Lorian Press has just published my new book,

A Country Where All Colors Are Sacred and Alive, A Memoir of Non-Ordinary Experience and Collaboration with Nature

I’d like to share with you some appreciations by some leading authors and spiritual teachers from 4 distinctly different circles of people that I’m very much a part of, then a brief synopsis of its contents with you.
So, here goes:

Appreciations of

A Country Where All Colors Are Sacred and Alive, A Memoir
of Non-Ordinary Experience and Collboration with Nature

by Geoffrey Oelsner, Lorian Press, 2012

“”One of the challenges of our time is to discover how to
recognize in new ways the spiritual worlds that are all around us that we might have a co-creative partnership with the beings who inhabit them. Geoff Oelsner is one who has met this challenge and writt en this excellent book as a record of his discoveries. His stories take us into the heart of the world and help us open our eyes that we, too, may fi nd the country where all colors are sacred and alive. I heartily recommend it.”
— David Spangler, author of Apprenticed to Spirit and Subtle Worlds: An Explorer’s Field Guide

“No ordinary memoir, this is a chronicle of how one man’s
life and growth are propelled by his openness to and welcoming of anomalous experiences. A deceptively simple compilation, this book touches very deep places in the reader because of Oelsner’s humility, eloquence and willingness to share from his vast reservoir of spiritual experiences. Oelsner is a quiet mystic whose book will hopefully find a wide audience.“
— Eric Leskowitz, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard
Medical School; Editor, Transpersonal Hypnosis

“What a marvel of a book! Geoff Oelsner is himself such
an empathic embodiment of the ‘ordinary mysteries’ he sings
praises to throughout this remarkable … I don’t know what to call it…A shamanic memoir? A poetic ‘Starry Night,’ its electric golden energies shimmering through words instead of colors? An ancient mystic physician’s bag of healing unguents, wrapped in straightforward recollections of his everyday life of serene, deep amazements? Thank you, Geoff, for this simple, sweet American Gaia Sutra.”
– Saniel Bonder, founder of Waking Down in Mutuality, cofounder of Human Sun Institute, author, Ultimaya 1.0 and Healing the Spirit/Matter Split

“Everyone has times of transcendent and sacred experience, but most of us do not fully notice them. It is noticing and honoring that allows us to live the sacred as we journey through our lives. Geoff Oelsner takes us along on his kaleidescopic travels in a way that heightens our awareness so that we may better perceive our own such experiences. A Country Where All Colors Are Sacred and Alive is a delightful vehicle of sacred wisdom of
remarkable depth.”
– Anna Cox, Founder of Compassion Works for All, which offers Dharma Friends newsletter for prisoners. Author of Just As The Breeze Blows Through Moonlight, and Dharma Friends: No One Forgotten, No One Abandoned, No One Discarded

Synopsis of

A Country Where All Colors Are Sacred and Alive, A Memoir
of Non-Ordinary Experience and Collaboration with Nature

by Geoffrey Oelsner, Lorian Press, 2012

Many of us have experiences that point toward a more holistic, interconnected Reality than we normally perceive. Episodes of telepathy, spontaneous healings, receiving an intuition which is then objectively confirmed, precognition, profound communion with the natural world, attunement to nonphysical beings, or nonlocal awareness of a distant place which proves to be accurate–all these can
expand our understanding of what is possible for us and remind us of an undivided spiritual dimension of ourselves.

This memoir in prose and poetry is an account of my continuing education in such experiences, which can make us more aware of that dimension of oneness, and empower us to step forward into more conscious, collaborative relationships with the sentient energies of Nature. These sacred relationships can contribute to environmental harmony right now, and may help downscale our
climatic predicament in days to come.