Books by Elsie

Elsie is the author of 6 books – Nuggets of Wisdom II: Learning & Sharing in Shorthand; The Path to ContentmentNuggets of Wisdom; Beyond Imagination – A New Reality Awaits;  Our True Identity… Three Principles; and Wisdom for Life

Nuggets of Wisdom II

Available in print and eBook.

The Path To Contentment

Available in print and eBook.

Nuggets of Wisdom - Learning to See Them

You may purchase directly from the publisher CreateSpace. Also available to purchase from,, and your local bookseller, the kindle version is also available.

Beyond Our Imagination – A New Reality Awaits

You may purchase directly from the publisher CreateSpace. Also available to purchase from, and your local bookseller.

Our True Identity. . . Three Principles

You may purchase directly from the publisher CreateSpace. Also available to purchase from, and your local bookseller.

Wisdom for Life

Available to purchase from Amazon.

Readers comments

“I finished your new book yesterday. Right from the first chapter I have been walking around in such a simple feeling of contentment and enjoyment of life. I loved this book. It brought me right back to a simplicity that can’t be understood by the intellect. It helped me to sense even deeper the ever-present truth that home and wisdom are fully present at all times.

Your book exemplifies the simplicity and the feeling of true understanding. It will help all of us realize even more deeply what it means that we are the Principles in action! Bless you, dear Elsie, for all that you are and all that you bring into the world! And I am so grateful for the way in which you honor Syd’s teachings and help reveal them as living, breathing, self-evident Truth. All my love.”
Dicken Bettinger, Ed.D.

“In The Path to Contentment, the sharing of HOME as always here always now – the sharing that wisdom is my true nature whether I have troubling thoughts or nothing on my mind was like a giant gift of comfort, love and relief.   I – SEE – THOUGHT was like a gong going off in my head complete with sound effects. Thank you, Elsie, Blessings.”

“The author once described Sydney Banks as a global treasure. Such words could just as easily be applied to her. There is a truth in Elsie’s words that resonates with something deeper than the intellect, a place of tranquil feeling from which insights flow. Each of the little “nuggets”  in Nuggets of Wisdom provides the reader the opportunity to access that place. Truly, Elsie and her book are treasures. With many thanks and much love.”
Phil A. Hughes

“I taught two sections of a Counseling Theories course and assigned students to read Beyond Imagination. It was really fun to process their positive reactions to your book and their questions. These students also read The Enlightened Gardener and watched several of Syd’s videos as part of the class. I always get so emotional when I watch those videos…filled with gratitude that I met Syd, and you…and so many others.”
Dr. Linda Pettit 

“I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your book, Our True Identity.  The stories, the way you explain things in a down to earth yet spiritual way – it is bringing me Joy!!!  I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you so eloquently wrote this book from your own beautiful wisdom!!!  I think Syd was watching over you!!!!”
Steve Adair

“I’ve just read Our True Identity and felt compelled to let you know that I think your book is wonderful, honest, insightful and heartfelt. I’m really proud of you because this book is a perfect reflection of what Syd Banks taught us all. Without getting too mushy, I really felt your humanity and fragility very deeply throughout the entire book….You’re great!”
Stuart Backerman