As our world rapidly moves towards ever greater spiritual, environmental and political challenges there is an urgent need for us to listen to respected healers, seers, visionaries and shamans. For over two years, the author Karen Sawyer met and entered into profound dialogue with such remarkable Soul Companions. This outstanding and intimate collection includes conversations with renowned teachers Sandra Ingerman, The Barefoot Doctor, William Bloom, Philip Carr-Gomm and Llyn Roberts amongst others. Join the author as she also talks with Elena Avilla, the Curandera or curer from Mexico - Uncle Angaangaq, an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder from Greenland - Icelandic Druid Jormundur Ingi - Sami shaman Ailo Gaup from Norway and many, many more... An established freelance journalist, Karen Sawyer writes from fresh and esoteric perspectives which awaken others to the intrinsic magic of our world. She lives by the coast in Wales. For more info visit www.soulcompanions.org and to watch a short video made by filmmaker Jerry Ravel, visit uk.youtube.com/watch
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
"A rich collection of accounts of modern spiritual teachers and ways in which they are in touch with inner guides of various kinds. A fascinating insight into different forms of spiritual guidance, and depicts a very different world involving multiple layers of intelligence. Readers will find themselves drawn to those who resonate with their own path." ~ - David Lorimer, Network Review
Communication with the spirit worlds is what Soul Companions is all about.
Not psychic or mediumistic communication but how contemporary wisdom keepers live with and encounter the dimensions of spirit that exist alongside our own. Almost 50 shamanic teachers and healers have been interviewed to compile this treasure trove of spiritual wisdom. Chapters cover dreams and visions, creativity, healing, past and future lives, nature and elemental beings, angelic realms, ancestors and soul companions. This really is a fabulous feast of insight and guidance with contributions from Denise Linn, RJ Stewart, Sandra Ingerman, William Bloom, Robert Moss and so many more! I loved reading about Mike Dunning's connection to the ancient Yew tree outside Haddington and Jessica Macbeth's faery friends and companions. Truly a book bursting with inspiration! ~ - Donald Busby, Witch Hiker's Guide
For myself reading the book I found it very easy to pick up and put down, quite important in a busy world sometimes. Each contribution was relatively short although many were so thought provoking I needed some time to assimilate the information..... For myself reading the book I found it very easy to pick up and put down, quite important in a busy world sometimes.... Each contribution was relatively short although many were so thought provoking I needed some time to assimilate the information. ~ Colin Whitby, Magic of Being
Last year I was asked to review a remarkable book, 'Soul Companions', written by Karen Sawyer. It is a watershed work comprising 40 fascinating conversations with healers and visionaries and I love it. It is a book that enfolds and encourages, hones the imagination, lights the way, and effortlessly guides the reader into magical worlds that we have always known but rarely recalled. Actually I hesitate to say 'reader' because this book is much more than a string of words, however worthy and wise they are. The book carries with it a part of the dreams and spirit of every soul who has contributed to it.
It's a book to give and to share, to pass along - perhaps to a stranger, and with it a little part of you. ~ Ellis C Taylor, http://ellistaylor.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html
This book brings together a unique collection of conversations with spiritual healers and visionaries over a two-year period. Contributions come from Sandra Ingerman, the Barefoot Doctor - Stephen Russell, Simon Buxton and many more, who share their individual encounters with spirit. These inspirational stories include the origins of their spiritual journeys and the profound influence these have had on their own lives. The strong message throughout the book is that we are all spirit beings; however, Sawyer suggests that 'working with Spirit is different for everyone, a personal relationship that reveals itself in a unique way'. This is highlighted during each new chapter where she discusses the many ways of recognising and talking with spirit, such a synchronicity, dreams, journeying, visions and art as an expression of the creative energy. Soul Companions is all about sharing experiences,; enjoyable and easy to read, it has been cleverly put together to offer guidance, wisdom and inspiration to its readers. It is recommended to anyone who would like to relate to the work and thoughts of some of the world's most alternative thinkers. ~ - Kindred Spirit Magazine
A book of great honesty. I really enjoyed reading about these many remarkable life stories - may your soul companions also enjoy reading this book with you. ~ Jan Morgan Wood, Sacred Hoop
â€œReading some of the stories told in Soul Companions, I suddenly realised that I was accompanying the interviewee, walking with them through the outlands and innerworlds. There are matters and incidents within every interview that I can easily relate to. Others will too.
I would like to express my deep admiration and gratitude to Karen Sawyer for this truly remarkable and satisfying book. That it will, in generations to come, survive as a much loved, battered and dog-eared treasure attests to the fact that it is both timeless and timely no matter which century one happens to be reading it in. This book will flick switches.â€ ~ Ellis Taylor, author of â€˜In These Signs Conquer ~ Revealing the secret signs an Age has obscuredâ€™.
â€œSoul Companions is a stunning book. It assembles an amazing collection of interviews with some of the finest and most unusual people from the worlds of alternative thinking and teaching. For anyone interested in the future of human growth and development this is an absolute â€˜must readâ€™.â€ ~ John Matthews, author of 'Walkers Between Worlds'
â€œAn extraordinarily ambitious project reaching to 'the ends of the Earth' and into the realms beyond, with sublime grace this book modestly slips 45 authors and teachers of ancient and far-reaching wisdom through this one portal, under the guise of encounters with spirit guides. Dip into this compendium of accounts of spirit guides from every Earth culture, and you enter a slipstream of consciousness that leaves 'the real world' looking flat and crumpled as a cardboard cutout. Enter it and expand
your understanding of the world beyond ordinary reality. Taste exquisite magical elixirs of metaphorical and metaphysical knowledge, embrace the heartfelt depth of the earthy wisdom of the ancestors, let your mind glitter with insights of the star nations, and be enchanted by the elementals and rejuvenated by the aliveness of reality in the realm of the Shining Ones.
An Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder from Greenland says appreciation of our gifts is â€œfood for your soulâ€ and singing is â€œfood for the spiritâ€â€¦ Soul Companions is truly a gift and a source of nourishment for the soul.â€ ~ Carolyn Burdet: Kindred Spirit Magazine
â€œKaren Sawyer's Soul Companions is an amazing and enlightening anthology of profound experiences shared between some of the world's most revered wisdom keepers and their spirit guides. Inspiring and empowering, it lights a path for all of us to follow.â€ ~ John Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of 'Confessions of an Economic Hit Man' and 'The Secret History of the American Empire'.
â€œThe world of the spirits is completely normal for many cultures and normal for our culture, if we dare to admit it. Karen's book reinforces this reality, and affirms our own deep connection to the unseen â€“ dare you not accept it?â€ ~ Sacred Hoop Magazine