In the way I have learned from the elders, we do not speak of these stories as prophecies, but rather we refer to them as understandings or teachings. The stories originate from many sources, arising from a great number visionary elders of the Americas, figures such as Black Elk, Weetucks, White Buffalo Calf Woman, Quetzalcoatl, Crazy Horse, White Shell Woman, and Eyes of Fire. The understandings have been passed on through the generations to the present with meticulous care, and they continue to inspire hope, vision, and positive action among the people.
Thus, it seemed to me auspicious when earlier this week The Harlem Writers Guild announced the release of a new ebook version of one of my early works that weaves together a great many of these teachings, Legend of the Rainbow Warriors.
Legend of the Rainbow Warriors is a true, carefully researched nonfiction account of these key pluralistic myths and mysteries of the Americas. As critics have noted it's also an electrifying exploration of how those archetypal teachings are resounding through real time upon the land as we approach the signal date of December 21, 2012.
I'm pleased to add my words in echo to the publisher's announcement: Legend of the Rainbow Warriors is now available for immediate download in an array of ebook formats -- and print editions -- from either iUniverse.com or Amazon.com
“I urge everyone...to read this small yet exceptionally powerful book.” - Odyssey Magazine
"This is one of those books...once you've read it you will wonder what you had been thinking of the world before that time. It is informative, inspirational, wise and genuinely important." - One Heart
"…McFadden offers insight and hope. Further, he speaks to the power of individuals to address the overwhelming and complex problems facing us today—locally as well as globally.” - Headline Muse
"An extraordinary book. We recommend that it be read by all college students and their professors who are concerned about future life on earth. - Cynthia Knuth, FONA
"...you will want to reread it often and keep it handy for reference... Although the prophecies were made many years ago, they ring true for those who are living in today's world." - Amazon customer