The Writing of Finding Eagle

Silhouette of an eagle flyingMy new book, Finding Eagle: A Journey into Modern-Day Shamanism, will be released on June 30, 2010. It is the story of my initiation into the ancient tribal practice of shamanic healing – by a blue-jeaned shaman from Minnesota. The reader is introduced to classic shamanic healing practices while experiencingthe power of shamanism to bring healing, growth, and life purpose to us in modern times. Continue reading

Excerpt from my book – Finding Eagle: A Journey into Modern-Day Shamanism

Book cover for Finding EagleChapter 1
An Invitation


I did not choose shamanism as a life practice; it chose me – the way gravity chooses one who has just stepped off a cliff. My only choice was whether to make the trip with or without a parachute.

I would like to say I journeyed to an exotic, far-off land to study and gain wisdom from an indigenous shaman, but that is not how it happened. I was simply asked by a friend one day, “Would you like me to show you?” He was dressed in blue jeans, and the most exotic thing about him was his distinctive Minnesota accent. I had traveled to Continue reading

The Changing Face of Book Publishing

statue fallen by the side of a roadAm I the only one who likes to curl up in bed with a good book? Or spend an afternoon on the sofa with the rain pattering against the windows, losing myself in the sublime mixture of an author’s words and my own imagination?

According to a recent New Yorker article,“Publish or Perish” (April 26, 2010), last year 40% of people in the U.S. read one book or less. With competition from TV, movies, Web browsing, and video games – and now the proliferation of inexpensive e-books and iPhone book apps – the printed book may be Continue reading