Ike West’s Work

An activist for human consciousness-raising, Eileen “Ike” West is an international teacher, writer and spiritual guide, featured in Susan Smit’s Wise Woman, (NL 2003) with such notables as Queen Noor, Isabel Allende, Jane Goodall, Xaviera Hollander, and Isabella Rossellini.

Teacher & Visionary
On the cusp of the Aquarian Age, the entire fabric of humanity’s spiritual efforts must take on a future-oriented perspective that bears little resemblance to religious doctrine of the past, whether stemming from occidental or oriental cultures. Over decades, ike West has crafted a seminar package that delivers participants to the very edge of the Aquarian Frontier.

Earth-Based Ceremonial Leader
Ike West is considered an eco-feminist, spotlighting the most vital woman in our midst—the Earth. Over the years, West has learned people are best motivated to preserve earth’s gifts when fully acquainted with her core essence, or planetary soul. Through her work, Ike West encourages an innovative trend toward ‘holistic ecology,’ where modern westerners strengthen their deepest connection to the planet, and acknowledge humanity’s spiritual roots lie in the Earth, not the heavens alone.

Writer & Lecturer
Ike West, MA, is the author of Away From Hannah’s Castle, a novel published in 2006 in both the USA and NL. (See the publications/book section of this website for details.) West also writes magazine articles distributed both in the USA and Europe. [See the publications/magazine article section for samples.] She is an inspirational speaker who offers far-reaching insights into the most up-to-date dimensions of spirituality.

by Eileen “ike” West

Fiction for Young Readers –
And Old Souls on the Search
for ‘Big Picture’ (think GIANT!) Truths

Another Giant World touches the heart while exploring:

cross cultural relations
grandmotherly wisdom
American native/tribal perspectives
earth-based spiritual interaction on the high desert
early adolescent development and childhood ‘coming of age’
sibling and family dynamics
Excerpt from Book’s Acknowledgements Section
“I spend many hours in the small world of my office at home in the Texas hill country. I call the small room a world because the walls and ceiling are splashed with posters, news clippings, magazine articles and postcards. One card is very special to me. It sits at eye level whenever I’m at my desk. On it is a photograph of a potbellied Kachina molded of clay. He has a broken horn on one side of his head and a needle and thread in his hands, seemingly ready to mend it. Neither the sculptor nor photographer’s names are anywhere printed on the card. After years of being in the dark about the injured Kachina and his origins, I began spinning my own web of possibilities, and the tales I imagined grew into this book. Long ago I learned from the Grandmothers that when an artist makes a beautiful thing, she also births a spirit that – through the art – can experience life on earth. In that way artists are powerful conjurers. And what is made in the creative process holds power and magic too. So, without dithering, I wish to thank the Kachina on my post card for sharing his spirited story.”

———-ike West, Another Giant World

The Book’s Back Cover – An Overview of the Story
When Sullivan Walker’s parents moved their family from a cosmopolitan
Minnesota city to a small village in the Arizona desert,
Sully decided life couldn’t get any worse.
Added to that, his little sister Beth was the most annoying person on earth
and her new friend, an old tribal Grandmother, was weird.
He didn’t want anything to do with either of them.
 There were no other kids to play with, so as he had no friends,
he opted to spend the summer exploring the desert instead.
And this is when Sully’s adventures began.
His feeling of being followed in the desert was right and
eventually he encountered a being beyond his wildest imagination.
But what he encountered needed something from him…
and only the tribal Grandmother could guide him to find out what it was.
Could he bring himself to approach her?
Would she even help him?
Sully was about to find out.

The Publisher’s Secret to Promoting Another Giant World
“Basically, Amazon does not promote books, but does respond to interest; the more interest readers show, the more Amazon promotes a book. Initial interest is always prompted by the author through family, friends, colleagues and contacts. So, if you copy the URL link from your Amazon book page and send it out in an email to family, friends and contacts, and if they buy in quick succession, your book shoots up the rankings. If we achieve an Amazon Best Seller ranking, then we can use it to make our marketing take off with other retailers.”

———-Jane Moffett, JJ Moffs Publishing

Amazon Information for Ordering ike’s New Book
A great gift idea, Another Giant World belongs in the book collection of children, teachers, classrooms, public and school libraries – and your shelf at home. Should you order a book(s), please email ike@ikewest.com requesting a personalized book mark(s). The book mark(s) will be printed with the cover art on the front side. As author, ike will write an individualized autograph the back. Be sure to include in the email the correctly spelled name of the person or organization receiving the book, and the mailing address where the autographed book mark is to be sent. The signed book mark can be kept in the book and will be the next best thing to an autographed copy.

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And please share this email with anyone who might have an interest
in literature with GIANT appeal!
Thank you!

Spotlighting Eileen “Ike” West’s Career

Publications and Media Broadcasts

Novels Written by Eileen “Ike” West

Articles by Eileen “Ike” West


Netel Blad
1998 Culturele rijkdom en materiële armoede (Cultural Wisdom & Material Realms)
1998 De afzondering van de ceremoniële leider (The Solitary Ceremonial Leader)
1998 Thuisreparatie (Karmic Cleaning)
2000 Sluetels tot een gezond gezinsleven (Breathing New Life Into the Family)

Switzerland (Italian)

Gente Sana
2008 La ricchezza dello spirito (The Wealth of Spirit)

Altri sguardi
2005 An Appeal for Sensitivity of Mind
2006 Manifesting Magic


Tree of Life
2007 An Open Mind


Austin All Natural
2007 The Home Altar-Finding Sanctuary in Today’s World
2008 Astronomy’s Gift to the Heart-Down-size Pluto, Upgrade the Solar System

E-Zines/Internet Publications

Astrological Society of Austin
2006 The Stars: Our Cosmic Connection

hEyOkA mAgAzInE
2007 Down-Sizing Pluto Actually Up-Grades the System
2008 Feminine: What a Different World
2008 The Wealth of Spirit


2010-12 bi-monthly posts

Interviews with Eileen “Ike” West


1998 Sexual Radiance by Susan Taylor, Ph.D
2003 Wise Woman by Susan Smit


New Texas Publication
1994 Women’s Way Journal by Beverly Grossman

Netel Blad
1994 Spiritueel Begeleider…het levenswerk van Eileen West (Spiritual Insights….the life work of Eileen West)
by Marine Van Praet
1998 Indiaanse ceremonies (Tribal Ceremonies) by Steven Straetmans

Gente Sana
2008 Figli della Terra, la saggezza dei native americani (Conscience of Earth, the Wisdom of Native
Americans) by Cindy Fogliani

2007 Heilung Der Erde (Healing the Earth) by Rita Bühlmann

Austin All Natural
2007 Castles in the Sky, Review of Away From Hannah’s Castle by Michael Abedin


Austin American Statesman
1993 The Diaries by Michael Stanush

2008 La guarigione nascoe dalla Terra (The Guardian Consciousness of the Earth) by Rita Bühlmann
2008 Eileen Ike West di nuovo in Ticino (Eileen Ike West Presenting in Ticino)


BBC Radio
2005 Claire Ashford Show: Hannah’s Castle-the Latest in Fantasy Fiction

Radio Svizzera Italiana (Swiss-Italian Radio)
2008 Alessandra Bonzi Show: L’arte Di Sognare (The Art of Dreaming)
2008 Silvia Spiga Show: Sotto Tiro (A Look Inside)

Education & Professional Development

Master of Arts, 1972 Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1971
Communications Communications
Central Michigan University University of Minnesota
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Duluth, Minnesota

Courses, Seminars and Lectures

Communications and Writing (United States)

1972-74 Huron University, Huron, South Dakota
1973-74 U.S. Department of Health, Education, & Welfare, Aberdeen, South Dakota
1974-83 Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Ft. Thompson, South Dakota
1979-80 U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ft. Thompson & Aberdeen Area Offices, South Dakota
1994-97 Texas Department of Information Resources, Austin Headquarters & Regional Offices
1998-99 Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
1999-2004 Eanes Community Education, Austin, Texas
1991-present University of Texas, Austin
Spirituality and Personal Development (International)


1990-present University of Texas, Austin
1996-present Various Coastal & Lake Retreat Centers, Port Aransas & New Braunfels
1999-present Triapolis Wellness Therapies and Education, Copperas Cove, Texas
1997-2004 J. Perelman Counseling Center, Cleveland, Ohio
1999-2004 Eanes Community Education, Austin, Texas


1994-97 Umberto Retreat Center, Real de Catorce


1992-98 Ignoramus Center, Limburg
1992-98 Various Coastal Centers, North Sea
1992-2002 East-West Centers, Antwerp, Oostende, Brussels & the Ardennes
1999-2007 Souldance Center, Kortrijk
1999-2003 Open House Center, Houthulst
2004-present Butterfly Circles, Brussels & the Ardennes
2006-7 Boekenbeurs Book Fair, Antwerp

The Netherlands

1993-99 OIBIBIO Center, Amsterdam & Nijmegen
1993-2004 Rose Center, Amsterdam
1999-2004 Gallery Wapiti, The Hague
2005-7 Earth Work Center, The Hague


1994-2004 Oikia Center, Island of Aegina
1995-97 Isadora Duncan Dance Center, Athens
1996-2002 E. Karaokeva Center, Island of Rhodes
1996-present Various Movement Arts Studios, Athens
2007-present Margarita’s Wellness Studio, Island of Crete

United Kingdom

1995-2006 Numerous Spiritual Arts Centers & Bookstores, London
2004-8 Various Wellness Centers, Shrewsbury
2006-8 Equinox Center, Wolverhampton
2008 Devon & Cornwall Education Centers, Totnes, Penzance & Glastonbury


2002-present Studio Star Bene, Caslano
2005-present Numerous New Dimensions Sites, Lake Lugano Area
2006-present Eco-Synergie School, Bissone


2004-6 G. Stella Studio, Rome
2006-present Sala Albarin, Luserna San Giovanni, Torino


2009-present Rosa Therapy Center, Vienna