Publications and Articles
Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity
Print and Kindle Editions
Publication date: December 21, 2013
Paperback • Kindle • Audiobook

2014 Grand Prize Winner
The Indie Spiritual Book Awards

Five years in development, Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity presents the content of the Spirit Paths™ workshop series. This book is the public version of the handouts of the program, a didactic and yet engaging presentation that includes:

  • The Way of the Warrior
  • Serpent: The Path of Awareness
  • Wolf: The Path of the Hunter
  • Buffalo: The Path of the Soul
  • Tribe: The Path of Community
  • Eagle: The Path of Spirit

The program expands outward from a deep exploration of the energetic body, to the mind, soul, community, and Spirit. Daily practices that are essential elements of the program are included. Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity may be used effectively by local study and personal exploration groups.
Index of Articles

What is a Shaman?
Excerpt from interview with Martin Prechtel published by Sun Magazine.

Eight Characteristics of Shamanism
Edited by Gerry Starnes

Shamanism Q&A
Interview by Jennifer Robenalt, Soul Lab Media.

Ecstatic Body Postures
Figurines, carvings, and artwork from around the world suggest archetypal ways to produce and enhance ecstatic experience.

Urban Shamanism
How can people live a shamanic experience within the urban environment?

The Bandana: Toward the Within
The use of the bandanna in TranceDance

The Shamanic Journey
The shamanic (drumming) journey has been used for thousands of years for guidance and healing. Excerpt of material by Tom Cowan.

Power Animals & Helping Spirits
What are power animals and how does one work with them?

Spiritual Eldership
The role of Elders in an shamanic cultures can be applied to help save our own.

Druid Twilight: The Loom of Destiny
shamanic historical fiction
550 pages

In the middle of the first century CE, the Romans occupy much of Britain. For more than twenty years, since the second invasion led by emperor Claudius, they have systematically subdued the southern and eastern tribes. The time has come to address a key impediment to their success: the spiritual teachers, healers, and Elders known as Druids.
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The Shamanic Journey:
A Beginner's Guide to Journeying

Publication Date: November 19, 2013
Available from Amazon Kindle Store
Cost: $3.99 ~ Second Edition, January 2014
This book is intended for the beginner or those relatively new to the shamanic journey practice. It is drawn from the wisdom gained through my own experiences with the journey, plus more than a decade of teaching individuals and groups, and in workshops. It contains answers to the most common questions asked, as well as suggestions and insights gained over the years.

Power Animals:
The Role of Spirit Guides in the Shamanic Journney

Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Available from Amazon Kindle Store
Cost: $3.99
The secong book in the series, Power Animals explores the roles of animal guides in the shamanic journey practice—the various roles that they play in the developing skill of the journeyer, as well as their ability to help integrate Spirit into everyday life experiences. Exercise are suggested to help enhance relationships with these remarkable guides, guardians, and teachers.

Conversations Within:
Journal Writing and Inner Dialog

Publication date: 2010
Original publication: Website, 1998
Format: eBook for Kindle
2nd Edition (2013) available from Amazon Kindle Store.
This publication was originally an online workshop in journal writing as a technique for exploring the writer's connection with Spirit ( The website emphasizing the dialog process and the exercises to open that "inner channel" have been visited by people from around the world.

In addition to people interested in keeping a journal, teachers, students, professional writers, and others have expressed appreciation for its assistance. At the suggestion of one of these individuals, Conversations Within, the eBook, was born.

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