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The true account of an ancient lost humanity of mysterious origin whose hidden legacy carved gigantic, towering stone monuments, pointing to a message with predictions for the future.

In this beautifully-illustrated, coffee table guidebook by author Kathy Doore, readers will be carried on a journey of self-discovery through one of the most mystical and breathtaking places on earth, the stone forest of Markawasi. First discovered in Peru in 1952 and soaring 12,000 feet above the Pacific coast on the western-most ridge of the Peruvian Andes, Markawasi was virtually unknown to the English-speaking world a decade ago.



In this first-ever definitive work on Peru’s stone forest, readers will come to understand Markawasi’s pivotal role as a repository of ancient knowledge, and learn how a simple change in one’s perspective can open an entirely new chapter in the way human history is perceived. More than a traditional guidebook, Markawasi is a powerful handbook, facilitating the traveler intent upon achieving an intimate and transformational experience.

Contributing their thoughts on the enigma of Markawasi are a group of notable experts including Boston University professor of geology and geophysics, Robert M. Schoch best known for his re-dating of the Great Sphinx of Egypt, Machu Picchu archaeologist, Marino Sanchez, and Lima artist, Javier Ruzo, who comments on his grandfathers legacy. Journalist, Lisa Rome, contributes an historical retrospective, while Peter E. Schneider and Sean Adair provide stunning photography. A collection of personal memoirs, illuminating the deeper mysteries surrounding the enigma of Markawasi are prominently featured.

Describing her own personal journey of discovery, author Doore weaves the cultural, historical, and often magical lore associated with the ancient Peruvian mesa into an incredible tapestry of dazzling images, illustrations, and walking maps. In addition to over 400 illustrations, maps, and color photos, are travel tips, a camping guide, and advice on high-altitude travel.

There is much more to the mystery of Markawasi then just beautiful rocks!