Victorio's Wisdom is a paradigm of guidance to peacefully navigate racial and cultural tensions that face us with insight to the spirit world. "To step forward there is always confusion, confusion before clarity." - Victorio
The greater soul growth of humanity is stalled by nation fighting nation. Blending cultures is part of universal law, of seeking balance, but it doesn't have to be violent. Victorio presents another way. Victorio, a Warm Springs Apache leader who died in 1880, speaks from the spirit world in candid, butt-kicking, insightful, benevolence to those suffering after effects from war and cultural collision. While the wisdom aims at Indigenous people, it is for all nations because we are one family. "You, here on earth, simply don't get it."
He wants us to get it, to see what holds us back and how simple it can be to recover and move again. Victorio's Wisdom is transcribed from over 40 hours of recorded sessions to an unlikely messenger - a white woman.
Mairi Budreau was blindsided when Victorio 'appeared' on a business trip and then guided her to "write the truth about Indigenous people." Being white presented dilemmas with appropriation and credibility, but Victorio accounts for choosing her, and Budreau gives the reader a front row seat to all of it. Between them, they transform into an example of the very wisdom he presents.
A 20 year journey, the author's exploration, empathy, adventurous enthusiasm, and honesty is easy to read and profound to feel, and her radical transformation is inspiring.
Best known for portrait art, Mairi Budreau, a professional visual artist advocates healing relationships between cultures. She's an explorer of spirituality and quantum physics and the natural world. She is also an author, graphic designer, videographer, and photographer plus wife, mom, and gran, living with two cats and her beloved husband in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
Kamloops Backcountry Hikes
36 hikes within 30 minutes of Kamloops, BC
The most comprehensive hiking book of the Kamloops region!
Hikes leading to towering hoodoos, lava flows, lazy rivers, sparkling lakes, sheer cliffs, a 30 million-year-old canyon, kooky spires, silky-soft silt bluffs, 360-degree views, big trees, active sinkholes, expansive grasslands, silent forests, spikey cacti, agile bighorn sheep, mule deer families, melodious meadowlarks, saucy magpies, soaring eagles, diving osprey, circling vultures, and more–all within 32 kms or 35 minutes’ drive from downtown.
Kamloops Backcountry Hikes is an excellent resource for local and visiting hikers for its concise maps, easy-to-follow directions, stunning photos, and climate information that helps you prepare for a safe, smart and fulfilling experience on the trail. Included are seasonal tips, wildlife safety, geology, some history of human settlement, a glossary, emergency contacts and more.
Since 2008, Al and Mairi Budreau have hiked around Kamloops, gathering and recording information from hundreds of Kamloops backcountry miles. Both from Ontario, the Budreaus’ mutual love of nature has brought together their talents of land surveying, photography, art, graphic design and writing into this practical and easy-to-use guide.