Dennis Waller
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Dennis Waller

Dennis Waller, best selling author, film maker and speaker, is recognized as an authority on Buddhism, Zen and the Tao Te Ching. His translation of the Tao has been a long standing best seller and is used throughout the academic world. He is only the second person to translate Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom into English since WL Campbell's translation in 1919.

He also is known for his series of "Texas Jack's Famous Recipe books, a collection of southern recipes that have been #1 best sellers on Amazon. From pralines, caramels, to making your own hard apple cider, the Texas Jack series has built up a strong and loyal following.

His current project, "In Search of The Kushtaka" released in April 2014 is a book offering different points of view from supporters and critics of the mythical creature, the Kushtaka, of the Tlingit People of Alaska. Covering the Tlingit and comparative mythologies along with thoughts from the science community and first hand accounts of encounters with the Kushtaka, this book gives an enlightening look into the phenomena known as the Kushtaka.

In addition to the Kushtaka book, he has followed up with two more books on the myths of the Tlingit called, "Raven Tales" and "Otter Tales." Working with the legendary artist of Native American Art, Bob Patterson, Waller will be bringing out an illustrated guide to the world of the myths and legends of the Tlingit in late 2014.

His other books, "The Tao of Kenny Loggins" and "Are You an Indigo" show that this is one writer that refuses to be place into anyone category, truly a renaissance man. Waller is a man that can serve up a wicked drink along with a great steak while debating the esoteric meaning of the song, "Watching the River Run."





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Best Sellers

    • Raven Tales

    • Stories of the Raven Based on the Folklore of the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Inuit, and Athapascan of Alaska
    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: M. G. Willis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The Raven is as much a paradoxical creature as he is important in the myths of many native cultures....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solidly written with good narration

    • By just asking for some common sense on 01-23-19
    • Stories of the Raven Based on the Folklore of the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Inuit, and Athapascan of Alaska
    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: M. G. Willis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 03-14-16
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Way of the Tao, Living an Authentic Life

    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Deane
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The Tao is an ancient philosophy of living in the natural world....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • In Search of the Kushtaka, Alaska's Other Bigfoot

    • The Land-Otter Man of the Tlingit Indians
    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: Ted Brooks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Legends that endured for centuries, endure for a reason. In the wilderness of Southeastern Alaska, the Kushtaka is one such legend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting

    • By Deb Coveyou on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The 9 Keys You Must Master to Be a Miserable Asshole

    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: Samuel R. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    This book is a satire on self-help books. As a writer of self-help books, you can become disillusioned with people who are unable to change even when they really want to....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Otter Tales

    • Stories of the Land Otter Man and Other Spirit Stories based on the Folklore of the Tlingit of Southeastern Alaska
    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: Ted Brooks
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Land Otter Man, aka, The Kushtaka....

    • Stories of the Land Otter Man and Other Spirit Stories based on the Folklore of the Tlingit of Southeastern Alaska
    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: Ted Brooks
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Release date: 01-14-15
    • 1 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Hsin Hsin Ming

    • Inscription on Faith in Purity of Mind
    • By: Dennis M. Waller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Deane
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    This book provides an intuitive insight into the heart of Zen through a translation of Seng-Ts'an's poem, Hsin Hsin Ming....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By Thrreen on 07-18-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tao Te Ching- Lao Tzu, A Translation

    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: Samuel R. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The Tao Te Ching provides an intuitive insight into the art of living an authentic life, and introduces you to the laws of nature on how to live in this world in peace and joy....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • awful narration

    • By PC on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom

    • A Translation
    • By: Dennis Waller, Nagarjuna
    • Narrated by: Michael Scherer
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Tree of Wisdom by Nagarjuna is a treatise on morals and ethics written over 2,000 years ago. It's remarkable that this is only the second English translation of this ancient text....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t waste your time

    • By Charmello on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Zen and Tao

    • A Little Book on Buddhist Thought and Meditation
    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paulson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Zen and Tao, A Little Book on Buddhist Though and Meditation is a collection of Buddhist quotes, thoughts, and meditations from the school of Zen and the Tao....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen for someone interested in zen

    • By rowdybob on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Importance of the Tao

    • A Short Essay
    • By: Dennis Waller
    • Narrated by: Ted Brooks
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This essay is an introduction on the Tao Te Ching exploring the three points of truth, love, and the interconnectedness of the life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An experience to cherish

    • By carolaird on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $3.95

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