Published on June 16, 2011 by Amy
“Circle of Life” presents, in written form, traditional oral Native American sacred teachings involving spirituality, ceremonies, visions, healings, everyday life, and the warrior’s way from the Iroquois, Lakota and other traditions. The author, has been receiving these teachings orally from elders since he was a youth. The wisdom includes Native American views on cosmology, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, sociology, psychology, healing, dream interpretation and vision quests.
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James David Audlin (Distant Eagle) was born in Alexandria Bay, New York. He received his B.A. from Eisenhower College and M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School. He is an ordained clergyperson in the United Church of Christ, has taken precepts with Chogye Zen Buddhism, and has extensively studied the Native American spiritual tradition. He writes novels, stories, plays and poetry, and he plays several instruments, sings and composes music. He has also been a pastor, an adjunct instructor in world religions, a newspaper editor and a professional musician. Audlin lives in the Catskill Mountains region of New York state and has two children, Katharine and John.