Monterey Country Herald
Two avenues of self-improvement
By BOB WALCH
Self-improvement book have found an important niche in American culture as more and more people become interested in either bettering their lives or changing completely the direction in which they are moving.
Two Carmel writers, Scott Foglesong and Dr. Will Sherburne, have approached this subject area using quite different but interesting approaches. In "Walk This Way" by Foglesong, the reader is shown how to discover the power and beauty that resides within himself.
Foglesong relies heavily on the wisdom of the Native People. He writes, "The Native People of this continent knew the purpose of life to be happy and to dance upon the earth. This is the key to unleashing one's power, to bring about the expansion and magnification of the Real Self."
To this end, Foglesong shares his own person story of enlightenment, which he hopes will provide insight and perspective for the reader in his journey of discovery. "What you are about to read is already part of your consciousness," the author explains. "It simply needs to be given the opportunity to reveal itself."
Each chapter of "Walk This Way" ends with an exercise that hopefully will help the reader assimilate the message or meaning of the passage. For example, one such exercise is designed to allow the individual's "animal totem" to emerge while another explains how to create a Medicine Wheel.
Since much of the author's own journey of self-discovery takes place around the Central Coast, at spots such as the Carmel River beach, his narrative has a decided local air to it. An accomplished photographer, Foglesong illustrates his text with numerous color photographs.
Bob Walch and his wife,