Another brief update - fast-breaking developments
I think we are caught in an accelerating fractal time loop! So much is happening I can't keep up with it. But a few things I wanted to bring to your attention. As you know if you've been tracking these updates, I have changed some of the incentives for pledges on the Kickstarter main site. One of the offers that has been popular are the free passes to the Evolver Intensives webinars at the $130 level. Those sold out almost immediately,so my friends at Evolver have kindly agreed to let me offer 20 more passes at that level, which is great. I just posted the change on the main site, so those incentives are now available. Get em while they're hot!
Also in connection to the Evolver event, I wanted to let people know that Evolver would like to sign you up to be an Affiliate to promote this program (as well as future programs). As an Affiliate, you can get a 20% commission on every pass that you sell from your site. So this may be of interest to those of you who have web sites, mailing lists, and other promotional sites or activities. This may also be of special interest to those kind people who have invited me to make podcasts for their sites! So for details on how to sign up, go here:
And for the personal touch, to resolve any problems or answer questions, contact Jennifer Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will help you get signed up and resolve any issues. I can tell you from personal experience she is awesome.
And, here's another podcast, courtesy of Lorenzo at Psychedelic Salon. He's gone back into his archives and unearthed this one, appropriately titled Exploring the Abyss, from an early Terence show in 1982. In Lorenzo's own words: November 1982 talk that Terence McKenna gave in which he spoke about four abyss' humans must face. And about some of the early explorations with his brother Dennis he says they were either “very loose science or very tight magic”. He also has some very interesting things to say about death.
Very timely and so cool. Even I haven't heard this one, so enjoy.
Stay tuned. More podcasts and 'stuff' coming up. Fundraising continues and is looking good!
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Apr 7, 2011 - Jun 6, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
No specific reward, but thank you!
Pledge $5 or more
My eternal gratitude and your name added to my mailing list where you can track progress on the book and read occasional items of interest.
Pledge $20 or more
Everything in the one above, plus a PDF copy of the book when completed
Pledge $35 or more
Everything above, plus an autographed, hard copy of the book when completed
Pledge $70 or more
Everything above, plus 2 autographed copies of the book with a personal message; OR -- 1 autographed copy, plus an autographed DVD of selected audio/video talks by Terence and Dennis McKenna.
Pledge $90 or more
17 backers Limited (33 of 50 left)
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.
Pledge $90 or more
13 backers Limited (12 of 25 left)
All incentives offered at the $35 and lower levels, including one autographed hard copy of the book. In addition, backers at this level will receive an autographed copy of Journey Through the Spheres, a CD of Terence's talks interspersed with musical pieces. This CD was lovingly put together to honor Terence's passing by the Novelty Group. There are only 25 copies in existence. One of them can be yours in return for a $90 pledge.
Pledge $100 or more
All items above, plus your name included as a “patron” in the Acknowledgements section of the book.
Pledge $130 or more
30 backers All gone!
Backers at this level will receive everything included in the $100 level, plus a free pass to the EvolverIntensives.com webinar series, coming up in June and July. There are only 10 passes available at this incentive level.
Pledge $500 or more
All items above, plus an advance peek at one of the chapters (PDF).
Pledge $510 or more
5 backers Limited (25 of 30 left)
Backers at this level will receive everything promised at the $500 level, plus a copy of a limited edition poster of the iconic photograph that has been posted as the 'theme' for this Kickstarter project, namely Terry and Denny gazing into the abyss. I intend to make a number of high-resolution copies of this image; 30 of them will be offered as incentives at this new level.
Pledge $1,000 or more
All items above, plus a two-hour Skype video conference call with the donor and a selected group of friends.
Pledge $1,010 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
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.
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
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
Pledge $5,000 or more
After the book is complete, I will travel to your city and present a one-day workshop to the patron and a selected group of friends (I will request an additional contribution to cover 50% of airfare and accommodation expenses). This reward level will also include 2 autographed hard cover copies of the book, or one autographed copy + one autographed DVD collection as you prefer.
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
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