Preface: Writing the Book

Hilla and I were sitting on the beach in the Lower World. We were watching Dolphin, swimming around, keeping one eye on us. She silently reached out to hold my hand.

“Hilla, we spoke about writing a book,” I said. “I want to put everything in writing, to help people understand what life is, to explain love and friendship, why it is the way it is. I would like to share with others what it is really like, the way I see life.”

“Of course,” she said. “You will, don’t worry. However, one thing you need to learn—you can’t rush these things. You’ll get it done when you’re ready, not a minute before.”

“You’re right, I guess,” I replied quietly.

We were silent for a while. Dolphin approached us. I could see the curve of his sleek gray back as he tried to keep himself above the water to catch our conversation.

“Let’s talk about my book please,” I said.

“Sure,” she said and looked at me, smiling, her brown-green eyes sparkling.

“What should be the theme of the book?”

“Well, we’ve been going to Elijah,” she said. “I don’t know what he would want to talk about, what he would like to share with you, so let’s just not plan it. We’ll continue going to Elijah, and every time we go, it might be a new chapter, a new story. At the end you’ll find out that there is some sort of connection between the chapters.”

“Okay, let’s see how that goes,” I said.

“Elijah will help. He will guide you.”

We sat in silence for a while, looking at the emerald water and at Dolphin.

“I can see you have doubts,” she said, reading my mind as usual. “You want to write a book for people to enjoy, to have fun,” she went on. “But that isn’t what you’ll write it for. Your book will make people think. It will help those that have been looking for directions and answers. You’ll not write to please them.”

And indeed I did.

Walking with Elijah is a collection of shamanic journeys I have experienced with my Teacher, Elijah the Prophet. Each chapter tells about a journey that relates to different aspects of existence.

When I start a shamanic journey, a topic or question appears in my mind. I do not try to second-guess or predict it; nor do I expect specific answers. I receive unpredictable and surprising answers.

Dear reader, shamanic journeys bring me deep pleasure and it is my sincere wish that this will be your experience, too, as you read Walking with Elijah, The Fable of a Life Journey and a Fulfilled Soul.

Thank you.

Yours truly,

~ Doobie

  1. Sheila Hearn says:


    • shemer1 says:

      Greeting Sheila and thank you for your comment.
      The book just past the last edit stage and now I am working on its cover and layout.
      I couple of week, if all goes as planed the book will be available.
      Stay tuned.


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