TEACHINGS OF A SHAMAN:
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 second day there, he's accidentally knocked unconscious and abandoned by his group in the middle of the desert!
When he comes to, sheer terror floods through his body! He has no food, no water, and no idea where he is. Although his demise seems inevitable, he's rescued in the nick of time by a Navajo shaman named Rising Water. But when Rising Water asks what his name is, he doesn't know; he can't remember!
Sympathetic of Dwayne's dilemma, Rising Water insists he live with him until his memory returns. The pair of them bond almost immediately, and soon, a father-son relationship develops. In his new role, Rising Water proudly mentors Dwayne, and Dwayne absorbs his teachings like a sponge.
Ultimately, he proves to be such an amazing prodigy that Rising Water makes him a shaman, and bestows upon him the unfathomable powers that accompany the all-important title --- powers that he must master very quickly! For there's no way anyone could've anticipated the life-or-death situation that's awaiting him just around the corner!
Corey Stultz is from Taneytown, MD. He was a high-functioning alcoholic for twenty-five years. Teachings of a Shaman draws on his personal experiences of gutter-fed addiction, rock-bottom revelations, and ultimate recovery. The profound spiritual growth he experienced after overcoming his addiction manifests in Dwayne’s journey from drug addict to respected shaman. Today, he is not only sober, he is a Sunday school teacher.
Review #1: Review by Arya Fomonyuy
Review Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy—for Readers’ Favorite
“Teachings of a Shaman: A Story of Deliverance & Redemption by Corey Stultz is a gripping, inspiring story that… is so beautifully told, readers will find themselves following the protagonist and caring so much about him. It’s a spiritual adventure fraught with lessons about life, inner freedom, and love. I enjoyed the great writing, the strong plot with its surprising turns, the insights, and the emotional depth of the story. Corey Stultz has written a story that will bring light and love into the hearts of readers. Teachings of a Shaman: A Story of Deliverance & Redemption is a gem and a wonderful piece of entertainment for readers. It was a straight read for me.”
—Arya Fomonyuy, Readers’ Favorite
RATING: FIVE STARS
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 tomorrow through bettering our actions and reactions to evolve into the best possible versions of ourselves.