Trailing Sky Six Feathers: One Man’s Journey with His Muse is the tremendous story of Ian’s modern day spiritual awakening and discovery of his past life as a Native American leader during the 18th century. Only through the intervention of his spirit wife Trailing Sky is Ian able to defeat his past vices and personal struggles to become the man he is today. In this exciting Hero’s Journey the reader follows his journey to accept The Muse capable of transforming karma. She shines light on the darkest elements of the human condition, including his. He navigates past and present life experiences from brutal raids on Indian settlements in 18th century Arizona, insane sea voyages off the Scottish Hebrides in the 20th century to surrender to The Muse in the 21st century. The book stares into the abyss, illuminating issues for generations to come – an epic and inspirational quest over four centuries.
This Hero’s Journey is like Indiana Jones meets the Buddha with a dash of Celestine Prophecy. Shamanic healing of childhood sexual abuse, guru training and near death experience in an Indian ashram, has the author stumbling through the first part of life, then standing strong in his own sovereignty in the latter part. Past life memories collide head on with the present, all thanks to the persistence of Trailing Sky Six Feathers, the Muse who refused to give up. Karma is reversed, the internal battles are over as he begins to live life as a Meditation for Gaia. The relentless shadowing by this engaging Muse brings understanding not only to him, but to anyone engaged in overcoming the darkness of their past.
In 2010, after an intense internal dialogue with his Muse, Trailing Sky Six Feathers, Prattis asked if he should write her story. There was a long silence that stretched into infinity until he finally heard her affirmation. He stood up and reached for a backpack and took out a writing pad. There was a gold plated fountain pen in the pack, rarely used. He inserted an ink cartridge into the pen and sat in a chair overlooking the sea and mountains on the west coast of British Columbia. Putting pen to paper he started to write the first line of this book:
“Put down your weapons, my husband,” she said quietly with steely insistence.