The Coyote Oakby Carlisle Bergquist
What happens when dreams and reality collide? As a blue-silver ribbon of light drapes the horizon above the Davidson's Kansas farm, they are about to find out. James, a road worn refugee from the music scene, and his wife Andrea are struggling to find purpose, withdrawing to the country after snatching failure from the brink of success. Pushed to the edge of sanity by extraordinary visions inexplicably mauled with reality, they run heart-first through the gauntlet of mystical encounters, conflicts with corporate greed, and a paradoxical, otherworldly shamanic being who unveils a world of healing reaching far beyond them. Spiritual insights they will learn, like the first light of dawn, often appear from present darkness and spiritual growth comes with responsibility.
Woven with threads of personal experience and imagination, The Coyote Oak: Burgeoning Wisdom cleverly soars along the blue-silver ribbon heralding transformation as it stylishly portrays the interconnectedness of all life and the challenges of a contemplative practice evolved beyond expectations.
"Albert Einstein declared that 'imagination is more important than knowledge.' Songwriter, performer, and now transpersonal therapist Carlisle Bergquist has proven that you can combine both into an unforgettable flight of fantasy novel that has down-to-earth 'shamanic healing' wisdom in it worthy of a Nobel Prize."
Dr. John Jay Harper, author of:
Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century
"I have for several years now been an appreciative observer of Carlisle Bergquist's multifaceted creative and therapeutic work. In a world too often constrained by narrow vision, Bergquist slams the pedal to the metal, hits the road full speed, and spangles the sky with the many stories of which we are composed and by which we continue the community narrative full of fun and hope. Welcome to Coyote Oak, you'll like it here. Climb aboard for higher consciousness."
Jay Bremyer, author of:
The Dance of Created Lights, A Sufi Tale and The Chymical Cook,
A True Account of Mystical Initiation in the Georgia Woods"
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- 15 Years
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An easy to read, thought provoking book for children and adults of all ages. This book should be in all public and school libraries. This is the kind of book that everyone needs to read. As we near 2012, the world we know or thought we knew is rapidly changing. People are awakening to a new perception of reality and the potential we each hold inside of us. We are becoming aware of the fact that anything is possible, and that everything is made of energy, pure consciousness! The Coyote Oak introduces you to this beautiful, natural way of seeing and interacting with nature & the world. In this enchanting book, author Carlisle Bergquist, takes you on a fascinating journey that stretches your imagination and prepares you for the shift that is taking place right now. Are you ready to expand your mind and heart, and experience the interconnectedness of all that is? Read The Coyote Oak -- adventure, good values, and a bridge into a world without limitation. If you liked Anastasia, you'll love The Coyote Oak!
'The Coyote Oak' is a captivating tale of mystery, spirituality, healing and connection to the Creator. Carlisle Bergquist successfully captures your mind then magically weaves you through the inner workings of his imagination.
This book drew me in immediately. The author's poetic style and vivid storytelling were magnetic. An enchanting tale of mysticism and nature.
Within the first few pages of Coyote Oak, I was captivated. I felt like I could see this dream world. Then the author managed to bring me back into the real world with the same interest and detail. The relationship dynamics are real and interesting. I loved this book and found it easy to read.
Really enjoyed this story of spiritual transformation. Found it very inspiring. Wish there were more books like this.
Coyote is the trickster and this book lives up to its name. Where I expected an easy fanciful read, like the trickster, the author caught me with deep questions about my relationship to the Earth, the nature of faith, and even the future of humanity. Grounded in ancient truths, the story seamlessly weaves deep ecology, quantum physics, Native American spirituality, Taoism, mystical encounters, and even Christianity into an engaging adventure. No small accomplishment! While this book is fiction, its wisdom rings loud, true, and exquisitely clear. On the page, the author skillfully paints word pictures that engulf the senses. You can taste the pancakes, smell the moss, and see the sunsets. This descriptive prose quickly seduced me into believing the outrageous experiences and feeling each unexpected turn as if I was nestled among the cadre of endearing characters. You can pick this story up if your looking for a light read and be satisfied, but by the end expect to be in deep, entertained, touched, and transformed.
The Frommers guide to the magical and mysterious and a great read as well. If you are looking for a story that follows a road less travelled this is the one for you.