Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a retired business executive who
went on a Lakota style Vision Quest. I had been both fortunate and
successful in my business life but in retirement those achievements began to
feel … somehow incomplete. It was time to explore the spiritual aspects of
life that had haunted me, but had been ignored, since I was a little boy.
When I was little the dreams and visions I experiences so frequently were
written off by the adults around me as an “active imagination”. But I
always knew in my heart that I would one day revisit the messages I was
receiving from the Spirit world.
Describe your book ‘Songs of the Shaman, The Path of the Feather’
in 30 words or less.
Vision Quest insights into our lost
connections to Mother Earth … gifted to the author through a Native American
Spirit. It is both a heartwarming and personal perspective.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The book was ten years in the writing
because I needed to interpret the teachings I had received in my Vision
Quest. Steeped in a culture that was foreign to me, I needed to seek the
help of Native Shaman, Holy Men, Chiefs, and Elders to understand what I had experienced
on such a personal and touching level.
What books have had the greatest influence on you?
The writings of “Eagle Man” Ed McGaa have
had a great influence on this work. But equally my studies of the
historic accounts of Native culture were important in books like “Black Elk Speaks”, “Hopi Voices”, and many others.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?
I have two primary outlets for
marketing the book. One is through word-of-mouth and the other through my
book’s website www.redmoonhombre.com.
How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
When I am not writing I am researching
still deeper into a culture that truly understood our connections to
nature. It is becoming increasingly clear that we need recapture some of
their great respect for the air, the water, the soil, and our interdependent
What are you working on next?
The spirits that gifted me with the
“thought field” that became my book “Songs of the Shaman, the Path of the
Feather” have hinted that a study guide may needed … and may be in the offing.