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.
For more details, and to read the book, click on the "Crow Book" link,
above. In the meantime, please consider joining my mailing list. Thanks.
Oh yes, if you join my list, I will send you a series of emails, over the coming weeks and
months, with interesting facts and details about crows, ravens, and other members of the corvid family of
birds. You will enjoy my messages.
Now, moving on, 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
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!