Monday, May 10, 2021

You’re Invited: Virtual Book Launch Mini-Tour!


The author in Lumbini, Nepal - birthplace of Gautama the Buddha

Hello Beloved!

I’m writing to invite you to a very special event - two book launch parties on May 25th and May 26th via Zoom. Think of it as a large baby shower for a very special inanimate object. In this case, it’s my new book, Truth Seeker! I want to celebrate with you and honor this very important work.

Truth Seeker, my second spiritual memoir, is a legacy project. It was vital that I finished the book and published it, to bring it to the planet. If I had a Bucket List, getting this book out there and into the world would have been on that list.

I’m inviting you to join me in an hour of FUN and CELEBRATION. 

Evening Launch Party – 7pm PT Tuesday, May 25th - uncork the bubbly!

Reply to this email to RSVP and get the Zoom link for Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00pm Pacific

Daytime Launch Party – 12N PT Wednesday, May 26th - coffee and chai!

Reply to this email to RSVP and get the Zoom link for Wednesday, May 26th at 12pm Pacific 


The author at the Ganges. Rishikesh, India


Here’s an idea of what I’m planning: 

  • Erin’s story: What was it like for me - good, difficult, fulfilling - to write Truth Seeker and share it with the world?
  • Reading aloud from Truth Seeker - What’s your favorite chapter/scene, if you've read it? Email me and let me know!
  • Q&A – What else do you want to know? Something more about the characters, events? The writing and publication of the book? What it’s like to write a memoir?
  • Book Group Style Sharing – Say a few words about what struck you (if you've read it)! (Haven’t read it yet? You can order it here in paperback or Kindle. Amazon delivers Truth Seeker via Prime in 48 hours!)
  • Entertainment – Each event will kick off with a different surprise special guest! Don’t miss out!
  • Open Bar and Refreshments – (Hahahha! At your house, silly!). BYOB of choice!
Ghats of Varanasi, India

How you can make it a success:

#1 – RSVP for one or both of the parties on the FULL MOON! Reply to this email and let me know which time(s) you'd like to be there. You'll receive the Zoom link in return!

#2 – Read, share, enjoy Truth Seeker (and Bindi Girl, the unofficial prequel, on sale!)

 #3 – Tell Your Friends About the Book

#4 – Invite them to the event

#5 – Post or write about Truth Seeker!

 Share the book with:

  • Folks needing spiritual support
  • People having an existential or life crisis
  • Armchair and intrepid travelers
  • Yogis and meditators and Indophiles
  • People who need a love story
  • Those who need a grief story
  • People who need a good laugh

Can't wait to see you! Let's celebrate!

Lots of love!




A spiritual memoir, an off-the-beaten path India travel tale, and a bittersweet love story all rolled into one wild ride.

The author in Varanasi, India on the ghats of the Ganges






A combined off-the-beaten path India travel adventure, bittersweet romance, and deeply personal spiritual memoir, this book shares the profound, inexpressible grace of encountering one's spiritual teacher, or guru, and is an homage to the absolute faith and fearlessness required to be released from the shackles of suffering.

Truth Seeker: A Spiritual Adventure of Love, Loss, and Liberation is the long-awaited follow-up to the spiritual travel memoir, The Adventures of Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India (2012).

Advance Praise for Erin Reese's new book




 “With razor-sharp wit and breathtaking pace, Truth Seeker immerses readers in the India few travelers see—the authentic India in all its beauty and abomination. Equal parts love story, spiritual quest, and travelogue, Truth Seeker, ultimately, is an homage to India itself and the extraordinary teacher Erin Reese found—and lost—there. This book is exactly what many of us need right now—spiritual sustenance, a glimpse of the majestic potential of humans, and a good, hard laugh.” —Lynn Braz, author of Flying Free: Life Lessons Learned on the Flying Trapeze

“Erin Reese’s Truth Seeker is a true gem! It relates both her journey through the land of India and her spiritual search culminating in spiritual awakening. As I read this beautifully written account, I could feel the heat, hear the sounds, and smell the scents of her Mother India. I could feel her emotions as she struggled along the way. I felt her devotion for her beloved guru. Her description of spiritual awakening is honest, clear, and genuine. To paraphrase Christ’s words about his disciple Nathanael, “Here is a woman in whom there is no guile.” —Marshall Davis, author of Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality

Monday, May 3, 2021

Sun in Taurus: Time Out to Tune Up

How's your nervous system?

We’ve just come off a radical jolt of a Full Moon in Scorpio week where themes of death and regeneration, purging and transmogrification shook most everyone up internally – if you are paying attention. Shedding, morphing, regenerating through shamanic experiences, radical release, and strange illnesses have arisen for folks to help us evolve, release, surrender to the collective evolution. The Sun in Taurus conjoined radical change agent Uranus to surprise and shift us all – a sci fi movie that is not fiction at all – these changes are happening, and our body-minds are along for the ride, like it or not.

What’s a body to “do”? Ride the ride, and take care of your self best you can while the Cosmos goes through this quickening dance. The Sun continues his sojourn through the fixed sign of Taurus, the Bull, for another two-and-a-half weeks. For myself, I turn to All Things Taurean to make myself feel better. The springtime sign of the earthy four-footed Bull is best honored with the five senses: smell, sight, taste, and touch.

Staying glued to a device, whether phone, laptop, TV screen would not be healthy these days. Our eyes need a break – they need to see things far off in the distance. They need dimensionality, perspective, varying hues of color, especially green, and movement that is not programmed bytes of zeroes and ones.

Snow melt in the canyon

Our noses need the smells of the forests, of chocolate chip cookies baking, of our lover’s neck in a nuzzle, of the blossoms on a walk.

Our bodies need to feel, to be massaged, to stretch and strengthen.

Our ears need breaks from headsets and Bluetooth. Many folks have had tinnitus lately, and it seems to clear up a great deal by stopping the use of constant headphones, especially Bluetooth. Another way to take care of the ears is to sit quietly in a room or out of doors, just letting the energy purge off the ears. I also love ayurvedic ear oil (nose oil, too!) as a way to care for the ears.

And taste – try new recipes, even if we don’t know how they’ll turn out. I love Google recipe searches for this reason – just put in “tilapia” and “instant pot” and few hours later I’m smelling a fish curry wafting through the house, waiting for rice at dinner time.

But most of all, most of all… in time of Taurus… do get outside.

This past weekend, my Beloved and I went for a three-day backpacking stretch along the Pacific Crest Trail. A shorter trek, we wanted to slip it in before the crowds head up to the mountains. Incredibly healing, I could barely stomach turning my phone on again once we reentered civilization.

Was it the best night’s sleep? Was I cozy and warm all the time? Was it easy hauling straight up a mountain face with a pack for 8.5 miles?  No, it isn’t the Ritz. But it’s got a much larger return on investment, believe you me.

High Sierra Salamander

I saw a beautiful salamander on the trail, many American dippers (aka water ouzel, the only true aquatic songbird!) in the river, at least eight snakes (luckily not rattlers), a deer bounding away up ahead. We ate cheesy potatoes for breakfast, took a freezing cold bath in a raging snow-melt stream, and watched the campfire dance at night, a beautiful nod to Beltane (May Day) fires.  I savored Nescafe, instant oatmeal, beans 'n rice, and maxed out on trail mix.

My Beloved and I pondered doing the entire Pacific Crest Trail in chunks – he might do it solo with me joining in for certain stretches. I feel ready now to get out there solo myself, albeit for shorter periods at a time.

Another great thing about hiking for a few days in uncrowded trails is that it is a natural walking meditation retreat. It’s wonderful, if you’re with another, to allow at least a long distance between your pacing. No talking, texting, looking anything up on Google. It’s just you and the trail. And you have to pay laser sharp attention, or you might step on a snake. For reals.

Rattlesnake Spring

While walking and looking for snakes, thoughts often turned to the current World Changes, and how I am embodying this in my work and personally. I keep a lot of this to myself, though am hopeful that I can start to share this with others in private sessions. Having moved up to the High Sierra this past year, I have more time and space and access to a direct line of what is happening cosmically. The information I get is definitely far outside the norm (when have I ever been of the norm?) and it takes courage to admit even to myself what I am downloading. I am grateful for the few individuals that I am able to speak about this with. Talking to the trees and the sky and the mountains is a gift; they simply know.

Being in the woods for even a few days – absolutely no one around, early in the season, far away from restrooms, cell towers, and highways – is a blessing. It may sound hard, but perhaps you yourself can find a way to go for it, alone or with others. You may be uncomfortable, but the rivers will cleanse your bloodstream and the cold mountain air can clear your mind faster than any meditation practice.

Blessings to you in time of Taurus and always!

Heading Out on the PCT
Erin Reese, M.S. is a contemporary non-dual spiritual teacher, author and guide. A modern mystic with over thirty years of experience, Erin Reese offers incisive, practical intuitive readings to her clients worldwide. She is a counselor, guide and mentor to those seeking an alternative to traditional psychotherapy or business coaching. Erin also offers non-dual meetings and retreats on embodied liberation and freedom from suffering. Visit for more information.