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Press for Trailing Sky Six Feathers:

How the two lives of Ian Prattis
could help us all survive

by: Don Butler at The Ottawa Citizen

Ian signing his book at Singing Pebble

Ian Prattis has had a remarkable life. Or rather, remarkable lives. He can recall several.

Prattis, a 71-year-old retired professor of anthropology and religion, writes about two of those lives in a new book, Trailing Sky Six Feathers, described on the jacket blurb as "Indiana Jones meets the Buddha with a dash of Celestine Prophecy."

In this life, Prattis, who calls himself a Spiritual Warrior for Planetary Care, Peace and Social Justice, taught at Carleton University for 37 years, was the first Westerner to be ordained in India as a guru, leads weekly Buddhist meditation classes in the basement of his west-end Ottawa bungalow, and founded Friends for Peace Canada at the outbreak of the Iraq war.

Oh, yes - he also lived in a hermitage in Gatineau Park with his pet wolf for four years.

In the other life, he was the chief of an Indian band in 18th-century Arizona, fending off Apache attacks, married to Trailing Sky Six Feathers, a powerful medicine woman in whose arms he died in 1777. As his life ebbed away, she vowed: "I will find you, my husband, I will find you."…

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Upcoming Book Signings and Readings for Trailing Sky Six Feathers:

Sunday, September 21:
      Word On the Street Festival, Queen's Park Circle East, Toronto, Ontario.
      11:30am - 12:30pm & 2:30pm - 3:30pm
      Contact: Courtney Salazar
      Note: I will be signing complimentary copies of my book.
                  To locate me, go to the Author Solutions book signing booth (#129).
                  [Located outdoors, covered, including a bookcase, 1 table and 2 chairs]

Ian signing his book at Singing Pebble

Tuesday, October 7, 2014:
      Greely, Ontario
      7:00pm - 9:00pm
      Contact: Kay Aveling

Ian signing his book at Singing Pebble

Purchase Options for Trailing Sky Six Feathers:

You can buy my new book, Trailing Sky Six Feathers in any of the following ways:

An Autographed Softcover Version is available by visiting my website's Trailing Sky Six Feathers Page. On that page, scroll down and click on the ORDER BOOK tab.

Located on the ORDER BOOK tab are also options for ordering Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book versions of Trailing Sky Six Feathers from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the publsiher, Xlibris! To make things simpler here are the links:

XLIBRIS: Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book

AMAZON: Hardcover and Softcover

Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE: Hardcover and Softcover

On the website you can also find more information about the book
and the author, Ian Prattis.

Pine Gate Mindfulness Community

Pine Gate is a Zen Buddhist community practicing Engaged Buddhism inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama and Sulak Sivaraksa. It has created an engaged expression for peace, social justice and planetary care in the community.

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Friends for Peace

Friends for Peace Canada is a coalition of groups working for peace, planetary care and social justice by promoting these ideas within our communities and around the globe.

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Ian Prattis is an Author, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Founder of Friends for Peace and Spiritual Warrior for Planetary Care, Peace and Social Justice.

Zen teacher since 1997, he offers retreats and public talks all over the world. Ian encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed.
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