Soul Companions: 

Conversations With Contemporary Wisdom Keepers - 

A Collection of Encounters With Spirit

a book by Karen Sawyer

to be published on March 28th 2008 by O-Books

As our world rapidly moves towards ever greater spiritual, environmental and political challenges there is an urgent need for us to listen to the voices of respected healers, seers, visionaries and shamans whose wisdom, insights and leadership will inspire and guide us to make our planet a healthier, more peaceful and equitable place to live. For over two years, the author met and entered into profound dialogue with such remarkable people.

This unique and important work brings together over 40 of the conversations that took place, revealing that there are many dimensions of existence overlapping and permeating the world as we know it. Every one of us has spirit helpers that can guide, heal and inspire us on our journey through life.

This outstanding and intimate collection includes conversations with renowned teachers Sandra Ingerman, The Barefoot Doctor, R.J Stewart, Robert Moss, Simon Buxton, Denise Linn, Leo Rutherford, William Bloom, Philip Carr-Gomm and Llyn Roberts.

Join Karen Sawyer as she also talks with Elena Avilla, the 'Curandera' or curer from Mexico - Uncle Angaangaq, an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder from Greenland - Icelandic Druid Jormundur Ingi - Sami shaman Ailo Gaup from Norway - Rabbi Gershon Winkler, Aboriginal Jewish shaman - Tiokasin Ghosthorse, a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota - Egyptian Sufi, Master Ali Rafea - Andras Corban Arthen, 'Cunningman' of the Glenshire witches in Scotland and many, many more...

This treasure trove of spiritual wisdom will inspire you in your own quest for spirit guide contact with practical 'how to' advice. Learn how to recognise the signs and talk with the spirit beings guiding your life.


Endorsements for Soul Companions


'Soul Companions' is a stunning book. It assembles an amazing collection of interviews with some of the finest and most unusual people from the worlds of alternative thinking and teaching. For anyone interested in the future of human growth and development this is an absolute 'must read'. 

              - John Matthews: author of 'Walkers Between Worlds'


An extraordinarily ambitious project reaching to 'the ends of the Earth' and into the realms beyond, with sublime grace this book modestly slips 50 authors and teachers of ancient and far reaching wisdom through this one portal, under the guise of encounters with spirit guides. Dip into this compendium of accounts of spirit guides from every Earth culture, and you enter a slipstream of consciousness that leaves 'the real world' looking flat and crumpled as a cardboard cutout. Enter it and expand your understanding of the world beyond ordinary reality. Taste exquisite magical elixirs of metaphorical and metaphysical knowledge, embrace the heart-felt depth of the earthy wisdom of the ancestors, let your mind glitter with insights of the star nations, and be enchanted by the elementals and rejuvenated by the aliveness of reality in the realm of the Shining Ones. An Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder from Greenland says appreciation of our gifts is food for your soul and singing is food for the spirit. Soul Companions is truly a gift and a source of nourishment for the soul.  

               - Carolyn Burdet, Kindred Spirit magazine


The world of the spirits is completely normal for many cultures and normal for our culture, if we dare to admit it. Karen's book reinforces this reality, and affirms our own deep connection to the unseen - dare you not accept it? 

            - Sacred Hoop magazine


Karen Sawyer's 'Soul Companions' is an amazing and enlightening anthology of profound experiences shared between some of the world's most revered wisdom keepers and their spirit guides. Inspiring and empowering, it lights a path for all of us to follow.  

             - John Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of 'Confessions of an Economic Hit Man' and 'The Secret History of the American Empire'.


Karen Sawyer is a writer, artist and musician, being a founder member of the acoustic duo Pasanga. By writing from fresh and esoteric perspectives, Karen's gift of seeing and articulating what's beneath the surface awakens others to the intrinsic magic of our world and what is truly possible. She lives on the southwestern coast of Wales in the United Kingdom and can be contacted via 

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Soul Companions: ISBN - 978-1-84694-060-6