Oriah Mountain Dreamer is the author of ‘The Invitation’, the inspirational prose-poem and international best-selling book, now translated into over fifteen languages. Her second book, ‘The Dance’,explored how we can live our desire to live fully and passionately present in our own lives and in the world. The third book in this trilogy, ‘The Call’, will be out in Autumn 2003.
A gifted speaker Oriah has shared her insights and stories with audiences throughout the world at conferences and retreats and through radio and TV appearances (Oprah, NPR, PBS, Wisdom Network. Blending ruthless honesty, humour, insight and compassion for our human struggle, Oriah seeks to inspire and challenge herself and others to live life fully. In addition to sharing stories of both her personal life and her years of training in an inter-tribal tradition of shamanic medicine, Oriah draws upon her years as a facilitator of spiritual retreats, as a social worker assisting women and families in crisis and as a student of philosophy in seeking to understand how we can be all that we truly are. Her name was given to her by the elders with whom she apprenticed and means one who likes to push the edge.
Author of the book ‘Confessions of a Spiritual Thrillseeker: Medicine Teachings from the Grandmothers’ (Moonfox Press,1991, a small chapbook of poetry, ‘Dreams of Desire’ (Mountain Dreaming, 1995, ‘Seize The Day’, (Chatto & Windus, UK, 2001) a collection of daily meditations edited by Stephani Wienrich and Nicholas Albery; and ‘Sacred Voices’: Essential Women’s Wisdom Through the Ages (Harper San Francisco, 2002) edited by Mary Ford-Grabowsky.
Oriah lives in Toronto, Canada.