The Guide Book

Where Are Guides? Who Are Guides? Why Are Guides?

Guides are beings of higher energetic vibration who choose to work with humans. Throughout our lives, and even through multiple lifetimes, our guides support and encourage us, even when we’re unaware of them.

Learn more about these beings, why they work with us, and how to know they’re with you.

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Messages from Shiva vol. 1

Guidance and compassion from a being of light.

For most of her life, River Lightbearer has worked closely with her guides, beings who are connected to and work with her to help on her spiritual path. One of those guides, a being of light called Shiva, has collaborated with River to share daily messages of encouragement and compassion on social media.

This book is a compilation of the first several months of those messages, reorganized based on the topics and themes that will most benefit those navigating their lives, healing journeys, and spiritual paths. Whether you read the book from beginning to end or open it at random to find the message you most need on any given day, River and Shiva intend that you find the guidance you seek within these pages. 

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Messages from Shiva vol. 2

More guidance and compassion from a being of light

For decades, River Lightbearer has worked with her guides, including a being of light called Shiva, to receive support and encouragement in their own life. In 2020, River began sharing Shiva’s guidance via daily messages on social media.

This book is the second compilation of daily messages, organized by theme and topic. Whether you read it cover to cover or open it at random with the trust that you’ll see the message most relevant to you, River and Shiva offer these messages to encourage and guide you as you progress in and create the life you most want to live.


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The Sabbat Series

Novels for ages 7-12 (written under the name Kim Ramsey-Winkler)


The Yule Yikes (The Sabbat Series 1)

Yule is one of Kestrel’s favorite times of year. The lights, the decorations, the food, the family time, all bring her joy.

But this year, someone is trying to take away Kestrel’s joy. She finds cruel notes on her porch and in her yard saying that Kestrel’s family is evil for having a pentacle in their front window.
Who is leaving the notes? Why do they think Kestrel’s family’s beliefs are evil? And most importantly, how does the note-leaver know the decoration in the front window is a pentacle and not just a star? Kestrel is determined to find out.


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The Imbolc Incident (The Sabbat Series 2)

In February, Kestrel Wallace and her family prepare to celebrate their home and one another, as they do every year for the sabbat of Imbolc. Kestrel is looking forward to the Imbolc gathering, when Grandpa will lead the family in asking for health and healing for the coming year.

But this year, Grandpa receives news about his health that affects the entire family. He will be unable to attend the gathering, and Kestrel and her cousins aren’t allowed to visit him. How can they celebrate Imbolc without Grandpa? And will Kestrel and her cousin Bran’s healing altar help him?


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The Ostara Occurrence (The Sabbat Series 3)

Spring is around the corner, and so is Ostara, the Spring Equinox. Kestrel Wallace and her cousin Bran are looking forward to warm weather and more sunlight, and to celebrating the Sabbat with the rest of their family. But Bran can’t completely enjoy the change of seasons while he’s dealing with older kids who are bullying him because he has two fathers, and Kestrel doesn’t know how to help him.

When a new student, Jamie, joins their class, Kestrel discovers that the older boys aren’t the only bullies at school. Her friend Sohana insists that Jamie is “a girl pretending to be a boy” and tells others that Jamie is lying about who he is. Kestrel can’t stay friends with a bully!

Can Kestrel figure out how to help Bran and Jamie? Or will she be the next target for the bullies?


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The Beltane Business (The Sabbat Series 4)

As Beltane (May Day) approaches, Kestrel is happy that spring has finally arrived and is excited that Grandpa has finally come home from the hospital. But Grandpa is still very ill, and Kestrel can’t help worrying about him. Meanwhile, at school, some of Kestrel’s classmates have started constantly talking about their crushes–and teasing Kestrel for not having one. Except Kestrel does have a crush, one she isn’t sure she wants to admit because she doesn’t want to ruin a friendship.

Grandpa’s illness is concerning, and crushes and relationships are confusing. But Kestrel has her family’s support, and she believes everything will be okay.


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