Sojourner in the Enchanted Forest, Insights, Tools and Techniques to Create a Joyful Life
When Ed, my husband of 46 years, died suddenly, I set about consciously creating a new life, determined not only to survive, but to live the remainder of my life in joy, no matter what. Fortunately, I had spent over 25 years in what I call the Enchanted Forest, that place where ordinary time and space give way to the powers of intuition, serendipity and coincidence, the home of prophets, seers, angels, guides, healers and power animals.
In this book, I share what I had learned from Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Don Miguel Ruiz, Thich Nhat Hanh and others, as well as the most effective tools and techniques I either developed or discovered in over 25 years as an active seeker of deep truths.
I also share how my personal experiences in the Enchanted Forest led me to a foundational understanding of how we walk a path of destiny through a Universe that is actively weaving a web of connections, and how we can greatly enhance that journey.
If you need to create a new life, because the old one either no longer works or has simply ended, this book is for you.
Ed was truly the wittiest person I ever met in my life. He just saw the world differently and let us all in on his truly off-beat take.
For years, I wrote down the weird and wonderful things Ed said. Finally, I dug through my cocktail napkins, scraps of paper and post-its, illustrated my favorites with photos from Ed’s gargoyle collection and produced this book.
Here’s one gem:
The problem inherent in all self-help books is that you are being helped by someone who doesn’t know what to do.
Ed: What’s that book about?
Carrie: Spiritual growth.
Ed: I had that once, but I had it cut off.
Thank you, Ed, for 46 years of love and laughter. I’m so glad I collected all those scraps of paper. (And I have enough for another book, too!)
A Call to Greatness, the Exciting, Joyous Journey Your Soul Wants You to Take
This is a personal story of part of my spiritual journey, how I moved from skepticism into belief, and a more in-depth exploration of my relationships with Jesus, Quado and Running Wolf.
It is an invitation for you to set forth on your own journey, permission for you to be just as far out on the edge as you care to be and as Spirit leads you to be. Let’s go!
Earth Survival Guide 2020, Why You are Probably from Another Planet and How to Survive This One (At Least Through 2020)
As with my Earth Survival Guide of 3 years ago, the satirical premise of Earth Survival Guide 2020 (ESG2020 for short) is that life here on Earth is so confusing because, in fact, we are not from around here; hence the subtitle: Why You are Probably from Another Planet and How to Survive This One (At Least Through 2020).
ESG2020 addresses recent events, particularly the rise to power of the highly dangerous GRABs (Greedy Racist Aggressive Bullies) and BUFs (Blind Unthinking Followers). As a political/sociological satire, ESG2020 walks right on the edge between laugh-out-loud humor and deeply serious intent.
Let ESG2020 help you cope with this life here on Earth, both through laughter and a deeper understanding of what is truly going on around us. In ESG2020 Guide 2020, you will:
- Learn if you are one of the POPs (People from Other Planets) or an Earthling (Does Earth life make absolutely no sense at all? Then you’re probably a POP.)
- Learn to identify and deal with the dreaded GRABs (Greedy Racist Aggressive Bullies) and BUFs (Blind Unthinking Followers)
- Explore the Survival Bible, a Glossary of Earth Terms, covering such broad, baffling topics as Religion, Money, Patriotism and Modern Medicine and the true meaning of terms like Me Too, Sexual Identity and Kleptocracy
Earth Survival Guide, Why You are Probably from Another Planet and How to Survive This One
I wrote this book in 2016, back in the days of innocence, before the GRABs and BUFs took over.
It is really two books in one. The first half, which is a tongue-in-cheek look at our crazy society, flowed right out of my frustration that some people seem to fit right in, while I am in a state of perpetual confusion. All of it, from truffles to trophy wives, just seems so impossible to understand!
So I came to the obvious conclusion: I must be from another planet! If you find this world as confusing as I do, it may well be because you are not an Earthling, either. Readers who share my view of the absurd tell me that they laughed out loud at my observations. Others, I fear, just shook their heads. (Oh, well. They were probably Earthlings…)
So after making fun of our lives, and supplying you with some handy survival hints (like the most important phrase for you to know: “Beam me up, Scottie!”), I felt I needed to present another view, a way out, a possible cure for this madness which is life on Earth.
So in the second half, I introduce the Power Animals in more depth, including which power animals to turn to for which survival characteristics. I also offer some practical tools to help you be centered and calm in the midst of all this madness. And I do all this within the story of how the Power Animals came to Earth.
There is a Garden, A Song in Spiritual Time
This was my first book, about the start of my spiritual journey.
It is currently out of print. But you can read a summary of my journey on the About page of this site.