The Latest Soul*Spark: Teach Us to Number Our Days

May 27, 2014

With pleasure, we announce the publication of our 4th Soul*Spark, Teach Us to Number Our Days: A Compilation of Keys for Adept Aging (2nd ed.).

*daysfinalThroughout history most successful and long-lived civilizations have held a place of respect for elders, and have benefited from their life wisdom. By and large this tradition is missing today, to the detriment not only of elders but also of society.

True elders are people who have gracefully accepted the passage of time, integrated their life experience with deep understanding, and made the fruit of their long experience available to others.

But how does one do this? How does one become a true elder? This elegant compilation – a book drawing on the wisdom of all cultures and all times – offers keys from wisdom keepers around the world, from all traditions, and from all eras of history.

“Clearly not everyone who becomes old also becomes an elder. But some do, and many more could…True elders are people who have gracefully accepted the passage of time, integrated their life experience with deep understanding, and made the fruit of their long experience available to others,” writes author and editor Steven McFadden.

As reviewers have commented, this book is a “salutary collection of quotations which put the accent on the positive aspects of conscious aging and sharing wisdom with the world.”

The book is now available for purchase via Smashwords in 10 different ebook formats, so it can be dowloaded and read on any device: ebook reader, smartphone, computer, iPad or tablet.  It is also available now through Amazon.com, and will soon be available through Barnes & Noble, Apple Store, and other major retailers.

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How We Must Be to Influence the Future

October 30, 2013
Leon Secatero

Grandfather Leon Secatero

The late Navajo elder Leon Secatero once told me that he saw the Wind Walkers take corn pollen in their mouths to bless their words before they spoke to him.

“The elders talked about positive things, focusing on the positive to make things happen, to bring in good energy so that life will continue. They said to use song, prayer, dance to focus on positive thought, and to help us go forward on the path to the future in a good way, in a sacred way.”

“What I was shown,” Grandfather Leon told me, “was the way we should be, how we must be to influence the future, and also to influence all the plants, the animals, the waters, the air and the fire.

“It’s important. I came to a knowing that the only way you can have the power, is through the color and the light of positive thought and energy. Put all your concentration on this, not other things.

“Put your concentration on the positive. That’s how it’s done.”

– Excerpt from a forthcoming Soul*Sparks book
by author Steven McFadden


Soul*Sparks – Elegant eBooks to Inform, Engage, Awaken, Empower

January 11, 2011

Welcome to Soul*Sparks books – an ebook publishing venture of Elizabeth Wolf and Steven McFadden.

As of 2011, we have published two e-books, both authored by Steven. Both books are available in a range of popular digital formats for ebook readers such as Kindle and Nook, as well as for iPads, iPhones and all Smartphones. The books are also available for download in PDF format, readable on any computer.

Both Soul*Sparks ebooks are immediately available to readers. To learn more or to purchase, click on the links below.

~ Tales of the Whirling Rainbow ~
Authentic Myths and Mysteries

whirling-rainbow-198x300Tales of the Whirling Rainbow is a journalist’s account of some of the key myths and mysteries of the Americas, and an electrifying exploration of how those myths are echoed in real time as we pivot at the signal year of 2012 and the Sun awakens with solar streams. Veteran journalist Steven McFadden weaves the living myths together seamlessly in a tightly written ebook that is soul-resonant.

Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Myths & Mysteries— is an account of some of the key spiritual mysteries, and an arresting exploration of how those elements are resounding through real time.

A crucial part of the story commences on June 23, 1995 when traditional wisdom keepers of North America — and a multicultural band of walkers from several continents — began a prophetic journey, walking from First Encounter Beach, Eastham, Massachusetts across the continent to the legendary Western Gate — Point Conception on the Pacific shore. The pilgrimage proceeded for eight months under the dazzling, natural sky sign of the Whirling Rainbow, a key image in the lore of Pte San Wi (White Buffalo Calf Woman) since the birth of the white buffalo in 1993.

The new material in the 2nd edition, based on interviews with traditional Mayan Daykeepers, expands the scope of the ebook by also exploring the key role of the 21,000 pyramids and temples of Mesoamerica as they figure in the 2012 teachings of the Maya. This elaborate network of sacred centers, the Mayan Daykeepers told the author, has a key energetic role to play in keeping the balance as the ‘Sun Awakens,’ Earth Changes intensify, and our human lives attain high velocity.

In this manner, the elders told him, will the different colors and faiths of humanity be moved to heal their web of relationships.

Having traveled widely for over 30 years with Native Elders both north and south, McFadden writes about many of the core insights associated with 2012, including the role the Sun and its solar flares may play. He tells the tales in plain, precise language, creating a quick but absorbing investigation into the mythology of this moment in time. “The calendar of 26,000 years is new for the dominant civilization,” Mayan Daykeepers told the author, “but the calendar portends big changes.”

~ Native Knowings ~
Wisdom Keys for One and All
 

Nativefinal-199x300As we pivot on prophetic date of Dec. 21, 2012 in relation to Mayan teaching about time, this compact but potent ebook offers a concise compendium of North American (Turtle Island) wisdom teachings for this era, attuned to theme of transition.

Journalist Steven McFadden compiled the insights based on over 30 years of traveling with traditional Native elders. The selections he has made for Native Knowings come from the past and the present, including excepts from some of McFadden’s most popular and enduring dispatches about the Maya, the Seven Fires Teachings, the Hopi, the Whirling Rainbow, and much more.

Smashwords Review: “An excellent read. Informative without being preachy. Exactly what I have been looking for. Bravo!”


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