Indian Witches

This work is about the sensuality and adventure of the spiritual quest. But it starts as a serious venture for theologically literate readers—or those who want to be theologically literate. Though sexuality and danger become the ‘means of travel,’ this story takes us from cool, Apollonian considerations in the beginning, to somewhere else entirely, entirely unexpected.

The true author of this work claims to be a “golem.” (A frightening creature! I’ve only glimpsed him up close a few times. We communicate online mostly. He is swarthy, but ruggedly handsome, quick and intelligent. A strong being of danger and purpose! But what purpose?) A golem is a created being. One not created by God. The golem is born from the imagination of a powerful mystic. Both Kabala and Tantric metaphysics have such creatures. Often they become so real that they strain for liberation from their creator. As any creature growing up, a golem can be mischievous, even dangerous… This is the story about how this golem was created and if it can, or need be exorcised.

Select the “BOOKS” from Indian Witches on the list to the upper right for content and chapters.

Title pages, Table of Contents and directional comments below:


Indian Witches Book Cover


CRUCIFIX WITH ANTLERS Oil on Panal 5.5’ x 3’ 1977-1987 Shamanistic themes involving earth powers and metaphysical energies in relationship with the Passion of Christ, expressed here with ancient symbols for the divine quest—antlers and the crucifix—display an underlying unity in a variety of spiritual traditions and experience. In this work, the practical influence of shamanistic elements makes itself apparent. Christianity, Tantra (Buddhist and Hindu) and Taoism live off their inheritance from Shamanistic and Animist insights.

Credit for graphics: Stephen Frost



Three Short Fictions of Magic, Mysticism and Rocket Science The Real Secret of the Universe

These three fictions spin-off a post-doctoral project, NEPSIS, at the University of California, Berkeley (ECAI) about perception, states of consciousness and religious initiation. These works are the entertaining version of tough metaphysical issues. But even here are challenges inherent in the creation of alternative realities for the serious seeker.

G. K. Odiak is currently on extended retreat in a wilderness region somewhere on the Pacific Rim. Or, he is roaming the face of the earth to effect its salvation. He has asked the above artist, Rev. Stephen Frost Ph.D., his advisor, to respond to any queries from readers. Please contact Dr. Frost through All Rights Reserved © 2003 by G. K. Odiak And The Reverend Stephen Frost PhD

Fourth and fifth fiction variation from an original true story.



WARNING NOTES FROM THE EDITOR …The creation of this text, we’re told, required altered states of conscious- ness in the author. These include trans-temporal states that often engage in the writing. So, don’t be thrown off the track by grammatical irregu- larities such as tense disagreement, among others. Most often these are necessary for a valid depiction of the topics. Also, there are certain repeating themes and passages, ala the Tai Chi Long Form. As viewing a beautiful gem, each facet looks the same, but each captures the light dif- ferently. Persevere, the experience described here requires “letting go” in order to take in, to inculcate, or even just to perceive the spirit of this lamp. Both the content and the form of this work is very unusual!

This golem begins his story with someone else’s, since he knows neither his own beginning nor his purpose, nor his end. About this, he claims to know only what he was told. And he does not quite trust that history. The author begins in the middle of things. There is ‘nothing’ before or after and he says that might just be the ‘bliss’ he wants…



Warning  4

Preface  5




The Pilgrim as a Young Man


Chapter One  15


In which:

-The “Grand Affair” of spiritual vocation kicks in.

-The boy

-The vicious, but handsome, young man.

-Pilgrimage to test the effects of pilgrimage.

-Shamanism, Buddhism, a great late-20th Century

thinker and the Black Widow are introduced.

-A cocktail party.

Chapter Two  29


In which:

-We make preparation

-We arrive in India.

-What was supposed to happen. What really happened.

-The second dragon.

-Shivalila Women.

-The flight home: A vision.

-Who followed us home.

Chapter Three 39


In which:

-Preparation is made for Pilgrimage to Greece.

-Altered states are described.



-Learn to fly.

-V enice

-Car accident

-Mount Olympus


-Death of the Sacred King





Chapter Four

The Trip  49

Chapter Five

Woman’s Liberation  57

Chapter Six

Wolfman  64

Chapter Seven

Zuni  73


Chapter Eight 79


Holy Week, 1997

To: The Bishop

Re: Physiology, Cosmology and Ecclesiology

Chapter Nine  87

Mexican Earthquake






Part I

CHAPTER ONE: Stephanie and Chris 119

CHAPTER TWO: Male Dream 125

CHAPTER THREE: Indian Witches 131

CHAPTER FOUR: Eastern Turkey, The Achekale 141

CHAPTER FIVE: Montana Ritual 144

CHAPTER SIX: THE BABY–Brilliant Passages: Introduction 147

Part II

CHAPTER SEVEN: Chris in the Monastery 155

CHAPTER EIGHT: Stephanie in the Monastery 169

CHAPTER NINE: Mexican Earthquake I: The Spell 185

CHAPTER TEN: 1st Yemen/Flight to India 200

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Mexican Earthquake II: 2nd Luxor 206

CHAPTER TWELVE: New Mexico and the Indian Mandala–Brilliant Passages: Conclusion 214

Part III

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Stephanie: The Real Shift: Agnes 230






Eagle Rock


The President, the Priest, the Bishop

Holy Water

The Bindu and Michael the Archangel

Cody Greets the Dawn

Mineral Baths

The Golem Is Sighted

Regarding Resolution




(Page numbers from the printed hard copy are retained here, approximately, for general reference.)