Welcome to Black
Spirit: The Way of the Crow.
9 March 2010
This is the website for the online version of my book, Black Spirit:
The Way of the Crow, published in 1996. The hard copy version of the book is out of
print. I have considered having the book re-published, but have opted for an online publication, instead.
Perhaps, at some point in the future, the book will once again appear in hard copy.
Now, I must tell you that the crow has been a long term ally of mine. Even as a boy, I adored
crows and felt an affinity with them. Later, I read and studied legends, many of which involved crows in one way or
another. So, as the years passed, I became even more fascinated with them, and their legendary reputations.
When I finally got the chance to care for an injured crow, I was delighted! It was an opportunity to live with a
legend, and to experience that legend up close and personal, so to speak. I talk about those things, in my
With the passing of time, the crow taught me many things about his way of life. I learned
things about crow language, song, and behaviour, that I wouldn't have learned, otherwise. Yes, the years spent
living with this bird legend, were precious, and, if I could, I would gladly go back and live them over
again. And, yes, there are many things I would do differently, and elements of crow experience,
that I would now like to investigate more fully.
But, alas, hindsight is 20/20. I like to think that crow came into my life at exactly the
right time. I learned from crow, what I had to learn. Crow learned from me, what he had to learn. We have both
evolved because of our coming together - a coming together and close interaction between two sentient
Finally, thank you for taking the time and patience to read about my crow experiences. It's a
pleasure to share them with you. At some point in the future I may decide to write a Crow Medicine
Course, so check back, occasionally, as it will be announced here. As well, I'll announce it
immediately to the mailing list members.
Crow Medicine Blessings!