Telling stories has always been essential to being human. No other species tells stories. Each human life in fact becomes a story.
This illustrated storybook offers inspiring and instructional tales for current and future generations. The stories within have been compiled, rethought and retold by Glenn Schiffman, a specialist in Native American myths and spirituality.
Glenn created this Coloring Storybook to pass on some of the stories he's told at quarterly Equinox and Solstice ceremonies for more than fifteen years to his twin grandsons.
His father was chaplain at the Cattaraugus Seneca Reservation Indian School in upstate NY, so Glenn has lived around and with American Indians since he was a boy. He appreciates the way he was taught by his Elders about how to be human: by example... via ceremonies... through stories.
Glenn is now honored to share these stories with you and your family. Enjoy them - color their illustrations with your children or grandchildren - and make them your own.
The illustrations and design were created by Deborah Louise Brown.
Learn more about the Stories Around the Medicine Wheel Series and other Coloring Journals for Healthy Living books at www.ColoringJournalsforHealthyLiving.com.
Raised in a border town of the Cattauraugus Seneca Indian Reservation where his father was chaplain at the Indian school, Glenn Schiffman has lived around and with American Indians all of his life. He has Vision-Fasted 12 times, sat in on numerous traditional healing ceremonies, has been a fire keeper at 15 Sun Dances and danced in 8 others. Since 2010 he's been a Pipe-Keeper of a traditional Sun Dance on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Glenn has told instructional, inspirational and healing stories from Native American traditions at each Equinox and Solstice for over 15 years around a Medicine Wheel in Malibu CA. He is compiling these stories into a series of Coloring Storybooks illustrated, designed and co-published with Deborah L. Brown and Barbara Schiffman of ColoringJournalsforHealthyLiving.com. He has self-published several works of creative fiction, including THE WAY I WAS TAUGHT, an autobiographical novel (available on Amazon.com), and a DVD on The Thanksgiving Prayer of the Iroquois Peoples. THE WAY I WAS TAUGHT was chosen as an Eric Hoffer Book Award 2014 Finalist. As a co-founder of Western Gate Roots and Wings Foundation, he works with uninitiated youth and adult men as well as returning veterans in collaboration with Native Elders and counselors at Home Boys Industries. His academic degrees include a BA in History from Knox College, an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State, and a Masters in Spiritual Counseling from the University of Santa Monica. Glenn's blog: http: //rootsandwingsfoundation.blogspot.com He is available for speaking engagements, Skype or phone media interviews, and storytelling for groups of all ages (in person or via Skype).