Indigenous South American Healing Method Revealed in New Book

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National Geographic-featured therapist Elizabeth Cosmos picks up the baton from renowned healer Alberto Aguas to bring the “Ama-Deus” way of healing to the world.

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Dr. Elizabeth Cosmos, whose Neonatal massage has been featured in National Geographic in 2002, reveals an energy healing system which has been practiced and preserved by an indigenous South American tribe in her newly published book, titled Ama-Deus.

Twenty years ago, Aguas went into the Brazilian jungle to study with an indigenous tribe known as the Guarani, who entrusted Alberto to bring a sacred knowledge—knowledge that they had been protecting for centuries—to the world. Since then, Aguas made it his life mission to travel the world to teach the energy healing system that he called Ama-Deus (“to love God”). However, he died before he could finish his task.

This book continues his mission through stories. It is the story of the Guarani, who for thousands of years preserved and practiced this sacred knowledge until the time came to share with the outside world. It is the story of Arapotiyu, a powerful fictional Guarani healer who lived long ago. It is the story of Aguas, who risked his life to preserve this ancient wisdom. Finally, it is the story of the author’s personal learning experience with Alberto, researching on his life and the Guarani history, and over twenty years practicing the Ama-Deus healing.

Groundbreaking, powerfully healing and masterful, Ama-Deus advocates that Love is at the center of all healing. It is an exploration of the spirit and the universe enabling life to heal and be healed. It invites readers to allow their minds to breathe deeply from the heart and dare to touch the soul.

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About the Author
Elizabeth Cosmos, Ph.D. has practiced integrative therapies for more than twenty-five years. She was responsible for the development of a comprehensive, hospital-based integrated medicine program for alternative therapies at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is also the founder of the International Association of Ama-Deus, LLC. Her work has been featured in such international publications as National Geographic. She is an ordained Minister in the Science of Mind Church for Spiritual Healing, and her formal education includes a Ph.D. and Th.D. from Holos University Graduate Seminary and a B.S. from Michigan State University. She still resides in Grand Rapids, Mich. and travels extensively teaching the Ama-Deus® healing method.

Ama-Deus * by Elizabeth Cosmos, PhD
Healing with the Sacred Energy of the Universe
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 247 pages; 978-1-4771-4639-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 247 pages; 978-1-4771-4640-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4641-5

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