Susan is a Native American artist/author (a member of the Shawnee tribe). This is her 1st book whose theme is Native American Spirituality; with a Shawnee focus. The full-color cover (with UB coating producing a high-gloss finish) is a reproduction of her own painting entitled, "The Healer". As an artist accustomed to offering limited edition prints of her art images, in order to make this book more collectible she offers it as a signed and numbered 1st edition of 1100. All books are signed and numbered by the artist!
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Susan Thomas Underwood is a Native American artist/author of the Loyal Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma. She was raised on and operates a ranch in Oklahoma where she is active in her tribe, is close to nature, and lives the traditional Indian ways.
She holds a BAE degree from Oklahoma State University and a MLS degree from Oklahoma University, and spent the 1st 17 years of her career teaching art in public schools and illustrating for wildlife/hunting magazines. She is well published in that field, and also in the Native American art circles. She is one of the featured artists in the Native Peoples Art Calendar for the year 2000 (the December artist). Rogers State University offers a video about the artist as produced from their FOCUS ON ART television program entitled, "The Art of Susan Thomas".
Known as the "Indian Philosopher" for the narratives that accompany her paintings, Susan began to write the words without the art in l997. Her words eventually became her 1st book, WALK WITH SPIRIT: A Native American Approach To Spirituality. Her 2nd book, SEEKS THE TRUTH is scheduled for release in early 2000.Review:
"How does one thank someone for a very special gift shared from the soul? Your book was truely what I needed, it got me through one of the worst times. With your life forces with me, I could feel the blessing surrounding me and adding to my own beliefs in myself and God's love for me". -- Cheryl Swell, Seminole, OK
"I hope you know how deeply the words that were given to you and then to me, have touched me. The power, truth, and spirit were so strong! I can picture wolf in my mind, and smile." -- Clair Parker, Hartford
"I received your book today. The word I think of to describe it is POWERFUL! At this point in time you are the best source I've met for the deeper spiritual feelings and beliefs. . . . I feel comfortable" -- Nick Cleveland, Iowa
"The sharing messages in your book, re: your work and life-I found truth and inspiration there, and beauty-are sacred. I thank Spirit that we met!" -- Tina in Tuscon
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Underwood Studio, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110890023409
Book Description Underwood Studio, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0890023409
Book Description Underwood Studio. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0890023409 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0488317