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Sacred Trees, Sacred People of the Pacific Northwest

Author Reading and Facilitation to Meet your Sacred Tree with Sharon McCann
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


If you have ever had a sense of communicating with Nature, or felt certain of Her sacredness, B.C. author and hypnotherapist Sharon McCann invites you to attend an animated reading of her book, Sacred Trees, Sacred People of the Pacific Northwest.

McCann explores our relationship with Nature embodied by trees within a region where trees resonate within our collective consciousness. Each chapter resurrects the story of a real tree held sacred by communities throughout the region.

The author will also lead you in a meditative journey to meet your Sacred Tree.

Sharon McCann has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1994. She first encountered the passion that some people feel about trees when she heard them remark that trees are sentient. “Impossible!” she thought, but then she became curious. In 1998 she began to journey within the Pacific Northwest—into British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Northern California—looking for sentient trees. She would look for relationships between people and trees, she decided, for that would indicate communication and perhaps sentience. She discovered trees that became catalysts for personal and community change, and people who seemed to be ordained by trees.

“Many people describe trees as ‘sentient beings’ and talk of their amazing encounters with them. But what does ‘sentient’ mean? How does it feel to actually connect with a tree? Can that experience elicit a deep personal change? If you aren’t already a tree-hugger, you will be by the time you finish reading this book.”

― Jean Lindgren, Planet Drum

“You don’t have to be a tree lover to enjoy the stories in this book, but I am sure that you will look at all the beautiful trees around you in a different way after reading it. . . .  Sharon McCann shares her stories and the tales of others right from the heart. I savoured every page, not wanting it to end.”

― Sheila Badman, Cowichan Valley Voice