A poem about saffron, a renowned seasoning and medicinal herb cultivated near Mashhad, Iran, and elsewhere. Women with gentle fingers and patient dispositions hand-harvest the crimson stamen ‘threads,’ the essence of which produces a calming effect on a person, enriches flavor, and soothes the skin. Worth thousands of dollars per kilo, it is the world’s costliest spice.
Creation groans for revelation and renewal in the tales of The Jaguar Oracle series. In Book 2, Plod, a retired, weary work horse, finds himself suddenly inspired as the wind blows over him before a dying pond where the footprints of South Texas coastal birds bear testimony of thirst. Here is the prophetic vision shown to him about horses.
The animals of my tale do not know they are being written about. They pause my plot line often, laying aside my need for efficiency and control. This is because they have a culture of poetry, prayer, and storytelling that can only take place by making space for reflection.
Here is a sample of one of the twenty-six original poems in The Trail to the Lonely Tree, Book 1 of the Jaguar Oracle (2nd edition).
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The Trail to the Lonely Tree
(The Jaguar Oracle Book 1)
“A beautifully written, engaging tale of friendship that transcends language and even species….Readers with a love for the mystical and the fantastical will enjoy this unique tale.” ~ Kirkus Indie ReviewsPurchase on Amazon
The Search for the Shadow Cat
(The Jaguar Oracle Book 2)
“Mähler is a talented storyteller, beautifully merging prose and poetry. His use of language was reminiscent of some other favorite authors like Paulo Coelho, Madeleine L’Engle, Walter Wangerin Jr., Frederick Buechner, and Annie Dillard.” - Faith L.Purchase on Amazon