After leaving his job as a forest ranger on a Hupa In- dian Reservation in California Tom Lane spent nine months in 1973 living in the jungles of Palenque and the Sierra madres del Pacifico of Oaxaca training with one Curendera and two Curenderos, learning the ancient Sacred Rituals of Healing, Divination, and Spiritual Traveling through Sacred Mushroom ceremonies. These ancient rituals which were forbidden to outsiders are before re- vealed, some for the first time, in this extraordinary jour- ney into the word of the Mayans, Zapotec, and Mazatec. Written from Tom’s 1973 diary while through-hiking the Appaclacian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2016, it was originally for his three sons and adopted Vietnamese daughter, about this time and how he met their mother Shirley during a Velada at the home of Maria Sabina during his second excursion to Huautla de Jimenez.

Tom is an internationally acclaimed solar energy trainer and the only solar con- tractor among the 45 inductees to the International Solar Hall of Fame. This books in- cluded detailed information on the Sacred Ceremony to meet Quetzalcoatl, the Sacred Graveyard Rituals of the Zapotecs, and the Mayan Fall Ceremony in the jungles of Palenque, as well revealing ancient wisdom of the Priests and Priestesses of Tlaloc and the Aztec Tree of Life. This ancient knowledge is also written from a current western scientific DNA approach revealing the gifts of the Eagle and Jaguar to mankind. Includes personal written correspondence as well as a visit and meeting at the home of R. Gordon Wasson in 1986, and new information and media from his archives at the Harvard Botanical Herbaria Library.

This book is a call to create Huxley’s Island in the form of the Zapatista revolution for social change.