The plant medicine gave me little choice but to communicate what I experienced, and the writing became a central part of my process of integration. These books are, in essence, a series.
The title "Soul to Soul Now" is a direct quote from a voice that spoke clearly to me in ceremony. It wasn't the only time I heard a voice. If we learn how to listen in ceremony, the medicine itself provides what we need to learn in order to integrate our experiences.
Published in 2012, THE SOUL'S CRITICAL PATH describes how ayahuasca introduced me to the soul, how the soul evolves in relation to our wild bodies, how the soul's relation to the body is essential to healing the body's wound and how the soul discovers its purpose in collaboration with a living, breathing, intelligent and ensouled Earth.
Published in 2016, BREAKING WITH BELIEF tells the story of further and deeper experiences with ayahuasca and San Pedro in Peru, including an important insight as to how the medicine challenges the dominant epistemologies of Western civilization. In this book, I share techniques for preparation for ceremony that I began to develop out of my various trainings over many years.
As I met more young people coming to Peru for the ayahuasca, I came to understand how all of us were looking for a new home. SOUL TRIBES AND TAMBOS is a riff on the theme of home with the idea of enhancing the role of ayahuasca centers to address the need for a broader experience with the plants and deeper education about our relationship with the Earth.
THE LEFT HAND OF GOD is a compilation of early poetry, including what began to emerge with the ayahuasca. In time, the psilocybin showed me how poetry was an integral form through with the medicine spoke, and how the medicine used the poetry to speak not simply through me, but to me.