Books by Gwendolyn Endicott

ToW_front_smallTales Of Wanderland: A Phenology of Very Local Lore, Attic Press, 2007 ($17)
This book takes you on a journey into the fluctuating weather and diverse life of a North Coast Temperate Rainforest, characterizing the plants and animals through both personal story and traditional myth. Tales of Wanderland is a circular book, following the seasonal wheel two full cycles starting in Winter 2005 and ending in Winter 2007. The chapters of the book are divided by the eight seasonal Holy Days which serve as portals into each season. Tales of Wanderland challenges you to hone your ability to see what is around you, thus deepening your relationship with the special place where you live. “Journaling a record is important to preserve the memory of what is here now,” says the author, “but even more important is to value what is here–before it is gone.”
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CT_frontCrone Trekking In Coyote Land: A Storymaking Book, Attic Press, 2000 ($16)
Crone Trekking calls upon the wisdom stories of many cultures to remind us of our heritage of right relation with the Earth; however, the four major stories that give focus to the book are drawn from the Indigenous People of this continent. Through these doorways, the reader moves more deeply into an understanding of their own relationship with the Earth. The book has a wealth of creative exercises that lead a group or the individual into discovering their own stories through art, writing, and ritual.
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SpinningWheelThe Spinning Wheel: The Art of Mythmaking, Attic Press, 1994 ($14)
The Spinning Wheel takes the basic “alphabet” of mythology–images, symbols, archetypes–and illustrates them with personal stories and classical myths. Through creative exercises that inspire art, writing, and ritual, the book invites the reader to illuminate their own life by using the “language of mythology.” This book has been a favorite for use in groups as well as for individual journaling and self exploration.
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gwendolynAndDogsAuthor bio:
A fourth generation Oregonian, Gwendolyn Endicott grew up in the forests of Oregon. In her 60’s, she created Wanderland, a rainforest preserve on the Oregon coast. Endicott, a mythologist and storyteller, has been a teacher of college classes for over 40 years with specialties in Mythology, Native American Literature, Women’s Studies, and Writing. For the last twenty years, she has taught workshops on the Goddesses and personal mythology. Her love of place goes deeply into her work and her concern about our relationship with Earth.