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"Sandpipers, almost weightless
flitted ahead of me as knowing guides..."

Pam Noble

Pam


ABOUT:

Pam is a published poet and essayist who has been writing about her experiences in nature most of her adult life. She is also an experienced vision quest guide, a retired psychotherapist, and one of the founders of Numina, a nonprofit mentoring program for women.
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Woman of Wisdom

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Heart-centered words

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Compassion and depth of understanding

Wild Heart Crone

Becoming Tree

Becoming Tree is a book about finding true home in the magic of nature. Inspired by the gifts I’ve received in the natural world, the essays and poems are expressions of deep gratitude for trees and for all of the beings, human and nonhuman, who live on and care for Mother Earth.

To me the world of nature is an artesian well where my soul quenches its thirst, the undersong of my spirit’s desires. As I watch time’s back nearing the far horizon, I see in nature the footprints of light that have been my life. I feel the rivers’ flow in my veins, the stones at sunset burning in my bones. In lit flashes of memory I know I have walked a path the brave dare to travel, where the forest inspires the visionary self and the fields give birth to creative wisdom. Thus, I honor in my writing the intricate world of nature that has always been a faithful mentor and teacher.                         _______________________________________

Becoming Tree is a book that defies classification: memoir, lyric poetry, visual art, testimonial, it is all of these, and much more.

Carol Guerrero-Murphy, poet, author of Chained Dog Dreams

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Everything about this book is exquisite—the writing, the art, the message, the narrative arc of Pam Noble’s life and her journey with the sacred, the presentation of the book itself, how it lays in the hand, on the table, a book to be kept alongside for a long time. The art by Hollander adds a dimension of reverie to the pieces that is its own gift to the work. Trust this book and give yourself the gift of it.

Christina Baldwin, author of Life’s Companion, Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice, and Storycatcher, Making Sense of our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story.

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I am struck by how the poems, prose pieces, and lovely art work in this collection fall like those blessing, both light and heavy, sometimes with individual power, sometimes with collective reverberation.

Anita Skeen, Series Editor, Wheelbarrow Books, Founding Director, The RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State U.

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From the moment you feel Becoming Tree in your hands, you know Pam Noble is inviting you into an enchanted world. It’s the world around and in us: the natural world, the animal world, and perhaps most of all, the world of our inner awareness.

Sue Brightman, Life Coach & Retreat Leader, Author A Call to Further Becoming: The New Declaration from Women Over 50 

Gail


ABOUT:


Gail is an experienced leader of groups, having spent many years in management consulting.
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By Gail Hollander

Let The Earth Teach You

Leave all you own behind you, all but your heart and your one decisive will.  Let the day be your footstool and night your bed of prayers.  Trace the mountain with your fingertips, follow the valley to light's arisings. Wake to wildflowers blooming at dawn, to the oak's red leaves of surrender.  Prostrate your body in the deepest woods, kneel in the lowly clover; discover at the feet of the maple a spring giving birth to its spirit.  Drink deep the running waters of your own unique becoming, say, Yes! to your one authentic self.  Bow to the earth as she is bowing to you. 

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