The Five Legends

A Journey to Heal Divided Hearts

Anasazi Foundation (Author)

Forthcoming: 01/08/2019

The Five Legends
Drawing on 30 years of helping families in-crisis, this profound fable by the Anasazi Foundation illustrates the anguish of conflict and shows how we can end war within ourselves, within families, and even between nations.

The Five Legends tells the story of two estranged brothers, leaders of their people, who find themselves on an unexpected journey. Struggling against each other, they stumble and fall into a great and terrible canyon. Trapped, the two brothers are rescued by an old man—“the last of a people”—who offers to guide them out of the canyon if they agree to learn the five legends of peace. The brothers agree and begin a journey that may not only save themselves, but also their people.

The brothers learn that to heal any conflict we must first look within ourselves. As this fable beautifully puts it, “War does not begin or end with armies and leaders. In truth, war begins and ends within each of us
—within our hearts. When we choose to war with others, we turn our hearts away from them and blind ourselves to their light. …To have a heart at war is to invite war into your life.” The path to peace begins when we stop thinking about “me” and start thinking about “WE.”

This poetic and moving allegory is written for all ages. Its message is both timeless and desperately needed for our own time

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Drawing on 30 years of helping families in-crisis, this profound fable by the Anasazi Foundation illustrates the anguish of conflict and shows how we can end war within ourselves, within families, and even between nations.

The Five Legends tells the story of two estranged brothers, leaders of their people, who find themselves on an unexpected journey. Struggling against each other, they stumble and fall into a great and terrible canyon. Trapped, the two brothers are rescued by an old man—“the last of a people”—who offers to guide them out of the canyon if they agree to learn the five legends of peace. The brothers agree and begin a journey that may not only save themselves, but also their people.

The brothers learn that to heal any conflict we must first look within ourselves. As this fable beautifully puts it, “War does not begin or end with armies and leaders. In truth, war begins and ends within each of us
—within our hearts. When we choose to war with others, we turn our hearts away from them and blind ourselves to their light. …To have a heart at war is to invite war into your life.” The path to peace begins when we stop thinking about “me” and start thinking about “WE.”

This poetic and moving allegory is written for all ages. Its message is both timeless and desperately needed for our own time

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In the Native American tradition, life is a “walking.” One’s walking is determined by the state of one’s heart toward all that is around him. Anasazi is a Navajo word commonly interpreted as “the Ancient Ones.” According to legends, the wise teachers taught that the Creator placed man on the earth in order for him to learn how to “walk forward”—in harmony with man and all creation.  

For years, ANASAZI Foundation—a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Arizona—has served families by introducing them to a New Beginning and helping them to discover their Seed of Greatness and the wisdom of the lives led by these Ancient Ones.  

Founded by renowned wilderness pioneers Larry Olsen and Ezekiel Sanchez, ANASAZI gives young people an opportunity, through a primitive living experience and a philosophy that invites healing at the hands of nature, to effect a change of heart—a change in one’s whole way of walking in the world. ANASAZI’s wilderness experience is nonpunitive. To those at ANASAZI, the wilderness is not a harsh place to break youth down but rather a safe place—a place free from distractions, where one can learn, ponder, discover, and build.  

Through this experience and ANASAZI’s concurrent work with parents, ANASAZI prepares parents and children to turn their hearts to one another, begin anew, and walk in harmony in the wilderness of the world.  

ANASAZI Foundation, (800) 678-3445, www.anasazi.org

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Endorsements

“Although The Five Legends is not a book from or about the Indigenous Peoples, it IS a book which will nourish the heart.” —Pauline Martin Sanchez, Gentle White Dove and Cofounder Mother of ANASAZI Foundation

“As the ANASAZI program grew, I put my efforts into developing a companion program to include parents and families in the powerful principles their children were learning on the trail. ANASAZI is not just our vision—it is the Creator's work.
The Five Legends is based on our work to help heal divided hearts." —Sherrel Olsen, Co-Founder Mother of ANASAZI Foundation

The Five Legends is a heartwarming book about peace and the power of family. I highly recommend it." —Steve Young, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and ESPN commentator

“This simple, yet profound book is filled with wisdom and insight. Living the principle of 'We' will put you on the path to success in any endeavor you pursue.”
—Sterling Tanner, President of the Forever Young Foundation

"ANASAZI has been such a blessing in our lives and in the lives of countless other families.
The Five Legends takes the life-changing philosophy of ANASAZI and presents it in an easy-to-read fable." —Howard and Shari Lyon, artists, Lyon Arts Studios

“Having taught youth for over twenty years (some of whom were labeled ‘at-risk'), I can definitively say most youth are in need of a book like The Five Legends. This book is perfect for teenagers as it doesn't come across as preachy but instead allows them to arrive at the principle on their own.” —Mark Rice, High School English Teacher

“A touching story of reconciliation, new beginnings, and shared humanity. Written from the heart for the heart.”
—The Jenkins Family (Bruce, Shari and Aly), Friends of ANASAZI Foundation

“This book inspired me to be more understanding of others. It can be easy to find fault with our ‘brothers.' The Creator is the path to love, harmony and forgiveness, and following that path allows us to live in the ‘WE' world.”
—Mike Tetmeyer, Retired Sr. Vice President of Marketing of Hy-Vee Food Stores

The Five Legends takes us on a inner journey to free ourselves from the plagues of modern society of isolation, fear, and hatred by asking us to turn our hearts away from ME and towards WE—wherein the medicines of love, connection, and peace live and heal.” —Briana Johnson, Host of The LifeBeats Project Podcast

“If I want sales advice, I turn to Mandino's
The Greatest Salesman in the World. If I want financial advice, I turn to Clason's The Richest Man in Babylon. If I want personal growth and development in the most important aspects of my life, I turn to ANASAZI Foundation's The Five Legends.” —John Dye, Director of Social Media and Influencer Outreach for BonCom.com

The Five Legends is a life-changing fable about a mother's unconditional love and how seeing people truthfully can change everything.” —Ganel-Lyn Condie, Speaker and Bestselling Author

“In a world starving for real connection
The Five Legends helps us see how we can refocus on what will bring us together. With lessons on leadership, forgiveness, and personal legacy, this book rekindles a hope for real connections with those we love.” —Jesika Harmon and Hillary Whalen, Founders of The New Norm

“Like
The Alchemist, The Five Legends takes you on a powerful journey through deep wisdom.” —Andy Proctor, Co-Founder of the 1,000 Words Speaker Series and Host of the More Happy Life Podcast

The Five Legends teaches us that we can choose to unite by committing to our connection to the Creator and each other. As a podcaster who preaches progress, I know that the only way to move forward is to foster healthy and honest connections with each other.” —Monica Packer, Creator and Host of the About Progress Podcast and Community

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