The GOLDEN ECHO: the Life and Art of Rowena Pattee Kryder
384 pages of color!
8.5" X 11"
isbn 978 0 9722747-6-0
“The Golden Echo is the Magnus Opus of one of the most brilliant and creative geniuses of our time. Rowena Pattee Kryder’s essential expression of sacred art represents the alchemical gold mined from a life rich in fulfilled potential.
“The Golden Echo is a deeply personal, yet exquisite archive of Rowena’s life and art. This is a work of inspiration for anyone interested in learning to map their own transformation and growth process. Her unique expression of the alchemical route to mastery is both powerful and compelling. Rowena’s work sets
a worthy standard for all of us who are driven to co-create with spirit in our own lives.”
—Nicki Scully, teacher of the Egyptian
Mysteries, and author of Alchemical Healing
"Just when I thought that Rowena Kryder could not possibly surpass herself, she did! The Golden Echo documents some seven decades of her remarkable art and life. This book is a magnificent gift from this Mystic, Master, Sage, and Seer—a gift to a world in turmoil, one that badly needs the wisdom found within these pages.
"The Golden Echo does not fit into a convenient pigeon-hole. It is a memoir and an autobiography. Rowena highlights the pivotal events, people, and psychological states in her life as they have impacted her personal and creative development.
"The Golden Echo is also a stunning collection of artistic productions; original paintings, drawings, and photographs appear on almost every page. Finally, this book is an inspiration manual that calls upon its readers to live a full, authentic, creative, and meaningful life. Within the linear format of these pages, Rowena has woven a multilayered, interconnected web of people, places, and events, all of them permeated with her visions, intentions, and creations. The result is a breathtaking tour de force.
"Those who read The Golden Echo will be treated to the evolution of Rowena’s brilliant mind, her vast vision, her open heart, and her exceptional mastery of a variety of media, all of which are contextualized within her life journey. This is a book to savor, to pore over, to dip into again and again. Its readers will find The Golden Echo to be a goldmine without end, a sea without a bottom, and a gift that keeps giving an endless supply of love and wisdom."
—Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School/Research Center, San Francisco
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"Your new book, THE GOLDEN ECHO, is a limitless treasure-chest, as in their own way are all your creations.
My feeling is that ultimately the worlds within & without us are One, reflections, only the inner one is more reliably "real" when we can observe it with presence & humility. I feel the external reality beyond the body is mostly a great mystery!"
—Bruce Grether, Wimberley, Texas
Rowena Kryder's book, The Golden Echo is well worth the investment. It is the only book that I have seen that is a life review, self-created by an artist, which documents her expanding consciousness, as she also becomes a writer and creator of symbol based card decks, with accompanying texts.
Rowena, from my perspectives, is more comprehensive, given her journey along a creative pathway that is even documented in one of her books. The Golden Echo: the life and art of Rowena Pattee Kryder, 1935-2007. Given my art therapy work with life review and my desire to read about the lives of artists since adolescence, I have seen NO OTHER book, like her Golden Echo, which documents the life journey of a visionary, with such rich illustrations and self-aware copy. The book is for sale on her web site, but I can share a copy with you, especially if we go to visit her. I feel it needs to be in the library of every art department around. I will be taking a copy to the Woods program when I go to teach in August.
—Roberta Shoemaker-Beal, art therapist