Whistler of Petty Crimes

Print and e-book versions available on April 5th at Amazon.com

I stand silent, eyes shut, Giving myself over Going to the birds. (1)

Labors of Love


With fifty years experience, West offers online education programs to audiences worldwide. Most of ike’s seminars are open to the public. In addition, she speaks at conferences and events in Europe, North America, and online everywhere. 


Under her formal name, Eileen “ike” West authored two full length novels. Her latest, Another Giant World (UK 2018) and her first, Away From Hannah’s Castle (USA and NL 2006) place spiritual adventure in the reader’s hands.


In America and Europe, ike West articles have been published in English, and translated into many languages. The enclosed list of articles and the magazine, journal, and newspaper in which they were published, provides an overview of ike’s writing through the years.


Today, the way to capture the speed at which the world revolves is to note what can be locked into poetic form. That’s exactly what ike has done, so watch for the early 2023 release of  her latest book, Whistler of Petty Crimes. Follow the ‘Read More’ link to read a sample of West’s poetic musings, and find updates on the joyously thought-provoking, Whistler of Petty Crimes


While living on remote ranch land in West Texas, ike West penned rudimentary cartoons to share with friends and family in the form of a calendar, showing a cartoon theme each month. Now, years later, the cartoons serve as an endearing reminder of ike’s 1980’s worldview.


ike West has a number of works in progress: first, birthing volume one of her poetry, Whistler of Petty Crimes. At the same time she’s drafting the second volume of her poetry collection; then there’s a non-fiction book outlined and ready to flush out. Busy, busy.

The Giveaway

ike West supports Native American families and organizations, serving the Dakota and others. Other volunteer endeavors include assisting in the development of innovative service programs to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of women. 

About ike West

As a child in the 1960’s, ike played teacher and writer, her first opinion page published

in a Girl Scout magazine at the ripe old age of twelve. At sixteen years, her first writing

contest submittal won her top prize of $50. Only, years later, while in graduate school,

did ike begin teaching full-time. Her writing never stopped; magazine and journal

articles appearing both in North America and Europe. These days, semi-retired, ike

continues work in both professions, teaching when possible and writing a lot.

News and Views

News …

March 2023

It is a really hectic time for me—packing up to move from Texas to Oregon. This time for good. Just a few days and I’m really truly off. My final few days after 40 plus years here. Maybe I’m truly off in the math department. (40 years—really? how old of me!) Some sadness, of course. But it feels like good grief, knowing I’m hitting the road to hit a life long dream head on: living in the Oregon mountains. Amazing!  Read Full Article

November 2022


   The release of ike West’s latest book

  Whistler of Petty Crimes

Print and e-book versions available at Amazon.com April 5th, 2023

News …

24 January 2021

Happy Lunar New Year!


Our Western calendar indicates the Lunar year begins in another nineteen days. However, according to Lunar Astrologers from many cultures, the spirit of the year arrived in mid December.

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20 December 2020

Sophie Eagle’s Dedication


Thanks to ike’s oldest granddaughter’s perseverance over several months, the ikewest.com website has a new face—and on some pages, new information.

I stand silent, eyes shut, Giving myself over Going to the birds.

Views …

2 May 2021

Wisdom Keepers Speak Out

In times of confusion, we turn to those with worldly experiences for clarity, spotlighting a patchwork of valued commentary that pays homage to the best thinking of our times. 

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29 December 2020

Astro-Weather Report 2021:

Lunar Forecasts – Online Seminar

Sunday, February 7, 2021


This lecture weaves together lunar predictions for the 2021 New Year, starting February 12th with the dark moon.


2022 – 2023

Winter Online Seminars

Solar/Western Astro-Weather Forecast for 2023 – 4 December 2022

Lunar/Earth Astro-Weather Forecast for 2023 – 22 January 2023

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24 January 2021

Every Thought’s a Prayer


Recently, one of my friends and a member of the Texas Circle, made a comment about navigating the divisiveness between segments of the America Public. “We’ve gotta watch everything we say.” 

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20 December 2020

Puffins at the Start

I grew up telling my parents about memories I had as a baby. They were astounded by what I shared.

Get In Touch

Contact ike [at] ikewest.com

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