These are the books that sent me on a meandering journey. Included are authors who are my teachers. Their works add meaning to my practice, and seduce me into the wilderness without and within. May some be a touchstone for you, too, as you find your own way to bring council to your people! 

Abram, David. 1996. The Spell of the Sensuous. Vintage Books.

Baldwin, Christina. 1998. Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture. Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers.

Baldwin, Christina. 2010. The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Barrows, Anita and Joanna Macy (translators). 1996. Rilke's Book of Hours. Riverhead Books.

Bohm, David. 1996 On Dialogue. Routledge Classics.

Bolen, Jean Shinoda. 1984. Goddesses in Everywoman. Harper Perennial

Bolen, Jean Shinoda. 1999. The Millionth Circle. Conari Press.

Brown Jr., Tom with Brandt Morgan. 1983. Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking. Berkley Books. 

Buhner, Stephen. 2004. Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature. Harrod, Bear & Company.

Carnes, Robin Deen and Sally Craig. 1998. Sacred Circles. Harper San Francisco

Estes, Clarissa Pinkola. 1992. Women Who Run with the Wolves. Ballantine Books.

Foster, Steven and Meredith Little. 1988. The Four Shields: The Initiatory Seasons of Human Nature. Lost Borders Press.

Foster, Steven and Meredith Little. 1989. The Roaring of the Sacred River. Lost Borders Press.

Glasser, William, M.D. 1969. Schools Without Failure. Harper & Row

Johnson, Robert A. 1991. Owning Your Own Shadow. Harper San Francisco.

Johnson, Trebbe. 2005. The World is a Waiting Lover. New World Library.

Lawlor, Robert. 1991. Voices of the First Day. Inner Traditions.

MacIver, Roderick (editor). 2006. The Heron Dance Book of Love and Gratitude. North Atlantic Books.

Macy, Joanna R. 1998. Coming Back to Life. New Society Publishers.

Macy, Joanna R. and Anita Barrows (translators). 2009. A Year with Rilke. Harper One.

Plotkin, Bill. 2003. Soulcraft. New World Library

Plotkin, Bill. 2013. Wild Mind. New World Library.

Roberts, Elizabeth and Elias Amidon. 1991. Earth Prayers. Harper San Francisco.

Ross, Rupert. 1996. Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice. Penguin Books.

Sams, Jamie. 1994. The 13 Original Clan Mothers. Harper San Francisco

Seed, John and Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming and Arne Naess. 1988. Thinking Like a Mountain. New Society Publishers.

Some, Malidoma Patrice. 1993. Ritual: Power, Healing and Community. Penguin Compass.

Storm, Hyemeyohsts. 1972. Seven Arrows. Ballantine Books.

Van Matre, Steve and Bill Weiler (editors). 1983. The Earth Speaks. The Institute for Earth Education.

Weston, Anthony. 1994. Back to Earth. Temple U.P.

Williams, Terry Tempest. 1983. Pieces of White Shell. U of New Mexico Press.

Williams, Terry Tempest. 2013. When Women Were Birds. Picador

Young, Jon. 2012. What the Robin Knows. Mariner Books

Zimmerman, Jack and Virginia Coyle. 1996. The Way of Council. Bramble Books.

... and the poems of Wendell Berry, Hafiz, Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jelaluddin Rumi, William Stafford, Derek Walcott and David Whyte.

 

And finally....

Deep thanks to my original mentor, Joe Provisor, to the more recent guidance of Petra Lentz-Snow, and to the witnessing presence of Gigi Coyle and Kassey Baker. Thank you to my co-trainers over many years for their insight, grace and understanding - Doug Adrianson, Camille Ameen, Lori Austein, Monica Chinlund, Siri Gunnarson, Jeannie Gunter, Marlow Hotchkiss, Alan Mobley, Tom Nolan, Joe Provisor, Lise Ransdell, Leslie Roberts, Adam Rumack, Shay Sloan, Alexis Slutzky, Bonnie Tamblyn, Julia Wasson and Natalie White. To my immediate Lipkis family - Andy, Phoebe, Henry - thank you for your support, patience and love.