Inspiring true stories of a young man who is imprisoned after accidentally discovering the teachings of Andean spiritual guide Silo during the military dictatorship of the ’70s in Argentina. Tells of his close escapes from torture and execution, his  reconciliation with his would-be torturers, his exile to the United States, his return to his homeland with the World March for Peace and Nonviolence in 2009, and his disappearance from this world on his way to the high Andes…


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Soft Brushes with Death

Trudi Lee Richards

Author, poet, Spanish-English translator; Activist and community builder. Member of the international Community of Silo's Message ( and its Portland, Oregon and Red Bluff, California communities ( Published work includes "On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo," "Soft Brushes with Death, a Jorge Espinet Primer," "Fish Scribbles," and "Experiences on the Threshold - with Silo's Message." Also publisher and editor of "Human Future," an independent review published in San Francisco, California, from 1989 to 1996. Mother of five grown kids/stepkids and five step grandkids; Long ago graduate of Stanford University; Lives in Portland, Oregon.