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Fishers of Men Across America

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My new book Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest came out in late July and I am once again embarking on a book tour across the country in conjunction with the release.  Check out the list below to see if there is a reading near you:

9/16/10    Swan River Yoga      New Orleans, LA

Swan River Yoga Downtown
830pm, Thursday September 16th
2701 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA

9/21/10   Horizon Books        Traverse City, MI

Reading and Book Signing
Horizon Books
6pm, Tuesday September 21st
243 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

9/22/10  Central Michigan University          Mt. Pleasant, MI

Reading and Book Signing
Central Michigan University
7pm, Wednesday September 22nd
Mt. Pleasant, MI

9/24/10  Unity Church            Des Moines, IA

Reading and Discussion
Evolver Des Moines Spore
Unity Church
7pm, Friday September 24th
414 31st Street
Des Moines, IA

9/25/10     Scout & Morgan Books      Cambridge, MN

Reading and Discussion
Scout & Morgan Books
1pm, Saturday, September 25th
114 Buchanan Street North
Cambridge, MN


 9/27/10      Eye of Horus Books      Minneapolis, MN

Reading andDiscussion
Eye of Horus Books
8pm, Monday, September 27th
2717 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN


About The Book

From Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, the best memoirs not only immerse us in the life of another; they reflect a moment in time and in our culture. Adam Elenbaas accomplishes both in his engrossing, no-holds-barred memoir, FISHERS OF MEN: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest (Tarcher/Penguin hardcover, August 2010).

Call it a spiritual memoir, a psychedelic memoir or just an eloquent read, FISHERS OF MEN weaves together two compelling threads. The first tracks Elenbaas’s harrowing coming-of-age—from his troubled youth as the son of a Methodist Minister to his embracing of Christian fundamentalism to his eventual abuse of sex and drugs. The second thread casts light on a vibrant cultural movement—a growing renaissance of spiritual seekers who are looking to connect with a worldwide revival of shamanic practices, including the use of entheogenic, or psychedelic, plant substances for religious insight.

Elenbaas becomes closely acquainted with this movement while seeking recovery and enlightenment in Peru. There, while taking part in a number of shamanic ceremonies and ingesting the mind-expanding South American jungle vine ayahuasca, Elenbaas is finally able to purge his past, renew his faith and embark on a healthier path.

Elenbaas’s writing is compulsively readable—and his tale full of twists and surprising spiritual insights. A talented and singular new voice, Elenbaas conveys in FISHERS OF MEN a powerful journey that engages, inspires, and demands introspection.

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