transformation and collaboration. Self discovery in the best sense of it. Its not just Hill-Ortiz having the transformative experience, Mandaza is too. Throughly.
Before I overwork this review with adverbs, I'll conclude by saying: This book is the book that should be read by skeptics. Because it is so vividly written and the people are indeed real.