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Teachings of a Shaman

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Teachings of a Shaman is a heartwarming story about a troubled youth who's taken in and nurtured back to health by an elderly Navajo medicine-man; it’s a coming-of-age story chock-full of humor, adventure, and magical realism.

When Dwayne Rader gets caught stealing to support his heroin habit, a judge mandates he complete a drug treatment program in Arizona, but on his seco
Paperback, First, 358 pages
Published July 13th 2018 by Halcyon Press
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    Daccari Buchelli
    Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    ‘A thought provoking and inspiring read. A story of true determination, camaraderie, and self sacrifice.’

    Teachings of a Shaman, by Corey Stultz is a novel chronicling the life of Dwayne, a man with a good, honest heart that sadly became addicted to Heroine.

    In an attempt to come clean, for both his fiancée, in-laws, and himself, Dwayne (at the request of a court judge) enters into a specialist rehabilitation programme, where he is to spend nine months without the influence of drugs.

    I enjoyed this
    Julia Badger
    Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book takes it’s readers on an emotional journey through the eyes of Dwayne as he experiences his lowest moments all the way through to his highest moments. Through the pages of his book, the author encourages us to leave our trials and tribulations to the powers that Be while understanding that We will be provided for and protected on our own amazing journey called life. We are also encouraged to let go of the things we can not change from our past and to move forward towards a better tomor ...more
    Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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    3 1/2 Stars

    I won a copy of Teachings of a Shaman through the Goodreads Giveaways program. There’s no requirement for me to leave a review, but I am choosing to do so.

    Teachings of a Shaman is one of seven books that Corey Stultz wrote while in prison. Yes, you read that right. He used his real life experiences as an influence for this novel, and likely the others as well. I have to respect somebody that used books as a way of helping them get their life back in order.
    So far Teaching of a Sham
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    Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Nuggets of gold

    I bought this book because I felt for the author's struggle and applauded his triumph against addiction. I never thought it would hold so much truth and reveal so much spirit. But it did.

    I found the story solid, the writing strong albeit a bit juvenile but when you dig deeper you realise it reflected the personality of the protagonists. In the end, the simplicity of love won out and a life bent on destruction became the soil of growth for a new and different life.

    I enjoyed this b
    Aniko Nagyne vig
    Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Overall a fairytale story, but very interesting and eye-opening details and questions about addiction related issues. The book felt like having two completely different parts, the realistic everyday life of an addict and the fairytale like shaman part, with the bittersweet ending. I liked the writing style, but overall I feel odd about not being able to categorize it. This is the first book I won as a free giveaway.
    Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

    Let me start by saying a book has to knock my socks off to nbn get 5 stars. That said, this was a good book. I got a little confused at one point thinking the main character was one person but it was another. I think that was just me though. This was a quick easy read.
    I received this book as part of a giveaway in Goodreads.
    I won this Kindle version in a GOODREADS giveaway.
    I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program.

    A nice story about the redemptive and healing power that comes from having people who believe in you.
    Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A thought provoking yet interesting read
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    Corey Stultz was a high-functioning alcoholic for twenty-five years. After his fifth DWI conviction, he served 21 months in jail at the Carroll County Detention Center, Westminster, MD.

    It was during this time – from behind bars – that he wrote not one… not two… but seven novels! As a prisoner, Stultz did not have access to metal utensils nonetheless computers, so he was forced to scribe each book
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