A Biography of Sandy Jones
in relation to William Samuel
The Very Short Story of how I came
to be the Literary Executor of William Samuel's work:
Around 1975, while
enjoying a weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with my beloved husband Earl and our
precious young children, we all wandered into a book store.
jumps this book, A Guide to Awareness and Tranquillity.....I
had known of William Samuel several years prior, as his books had been among my
mother's library of metaphysical and spiritual books.
a familar name on an unfamilar book cover, I opened it, read some pages and I
knew immediately that I had found someone very special and important to me. The
author's words resonated as honest and undeniably true. I knew I had been lead
to a real treasure.
I bought the book, took it home, read
it thoroughly. This book, word after word, was filled with wisdom and brilliance.
words were liberating and profound, yet simple, tender and unpretentious. Something
felt true to my Heart. His tone, his humor, his wisdom, his intelligence, clarity
and honesty were truely enlightening.
There was no doubt that
what this man wrote was genuine, honest and real. I was so thrilled and overjoyed
with his work that I immediately wrote to the author, Mr. Samuel.
my everlasting joy, he wrote back promptly and thus we started a long and joyful
20 year correspondence of written letters, phone calls, visits and a mutually
appreciative friendship. He was such a delightful man to be around and yet so
William and his wife Rachel came to stay with us
in our Colorado mountain home often.....they both loved nature and the glorious
beauty of those high Rocky Mountains.
and William Samuel--- Independance Pass, Colorado
my husband and I went to visit with William and Rachel on several different occasions.
They lived in Mountain Brook, Alabama, which was a charming and lovely little
town. On these visits William would most graciously give me much of his day. We
would take walks or we might sit in his little Woodsong Cabin and talk philosophy,
God, metaphysics and Truth. This was not unusal for William, he often gave this
generous kind of attention to those who would visit him.
was very blessed to have been led to a most marvelous teacher, and I knew it.
I was quite aware that I had the privilage of knowing a genuine American sage,
mystic, wiseman and teacher. I had never been a follower of any guru, I had always
been intuitively distrusting of that sort of 'cult' like idol worshiping. But
Bill was different, he snuffed out any sense of a 'teacher /student' relationships.
I really appreciated that.
So, friend to friend I listened
to every word and now I realize that I absorbed much more than I was fully
aware of at that time.
The Guiding Angels have been good to
me. I knew something special had taken place in my life on a May weekend in 1992,
when I attended his last talk. A large group had come to White, Georgia to hear
William speak. This exceptionally beautiful talk was recorded and we now have
this weekend session available on DVD.
To my surprise, at the end of the talks, William asked
me to come up and sit with him and 'help answer questions'. We sat there together
and the audience would ask questions, and William would turn to me and say "Sandy,
you can answer that." I did my best at the time.
Jones and William Samuel--- White, Georgia---1992
moment in my life was among the genuine turning points, where I knew that if William
trusted me enough to answer questions, then I could trust myself, my Heart, my
own intuitive Inner Light.
Whatever it was that took place
that weekend, it was slowly but surely transformational.
amd Rachel had both agreed that I should be the guardian of his work, Bill knew
I understood him and his message. He trusted what he saw in me--He saw long before
I did that I had found my own Inner Light, The Child within--and so when William
passed on in 1996, I was given the literary rights to carrying on with his truely
My work for William includes the publishing
and distribution of all his material and books. I call this little book business
Butterfly Publishing House.
He told me in many ways, in many
personal letters, and through our friendship, that he trusted me and trusted that
I was finding It.
He would reassure me, saying that I was
"among those who are capable of hearing the final statements of truth"--
and that what I was finding "would serve me well in the years ahead when
it comes my time to help some of the weary travelers down the Way".
these years later, I know he was quite right about it all.
is true, I have learned my lessons well, I have been tried and tested; I have
proven myself worthy of The Light of Truth, I know this because this Grace, Peace,
Joy, and Living Truth is Here with me always now.
message is about finding our own authenic Self and then doing for our world what
comes from this Original Spirit.
So, I share my own discoveries
in my own way.
As William put it so well; "We are a gathering
of folks from all walks of life, people of all religious and philosophical outlooks,
Eastern and Western. We are neither a group nor an organization. We are unbeholden
and unattached to leaders or an intermediary. The Seminal Idea of Truth is capable
of standing on its own. We spend no time worshiping the fountain, rather, we drink
This Grace that found me, takes my hand, brings
me peace and tranquillity and leads me aright and unafraid through this world---For
This I am most grateful.
In gratitude, Sandy Jones --