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Shaman Express

Beretta Rousseau

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Shaman Express is a provocative and deeply humorous novel about the dangers of pursuing enlightenment. A depressed divorcée and a recovering addict are both at a crossroads in their lives. They barely know each other but decide to embark together on a journey with the intention of writing a book on experiential shamanism. But spiritual retreats and self-help books haven’t prepared them for what lies ahead. Moving between pastoral Italy, the rugged steppes of Siberia, and the crowded streets of Thailand, the story alternates between ordinary reality and shamanic non-ordinary reality, the borders of which become blurred along the way. They may not find what they thought they sought, but they will be forever transformed.

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Belgium in December 1980. I studied business engineering and philosophy at university. In the spring of 2013, I quit my job in Learning & Development and left my apartment in Brussels. This was actually the moment when I started to listen to myself and to dimensions that were unknown to me — invisible ones...