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Forest Friend (for-ist frend) n. Elfin being of Ontario woodlands, known for environmental consciousness and earth-based spirituality

Since ancient times the Forest Friends have recognized the interdependence of all lifeforms, thus they understand that to live in Harmony with the Earth, with the Others, and within their own community is essential for their survival, balance, and joy of living.  Their nature-based wisdom has important messages for our fast-paced technological age.


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What’s New!

July 2023

SPECIAL NEWS!!! It’s been a long haul and now, finally, my new book “Winter Tales” is in print! 
A winter evening in the cabin becomes an unexpected and exciting experience as crowds of Forest Friends arrive with their storyteller to share a tale with the Christie family. The Christies have long enjoyed the presence of the Little People, their music, laughter, and wit, their wisdom, their healing ways. Up until now the relationship, greatly cherished, has grown slowly with encounters and experiences that offered small glimpses into the elfin culture.
Now, in the winter of 2011 to 2012, the Forest Friends have chosen to reveal more about themselves, with colourful stories to entertain, stir emotions, teach, and heal. “Winter Tales” weave together the lives of the Christie family and the Forest Friend community, culminating in startling revelations about their interconnection.
This book is available directly from me @$25 plus shipping (please pm for details).
It is also listed on my etsy site: DownToEarthBookStore.etsy.com


December 2020

Return to Magic   Written & Illustrated by Maia Heissler

BIG NEWS! It is complete! “Return to Magic” is in print and available for purchase. 
Several extraordinary events have captured 35-year-old Caleb’s attention. The message is clear: come back to the land… See More
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