About Eagle Literary Foundation

Eagle Literary Foundation was founded by Mark Butler when moving to Eagle, Idaho from Boulder City, Nevada in 1994. At very early ages both Mark questioned the so-called standard of ordinary living, bothered by its lack of real, lasting solidity and security.

Mark says, “The Foundation is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life to understand how to lead inwardly healthier, happier, and stress free lives.”

Over the past 20 years Mark has authored several articles and has spoken at seminars throughout the United States.

In a Valley Times interview Mark described the Foundation’s work as follows,

“What we are trying to do is break habitual behaviors, but first there has to be an awareness of being pained or at a dead end before there is a genuine incentive to break them. If we are satisfied with subduing our pain by becoming one of the many ‘holics,’ that is, a workaholic, an alcoholic, or even a spiritual-aholic, there’s no valid interest in finding out about our inner-self so as to experience the inwardly free and happy life we were intended to live.

We practice, for example, breaking the nagging thoughts that take over and won’t let us sleep. Or as an exercise, we take a week and watch for painful emotions like anger and we deliberately work to ‘Catch and Break’, catch a thought or emotion and break it, drop it.

The whole purpose is to live more happily and healthfully.”

There is a beautiful song called “Back Home Again”, by John Denver. The song has a very casual and comforting melody to it and can be listened to as a symbol and reminder of the need for each and every one of us to start finding the way back to our inner home of real contentment and security. NOW is the time to start!

“The Eagle Literary Foundation has become a way for people from Boise and Western Ada County to meet and discuss topics as grand as the meaning of life and as relevant as how to cope with anger in traffic congestion.” ~Idaho Statesman

You can discover how to live the wholesome life for which we are all intended.

Visit our Online Store, featuring authors such as Vernon Howard, Guy Finley, P.D. Ouspensky, J. Krishnamurti, Maurice Nicoll, and Paul Brunton.

All donations are tax deductible.

Contact Us:
Mailing Address: Eagle Literary Foundation
P.O. Box 314
Eagle, ID 83616
Phone: (208) 939-7444
General Questions: contact@eaglelit.org
Mark Butler: mark@eaglelit.org