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Dance of the Electric Hummingbird: An Ordinary Woman’s Accidental Journey To Enlightenment, The Supernatural, and Rock star Sammy Hagar
Where will you be when God finds you: a church, a temple, maybe a mosque? How about a rock concert in Mexico? As unlikely as it may seem, this is where Dance of the Electric Hummingbird author Patricia Walker was when divinity presented itself. Even more unlikely, is the person guiding her through these experiences, former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar. Patricia was then told by a psychic that she and Sammy Hagar and shared a past life, thus deepening the already interesting connection they had made.
Few people envision spiritual enlightenment against the backdrop of celebrities, sex and rock ‘n’ roll, but as Patricia Walker found out some of the greatest things find you when and where you least expect them. She walked into a bar in Mexico looking for a good time, a new experience and a few drinks with her husband. What she ended up finding was her true self and the spirituality that years of searching mainstream religion had not fulfilled.
Pat Walker takes to heart the same type of messages I try to relate through my music and my life – go out and seek your dreams, don’t ever give up, celebrate your life and every part of who you are. I know Pat’s journey of mystical transformation will inspire you. Enjoy the Journey.
Patricia Walker lives in northern Colorado with her husband, where she is working on her next book. She maintains her own website at www.bajarockpat.net, as well as composing requested guest posts for several online blogs. She has had several poems published in the following compilations: “Front Range Review” Spring 2002, “Front Range Review” Spring 2005, “My Griefs to Sing” 2007, and “Walking Grief” 2010. Patricia Walker is an active member of Northern Colorado Writers, Colorado Independent Publishers Association, and Word-By-Word writers group.
November 2011 ▲ Body/Mind/Spirit Memoir ▲ ISBN 978-0-9844955-7-3 ▲Trade Paper ▲ $17.95 US / $19.95 Can
Patricia Walker Biography
Patricia Walker is an active member of Northern Colorado Writers, Colorado Independent Publishers Association, and Word-By-Word writers group. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an Associate of Arts degree.
She is a music lover and avid concert goer. Patricia has written for The Van Halen News Desk, one of Van Halen’s foremost sites for band information, and for the international music website LiveNation.com. Her articles have been featured on Fort Collins Life-Times.com, the American Chronicle.com, California Chronicle.com, and Coloradocarvers.org. as well as HedraNews, Inspire Me Today, Care2.com, Aquarius Magazine, Asana Journal, Best of You Today, Ultimate Classic Rock, Van Halen Nation, and DRUMline, among others. She is also a featured author on thedarthwriter.blogspot.com and patriciastoltey.com.
Her essay “From Ordinary to Extraordinary” is featured online with the “This I Believe” global organization at www.thisibelieve.org. The organization works in conjunction with National Public Radio to offer inspiration and hope to others. Her article “Crossing the Line” is published at www.satiama.com, a New Age website dedicated to exploring innovative spiritual concepts.
She maintains her own website at www.bajarockpat.net, as well as composing requested guest posts for several online blogs. She has had several poems published in the following compilations: “Front Range Review” spring 2002, “Front Range Review” spring 2005, “My Griefs to Sing” 2007, and “Walking Grief” 2010.
In addition to interviewing professionals from musicians to Zen masters for her book, she completed more than 10 years in the formal study of philosophy and martial arts, rising to the rank of a deputy black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Patricia has extensive experience as a radio talk show guest and has received great praise for her engaging interviews.
She resides in Northern Colorado with her husband Dee, where she is at work on her next book.
Praise for Dance of the Electric Hummingbird: An Ordinary Woman’s Accidental Journey to Enlightenment, The Supernatural, and Rock Star Sammy Hagar
“Pat Walker takes to heart the same type of messages I try to relate through my music and my life—go out and seek your dreams, don’t ever give up, celebrate your life and every part of who you are. I know Pat’s journey of mystical transformations will inspire you. Enjoy the journey.”
“Society sells us the idea that we could ever be alone, unworthy, and powerless. Patricia Walker shared those beliefs – until life blasted her free. Her story shows what can happen when you get those beliefs out of your way.”
—FRANK De MARCO, Author of The Cosmic Internet
“Pat Walker’s memoir is a joy. It is Eat, Pray, Love for the common woman — you know, the vast majority of us who can’t travel the world because we’re stuck at home, doing laundry and driving kids around. I laughed out loud, but I also discovered that serious transformation can occur when one is open to it. In other words, it gives me hope.”
—LAURA PRITCHETT, Winner of PEN/USA Award And Milkweed National Fiction Prize
“Dance of the Electric Hummingbird is rich with symbolism, feeling, and message. It’s alive with it. It gave me goosebumps. Some of the scenes just took my breath away. Such a powerful, powerful story. It’s about finding God and we all want that in our lives.”
—KRISTIN HUNGENBERG, Certified in Epona: Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning
“A smoky, crowded bar in Cabo San Lucas, Sammy Hagar and his guitar, and one woman ready to begin her spiritual journey . . . Dance of the Electric Hummingbird is an irresistible combination. A great read.”
—PATRICIA STOLTEY, Author of The Prairie Grass Murders and The Desert Hedge Murders
“I feel like I was meant to read Dance of the Electric Hummingbird. So much to think about, an amazing story, great writing with such a real and lovable and distinct voice and humor. I have about 20 sticky notes with quotes from your book to remind myself about what I need to keep in perspective.”
—JENNIFER CARTER, Author and Editor
“I experience an energy to your story that is very catchable. Some things can’t be taught but can be caught. You’re going to help people catch your experience and then catch their own because nobody necessarily taught you how to experience what happened.”
—GAYAN GREGORY LONG, Professional drummer