Bill Pfeiffer aka «Sky Otter» is the founder of Sacred Earth Network which continues to implement leading edge visions after almost 25 years. In that time, Bill has made Russia a “second home” having traveled there 42 times – giving him a rare cross-cultural perspective. He has also led dozens of spiritual ecology workshops in the U.S. He has 25 years of experience in Re-evaluation Counseling and Vipassana meditation, and has undergone extensive training with Siberian shamans as well as with Joanna Macy and John Perkins. He has also spent much time in the US Southwest learning about Native medicine ways and the crucial importance of the petroglyphs and pictographs.

His  book, Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture has been met with high acclaim.

Bill has been living in the forests of Nichewaug (Petersham) Massachusetts for 20 years.


Many people ask me what propelled me to start down this unusual path in the first place.  On June 12, 1982 I was fortunate enough to be kissed by grace. Activism met mysticism. Here is that story.