Chrystine Julian currently lives in Redlands, CA but was raised on the east side of the Mississippi near St. Louis. The powerful, often muddy flow of the river is a metaphor of her life. She has been a corporate executive, business writer, standup comic, minister, mystic, medium, recording artist, workshop leader, drum circle facilitator and writer. She often mixes verse with percussion performed on instruments from her extensive collection of world music drums and noise toys. Her poetry varies from social commentary, to mystic, sensual and then on to the outright silly. She has published two poetry collections: Sensual Spirit – poetry and thoughts from the place where body and soul meet (Pawpress 2007) and Meandering Mindfulness – poetry from the place where wonder and Wander merge (Pawpress 2009). She also leads workshops based on her poem, The Dragon.
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Where to buy in print
Gathering Round the Fire
Insight on Fear - A Wise Women Anthology
In a time of insecurity many people are dealing with previously unknown levels of fear. This book is a collection of Wise Woman stories about welcoming fear into lives of power, love, hope, peace and joy. Edited by Chrystine Julian and Deanna Joseph
The Path of Light
The path of light always leads to love.
Gems of insight and inspiration from a unique
poet, writer and spiritual teacher
Short-Short Fiction (about a five minute read): A very short story about hope and/or fear not as conditions, but rather as choices.
61 Favorite Poems
This is a collection of favorite poems gleaned from my previously published works. For my fans, I think this is a quick and simple way to access your favorites. For new readers of my work I am hopeful this will be a doorway into the realms of ecstasy, passion, spirit and social consciousness which are the watermarks in my writing.
At the River
A selection of shamanic lessons from a textbook of nature
Saddling Dragons: Love, Fear and Other Adventures in Mysticism
Saddling Dragons is to spirituality as X Games are to shuffleboard. Rather than the common recommendation of avoiding or eliminating fear, this book challenges the reader to embrace the dragon named fear as a near super power. Told through the life of a transgendered shamanic teacher and mystic, this book shatters boundaries of social and religious tradition.
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Smashwords book reviews by Chrystine Julian
- Hemingway's Bed
on Feb. 18, 2011
Hemingway's Bed is a fun read full of exotic scenes and surprises; a perfect read when you need to go someplace else for awhile.
- MAINSTREAM MYSTIC - The True Story about the Struggle to Blend Everyday Life with a Destined Path of Enlightenment
on March 22, 2011
In Mainstream Mystic Patti Zarn takes the reader on a ride from the mundane to the exotic and the ordinary to otherworldly. It is an adventurous ride that opens your eyes to possibilities of the world around you and in your own life. Anyone that liked Eat, Pray Love or The Possibility of Everything will enjoy this read.
- India Was One
on April 15, 2011
There is growing popularity of South Asian culture and spirituality as evidenced by the growth of Bollywood, Yoga, Curry and Kirtan in the US. Bestselling books like Eat, Pray Love and The Life of PI have capitalized on that interest. In India Was One the author provides the reader with an inside view of that culture. It is at once informative, exotic and thought provoking. It is a must read for anyone seeking a more than superficial understanding of India and the way it interplays with the conflicts and transformation of our modern society.