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Rebecca Spyker

Rebecca Spyker is a first-time author and full-time corporate anthropologist.

Also occupying her time is her devoted partner, to whom she owes a great deal for his love and support during the writing of this book. She also has three extraordinary rescue dogs, who together weigh one hundred and twenty kilograms.

Bringing joy and calm to her life is a daily mix of Zen meditation, Shinto prayer, Huna healing and yoga practices and wisdoms she was introduced to during her years in Japan and Hawaii.


Born in England and raised in Australia, Rebecca lived in Japan for an extended period after studying cultural anthropology and Japanese at the University of Western Australia. Captivated and intrigued by Japan’s beauty and mystery, it’s there she began her fascination with Zen philosophy and Shinto, the country’s main religion.

Later, she lived in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, where she studied Huna philosophy and healing.

Rebecca is also a yoga instructor, massage therapist and a hands-on healing practitioner which, these days, she only offers to friends and friends’ dogs because she’s discovered that writing is much more fun.

She loves to cook and delights in creating delicious vegetarian dishes for friends and family.

In the last decade, Rebecca has become a sought-after business transformation consultant. Drawing on her in-depth knowledge of wisdom traditions helps her effect subtle and positive transformational change.

Author's Books
The Book of Bu – Tails of a Zen Dog

In a profound, funny and beautifully rendered portrait of a furry soul mate, first-time writer Rebecca Spyker recalls the adventures of her rescue dog, Bu, who not only changed her life but became the rescuer, leading her back to the Buddhist wisdom she forgets from time to time.Bu’s life is capt...

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