Quickwater Oracles: Conversations & Meditations

by Ruth Thompson

When award-winning poet Ruth Thompson decided to learn to channel in 2018, she wanted to deepen the intuitive connections with nature that inspired her poetry. The skeptical product of a scientific family, she did not expect the doors to “fly open” to a glorious multitude of birds, trees, faeries, dragons, and a host of other nonphysical beings. Quickwater Oracles, Thompson’s record of their channeled conversations – expansive, uninhibited, sometimes hilarious – will be published by Two Fine Crows Books in December, 2021.

Conscious channeling involves intentionally connecting and communicating with nonphysical fields. Thompson’s poetic gifts make her translations of these energy communications so vivid and concrete that for the reader it is almost like experiencing the conversations in person. Unsentimental and uplifting, these “Oracles” will inspire daily meditation, journaling, and discussion. Readers who loved Ross Gay’s “The Book of Delights,” Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s “World of Wonders,” and Robert MacFarlane’s and Jackie Morris’s “Lost Spells” will treasure Ruth Thompson’s rare gift of “joy-making and singing.”

Ruth Thompson is the author of four books of poetry: Whale Fall & Black Sage, Crazing, Woman With Crows, and Here Along Cazenovia Creek. Her “fierce, gorgeous, sensual poems of earth-as-body and body-as-earth” have won many national awards, and have been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. Ruth holds a BA from Stanford University and a doctorate in English from Indiana University. She now lives in the Finger Lakes with her partner, anthropologist-writer Don Mitchell. She teaches poetry, meditation, and writing from the body. Ruth was a contributor at AROHO women writers’ retreats and a resident artist at Rivendell Writers’ Colony, Rockvale Writers’ Colony, and elsewhere. Poems, videos of poetry/dance performances, press kit, and further information at


Do I understand channeling? No. Yet whenever I return to Quickwater I find myself happy in ways I can’t explain. Read it. You’ll never be the same. — Mary Johnson, author of An Unquenchable Thirst

An accomplished, late-in-life author from a scientific and skeptical family discovers the delightful surprise of relinquishing the ego’s strivings, to be more like the pine trees who whisper, “All is for no reason. It is for pleasure. It is for itself knowing itself.” – Jendi Reiter, author of Bullies in Love and Made Man

She has allowed herself to embrace a world she doesn’t know, the world of channeling, of deep spirits, of all that earth is, ancient and true. – Esther Cohen, author of Overheard

What a book! What a way to use the presence of one’s life! Thank you, Ruth. – Ailia Mira, artist and conscious channel,



Two Fine Crows Books / Distributed by Ingram
Publication date: December 4, 2021
Page count: 176 pages / Price: $20
ISBN: 9781736525814 /  ebook ISBN 9781736525821

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