The Unfolding Archive
VICTORIO'S WISDOM - Awakening to the Spiritual Evolution
BOOK SIGNING EVENTS
Author Reading, Book Signing & Forest Bathing Workshop
Akashic Ranch Kamloops, BC
Saturday June 3, 2017
Bookland, Vernon, BC
Saturday June 10, 2017
What reader's are saying....
We each experience soul growth as we reincarnate in our human lives… but do guides have soul growth? The ancient wisdom of First Nation people, channelled by Rev. Patricia Gunn as guidance for the author, give a fascinating glimpse of the soul’s experience as continuum—not only in human lifetimes, but in the multiple dimensions beyond.
—Sara Wiseman, author of Writing the Divine and Your Psychic Child
ALL THE HALLMARKS OF TRUTH
Amazon Reader comment 4.5 STARS
By Max on March 12, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Apache people were hunted and killed by both Mexicans and Americans. The war was for their land and their right to have their own religion and history. They fought bravely and tried to survive. We all know how it has turned out. Having said that, I was fascinated to read that someone has talked to Victorio and couldn't wait to read his side. This book has all the hallmarks of truth in my opinion. Despite having to live in a harsh world the Apache were very religious in their own way, not savages nor ignorant of the ways of Creator and the other helpers.
After his many years on the other side his comments feel true to me. Uplifting and honourable, definitely worth a read in my opinion.
4 Stars on Amazon.com
A Little Powerhouse!!! January 31, 2017
The messages received by Mairi Budreau from Victorio, delivered through the heartfelt and simple words laid down in this book, come to us at a most perfect time. People of all ethnic backgrounds, all colours, all nations, need to take heed of the words written inside this little powerhouse of a book. I chose to read it in my comfy chair, as recommended by Mairi, with a cup of tea and an open heart. It left me feeling at peace and with a renewed sense of hope.Thank you Mairi Budreau for having the courage and taking the time to share this little gem with us.
I sure liked Victorio's straight forward insights about Creator's
re-alignment plan for our collective good.
– Neil J. Leonard, Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Band
(Sundance Sweat Lodge ceremonies)
Your book is wonderful!!!! When you start reading it, you want to know more. The writing is eloquent. This is a beautiful book and such a tribute to you and your ancestors. Well done beautiful one!!!
Congratulations on the book Mairi, it's a tremendous accomplishment that you can be very proud of.
There are few mysteries as profound as the source of creativity. Artists have been endlessly fascinated by where inspiration comes from and how it finds its way to an artist. Mairi Budreau found hers in a most unusual place, an Apache elder who lived one hundred years before her. But it works for her, and for that reason is, to her, very, very real.
Roy MacGregor, author and Officer in the Order of Canada.
I have been carrying this book with me since I received it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and thought to myself, “This book has the ability to make me a better person”. I felt encouraged to look deeper and listen harder to my inner self and the world around me.
I once read a poem and it stuck with me; a man asking God how to build a better world. The world is such a vast place and so complicated now, I am small and useless. What can I do? God in all His wisdom said, “Just build a better you.”
This book makes me want to build a better me and I thank you
for that Mairi.
– Donna Stocks
“Wisdom from the spirit world doesn’t just arrive out of thin air; well actually it does, but without a receiver prepared for it, the messages might be misunderstood or even missed altogether. I had no clue I was being prepared for such a task.”
So begins Victorio’s Wisdom - Awakening to the Spiritual Evolution, an account written by Mairi Budreau, local artist, photographer and now author, of her personal awakening to the realm of spirit and the consequential awareness that deeper knowledge, acceptance and forgiveness of past human failings can lead to extreme healing - physical, emotional and spiritual.
I have to say that I have always been somewhat skeptical
when conversations arise about the spirit world - you know, ghosts and past lives and stuff. Yes, I try to keep an open mind because quite a few of my friends and acquaintances have related personal experiences along these lines. But me? No.
That said, I am finding Mairi’s book to be really delightful in many ways; and, surprisingly for me, even in a spiritual way!
Delight #1 - Writing style. The author’s voice comes
through to me as calming yet energetic, genuine and pure. Her style is delightfully readable, displaying a mixture of researched knowledge, humility, empathy and a true yearning for positive connection with the earth and its inhabitants.
Delight #2 - Quotes from Victorio: “I see all nations
co existing, enhancing, respecting nature - everything” and “There needs to be a blending - just people” Got a jolt when I read those because it’s a vision I’ve had most of my life. As kids, my best friend and I would sit around and define our own perfect world, and one aspect was that all the world’s races and religions would have intermingled and assimilated so that nobody could tell who was what anymore. And countries wouldn’t be divided, there would be just one world country and everyone would have enough of what they needed. I’ve kinda always kept that vision in my heart, but I can’t say I’ve seen humanity heading in that direction. So, right on, Victorio! This is one of those visions that could use highlighting!
Delight #3 - The idea that we are all one. I do remember
once having a “vision” (or was it a message?) in which I
could see all the luminous, normally invisible, strands
connecting every one and every thing. (Very beautiful, by the way). So I received another jolt when I read Mairi’s words, “I accept my body and soul self as is, and
occasionally sense its lineage and imagine millions of fibres spreading back into many cultures - truly a wonder. I can’t find a single situation to support racist, separatist views.”
So, though I don’t see God as being a single entity, I have a concept of an all-encompassing energy to which we are all connected in immeasurable and unpredictable ways. Difficult to define and, in my case, even more difficult to talk about. So it’s refreshing to read the words of another and have my own spiritual dreams and imagination triggered by them, a beautiful and poetic reminder.
Delight #4 - The concept of forgiveness, letting go and
moving on. This I know to be a profound universal truth,
having experienced a complete turnaround in my life, a
metanoia, when I learned that forgiveness is an absolute
necessity to achieving joy and peace of mind.
Delight #5 - The love and hope that is offered at the end. To quote Mairi: “An unimaginably gentle experience of blending could occur almost imperceptibly - to explain how would fill another book.”
Mairi, I will be waiting for it!
– Nancy Wahn
Below, Video Clips from
Honouring 16 Native Artists from British Columbia in
drawings from Circle of Inspiration Portrait Exhibition 1995
Paintings and Photos
Below: Drawing of watchmen on the Grizzly Totem Pole from Tanu, Haida Gwaii.
1m/3 feet detail from 8m/24 feet tall drawing
(The way it was back then)
BELOW: Excerpts from Newspaper called “Thirty Four”
August 4, 1880
A report reached here last Saturday stating that Col. Grierson had had an encounter with Victorio between Eagle Springs and Fort Quitman and completely routed the wily old chief. The report don’t say when the fight occurred. A telegram to the Southwest dated El Paso, July 28th gave an account of the two engagements between the Mexican troops under Col. Adolpho De Vallet and Victorio’s band. The first fight took place on the 21st in the Sierra Pilara, about 40 miles from Old Fort Quitman, in which the Mexican troops lost three killed and the Indians four. The second fight occurred on the 23rd in the Pino Mountains, about 50 miles from the line, the troops lost six killed–Indian loss not known. Col Vallet was still following old Vic. and thinks that Vic. will cross into New Mexico and pass through the Guadalupe Mountains which are guarded by Col Greirson’s command and which makes the report of the fight between Grierson and Victorio probable.
Since writing the above the following telegram was handed us which confirms the report:
Fort Cummings, N. M. July 31, 1880
Judge S. B. Newcomb,
Mesilla N. M.
“For the information of the people, to assure them that Victorio is not in this country, you can say that Gen Grierson met Victorio yesterday between Eagle Springs and Ft. Quitman, Texas repulsing and whipping Victorio, Grierson did exceedingly well as he commenced the fight with his escort only numbering seven men.” Buell, Commanding.
October 20, 1880
WAR ENDED !!!
Governor Terrasas telegraphs that the Mexican troops under his brother came up with Victorio at Los Castillos near Pino mountains, on the 14th and killed Victorio and fifty of his warriors and eighteen squaws and children and captured 70 squaws and two hundred and fifty head of stock. The news is official and is telegraphed all over the country for general information.
Gen. Buell was recalled from Mexico just in time to prevent his reaping the full benefit of his chase after the hostiles. He chased them several hundred miles into Mexico and to a point a hundred and fifty miles from Fort Quitman and was on a hot trail when ordered to return. His pursuit of them so far across the line rendered their defeat by the Mexican troops only a question of time and to him and his command is due a large share of the praise for the ending of this terrible war. But for the meddling which caused his recall he would no doubt have done just what the Mexicans have done. It is to be regretted that he did not get far enough into the interior to be out of reach of orders. It is now in order for the New Mexican to come forward and claim that Hatch planned the whole campaign. It is known everywhere on this border that he had nothing to do with it except that he has done all in his power to prevent its being a success. That this reverse will end the war, there can scarcely be a doubt. Hurrah for Buell and Terrasas.