Happy 2012! Year End Update
Hello friends and supporters,
This is a greeting to everyone who has helped my Kickstarter Project and all those who have taken an interest. I know it's been a while since I've posted, and I apologize for that. The reason is that I've been busy doing what your generous and kind support has made possible - writing my book, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss. I really think of it as 'our' book because without your help, it would not be happening. Because of your help, it is happening. I'm working very hard on it, trying to keep distractions at bay and use the time wisely. Every moment I'm on the internet or hanging out on social media is a moment that I am not writing. So for that reason, I have not been posting. But now that the year is coming to a close, I wanted to check in and let you all know that I have not absconded with your money to Bora Bora or some such place! I have in fact used it to pre-pay most of the costs of publishing, promotion, editing, design and layout. Thanks to you, all of that has already been paid for; the remainder, shrinking, but still sufficient to pay the bills until the book is finished. That should be later this spring, with a launch date still projected for late September to mid-October. Thanks for your continued patience. I hope the result will be worth the wait.
Meantime, I want to extend my very best wishes to my friends and supporters for the Holiday season and the Year to Come! 2012 is the 'Big One' -- whatever that means. We shall all know vey soon. I'm pleased and honored to be able to share this incredible time in history with you. With a little luck we shall all be around to learn, as my grandfather was fond of saying, How the Boar Ate the Cabbage!
Many thanks to everyone. Further words and encouragement are in the attached video. Peace, prosperity, good health, love, and wisdom to all, in 2012 and (hopefully) far beyond!
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This is a new incentive at the $90 level, thanks to friends Richard Meech, creator of the incredible documentary Vine of the Souls, and Mitch Schultz,creator of another incredible documentary DMT: The Spirit Molecule, already known to many in our community. Thanks to their support, I can now offer up to 50 backers a dual set of both DVDs, autographed by the creators, and me (I am a talking head in both films). These are one of a kind documentaries on the topics of ayahuasca and DMT, respectively. And, an added benefit of opting for this incentive: immediate gratification! You won't have to wait for the book to be finishes to collect your reward; these DVDs can go out within a week (or so) of the end of the pledge period.
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At some point soon after the book is complete I intend to create an audiobook version of the book, that will be read in my voice. Backers who choose this level will receive everything promised at the lower levels (except for those that are limited), an iconic poster, a PDF of the chapter, and a copy of the audio book at least six months in advance of its release to the open market. This incentive is limited to the first 10 backers who choose it.
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There's a new incentive at the $2500 level that is kind of unique. For one thing, it's an auction, available to only one backer. Please consult update #15 for details about this incentive
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This is another unique item that I'm auctioning to the highest bidder, starting at the incentive level of $5000. When Terence & I first wrote the Invisible Landscape, several years before it was published, we gave it another name: Shamanic Investigations. There are only four copies of this book in existence. I own two of them. I will give an autographed copy of one of them to the highest bidder, starting at a minimum bid of $5000. This incentive is available to only one backer. Please consult update #15 for details about this incentive