Wilderness therapist Ezekiel "Good Buffalo Eagle" Sanchez, co-founder of the Anasazi Foundation, and organization President Mike Merchant visit with The Seven Paths: Changing One's Way of Walking in the World.
According to Eagle, many people have moved away from Mother Earth, bringing heartache, pain, and other maladies of the modern age. The self-help movement claims to offer peace and fulfillment, but this solitary approach takes us only so far. Ultimately, it is in communion with our fellow beings and the natural world that we are made whole. This poetic, evocative story presents the meditations of an ancient Anasazi tribesman who rejects his family and sets off on a journey through the desert. He walks seven paths, each teaching a lesson symbolized by an element of the natural world: light, wind, water, stone, plants, animals, and, finally, the unity of all beings with the Creator. For years, The Seven Paths
has been privately distributed by the Anasazi Foundation, an award-winning Arizona-based nonprofit organization that works with troubled youth and their parents in a wilderness setting. Now, for the first time, the teachings of The Seven Paths
are available to anyone who seeks healing in the natural world. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Founded in 1988 by renowned wilderness pioneers Larry D. Olsen and Ezekiel C. Sanchez (Good Buffalo Eagle), Anasazi Foundation
gives young people an opportunity for growth through a primitive living experience and a philosophy that invites healing at the hands of nature. Anasazi's family-focused intervention programs inspired the international bestseller The Anatomy of Peace
and were the subject of an episode of the Emmy-award-winning MTV series True Life
. It is estimated that more than 40,000 people have participated in programs designed by Olsen and Sanchez.