Sacred Link: Joining Fortunes with the Unknown

Kay Cordell Whitaker talks about her book, Sacred Link: Joining Fortunes with the Unknown. She is the author of the now classic The Reluctant Shaman (HarperCollins), a bestseller translated into many languages and still in print. After completing a thirteen-year apprenticeship with the two Peruvian elders, Domano and Chea Hetaka, Kay became a storyteller shaman of the Kala Keh Nah Seh tradition and is now the leading authority in the western world of the Hetekas’ tribal ways. For more than thirty years she has researched and taught these traditions across the U.S. and abroad, and has practiced their ancient healing arts on thousands around the world. In her new book, Kay blends story-telling and has once again brought another world here with vivid and uncanny powers to make the simple sublime, and the sublime completely reachable by us all.