"There was an end, I thought. I had known this from the beginning of my unhappiness Ė a life of not doing what I wanted and of not being who I wanted to be. I knew I wouldn't be stuck in this place forever. There was a way out, wasn't there? The possibility that I would remain in this limbo until the end of my life was never even con-sidered. But so many years had passed, hadn't they? I was still here and still stuck. Did people live whole lifetimes thinking sooner or later their lives would change? Did they keep believing that, right up to their last breaths? Why did that happen? Would it happen to me?"
Ė John from The Woodstock Bridge



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These are some of the books that got me on the path and kept me on it. I donít recommend this list lightly. If you want to know more about the Culture of The Warrior (title of next book!) pick up one of these powerful books. Enjoy!

Books by Carlos Castaneda
I would start at beginning and try to go slow, unlike me, who read them all in two months! But it did propel me like a rocket into a world I would have never dreamed of! It was after finishing them that I found myself in the California desert and discovered my brothers of the animal world.
Pay no attention to the use of hallucegentic drugs in the first book. This sometimes deters people from reading Castaneda. The drugs really have nothing to with his teachings. There is no one that describes the life of the warrior better than Carlos . Iíve yet to pick up one of his books and not shake my head in awe!

The Teachings Of Don Juan
A Separate Reality
Journey to Ixtlan
Tales Of Power
The Second Ring Of Power
The Eagleís Gift
The Fire From Within
Power of Silence
The Wheel of Time

Books by Richard Bach
These two precious books opened the door for me to new world of thought. I always consider Richard Bach the one responsible for getting me on the path.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Books By Dan Millman
Dan is one the first guys to talk about the life of warrior. Heís a great story teller.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Sacred Journey

Books by Richard Carlson
Richard is the master! Everything he writes is true, true, true! His little books are
continual source of inspiration for me. There are ten different DONíT SWEAT THE SMALL BOOKS. Find the one that feels right and start there.

Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt
A very important book about Native American History.

Agents of Repression : The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement by Ward Churchill
This is the book I refer too in The Woodstock Bridge. Do yourself a favor and buy it, then hold on....

The Four Agreements by Don Mugiel Ruiz
Iíve only just found this book and Iím blown away by how he has taken Castanedaís work and made it more accessible.

Books by Joseph Bailey
Iíve known Joe for over 20 years. He is one of the pioneers of Health Realization. When Joe writes or speaks, listen very carefully because he one of the wisest people youíll run across.

The Serenity Principle
Slowing Down to the Speed of Life
The Speed Trap
Slowing Down to the Speed of Love

Books by Syd Banks
Syd Banks is the source of many books written, including the books of Carlson and Baily. His teachings have led to a dramatic shift in the way thousands of therapists treat their clients. Syd is a true theopsist. He will be the inspiration for the central figure of book I plan on writing called, FRED & JOE, TWO ENLIGHTENED GUYS!

Second Chance
The Quest for the Pearl
The Gardner

Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon
If you like the road or dream of making a road trip, read this one.

The Great Plains by Ian Frazier
This guy knows the plains. Can I read it again for the first time.

The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
Michaelís book helped me become closer to my spirit animals. He does workshops all over the country. Take one!


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