Jungle Paths and Inca Ruins by William Montgomery McGovern


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The Century Co, First edition. 1927. 

'Professor William McGovern was often described as the Indiana Jones of mid-20th Century anthropology. He went to Tibet in disguise, bringing back an early account of a land forbidden to Westerners. In this remarkable book he shares his adventures in Peruvian jungles, bringing back an account of the exotic brew what is today known as "ayahuasca." An acute observer and a marvellous story-teller, McGovern was one of the first to appreciate the wisdom of ancient South American traditions and describe what has survived and what has become lost.'

Category Anthropology