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

Dreams of Heaven Cover-ebook

The 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


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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Amazon (coming soon)

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.”

To learn more or purchase, click here.

Learn to Shamanic Journey Workshop

drumIf you’re interested in Native American spirituality and shamanic journeying, consider attending an upcoming workshop facilitated by Shaman Elizabeth Herrera. Shamanic journeying bridges the gap between this world and the spirit realm, allowing you to communicate with the Divine. Through this connection, you begin to heal yourself and others.

The workshop is aimed at the novice, but many people who are experienced in shamanic journeying come to refresh their skills and enjoy the presence of other like-minded individuals.

Here is a brief overview of shamanic journeying:

During a shamanic journey, a person utilizes a visionary process to travel to the spirit realm to request healings, receive Divine messages, and commune with nature and the universe.

In the spirit realm, a person can interact with spirit guides, ancestors, spirits of people from this world and enlightened beings. During this workshop, you will discover your Power Animal, who acts as protector and guide through the spirit realm and can be a part of your spiritual journey for a lifetime or a brief period during which their archetype power is needed most.

Shamanic journeying is a natural gift that everyone can accomplish on some level, although group dynamics make it easier to experience more vivid journeys.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 9:30-5 pm EST • $75 (includes lunch). This price is half of the normal rate and is being offered as a “give-back” to people, who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
Short Journey Retreat Center
2323 Cleveland Rd., Smithfield, North Carolina
Questions? Send email to info@shamanelizabeth.com


I hope you can join us!
Blessed journeys!
Elizabeth Herrera

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Shaman Elizabeth Herrera is a healer, poet, activist and storyteller, who writes life-changing books and screenplays.

Elizabeth was raised in a Christian home, but lost her faith in her early twenties. For over a decade, she searched for something to fill the void, eventually discovering Native American spirituality. Through this spiritual practice, she unexpectedly became a catalyst for healing and miracles. These events led her back to a belief in a higher power.

Always drawn to the spiritual side of life, Elizabeth began her shamanic path in Michigan where she learned to shamanic journey with Stephanie Tighe (a certified Sandra Ingerman instructor). Elizabeth continued her studies through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies for shamanic journeying, soul retrieval, and death and dying (psychopomp), but her major source of learning has been from her spirit guides, who offer limitless guidance and lessons on living a more spiritual life.

She combines her shamanic practice with the teachings of A Course in Miracles (ACIM). These teachings offer guidance on learning to let the Divine lead the way and the importance of forgiveness.

Elizabeth was fortunate to know her great-grandfather, a full-blooded Apache who raised her father, smuggled sugar and flour from Mexico into Texas, exchanged gunfire with Texas Rangers and crossed paths with Pancho Villa.

She is the author of the books Shaman Stone Soup, Dreams of Dying and Earth Sentinels.  To learn more about her stories, visit shamanelizabethherrera.com.



“Elizabeth is an AWESOME Shamanic Journey leader and teacher.”
Kerry Jon Gramse, Pennsylvania

“I can’t believe the miracle that I have experienced since the first workshop I attended 2 1/2 weeks ago. Since yesterday, I have felt better than I have ever felt in my entire life!”
— Robin F., Raleigh, North Carolina

“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”
— from The Alchemist

In the Spirit 2424 radio interview with Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Host Gary Goldberg will interview Shaman Elizabeth Herrera during his radio show ‘In the Spirit’ on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm EST, wrpi.org.

The show is a spiritual variety show. Authors, musicians and spiritual practitioners are interviewed weekly. Music is a key ingredient. Artists CDs are played and musicians often play ‘live’ in the studio.

To listen online, visit wrpi.org. You might want to allow a few extra minutes to set up a MP3 player, if you don’t already have one set up.

‘Dream the Life. Live the Dream’ Radio Interview with Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Dr. Yomi Garnett will interview Shaman Elizabeth Herrera on his VoiceAmerica of Phoenix show, ‘Dream the Life. Live the Dream.’ on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:00 am PST/10:00 am EST to discuss how her newest novel, Earth Sentinels: The Storm Creators, instills hope for our planet.

You can tune in on your Laptop, IPad or smartphone by clicking on this link: http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2293/dream-the-life-live-the-dream

The host, Dr. Yomi Garnett, built his show’s platform on the teachings of his latest book, THE BISHOP’S TESTAMENT: A Novel On The Spiritual Basis Of Wisdom And Wealth Consciousness.

Here is a synopsis of what Thursday’s Show will be all about: “The three essential human requirements for happiness are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. And what is hope if not being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness. Hope is the pillar that sustainably holds up the world. We must insist on finding hope even in the darkest of days. Disappointment is finite. We must accept it. Hope, on the other hand, is infinite. We must never lose it. Ultimately, we must learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow. It is only hope for a greater, and more compassionate tomorrow that can keep the universe viable. All spiritually-minded people must remain committed to helping to raise the energy of love on Earth, because all that is needed to improve the quality of life on earth is love. Our mission must be to continue to spread this love, as this is the only hope for the preservation of the sublime integrity of our Earth.”

The Show is now all about a user-friendly, real-life depiction of the core issues that bother the average person. Therefore, it will be a very interactive forum where you are free to call in during the show to share real life experiences, or to simply share your views on subjects that touch you with uncommon poignancy.

Call-in toll-free phone number is: 1-888-346-9141


Talk 2 Shaman Elizabeth Herrera Radio Interview

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Shaman Elizabeth Herrera was interviewed on the  Talk 2 Q radio show on July 22, 2014. You can replay the show by clicking on this link (to skip the intro go to 4:30 minute mark):

The show discussed:

  • What can we do as people to curb the greed that’s ruining our planet?
  • How her great-grandfather’s teachings helped to inspire her love for the environment
  • What is shamanism?

After her interview, the show continued discussing whether ESPN was right in suspending Stephen A. Smith for his comments on domestic violence.  These things and more on the Talk 2 Q Radio Show! (which got a little crazy!)