About the Books

Volume I

Composed of two parts, Birding and Mysticism features a series of bird narratives that follows the great cycle of the seasons beginning with the first signs of the returning sun, the lengthening day, and the brightening light. With that advent follows the spring migration—centering first on the brown sparrows, blackbirds, orange robins, and then the shining stars of Mother Nature’s annual miracle—the temporary visits of the multi-coloured Neotropicals—warblers, vireos, tanagers and orioles. Moreover, this book discusses the religious, spiritual and mystical aspects of modern birding from the perspective of Intensive Bird Walks[IBWs] guided by Bird Spirit Person Teachers[BSPTs]—part empirical Scientists & part Shamans.

The important influences of the author’s many synchronicities{‘‘meaningful coincidences”) and the continuing assistance from his Daimon and his Jack Russell Terrier, Baby Chidda in inspiring, shaping and encouraging these two new bird books are emphasized.

Volume II

Organized in five main parts (with six Appendices) and supporting the first volume of this work: BirdingandMysticism: EnlightenmentThroughBirdWatching expands many of its well-emphasized themes, ideas, and memes. However, this new volume is predominantly focusing on the many aspects, faces, and forms of mysticism: religious, spiritual, rational, scientific, personal, and practical, which reflects similar ideas and themes contained in volume 1.

Right from the first section of this book, we will be dealing with the emergence and development of the key insights and the many synchronicities, which are very influential to the very core of this volume. The purpose of these insights and synchronicities is to highlight the major sources of the key controlling framework of ideas that are responsible for these two volumes on the religious, spiritual, and mystical implications of birding.

In Vol. #2 of BirdingandMysticism there are lengthy selections/passages from classical Nature Writers, Modern Western Scientists and authorities on Eastern Religions along with an accompanying commentary from the contemporary Way of Birding. There are also six Appendices: 1. My Search for the Eskimo Curlew (Summer 2006), 2. A summary of “The Bulbul & The Anti-Christs” [Author’s Work in Progress], 3. UFOs-Re-Visited, 4. A New Seder for Tu ‘B Sha ’vat [Trees & Birds ],5. Two model Audubon Christmas Bird Counts, 6. Birds, Birds, & More Birds (including the new White House Bird Count)

“These two volumes on the religious, spiritual and mystical implications of The Way of Birding.”