|About the Book|
A Journey into True SelfWindWalker: Journey into Science, Self, and Spirit by Darrell Yardley is a story of a twenty-first century mystic. It is a story of power, emotion, and adventure, touching deep into the spiritual roots of lifes journey intoMoreA Journey into True SelfWindWalker: Journey into Science, Self, and Spirit by Darrell Yardley is a story of a twenty-first century mystic. It is a story of power, emotion, and adventure, touching deep into the spiritual roots of lifes journey into authentic self. Described as A Vision Quest on a Harley, WindWalker is the authors own inspirational, true-life journey from scientist and professor to mystic and teacher. It is a story of personal empowerment and transition told against a backdrop of motorcycle adventures and exotic journeys into Native American spirituality and shamanism. This book is an inspiration for those wanting to make transition and changes in their own lives, searching for a path with a heart, and wanting to live a more authentic life.Starting in the wilds of Wyoming and South Dakota and a Zen-like enlightenment experience while riding, the book covers an eleven-year period of the authors life as he and his family undergo transition and change. On the desert winds of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, the reader rides with the author as he tells his story, interspersed with teachings about the martial arts, Zen Buddhism, Kundalini energy, psychology, physics, biology, and shamanism. In the enchanted land of Mexico the author describes rebirthing and Mayan sweat lodge experiences as he enters the world of the shaman. Against this, the Harley is a metaphor for power and change-it is the horse that carries the author, like a warrior, into his journey to reclaim his personal power.The first nine chapters of the book focus on the authors growing dissatisfaction and burnout with his chosen career as a university professor and scientist. He feels he has little control over his life and starts to become conscious that he is living in a prison of his own makings-a prison of trying to live by others expectations and not honoring his True Self. As his story, and consciousness, unfolds he moves to take control and reclaim his personal power. The elusive power he is pursuing, however, is not real power. It is external power, symbolized by the power of the motorcycle he rides, and is stripped away on a lonely road in far southwest Texas when his motorcycle breaks down.The second half of the book is the story of his reclaiming his authentic personal power and himself and escaping from the self-imposed prison he has lived in all his life. To make this escape and move forward in his life, he must move through personal psychological issues that reach far back into his childhood. He does this in an intensive training program in advanced clinical hypnotherapy where he also experiences past-lives and enters altered-state of consciousness. The world of Spirit calls out to him as he moves deeper into the mystic world of the shaman and begins to realize his own authentic power and abilities in this world.