Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart

The Real-Life Initiation Of An Everyday Shaman
Ya'Acov Darling Khan
June 2017 (Hay House)

About Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart

The Real-Life Initiation of an Everyday Shaman," Ya'Acov Darling Khan takes readers on an intimate and captivating journey through his life as a modern shaman. Published by Hay House in June 2017, this deeply personal memoir explores the trials, tribulations, and revelations that have shaped Darling Khan's path.

The book chronicles Ya'Acov's transformative experiences with indigenous shamans, his encounters with the natural world, and the wisdom he gained from ancient traditions. Along the way, he shares the lessons learned from his mentors and his own inner journey, inviting readers to discover their own innate power and potential for personal transformation.

A beautifully written and compelling narrative weaves together the strands of Ya'Acov's life and serves as an invitation for readers to explore their own inner landscapes, to embrace their vulnerabilities, and to find the courage to live in alignment with their own heart.

This inspiring memoir not only provides a glimpse into the life of a modern shaman but is also a powerful testament to the human spirit's capacity for growth, resilience, and transformation. "Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart" is an unforgettable journey of self-discovery that will resonate with anyone seeking to connect more deeply with themselves and the world around them.

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Ya'Acov Darling Khan

Movement Medicine Founder & Shaman

From a young age, Ya’Acov has been drawn to the down-to-earth connection with the spirit world that shamanism invites. He has been recognised as a practicing shaman (*) by Elder Shamans from the Sami (European tradition), and Achuar and Sápara peoples of the Amazon.

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you'll learn how to:

Gain insight into the life of a modern-day shaman through Ya'Acov's journey.
Learn about the principles of indigenous shamanic traditions.
Discover how embracing one's vulnerability can lead to profound personal growth.
Understand the importance of cultivating a deep connection with the natural world.
Benefit from the wisdom of indigenous shamans and spiritual teachers.
Deepen your own journey of self-discovery and delve deeper into your inner landscape.
Overcoming obstacles and embracing one's true path in life.
Find motivation to live an authentic life in alignment with your heart's desires.
Explore how shamanic practices can facilitate personal transformation.
Connect with the human spirit and its capacity for growth and resilience.
Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart is a magnificent adventure story that travels like an arrow right into the heart of what it means to be a conscious human being. Like all stories told with unflinching honesty and humility, this one has the potential to heal the reader, and help him or her remember who they really truly are. - Dr Christiane Northrup, New York Times bestselling author of Goddesses Never Age and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
Ya'Acov Darling Khan has written an exquisite and important book that places the great and deep work of shamanism in its rightful context in this critical time in human history. Ya'Acov's story of his 30-year initiation into the shaman's world is an invitation for us to look deeply into what matters most to us and to find the courage to live from this place. - Lynne Twist, co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance and author of The Soul of Money
What strikes me the most of your story is the unyielding passion that kept you on track your entire life. You were passionate enough in your quest to not stop or get lost in your quest, despite the no-boundaries and even often times risky approach that you took. As it happens when the journey is real; it seems to me that in the end you did not “find” your path, but that instead you created your path. As much as your credit your teachers, I credit you for what you have accomplished. - Victor Sanchez, Author & Founder of El Arte de Vivir A Propósito