These are the books that have 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 as you find your way to bring council to your people! 

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

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

Bohm, David. 1996 On Dialogue. Routledge Classics.

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

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

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.

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.

Prechtel, Martin. 2015. The Smell of Rain on Dust. North Atlantic Books.

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

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....

Infinite thanks to my original mentor, Joe Provisor, and to Gigi Coyle, Kassey Baker, Petra Lentz, Meredith Little, Nicole Willett and Olivia Bareham.

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, Irasha Pearl, Joe Provisor, Lise Ransdell, Leslie Roberts, Adam Rumack, Jared Seide, Sharon Shay Sloan, Alexis Slutzky, Bonnie Tamblyn, Julia Wasson and Natalie White.

To my immediate Lipkis family - Andy, Phoebe, Michelle, Henry, Leone, Rowan - thank you for your support, patience and love.