"Loraine is plugged into the world of spirit and energy in a way that very few
people are. She is a true wise woman and anyone working with her will certainly be
transformed by her presence alone. "
"I was able to connect with each of the elements, and it was amazing how
cleansing, transformative, and powerful each meditation was to break up past
densities, thick thought patterns, and to allow fresh, new, expansive, and fun
energy back into my life."
"As a Program Manager of our Tribal Home Visiting Program at the Native
American Health Center, I searched hard to find different trainings and workshops
to help my staff sustain themselves in the very complex and difficult work
that sustained some of our most vulnerable community members. Loraine facilitated
a way for participants to connect to the deeper reason and purpose for their
work. The kind of insight she helped participants engage in went far beyond
'washing off' after a tough day at work—participants began to fill their
inner well of resources and maintain its on-going use in their work and lives."
"Amazon Wisdom Keeper is a gift that will contribute to the next phase of humanity.
Loraine Van Tuyl's story coherently weaves together so many levels of being,
cultural issues, and forgotten truths, producing a true page turner that touches
the heart and the mind. Read this book as a compelling personal memoir,
a profound spiritual message, or as complimentary reading for
cross-cultural psychology, counseling, feminism, ethics and spirituality."
"Loraine Van Tuyl's debut memoir, Amazon Wisdom Keeper, weaves personal
and political truths with poetic mastery. By daring to break from limiting conventions
—in the field as well as writing—Loraine has forged a liberating path
for those at the margins just as her ancestors once did. It is an absolute must
for psychotherapists and healthcare providers seeking to make conscious
social change and expand the purview of traditional psychology through
their multidimensional practice. "
"In a memoir that’s braver than most,Loraine Van Tuyl shows how personal and
ancestral stories and gifts breathe vitality into our life force. Her story of reclaiming
and nurturing her awakening life force as a student, in the face of strong resistance,
is valuable because it opens the door to how personal, cultural and spiritual truths and
traditions can transform conventional Western psychology as well as individual lives."