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Chapter 8

The Reluctant Shaman

Healing Spirits



Kay Cordell Whitaker

Kay Cordell Whitaker is the author of the now classic The Reluctant Shaman which has been translated into many languages. She has been written about and referenced in many books, publications and bibliographies internationally and appears monthly, live on KBAC FM.

She completed a thirteen year apprenticeship with the two Peruvian elders, Domano and Chea Hetaka, to become a storyteller shaman of the Kala Keh Nah Seh tradition. She is now the oldest living woman Kala Keh Nah Seh and leading authority in the western world on the Hetakasí tribal traditions.

For more than thirty years she has continued to research, practice and teach these traditions across the U.S. and abroad. She has performed their ancient healing arts on thousands around the world. Kay Cordell Whitaker is the holder of two university degrees.

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