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

Trudi Lee Richards, writer and poet-bard of Silo’s Message, is the author of Confessions of Olivia; On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo; Soft Brushes with Death; Fish Scribbles; and Experiences on the Threshold. In the pre-internet past she published Human Future, an independent review published from 1989-96 in San Francisco, CA; and was co-founder of La Mamelle, a San Francisco arts publication from the '70s. A graduate of Stanford University, she is the mother of five grown kids/stepkids and five step grandkids. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.