“This fascinating book is a rare combination of universal truths and practical applications. It is an excellent manual for living a healthy life in a complex world.” — John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
“A compelling and important work. . . Bear Heart’s is a truthful, honest voice which has let us into his world, and our world is better for it.” Body, Mind, Spirit
“At once mystical and utterly practical, Bear Heart’s message is not a call to conversion, but the testimony of a life so fully lived that it can heal others. To read it is to be inspired to live one’s own life with more attention, harmony and hope.” – Lorene Cary, author of Black Ice
“A fantastic book; you won’t want to miss it . . . an eye-opening piece of history.” – Mark Steiner, WJHU, Baltimore Maryland
“The Wind is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of A Native American Shaman” chronicles the life and teachings of a full-blood healer and counselor of the Muskogee-Creek Nation: Marcellus “Bear Heart” Williams.
Bear Heart passed away in 2008 at the age of 90, but his wisdom and inspirational lessons live on in this book. Originally published in 1996 by Random House, it has been in continuous print since then, and translated into 12 languages.
In February 2012, the Berkley Publishing Group released an updated version including an Epilogue by co-author Molly Larkin with additional stories of his life and work.
Please feel free to explore this website to learn more about this beloved book and this remarkable man.