Mad Bear: Spirit, Healing and the Sacred in the Life of a Native American Medicine Man was published in 1994. Wallace “Mad Bear” Anderson was a member of the Bear Clan of the Tuscarora Nation of the Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy of the United States and Canada. A Native American rights activist and spokesman for Native sovereignty, he was also a medicine man, healer, and a leader with great power and influence both among his own people and cross-culturally. In this personal and captivating narrative, Doug Boyd recounts his extensive travels with Mad Bear, recreating his tales of magic, his healing abilities, and Native American legends. Mr. Boyd creates a rich and colorful portrait of the fascinating life of this vibrant, spiritual man.
Doug Boyd (1935-2006) was a dedicated humanitarian, world traveler, researcher, lecturer, teacher, activist, internationally known author, and founding director of the Cross-Cultural Studies Program, a long-range investigation of traditional and esoteric ideologies. He traveled all over the world and was a student and friend of adepts and healers of many traditions and cultures. Possessed of incisive wit, he was a master storyteller who shared personal tales of telepathic experiences and communication, rainmaking, and psychic healing from his many years of experience working with and learning from culturally diverse yogis, monks, psychic healers, and medicine people. He was a student of some, a mentor to many, and a friend to more.