The Shaman's Door Series of books encapsulates my personal journey living and working with Native American traditional people, and includes the core teachings that everyone can embrace in their lives. Thank you for your positive feedback and sweet comments about Michael, my spiritual brother, however you also said you wanted more information on the ceremonies and teachings and so the series has expanded. I am also working on a book on the sacred herb sisters and more.
I want to emphasis that what I offer here, and in all my work, is not a "new" or different way of living in the world, so much as a return to the basics of nature. We are by nature connected, heart, soul and mind, to Mother Earth and Father Sky. When we separate ourselves from our spiritual parents we feel bereft, lost and often quite mad!
Wolf Trail - Walking the Good Red Road is the First book in the series. It is called Wolf Trail because I had unexpectedly stepped along the wolf trail that lead to my teacher's home in far northern Alberta in Canada. The wolf is the totem of the teacher and it also the symbol of the arch of stars that we in the west call the Milky Way. To the traditional people it is the wolf trail and each star is a tiny footprint of the spirit wolves who watch over us all! Parts of this book appeared in my older book: Sacred Circle, which is now out of print.
Kachina - The Butterfly Trail .. is the second book and it is the story of my journey into the deep desert wilderness of Arizona to the Little Painted Desert. I went there to accept an invitation and discovered the Hopi medicine ways, their prophesies and legends. I participated in sacred ceremonies that stretch back to the dawn of time and that takes me on the butterfly trail of transformation. Most importantly, it is here that I received the Moon Lodge women's teachings of the sacredness of our cycle and the power of living and working on the land.
If the traditions of the moon lodge interest you, or you want to engender a deeper connection to Mother Earth, you will find this book insightful.
Ghost Mountain - Journey to the Sacred Tree - this is the story of my personal Vision Quest in the Rocky Mountains of southern Alberta. I spent a summer living in a Camp near the Rocky Mountain foothills with several other apprentices, including my soul Brother Michael. We learned to awaken our clairvoyant abilities and hear inner wisdom. This is where I received my most profound insights. It is also a journey of other medicine people and how their powers are both tested and expressed. It is also a heartbreaking account of how large corporations destroy native communities and the warriors who try to defend their rights.
If you want to gain a deeper insight into the sacred ceremony of the Vision Quest, you will find this book full of insights and wisdom.
Spiral Dance: This is a teaching book or a workbook. It is simply and yet profoundly the "low down" on the medicine wheel, each crystal, each herb and how to make your own wheel. If you want simple facts and pure guidance, this book will help you create your own special medicine wheel.
You can build your own wheel in a garden, but also make a small one out of tiny crystals or shells to sit in front of and meditate. I have seen them made from feathers and large ones made with colourful painted staffs... the key is to align with the universe and this brings an inner knowing. All is explained in the book and it includes diagrams.
Spirit Sisters: So many of you have asked me more about the sacred smudge herbs and how to use them. This book focuses on the herbs and includes insights about the traditional ways of healing I have experienced and witnessed during my years living and working on the reservations of northern Canada and with the Hopi people.
All of these books are available through me and the shop, however I am also in the process of uploading them all to AMAZON so you can read them as eBooks.