Ian Prattis

Author, Professor Emeritus, Ambassador for Peace.
Spiritual Warrior for planetary care, peace and social justice.
Zen teacher, poet, scholar, guru in India.
Through his numerous public talks and retreats around the world, Ian encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the world may be renewed.

Founder of Friends For Peace

Failsafe: Saving the Earth From Ourselves
Dedicated to Trailing Sky Six Feathers

In Failsafe, Ian Prattis offers a way to a perceptual transformation that is absolutely critical if we are to find a truly sustainable future.  

David Suzuki,
Author, environmentalist and host of CBC's "The Nature of Things"

"Ian’s book respects and reflects on Aboriginal Prophesies about the Eighth Fire and care of the Earth Mother.  He investigates the spiritual lack in the modern world and proposes sound means to guide the course of humanity. For this he draws on the Wisdom of the Elders. This is a book for our times. It has his experience of Taming the Wild Mind, serving the Earth and the cause of Peace."  

Grandfather William Commanda,
Algonquin Elder,
Founder of the Circle of All Nations.
Order of Canada

Failsafe — IDEAS Orlando Interview
Part 1 & 2: The experience and background
that brought Failsafe to fruition.

Earth My Body, Water My Blood

Wow... I have been reading your chapters on the five great elements. You write in such an expressive and interesting way that it's hard not to be captivated by your book's truths.

Haze Badeau,
Boat Builder,
New Brunswick

Kudos for your work. I am grateful that our Planet has stewards such as yourself enlightening the masses about the consequences of our neglect of the only home we know.

Mary-Ann Harrison,
Scientist and
Medical Researcher,

This book has one of the most holistic perspectives and concrete set of steps on what needs to be done that I've ever seen. Your take on issues are refreshing. I like the term "spiritual warrior" – this for me sums up brilliantly what we need to become.

Sheryl Gabel,
CEO, Abeilla Company Ltd

Song of Silence

I was captivated by Song of Silence. I have three criteria for a good book... I don't want it to end, I love the end, and I do not wish to speak to anyone for several hours after I finish it. So, this met my criteria on all three levels!

Mary Helen Dean,
Organizational Professional,
Ottawa, Canada

"Song of Silence is so exquisite in the tenderness and honesty with which the author deals with the human condition. The story pulls you in. Besides the fact that Song of Silence is so beautifully written, it is a book that explores the human condition in its entirety and honors the darkest elements. The author does this with grace, elegance and compassion."

Anita Rizvi,
Consultant, Ottawa, Canada

The Essential Spiral: Ecology and Consciousness After 9/11

A gifted storyteller, Prattis opens the reader’s mind and heart with touching narratives from his own life experience and from carefully selected literary masterpieces. At the end of each chapter he guides the reader into a meditation. Fear transforms to courage, anger to compassion; doubt becomes joyful wisdom as the beauty of imagery guides meditation practice toward a realization of compassionate strength.

Professor Helmut Wautischer,
Sonoma University,

This is a remarkably personal, honest, and passionate trip into the mindless violent world we have created, and how through meditation and mindfulness practice we can change ourselves and our world.

David Percival,
Reviews – The Mindfulness Bell

Public Talks — Pine Gate YouTube Channel

Ian Prattis writes and speaks on issues that affect our world for generations to come; global warming and climate change, sustainability, multi-generational thinking. He raises the voice of mindfulness and shares it with the world. Sometimes his voice is dramatic, sometimes quiet and very meaningful. His public talks on YouTube are well worth your time.

Craig Senior,
Toastmasters International,
President CSL Consulting