Welcome to Pine Winds Press

Pine Winds Press is dedicated to the study of the life force and the soul whether they show up in practices to heal the worlds and the beings in them, ways to live your life better, or even strange creatures that can’t be explained by physical reality. We welcome everyone who comes with a desire to mix their joys, sorrows, and discoveries to gain wisdom.

Storing Life Force

We need life force to live. On the We All Have Souls website, Tom Blaschko is starting a discussion about how we can (or maybe can’t) save up life force that we can use later.

There are two parts to the life force he talks about: information and energy. He has found lots of ways we can store information, but no real way to store energy. This seems like it may be a problem for us.

Here’s a look at life force http://weallhavesouls.com/life-force/. And here’s the first installment of the discussion on how we can save life force for when we need it http://weallhavesouls.com/2020/07/10/storing-life-force/.

More Time for Good Things

I wrote to you not long ago about my desire to step back from my publishing company (Idyll Arbor) to spend more time on work related to We All Have Souls. I asked for your help finding someone to take over the company. I appreciate your suggestions and I’m pleased to announce that Idyll Arbor has found the person.

Beginning next year Lori Barnes will be the co-president of Idyll Arbor, Inc. Lori has worked for Idyll Arbor over the last ten years specializing in our Pine Winds Press and Issues Press imprints. She is ready to take on the added tasks of developing and marketing books for recreational therapists and activity professionals.

Over the next few years, I will continue working here as we complete this transition. Part of this transition will include the relocation of the publishing company to the state of Indiana where Lori currently lives, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

When that is done, my plans become much more fluid. I’m hoping to spend more time writing, teaching, and healing. Perhaps I’ll even be able to travel more, depending on how the changes in our world affect those possibilities. As I figure out more, I’ll let you know.

— Tom Blaschko

Patrick Harpur on “Coast to Coast” 27 April 2020

Daimonic Reality

Patrick Harpur discusses his brilliant look at the phenomena the mystify us, bringing together diverse areas such as fairies and UFOs, crop circles and skeptics, devils, angels, shamans, and witches. This is a wonderful book for those of you who are looking for more than another list of haunted houses or mundane ghostly tales.

Harpur says that we do not live in a purely physical reality, as many Western scientist would have us believe. Instead there is another side to our lives that Harpur calls daimonic reality. It makes room for many of the things that we know exist, but choose to ignore because we have been told they are “impossible.” Putting the two realities together will make our world whole again and let us move on toward deeper understanding of the events Harpur calls daimonic.

Harpur weaves his thesis with wit and ingenuity, combining ideas of Carl Jung, the Gnostics, the Romantic poets and writers with his own insights to show us what is possible if we allow ourselves to experience our world daimonically.

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We All Have Souls and I Think We Can Prove It

Tom Blaschko

We are connected, one to another, in ways that the physical world can’t explain. We often know when someone is staring at us. Enough children remember previous lives to suggest reincarnation happens sometimes. People see ghosts and angels. Mothers save children by lifting cars off them. St. Teresa of Avila floated in the air in full view of dozens of witnesses. They usually could hold her down, but not always.

It’s not one thing. It’s everything all together that shows that we all have souls. And that’s what this book does — puts everything (well, a lot of things) together to show that souls are the best explanation for what we experience.

The book is not religious. But it suggests how acknowledging we all have souls can help us lead healthier, happier, and more connected lives. It looks at some deep philosophical ideas, including the nature of proof, but it’s written in simple English. It answers important questions, but asks questions, too. It reminds us what we know now and leads us to places where we can learn more.

We All Have Souls is a book that wishes to change the world. It looks at what souls might be and how science and common experiences prove that they exist. It offers a path to more loving and fulfilling relationships.

When you read the book, you can add to the proof that we all have souls.

Tom Blaschko has been interested in souls, soul reality, and reawakening our world since before he was born. In this life he has had experience with ki (chi) in Tsutomu Ohshima’s Shotokan Karate since 1970, a BS in Astronomy from Caltech, and an MS in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo. He has also studied with the Incan shaman Adolfo Ttito Condori, American shamans Betsy Bergstrom and Ana Larramendi, Incarnational Spirituality teacher David Spangler, tree spirits, a Sidhe or two, and other beings, human and not, who are part of soul reality.

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Visit the We All Have Souls website.

Witnessing Bigfoot: Flesh and Blood, Native American Legend, or the Devil Himself?

Glen Boulier

Glen Boulier’s many personal encounters with Bigfoot led him to investigate the phenomenon. He spent years researching the stories, the legends, the speculations. He questioned individuals about their own particular experiences and interviewed researchers, Native Americans, hunters and trackers, and forestry workers. He examined the written accounts and listened to opinions from many sides of the debate. He studied Bigfoot from as many angles as he could, trying to understand exactly what he and so many others have seen with their own eyes. Is it a spirit? Is it a flesh and blood animal? Is it the devil?
This book is the record of Glen’s own quest. He presents his vast collection of information objectively, and then submits his own conclusion for consideration. Now it’s your turn to read the accounts and decide for yourself: What exactly is Bigfoot?

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How to Cook a Bigfoot

Ray Crowe

Who doesn’t have a hankerin’ for a little Bigfoot on a Spit or some Braised Skookum Paws?

Join Ray Crowe, one of the top 100 Bigfoot researchers in the world, with his book full of Bigfoot lore about 17 versions of Bigfoot from all over world (plus dozens of local names and variations). Every location comes complete with scrumptious recipes from around the world – 60 in all. And each recipe matches the local cuisine of the region being described. (Substitutions for Bigfoot meat are offered, of course, because Bigfoot meat just isn’t always available.) You’ll read about:

1. Bountiful Bigfoot
2. Scrumptious Skookum
3. Savory Skunk Ape
4. Sumptuous Sasquatch
5. Tasty Kushtaka
6. Wonderful Windigo
7. Yes, It’s Yeren
8. Glorious Gigantopithecus
9. Yummy Yeti
10. Outrageous Orang Pendek
11. Amazing Alma
12. Crunchy Chuchunaa
13. Wowie Yowie
14. Marvelous Mapinguary
15. We Love Woduwasa Whatever Its Real Name Is
16. Aromatic Agowa
17. Baking Bumble

He also pokes a little fun at hunters who think they can capture a Bigfoot. The cartoon saga of the Special Hunt Investigation Team on a trek to bag a Bigfoot of their own is truer than many Bigfoot “researchers” are willing to admit. The elusive hide-and-seek champion of the world never fails to give them the slip. The book also features artwork from past issues of the world-renowned publication, The Track Record.

Ray Crowe is the founder of the Western Bigfoot Society and editor of the newsletter, The Track Record. Mr. Crowe is the type of man that would invite anyone and everyone to share his passion about Bigfoot. His name is mentioned as the man who introduced many prominent researchers to Bigfooting. Before social media like Facebook groups and blogs, even before you could Google “Bigfoot,” Ray Crowe’s Newsletter, The Track Record, was social media the community of Bigfooters used to share information. He is listed as one of the top 100 Bigfoot researchers in the world. Since the early 1970s, Ray has been called upon as an expert by network news, television shows, organizations, and newspapers from all over the globe. He has been a featured speaker, guest lecturer, and authored innumerable articles on Bigfoot lore and legends. He’s even been on camera with Stephen Colbert.

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Lessons of the Inca Shamans, Part 2

Deborah Bryon

In Lessons of the Inca Shamans, Part 2: Beyond the Veil, Deborah Bryon continues the story of her personal journey which led her to the mountains of Peru to study under the indigenous Inca shamans. Descendants of the original medicine people of the Andes, the shamans are guided by an ancient prophecy to pass on their central teachings of the interconnectedness of all creatures (ordinary and spiritual) and our connection with Pachamama (Mother Earth).

Deborah attempted to analyze her experiences with the Inca shamans from a professional perspective only to learn that the training she received from the shamans goes far beyond what her university teachings prepared her for. She soon discovered that the shamanic way reaches deep into our Hearts as she learned to connect with her teachers and the spirit of community they share. The book includes sacred initiation rites with more than a third being direct quotes from the shamans and the spirits they are in contact with.

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Visit the Lessons of the Inca Shamans website.

Visit Deborah’s website.

Bigfoot in New Jersey

William Matts

Since the 1894 report that a “Wildman” with a club was seen traveling through Morris County, strange creatures resembling Bigfoot have been reported in New Jersey. The Pine Barrens, 1.1 million acres covering parts of seven different counties and 22% of the entire state, has been a rich source for glimpses of the legend. Many other parts of the state have been visited by Bigfoot as well. In this book WR Matts documents 68 of these recorded sightings from all across the Garden State.

In addition, he provides three comprehensive reports about his own research in High Point State Park and Wharton State Forest. Matts explains his personal methodology, the success of which led him to encounter one eight-foot creature at the Godfrey Bridge Campground in the Pine Barrens.

Other chapters of the book discuss how studies of Bigfoot are evolving with the realization that these intelligent creatures can avoid current research methods such as camera traps and call blasting. Recent reports of long-term habituation experiences seem to point in the direction of using Bigfoot’s natural curiosity as a more effective way to make contact.

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Calculating Soul Connections

Tom Blaschko

When you read Calculating Soul Connections, you will understand more about yourself and your connections to everyone around you.
This book ties together four important concepts:
1. We all have souls.
2. Souls are divided into parts and each part performs a different function.
3. Beyond the four physical forces, there is a life force.
4. Souls use the life force to power themselves and connect with other souls.
Each of these concepts has been around for a long time. This book combines them to form a powerful new model that revolutionizes the way we think about the world and our place in it.

Tom Blaschko earned a Bachelor’s degree in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology, where he learned something about science. He earned a Master’s degree in developmental psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he learned several seemingly contradictory things about the inner workings of people. He earned a third degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, where he learned about the martial arts aspects of the life force called ki.
He has been interested in paranormal phenomena since grade school and went on his first (unsuccessful) ghost hunt in the 1970s. Scientific influences include research by Rupert Sheldrake on morphic fields, Ian Stevenson’s studies of people who remember past lives, analysis of the effects of Emotional Freedom Techniques and other energy healing, and research on ki by Kuo Kanshin and Shigeru Egami’s group. Beyond the scientific research there are thousands of stories from seemingly credible people who have talked with angels or fairy folk or Apus or djinn, seen ghosts, and lived in Dreamtime. Rather than discredit these reports, Tom asked the question: What needs to be added to Western science to make these observations possible? The answer was a two-item list: souls with chakras and a fifth force called the life force. Both of these are accepted in many cultures, so nothing new was needed.

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Visit the Calculating Soul Connections website.