Summary of “My Strange Adventure With the Devoted Followers of Dr. Lovewisdom”

If it’d been the fresh air, lush forest, and fountain of youth mythology that drew Dr. Lovewisdom to establish a following in Vilcabamba in the 1960s, the specter of his influence continued to draw those looking for answers for decades to come.
Lovewisdom was a spiritual health guru who authored over 100 books.
Degrees in legit subjects like agronomy, the science of soil management and crop production, and fringe fields like vitalogical science, or the study of how to live, a term that from what I could tell, Lovewisdom had Frankensteined from the 1899 medical encyclopedia Vitalogy.
“Original Johnny Lovewisdom writings. They’re pretty special. Just take a peek – see if there’s anything there for you.”
Lovewisdom described fasting for seven months on 99 percent water and 1 percent citrus, tomato or green juice.
Everyone in the valley had a connection to Lovewisdom.
I figured the Lovewisdom hoopla was something they ran through with every tourist.
Anton said Lovewisdom had spent years as a member of the Discalced Carmelite Order, the most demanding order within the Catholic Church, before he came to Ecuador.

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