Teachings of the Flowering Mountain
Teachings of the Flowering Mountain
The Flowering Mountain website is home for details on all the teachings and offerings of Martín Prechtel: artist, writer, musician, storyteller, teacher, healer and leading thinker. You will find information on all of Martín’s books, lectures and audiobooks and options to purchase them. You’ll also find details on Martín’s ‘never-before-seen’ school, called Bolad’s Kitchen, including information about new and ongoing classes, and how one can enroll. There are many recorded radio and podcast interviews of Martín from over the years one can listen to, more information and testimonials on Martín and his work, and of course ways you can be in touch with us directly with any questions or words you’d like to impart.
Martín Prechtel’s School:
Bolad’s Kitchen classes happen in four-year courses where people can continue learning in a much fuller way the connected overview of all things that I, Martín Prechtel, teach and believe.
Each time a class meets, we pick up right where we left off the last time we met. In this way, by means of lecture, riddle, music and hands on participation, students are taught in an ongoing-continuous-stream of learning, not unlike the way many tribal people learn in a village setting.
Without the time limitations one experiences in annual workshops or the sporadic conference: where only the surface of anything is barely scratched, I created Bolad’s Kitchen School so that those who want to continue learning with me in a deeper way most certainly have a place where, with others of a similar mind, they can come and do just that.
Martín Prechtel’s Books & Audiobooks
All of Martín’s beautiful books are available here for purchase. Order print copies directly from us, which will be personally inscribed by the author for no additional charge.
New Release! The third volume in the Stories of My Horses trilogy is here! The Canyon Wren is the continuation and beautiful punchline of the full tale of Martin Prechtel’s Trilogy: The Story of My Horses, and picks up right where The Wild Rose leaves off. This third book in the trilogy brings the story far away from all those troubled times, ins and outs, hardships and betrayals, involved in the author’s effort to gather up again those old style Indian Ponies of his youth, and heads us back out into the wild land and the beauty of ranchito New Mexico, where as an integral part of the lives of his new family, their family herd of rare Spanish/Native New Mexico horses play out a series of unexpected peculiarities and surprising horse antics that push the envelope of what mainstream culture has come to assume defines horses and the people that have them.
Audiobooks Now Available: Martín has recorded all of his books as audiobooks, so readers and listeners alike now have the golden opportunity to hear the author himself reading his books aloud. The audial versions of Volumes I and II of The Stories of My Horses Trilogy, The Mare and the Mouse & The Wild Rose respectively, are newly available for purchase and download directly through our website, and Volume III: The Canyon Wren on audiobook is coming soon! Audiobook versions of Rescuing the Light, The Smell of Rain on Dust, The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic, The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun, Stealing Benefacio’s Roses, and Long Life, Honey in the Heart can be purchased and downloaded directly from the publisher, North Atlantic Books, or wherever audiobooks are sold (Audible.com, Audiobooks.com, Libro.fm, etc).
“This is a very powerful soul-growth book, one of the most powerful in recent years. The ideas are so fresh and new that they quicken the taste buds and put an expectant readiness in the legs!”
“Martín Prechtel’s book is beautifully written and wise… he offers stories that are precious and life-sustaining. Read carefully, and listen deeply.”
“It’s a precious thing, this book. I’ve never known another like it. It’s a great encyclopedia of beauty… Like some poems of Neruda’s, it is a treasure house of language, in service to life.”
“Alchemy, by definition, metabolizes and transmutes. A reading of The Smell of Rain on Dust is alchemical. If the shredding of the glorious web of life has you sinking into a depth of despair, read this book; your grief can metabolize and transmute such wrongness. Deep and delightful, The Smell of Rain on Dust is also instructive. It will charm you into wanting to live life more fully, to walk in beauty even amongst modernity’s polarized spiritual failures.”
“Here Martín Prechtel sends us an invitation to peace: to personal, village-level, and world peace. His indigenous wisdom gives us much-needed insights into the reverberating impact of not grieving our heart-rending losses. Most poignantly, he shows us the devastating inheritance of our ever more voracious wars and the misunderstood burden of ghosts that swirl around our modern warriors. Yet, instead of leaving us more despondent, every chapter holds out a new seed, breaking into new life. Martin coaxes us through funny and quirky turns of the ordinary and the miraculous to leave us inspired to wake up singing to the beauty of our rising sun and live in praise of this complex and gracious world.”
“Martín Prechtel is one of the most profound teachers I have ever encountered. He is an unusually gifted artist, musician, storyteller who guides and initiates with passion, kindness, eloquence, wisdom, fierceness and humor, awakening us to the sacred realities present everywhere at all times. To be with Martín is to remember the forgotten divinity that is the very essence of who we are.”