I still enjoyed reading Lynn Andrews books though, have you read any? At least thats the way I feel about the two I have read so far. I guess its just a matter of opinion and what resonates with each of us. I'm sure people claim she lies about all thats happened to her, but perhaps if they were a friend or associate of hers, or one of her clients they might feel differently. Seeing how her whole life is based on living through the wisdom she has gained...it seems highly unlikely its all one huge false life she leads.
And by the way...these Indian women, were loners from what I could tell. Not part of a family unit. I was just noticing on the back of her book one review puts her in the same camp as Casteneda. Another shaman related fella who apparently learned from rare shaman types and who relates similar types of wisdom and events in his books. I think I'll definately have to get his books too and see what all the hubub is about.
The Santa Fe Reporter writes about Medicine Woman, "There is much wisdom here...What sometimes appears as madness may contain its own wisdom; and what may sometimes sound like wisdom may be madness. It is precisely this intricate balance that the medicine women must learn to keep."