Doyle Hollister has written a paradise/paradise lost/paradise regained personal narrative about his heart-and-soul-felt relationship to his family's historic ranch. He will take you deeply into early initiatory childhood experiences with ranch wilderness - darkness, wind, storms, silence, and cowboys; then into the grief-filled consciousness of losing all connection to his free-range childhood; then into ecstatic, poetic, and spiritual reconnection with the same land of his childhood, now in his elder years. It is a journey that exemplifies the importance of our connection to wilderness, and the dire consequences for us all as we progressively lose this connection on a collective level. His words could change your life.
Doyle Hollister, MFT, is a fourth generation California native. He holds a masters degree and secondary education credential in English literature and a masters degree in marriage and family counseling psychology. Over his forty-year career in Santa Barbara, he has been a private practitioner, a graduate school educator, and a trainer for post-graduate students. He splits his time working with the wilderness of human nature then with the wilderness on his family's historical ranch, while dabbling in writing on the side.