Nospin edited the summary of Spirit Circle Friday, May 11, 2012.
A fast-paced story that reads like a mystery, with rich characters and an engaging plot, Spirit Circle is based on ancient legends and shamanic revelations of the Southwest. Bestselling novelist Lynn V. Andrews (Medicine Woman) called this "a marvelous story, with all the twists and turns deserving of the deeper spiritual mysteries it unfolds...as enchanting as it is deepening and enlightening." The Story: Tara Fairfield's search for her missing father takes her into sacred sites in New Mexico where mythology and contemporary reality merge. There she is initiated into a shamanic culture of healing and transformation, guided by an ancient prophecy that she must share with others. Like Tara, readers are brought closer to spiritual meaning and purpose where their own inner world connects them with ancient truths and brings them closer to the natural world. Award winning book illustrator Angela Werneke compares Spirit Circle to "a Tony Hillerman mystery shape-shifted to spiritual odyssey...with appeal for readers exploring Earth-based spiritual traditions." While a highly engaging novel, readers will also enjoy the author's epilogue and his discussion of the active role of shamanism in modern life, linking it to events described in the story. Includes easy to apply principles of the ancient "Medicine Wheel" traditions and ways to use this spiritual tool for self-consulting and deepening understanding of our relationships with each other in contemporary life.