I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ross Heaven, father, author, shaman and inspiration to many, including myself. I write this with a heavy heart and with great appreciation for the time he took to share his insights and experience with me over the years. Only two days before his passing he thanked me for the book review that I had written about his fantastic work, San Pedro; The Gateway to Wisdom and the third last post he ever made on facebook was my interview with him for New Dawn Magazine. I will never be able to thank him enough for the difference he and his work has made to my life. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
He was a true legend in the field of shamanism and spirituality, and will be truly missed. I had been a fan of Ross's work for a long time and greatly appreciated his no nonsense approach and forthrightness. His honesty, humor, compassion and integrity always shone through in everything he wrote. If you're reading this, I ask that you please say a prayer for Ross and his family. He is survived by his children, his friends and in the memories of all those many people that he has helped over his long career on the medicine path. He leaves behind an amazing legacy of over twenty outstanding books that I encourage you all to buy and read, not only will you enjoy them and learn a lot, but you will also help to support those he has left behind.
You can read my interview with Ross, How Shamanic Plant Medicine Works, here at the following link ~ https://trichoseriousethnobotany.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/how-shamanic-plant-medicine-works.html
You can read my review of his excellent book San Pedro; The Gateway to Wisdom, here at the following link ~ https://trichoseriousethnobotany.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/book-review-san-pedro-gateway-to-wisdom.html
Ross's truly exceptional books can be purchased at the following link ~ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ross-Heaven/e/B001JP4URE
Ross Heaven's website The Four Gates Foundation can be found at the following link ~ http://www.thefourgates.org/ross-heaven/
Thank you Ross. Good-bye my friend, I'll miss you. See you on the other side ~*
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