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​Some Recommended Links

Most recent new recommendation-
Styx & Stonz:

A wonderful book club - can sign up for excellent intro offer, requires a minimum purchase history in a two year period.  On line offers to members are outstanding.  They also do a mailing with monthly offerings.

Author, teacher, dream expert, Robert Moss' website

Daily Om -

Inspirational Daily messages by email and wonderful archives.  The site also offers some interesting e-courses at very reasonable fees.


Go Gratitude -


David Christianson:

Poet, author, Healer... Amazing man :-)


E-cards -

Here are two links for free e-cards that I have found to be inspirational, uplifting and reliable:

Great free e-cards.  You can sign up for a monthly inspirational newsletter or bookmark as a favorite place to go to as a meditative cyberspace.

Free e-cards. Spread love and laughter while saving the world. Every time a free Card2 e-card is sent. Care2 saves one square foot of rainforest.

"The Medicine Bag" 

- A Resource Space for Personal Growth and  Healing

At the conclusion of a  Shamanic Healing apprenticeship, I received a handcrafted "Medicine Bag" which to this day contains a variety of crystals, stones, totems and other items that I personally consider 'medicine' for my life and for use in doing teaching and healing work with/for others. On south wall of my healing room / office there hangs a "medicine wheel" which also incorporates a small healing pouch. The main wall in my healing room showcases a large dream catcher/dream teacher.  A small healing pouch is part of this piece as well. Additionally there is a place in my healing room/office for my mesa associated with Peruvian Shamanic work.

"Personal medicine bags are powerful, sacred objects that have long been part of native Indians' private accouterments.  Medicine bags are works in progress.  You can add or subtract from the unique personal items they contain throughout one's life, depending upon events.  It is not the amount but the energy that counts in what is added to the bag.  Invested with prayers and healing energies, they often retain their power for a lifetime or beyond."

This page is an  electronic 'medicine bag' and is considered a modern day extension of those more traditional sacred items.  A quarterly updates and additional ideas for living life more fully is scheduled..  Quarterly crystal or stone and/or animal totem will be highlighted. "Favorite Links" and other holistic tidbits will be added regularity.  

HEALING STONE / CRYSTAL - This feature will have periodic updated 

HUMMINGBIRD is draw fro the experience of revisiting THE FOUR INSIGHTS: Wisdom, Power and Grace of the Earthkeepers by Albert Villaldos

​"The four levels through which vibration and light, creates all life are those of the serpent, jaguar,hummingbird and eagle......The SOUL and sacred perception come at the level of HUMMINGBIRD...  At the level of hummingbird, we listen below the surface of conversations and hear their hidden messages... t sphe level of SOUL, things are what they truly are, AN EXPRESSION OF THE SACRED.... Hummingbird is a much more commanding sphere than jaguar is.   this is why visualization is so much more powerful then just reciting affirmations.  When you want to insure that your future holds a desirable outcome, you need TO VISUALIZE IT ONLY ONCE FROM THE PERCEPTION OF HUMMINGBIRD."

​From: ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES by Steven D. Farmer, PhD 

"If Humingbird shows up, it means:

You need to be very flexible with the twists and turns you will take in the next days

Put more emotional sweetness in your life - you need it.

You're going through some very heart-opening kids of experiences and you'll draw more and more love into your live.

​Give yourself the gift of as many flowers as you can, spread them around your home and enjoy their sight and fragrance throught out the days to come."

Not so NEW - This new feature has been chosen to acknowledge and honor Chief Silver Eagle Wing.
EAGLE as Power Totem - Continuing to honor Eagle
Source: Adele Nozedar's The Secret Language of Birds - "The eagle is of course one of the most important birds, in terms of its meaning, symbolish and associations in all the countries of the world.  Its size, its appearance, and its dwelling places in high mountainous areas all add to its mystique.  For many, the eagle is the 'King of the Birds' and the equal, in the bird world of the Lion."

..."More than any other bird, the eagle is the closest thing you'll get to an angel, in terms of least of the traditional symbolism of both entities.  In describing angels, there's a passage at the beginning of the book of Ezekiel, which goes: 'They four... had the face of an eagle ... and their wings were stretched upward: two wings of stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies ... wither the spirit was to go, they went.'  As a messenger from the Gods, the eagle is the most visible and one of the most important emissaries, and it is essential that we manage to preserve this rare and beautiful bird."  pgs 406, 409
[Personally at this writing, I have again renew my "The Nature Conservancy"  "Ocean Conservancy" "The Arbor Foundation" and National WildLife Federation memberships for 2018 ]



April Newly added recommendations in GREEN 4.07.2017

One of the best ways to insure that you are doing your "personal work' with regard to living a happier, healthier life is to make time and a commitment to reading good books.  Listed below are timely choices for feeding your mind so that you will become a more balanced person.  Some books on this list are new, others newly discovered or rediscovered.

Living The Reiki Way (Reiki Principles for Everyday Living) by Penelope Quest

The Complete Book of Chakra Healing [Activate the Transformative Power of Your Energy Centers] by Cyndi Dale 

Animal Teachings {Enhancing Our Lives Through The Wisdom of Animals] by Dawn Brunke

Totems [The Transformative Power of Your Personal Animal Totem] by Brad Steiger

Meditations By Sylvia Brown. Hay House, Carlsbad CA 2000

The Shaman's Spirit (Discovering the Wisdom of Nature, Power Animals, Sacred Places and Rituals)By Mike Williams

Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power by Evelyn C. Rysdyk (Forward by Sandra Ingerman)

Self-Healing with Reiki (How to Create Wholeness, Harmony and Balance for Body, Mind and Spirit) by Penelope Quest

Healing Touch (Essential Energy Medicine for Yourself and Others) by Dorothea Hover-Kramer, EDD, RN, DCEP

Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal by Richard Gordon (Revised Edition)

Creative Doodling and Beyond [Inspiring exercises, prompts, and projects for turning simple doodles into beautiful works of art) by Stephanie Corfee  THIS ONE IS AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO HAVE FUN... 
N E W additions/ recommendations to this list 4-7-2017 in green

Zentangle Untangled [Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing] by Kass Hall [North Light Books, Cinncinati, OH] Visit 

ZEN Drawing Workbook [Peace and Positivity Through Coloring, Zentangle(R), Mandalas, Doodling and Other Meditative Arts] by Susan McNeill [Design Originals an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing.]  (New Design Originals Corporation  an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg, PA

Tangled Up! by Penny Raile (2015 Quarto Publishing Group, USA - Walter Foster Publishing Lake Forest, CA)

Zentangle:Circles, Zendalas & Shapes (Expanded: Workbook Edition) by Suzanne McNeill [

Energetic Boundaries (How to Stay Protected and Connected in Work, Love and Life) by Cyndi Dale [Sounds True, Bounder, CO 2011]  

Recommendations for here  identify directions and interests connected with classes that I have been asked to teach or other projects in which I am involved. I will be again teaching an ANGELS class thru Community Education District 214 in the fall.  While the structure of the 2 hour class has been time tested, I am always open to examining and considering other materials that might better represent our Angel companions. 
Connecting with Your Angels (Nurture your relationship with your spirit guides) - The Complete Idiot's Guide to... by  Cecily Channer with Damon Brown, An Alpha Boo, published by the Penugin Group, New York, 2009 

Thisrecommendation came to me by way of Phillip Clark.
Human Energy Systems (A Way of Good Health Using Our Electromagmetic Fields), Jack Schwarz, Third publishing in the US by Schwarz Publishing, Mendocino, CA 2002.  


The Unbroken Field (The Power of Intention in Healing by Dr. Michael Greenwood. Paradox Publications, Victoria, BC - Canada. 2004   ISBN:0-9656822-2-6

Energetic Boundaries (How to Stay Protected and Connected in Work, Love and Life)  Cyndi Dale, Sounds True. Boulder CO 2011   ISBN: 978-1-60407-561-8

and a Half Price Book Store find...
Buffalo Woman Comes Singing By Brooke Medicine Eagle

Angel Words: Visual Evidence of How Words Can Be Angels in Your Life By Doreen Virtue and Grant Virtue, (Hay House, Carlsbad, CA 2010.  ISBN:978-1-4019-2696-0
"Similar to Masaru Emoto's work with wter crystals, Angel Words gives visual proof of the power and impact of speaking in a loving way.  You'll come to understand why positive words express the most energy and therefore have the most power to mainfest your dreams.  You'll also see how negative words have low energy and read how they can actuallly draw negative experiences to you.  This unforgettable will immediately motivate you to choose positive words!"

The Hopi Survival Kit [The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the Last Elders] by Thomas E. Mails Penguin Compass, (First published in the US by Welcome Rain 1997)

ISBN: 0-14-019545-9

The Science of Mind: A Philosophy, A Faith, A Way of Life by Earnest Holmes  [Recommended by a client] Originally publlished in 1938 - First Paperback edition 1998. Forward by Jean Houston PhD 1997. Jeremy O, Tarcger/Putnam - a member of Penguin Putnam, New York [ISBN: 0-87477-921-9]

Notations from previous months/years can be found in the Medicine Bag Archive Pages.