Embracing No Other is the story of one person’s journey of self-enquiry and discovery; exploring shamanism, spirituality and plant medicines from “the beginning of a process that brought up much from the depths of the unconscious, revealing how events, people and conditions from the past had informed who I thought I was – not who I was, but who I thought I was”. (Brennan: 2013.27)
Narrated in the first person, the beginning of the book is beautifully poetically written; starting with the author’s experience of a ten-day silent retreat and later exploring aspects including those of the shamanic world. Embracing No Other then continues through the author’s experiences of plant medicine including hawthorn, ayahuasca, psilocybin, la dieta, and mapacho.
The author writes honestly and openly relating his personal perspective and emotions through his continuing quest, which does at times make the writing meander. However Embracing No Other is particularly worth reading for those considering working with plant medicine.
Book Details: Will Brennan. Embracing No Other. Tobar Trua (21 Aug 2013). ISBN-10: 0992633109. ISBN-13: 978-0992633103
Review Details: Embracing No Other was reviewed by June Kent, editor of Indie Shaman magazine.
Buy on Amazon: We receive a small commission if you buy via the link below which helps with the costs of running this website. The link shows you the price for the print edition but will also give you options for the Kindle edition where available. (Please note – the link below will not show if you use an ad-blocker. Please disable your ad-blocker for this website if you would like to view).