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Decoding the Butterfly Promise

Haunted by an urgent voice she hears each time she reads a book by Carlos Castaneda, Gail seeks out Castaneda’s apprentice, and she finds herself catapulted into a strange world of shamans, metaphysics, and ancient beings. She is thrust forward onto a dangerous path that takes her from the safety of her everyday world into the radiant landscape where true power lives. Here, she is introduced to an ancient couple, who have lived and loved beyond time itself. She offers up her heart to become a co-conspirator with them in an unbelievable task. She must journey into the ancient records and retrieve the knowledge that broke this ancient couple and humanity itself apart. The death-bed promise this ancient couple made to each other eons ago is also the key to humanity’s own resurrection. It is this—the Butterfly Promise—that will return us to our true powers and to our wholeness once again.

Listed in Publishers Weekly, September 24th edition.

What is the Butterfly Promise?

My personal journey took me out of the safety of my everyday world into an amazing landscape where our true power lives. While I searched for a way to deliver my message to author Carlos Castaneda, I was pulled into the original love story of a couple who lived and loved beyond time itself. As I journeyed into this hidden place, I found out that their love story is the basis of our lives as human beings. It is also the basis for our fairy tales. Now for the challenging part: We are intertwined energetically with them, and it’s up to us as humans to separate them from our energy. When I had gathered enough I learned how we do that. That is the essence of the Butterfly Promise.

The Butterfly Promise is the pivotal key to awakening humans from our long slumber. And it’s much more than that. It also awakens the unusual couple who began this journey with us. This is the story of my journey; how I repeated the ancient couple’s experiences in my own life; and how I finally brought back with me the keys to how we return to our personal wholeness as well as liberate them.


Author Gail Siler kicks off new series, The Godmother Chronicles

Present meets past in ‘Decoding the Butterfly Promise,’ author urges readers to find balance, wholeness SURREY, British Columbia — Author and social scientist Dr. Gail Siler invites readers to join her on a journey of awakening that reveals how ancient knowledge holds the key to unlocking humanity’s destined future in her revelatory new book, “Decoding the Butterfly Promise: Regaining Our Sacred Power.” (published by Balboa Press), the first installment of The Godmother Chronicles series. Haunted by an urgent voice she hears each time she reads a book by the popular author, shaman and sorcerer Carlos Castaneda, Siler seeks out Castaneda’s apprentice, David, and finds herself catapulted into a strange world of shamans, metaphysics and ancient beings. With David’s guidance, Siler taps into the wisdom of Osiris and Isis, king and queen of ancient Egypt, using channeling and meditation to communicate with them. Osiris and Isis enlist Siler’s help in retrieving the knowledge that broke the couple and humanity itself apart. Siler’s metaphysical research reveals a death-bed promise Osiris and Isis made to each eons ago, the Butterfly Promise, which is the key to humanity’s resurrection. “This information the ancient couple shares with me has been hidden as well as willfully distorted over millennia to keep humans from finding out,” Siler explains. “Once we are aware of the information we can release ourselves from repeating their stories in our own lives, and become creators of our own life stories, adventures and experiences.” “Decoding the Butterfly Promise” By Dr. Gail Siler, Ph.D. Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 374 pages | ISBN 9781452516059 E-Book | ISBN 9781452516066 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Gail Siler has a doctorate in educational policy studies and community psychology. She has spent most of her life researching, learning and teaching, coaching and helping people create positive changes in their lives. She has been a social scientist and change consultant to governments and corporations for over two decades and creates programs and workshops to help people navigate change in their personal lives. More information is available at, and Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

Snippets from Chapters

Excerpt from Chapter 1. The Empress of the Universe Baits the Hook

“It was the last part of a very long Saturday. I had just managed a training program for close to two dozen high profile people we were training to facilitate an upcoming government sponsored health planning conference. The training was over, thank heavens! I was dragging and exhausted but happy at the success of the day’s session. We had recently adjourned to the bar and were milling around with our pre-dinner drinks in hand, waiting for the restaurant to call us to our tables. Under the best of conditions I’m a cheap drunk, and as tired as I was, I’d sucked back my `Dubonnet on the rocks with a twist’ on an empty stomach, and in record time. ” I really wanted to be home, but as the host I was stuck. Although I am personally shy, as the host I couldn’t afford to show that, and my little inner voice nagged and badgered me to “mingle, mingle.” So I obediently picked a small, safe group of colleagues and I was mingling. They were engaged in a discussion of recent books they were reading. Someone brought up the new Castaneda book and my ears perked up. Jane, one of the facilitator trainees, was explaining to the group that she knew a man who was an apprentice of Carlos Castaneda and he lived right here in the city, disguised as a regular businessman.

Excerpt from Chapter 2. Taking the Bait and Meeting the Man with Crossed Arms

“David arrived and we immediately got down to the task at hand. I had little interest and no experience with trance channels although I knew what trance channeling was. Curiosity again got me over my fear bridge, and David proceeded to prepare to open himself to channel my guide. But by the time he was ready to channel, I was scared again. First David showed me what to do in case something bad happened or an invisible someone other than my guide tried to take over his body while he was out. Like I was going to know that? Anyhow, should I need to quickly bring him back from his trance state, I was to press on his head in a certain way and remember to count several seconds or something. Oh yeah, I was nervous as hell! But I got more nervous when he stretched out on the sofa and unbuckled his belt. “Oh shit,” I thought, “he’s going to take his pants off!” I flushed red from the top of head straight down to my toes. I could feel it. He followed the belt loosening by telling me that sometimes he pees his pants while he’s out of his body channeling, but he hoped he wouldn’t do it on my nice white sofa! My answering giggle helped me switch from total fear to part fear and part worry at his embarrassment upon waking up with peed pants. He said he had to get back to a business meeting, so my imagination at what he would do with peed pants at his business meeting gave me a little inner giggle. That, in and of itself, eased my distress.

Excerpt from Chapter 8 Making the Right Move

“I think the Empress of the Universe was reading over my shoulder as I wrote the letter because it wasn’t long after that an odd thing happened with a limousine. I was sitting in a restaurant on a rainy day. I liked the restaurant because the owners supported artists so there was always interesting art hanging on the walls. On this particular day there was a new exhibit and I chose to sit under a bright acrylic painting of Mother Source titled Goddess of All. I was imagining myself safe and protected in her arms as I drank my tea and stared out the window at nothing in particular, knowing that soon I would have to get out my notes and do some work. A white stretch limousine pulled up to the curb just outside the window in front of me. The male driver got out and walked back to open the door for two women and a child who emerged from the back seat. They talked a few minutes on the sidewalk and then they all walked away. A few minutes later, one of the women came back and went round to the driver’s side and got in. She started up the limousine and right there in front of me did a U turn in the middle of the street and pulled away. What a gutsy move, I thought.

Excerpt from Part 3. Forwards, Backwards, Blending Both

“Soon I was launched on the next part of the Empress’ course for me with little more than the clothes on my back and Woolf, my feline companion of eighteen years. I pulled up stakes in Toronto again and landed in White Rock, BC, and the ‘place of new beginnings.’ Not too subtle perhaps, but it was a grand gesture and a twinkling ‘wink-wink’ on the Empress’ part. Always the last to know what’s going on, I moved this time with no idea of what, when, who or why. OK, I had a ‘why.’ I was going to finish my book. Although I thought I would finish the book, the Empress had her own ideas. Instead, I was pushed into going backwards in time and reviewing certain experiences in my life as I continued to work on the book. In the daily living part of my life outside of the book things began spinning in a new way and I followed the path forward. Then I found my partner in Dreaming. Finally!

Excerpt from Part 4. Uncovering the Mother Lode

“While I simmered in my emotional stew over the failure to find my partner in a stable physical man-form, the Empress was unfazed. Something more important was happening. I had passed through a new doorway as a result of my own energy recovery. Maybe in that last experience with Erik I had retrieved something energetically that I had been searching for. I wanted to believe that. It would at least have made my emotional roller coaster ride of the past months worthwhile. I could almost hear the Empress of the Universe sigh in satisfaction. At last I was at the stage where I could enter the doorway and access what it was she had been working with me so long to retrieve. Entering that doorway was like walking right into the original fairytale or the Land of Fairytale Prime as I dubbed it. To my surprise I found there really was a sleeping princess. And the prince? Well, he was there sending her love as she slept and encouraging her in her dreams to awaken. In the meantime he waited, and he waited and he waited.

Excerpt from Chapter 25 The Real ‘First Love’ Story

The God who was Killed and the Goddess who Resurrected Him..(well most of him!) “Let me start with what history books have to say about the story. Then I will share what I learned in my travels with our Fairy Godmother. From our perspective as developing humans, the story began with Isis and Osiris who were Queen and King of Upper and Lower Egypt. In the literature, they were spoken of as a brother-sister and also husband-wife team. Under their reign, early humans learned how to respect one another, live by principles and ethics, farm and grow crops, prosper and thrive as a culture. Everyone began to have a pretty nice life with their god-King and god-Queen guiding and teaching humans about the niceties of civilization. They had a step brother and step sister, also a husband-wife team, also brother-sister called Set and Nephthys. These two were jealous of the great King and Queen of Egypt. Ah yes, sibling rivalry goes way back, even before Cain and Abel! Set was a particularly ambitious, nasty creature and had that hate and jealousy thing going big time for Osiris and Isis. Set wanted what Osiris had. Power. And he wanted Isis.

Excerpt from Chapter 26. Reliving the Experiences of Isis

“The new higher level of energy I had achieved opened a doorway and I hit the mother lode. Before I knew it, I’d tapped into a vein of information that drew puzzle pieces from all over the place onto the puzzle board. I felt like the Sorceress’ apprentice watching the pieces float around my head and then zoom down onto the puzzle board. It was laid out before me in a manner that made things so obvious I didn’t know why I hadn’t seen it before. My ‘so what’ question was well and truly answered. As if the Empress of the Universe was delighted with my breakthrough, she began to offer information directly. The Gordian Knot Described by the Empress of the Universe There is a direct connection between Isis’ and Gail’s experiences. In fact, every human relives the experiences of Isis and her partner self Osiris. Humans are tied in with these ancient beings that at the time were referred to as gods. In fact, Isis became the godmother of humans. Her experiences are in your DNA! To be more specific, the experiences of Isis and Osiris are in your DNA courtesy of Isis who was pushed into humanity by Set.

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Haunted by an urgent voice she hears each time she reads a book by Carlos Castaneda, Gail seeks out Castaneda’s apprentice, and she finds herself catapulted into a strange world of shamans, metaphysics, and ancient beings. She is thrust forward onto a dangerous path that takes her from the safety of her everyday world into the radiant landscape where true power lives. Read more…