Winner of a 2015 Nautilus Book Award
When American sociologist and wellness expert Tanya Pergola first visited Tanzania and Maasailand, she became startlingly aware that she was in a place and with people who could teach her something profound. She sensed that lodged within the colorful and beautiful rituals and ceremonies of the indigenous Maasai people were gems of wisdom that could be harvested and shared as antidotes for our increasingly complex, stressful, and often enigmatic modern lives.
Dr. Pergola undertook a ten-year apprenticeship with Maasai traditional healers, led by her guide Lekoko Ole Sululu, in exchange for implementing sustainable development projects in Tanzania. In Time is Cows she shares the mind-body-spirit medicine of the Maasai, the proud pastoral people of East Africa.
In a voice that is at once crystal clear and spiritually alive—one that thousands around the world have already come to know in her talks and classes on wellness, yoga, and nature healing—her insight, inspiration, and empathy are present on every page as she shares her own knowledge and the wisdom of the Maasai compassionately and wholly.
Enriched with photographs, stories and “suggested practice” tips, Time is Cows is a handbook to help you simplify your life as you uncover its profound meaning.