Dreams of Heaven is now available!

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Dreams of Heaven has released! The story was inspired by a vivid dream where Jesus appeared and showed me four scenes. When I woke up that morning, I knew I would write the story. I remember thinking “how odd”, because I had only written one book in my life, a memoir titled Shaman Stone Soup, which I had assumed would be my one and only, but now, I felt I had been given my next “assignment”.

So I sat at my computer and waited for inspiration, then I wrote whatever came to me. It was an interesting process, because I had no idea how the scenes in my dream would connect, and I couldn’t fathom an ending that would make the two realities, which the main character was facing, come together. But it did.

In Dreams of Heaven, Savannah Watkins is haunted by a dream of losing her family in a tragic car accident, which causes her to vacillate between two lives—before and after the car accident. As she struggles between realities, Jesus Christ suddenly appears to offer her unorthodox guidance. He accompanies her to the grocery store and for walks on the beach while answering some of life’s toughest questions.

I invite you to read Dreams of Heaven. It’s a magical ride with an inspirational message. Book is on sale until August 20th.


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Pen Name Changed to Elizabeth M. Herrera

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Dear readers,

I have decided to change my pen name to Elizabeth M. Herrera. I can’t give you a definitive reason, other than it feels right at this time. I love the practice of shamanism, and felt proud to use the title “Shaman” in my pen name—it was a gift from the spirits that I honored. But I’ve come to realize that I can accept this gift without an outward display.

Using my real name seems more raw. More open. Less focused on a specific modality and more focused on an individual path where I simply listen to my heart.

I plan to write more books—as usual with either an overt or subtle spiritual theme. I hope you join me on this journey. It’s a lot more interesting when we do it together.

Blessed journeys,

Elizabeth M. Herrera

Enter to Win the Goodreads Giveaway for “Dreams of Heaven”

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Win an autographed copy of Dreams of Heaven. The book is receiving glowing reviews. “It is one of those gems of spiritual literature that becomes a permanent fixture in our lives…heartfelt and deeply moving.” —Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D., Best-selling Spiritual Author

In Dreams of Heaven, Savannah Watkins is haunted by a dream of losing her family in a tragic car accident, which causes her to vacillate between two lives—before and after the car accident. As she struggles between realities, Jesus Christ suddenly appears to offer her unorthodox guidance. He accompanies her to the grocery store and for walks on the beach while answering some of life’s toughest questions.

“Dreams of Heaven” takes you on a fantastical journey with Jesus, who leads the way through an alternate interpretation of his ancient teachings and applies them to one of our worst nightmares—being separate from the ones we love.

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Dreams of Heaven by Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Dreams of Heaven

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Genre: Fiction, Spirituality

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“Shaman Stone Soup” audiobook is now available!

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For those who love audiobooks, you can now listen to Shaman Stone Soup. The book has received glowing reviews from most readers. Some have even claimed the book is life-changing and brought miracles with it.

Shaman Stone Soup takes you on the journey of an atheist who discovers Native American spirituality and becomes a healer for friends, family and clients. The author shares her personal stories that demonstrate how spirit guides, angels and enlightened beings can answer calls for help through miracles. You will read about the matronly ghost who overstayed her welcome, the spirits of ancient wise men who offered advice and a miraculous cure from cancer for a friend, the man who got out of his wheelchair to go hunting and fishing, a vivid dream and later chance meeting of a pastor who had asked God for a sign, the metamorphosis of a schizophrenic, the loving afterlife contact from her mother who died unexpectedly, and other short stories. The book makes a great gift.

To listen to the audio sample, click here to visit the Amazon page. You will find the audio sample under the cover art.

“Dreams of Heaven” Novella — Christian, New Age or Beyond Labels?

DOH-9780990349235-Perfect.inddThe inspiration for Dreams of Heaven came to me in a vivid dream. As a healer, I’ve learned to pay attention to vivid dreams, which are a rare occurrence, but always offer profound answers and insights. In this particular dream, Jesus Christ appeared and showed me four scenes. I knew when I awoke that I would write Dreams of Heaven. But why feature Jesus Christ? I’m not Christian. Although I do confess that Jesus is always a part of my shamanic healings (shamanism is a Native American practice) where he appears as a spirit guide. I suppose a Christian would say that Jesus comes to me in a focused prayer, but alas, enough with the labels.

So, one month after the dream and during a winter holiday break, I began to write. But how do you write a story that is not your own? I had no idea how the dream’s scenes would come together or how the story would end. In fact, I couldn’t even conceive of a good ending.

During the writing process, I sat quietly before each session and prayed for inspiration, then typed whatever came to me. (It soon became obvious that it was also a lesson in learning to listen to the Divine Voice, and releasing the fears that prevented me from publically stating unorthodox teachings.)  The story began to weave itself between two realities. In one, a dream of a car accident haunts the main character, Savannah Watson. In the other, she deals with the tragic aftermath. As Savannah struggles with the prophetic dream, Jesus appears and speaks to her. He goes grocery shopping with her, and for walks on the beach, answering her questions (even if she doesn’t always think so).

Unlike many novels and movies that offer generic and vague answers, in Dreams of Heaven, Jesus offers specific messages — but they are given through the interpretation of love, leaving fear and judgement at the door. Messages that many Christians would say dispute the Bible’s teachings, but do they?

The church has offered an interpretation for millenniums, but interpretations can vary. Who is right? I’m not sure it matters. We all have a path to follow, and we choose the one that is right for us. At one time, Christianity was right for me. However, in my early 20s, I lost my faith for a decade before my belief in God and Jesus returned, but without the religious connotations. God without religion? What a novel idea (no pun intended). Which means, this book’s message isn’t right for everyone. But for those looking for answers about redemption without judgement or condemnation, this book is just right.

Genre: Fiction, Spirituality


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Dreams of Heaven compels you to examine your beliefs about life and death. You will be drawn to read every page.” —Reverend Emile Gauvreau, Center for Spiritual Living Cape Coral

Dreams of Heaven is a beautifully crafted story that centers on the dream/reality of a terrible family tragedy and the main character’s sudden ability to see and converse with Jesus Christ. Heartfelt and deeply moving, the book is like an epiphanous dream probing the mysteries of birth, life, and death. It is one of those gems of spiritual literature that becomes a permanent fixture in our lives, always remembered as a gift for that special friend with whom we wish to share our most deeply felt beliefs.” — Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D., Best-selling Author of Write From the Heart and Follow Your Bliss

ISBN: 978-0-9903492-3-5
Page Count: 150
Publisher: Blue Gator Inc.
Publication Date: August 5, 2017

Pre-order the Novel “Of Stars and Clay” by Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

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Of Stars and Clay by Shaman Elizabeth Herrera is a Science Fiction / Contemporary Fantasy novel that begins with strange plane trails being sprayed across the skies, releasing a pandemic virus. Those who survive are controlled from behind the scenes by a dark force that has waited millenniums for total domination. Gone are our scientists, leaders, military commanders, teachers, engineers, parents and children—the only ones left standing are those useful to the agenda.

To maintain order, the United Nations organization dutifully steps in, but its leaders are not what they appear to be. The trusted UN uniform causes each army to hand over its leash, resulting in all of the world’s soldiers following the command of an unknown power—without a single shot being fired. The plan unfolds perfectly, except for one exception.

The virus brings about an unexpected DNA mutation among the Earth Sentinels, causing a select few to develop supernatural abilities, such as, Zachary, a young man who is struggling to adapt to the Amazon Jungle while living with his indigenous wife and family; Haruto, a healer in Japan, who endeavors to lead a spiritual life; and Tom and Cecile, rebellious Native Americans who reside on a reservation in Canada. While their transformative changes unfold, Bechard the fallen angel tries to regroup his fellow Earth Sentinels so they can free the human race from its unseen shackles. But they face a dilemma. How do you free people who don’t know they are slaves and continue to work on behalf of the aliens?

The adventure unfolds in romantic remote locations that offer glimpses into indigenous cultures. The main characters risk losing everything as they race against time to discover their own supernatural powers that might allow them to save mankind, but the Dark Ones are working hard against them.

The author has laid a solid foundation in Of Stars and Clay. And if one is open to the idea of aliens, you have stumbled upon the well-guarded secrets that provide the answer to mankind’s missing link.

Of Stars and Clay is a clever and jarring novel with much of the story based on the commonly held conspiracy theories, such as the Grays, reptilian Dracos, fallen angels, chemtrails, blue bloods, and others.

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera’s fourth book is a unique story written for those who dare to leap down the rabbit hole. It’s the second book in the Earth Sentinels series, but the story stands on it own.

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ISBN: 978-0-9903492-2-8

Publication Date: September 22, 2017

Print length: 332 pages

Publisher: Blue Gator Inc.

Series: Earth Sentinels, Book 2

In Honor of “Indigenous People’s Day” — Earth Sentinels eBook by Shaman Elizabeth Herrera is on sale for 99¢ through October 15. 

Earth Sentinels: The Storm Creators

Earth Sentinels: The Storm Creators

American principalities, such as Seattle, Minneapolis and Berkeley, have set the precedence to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day. More and more communities are acknowledging the devastation inflicted on at least 118 million indigenous North Americans with some estimates being as high as 145 million people killed. In recognition of Indigenous People’s Day, the eBook Earth Sentinels: The Storm Creators by Shaman Elizabeth Herrera is on sale for 99¢, October 12-15. This fictional story “reads as a non-fictional account of the spiritual side of the indigenous people and the problems facing our world today. A must read!” says Dennis Nighthawk, healer, spiritual leader and tribe member of the White Laurel Band of Cherokee. Lonny Hall, tribe member of Kon Kow Valley Band of Maidu, stated, Earth Sentinels is gripping, takes the reader hostage, and educates on the cultural similarities and differences of spiritual leaders from all over the world.”

Shaman Elizabeth incorporates many of her own experiences into Earth Sentinels, which offers insights into current environmental concerns and historical indigenous injustices woven into an epic adventure.

Laine Cunningham, award-winning author, said, “This is one of those books that’s going to stand alongside classics. Drawing from Native American wisdom and the beliefs of a world filled with respect for nature and its spiritual elements, Herrera has created a global book of wisdom for a global world.”

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