How We Must Be to Influence the Future

The late Navajo elder Leon Secatero once told me that he saw the Wind Walkers take corn pollen in their mouths to bless their words before they spoke to him. “The elders talked about positive things, focusing on the positive to make things happen, to bring in good energy so that life will continue. They […] Read more »

Step by Step Along the Mississippi River

“What they greatly thought, they nobly dared.” – Homer, the Odyssey Right now a small band of women from the Ojibwe native nation is walking in prayer from the source of the Mississippi river at Lake Itasca in the North, to the point where the great river spills into the sea at the Gulf of Mexico. […] Read more »

“Profiles in Wisdom” – bestseller now an ebook

“This wise and provocative collection is highly recommended.” – Library Journal I’m pleased to report that Harlem Writer’s Guild has this week announced that one of my early books, the best-selling Profiles in Wisdom: Native Elders Speak About the Earth, has been converted to an eBook file format.  The new eBook version, EPUB, is becoming the […] Read more »

Pyramids Added to True Tales of The Whirling Rainbow

Ever since writing and publishing Tales of the Whirling Rainbow last September, I’ve been tinkering with it: improving the content, layout, and adding photographs. This January I decided to add a new chapter about the thousands of pyramids and temples in Meso-America, and the role they have in the teachings about the transition of the Mayan […] Read more »

New ebook: Tales of the Whirling Rainbow

  I’m pleased to announce that I’ve written and published a new book Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Myths & Mysteries for Our Times. The book is my account of some of the key myths and mysteries of the Americas, and an exploration of how those myths are echoed in real time. The true stories […] Read more »

Arising from Sacred Land, Aiming to the Future: Doug George-Kanentiio

On an August evening about two months ago, Doug George-Kanentiio offered a ten-minute oration while the Sun was setting. Choosing good words, he spoke about the power of great art, about our prophetic era, and about our relations with the land and each other. At the end, he gave voice to the emerging vision of […] Read more »

R.I.P. Beth Gray, Reiki Master

Dear Reiki friends, I recently received the email pasted below from Kathelin Gray, a dear friend with a base here in Santa Fe. Her father, John Harvey Gray, is one of my Reiki teachers, and her mother, Beth Gray, has been a well-known and well-loved Reiki teacher and spiritual adviser for many long years. She […] Read more »

Hocokat-Ton-Yan Wicozanni — Healing in a Circle

Basil Braveheart (Cante Tinza), an Oglala Lakota elder, plans to visit Santa Fe, New Mexico the weekend of February 10-12, 2006 to conduct Hocokat-Ton-Yan Wicozanni (Healing in a Circle). I spoke with Mr. Braveheart by phone a couple of days before his visit. He told me that while he is in New Mexico he will […] Read more »