The Sayings of Esaugetuh by Norman W. Wilson

The Sayings of Esaugetuh

(Norman W. Wilson)


The Sayings and Philosophy of Esaugetuh

The Master of Breath

Norman W Wilson, PhD


This edition has been designed to fit on 5” * 8” postcards so the reader can print off and use the cards for meditation and contemplation.


To all who seek life’s wisdom.






First, let me say I have never met anyone named Esaugetuh but I did meet Squanto to whom I dedicated my first book, The Quest: Seeking the New Adam. It is from him that the wisdom statements contained in this little book originally came.

Squanto was a musician, artist, philosopher, scientist, educator, and my boss and mentor; more importantly, he was a life-long best friend.

When Squanto retired as Superintendent of Schools, he was like so many who had dedicated their complete lives to others. He was as the saying goes, ‘like a fish out of water.’ In essence, he lost his identity even though it was only a public one.

I would arrive home from teaching at a local college around one o’clock and he would soon arrive. The coffee pot was turned on and some donuts or homemade coolies were placed on the dining room table. Then it would begin. I quote from my original book: “. . . there comes a time in every man’s life when he must ask, ‘who am I? And there is answer. There is hope-a Promethean hope. The question is not do you dare; but rather, dare you not?”

He always had questions he expected me to answer. After all who am I? If I say college professor what does that say? If I say, husband, lover, friend what does that say? What is man? What are love, trust, and spirituality? Out of all of these days of mid-afternoon conversations, I realized I should be taking notes and so I did. Those notes became the basis for the friendship of two men; one young and a seeker; the other, older, wise, and seemingly ageless.

Even after my move to the West Coast, the telephone calls, the yearly visits up until the time of his death in 2012, it was always the questions and his challenge for me to seek rational acceptable answers for my belief system.

Because of his ability to force me to think, to breathe new life into my thought processes, I decided to call him Esaugetuh, the Master of Breath and he became one of the main characters in my Shamanic Mysteries Series.

In and among the Muskogee tribes of Native Americans there is a creator and wind god name Esaugetuh Emissee. According to the Muskogee story, he created humankind. And when you think about it, isn’t that what artists, musicians, and teachers do.?

I have to confess that Squanto was not the real name either. His name was Strato E. Televely. And it is to him that this little book is dedicated. So Strato, until we meet again, have another cup of coffee and a piece of cake. And then we’ll talk some more.











Life is like a painting;

it reflects the artist's palette.


Each man, no matter the question, ultimately has to answer it for himself.





Some things

are best left to memory.