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Michelle Adam

Writer, Spiritual Teacher, Healer, Ceremonialist

Explore and awaken the world of duende, the spirit of the earth within each one  of us, through Michelle's novels, poems, teachings, healings, and ceremonies.

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Paco’s voice slid deep into the smoke-filled room. Silence
sifted into the space between his breaths. Crying with the
anguish of a people who had left their homeland centuries ago, he carried a song that still knew its way inside the heartbeat of the earth. Eight-year-old Duende listened. Twenty-eight-year old Ingrid barely remembered this mysterious melody that came from within.


In the small village of Málaga, on the coast of Spain,
where the Mediterranean Sea separated Europe from Africa, from the Arabic cries of “Allah,” and from the Jews’ search for their homeland, Paco and his Gypsy song remained. Duende, raised in this culture, knew this song and its origin, yet Ingrid, tossed into the modern reality of separation, had yet to find her way back.

This is the story of both, woven together by magical

vines carrying the blood of the earth and a forgotten

way of living.

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Now available in Spanish!




The corn tassels arch their backs toward the sky


as their leaves, once a soft emerald green,


bow to the ground in brittle surrender to


a breeze carrying winter’s darkness on her shoulders.