Spin is literary spoon bending at its best! Through Laurie's words suffering is optional, life becomes your art + your awakening becomes your reality.
Spin is an advanced course in self-cultivation for perpetual beginners. Let's face it: you're not the monk in the monastery; you're not Neo in The Matrix. Your life doesn't synch with the shaman on the hill. But your heart is aching to be open.
Your mind occasionally en-lightens. And you want that forward motion, the steady spin of fresh perspective and tangible relief.
We live and breathe in the real world, with real hardships and real pressures. Despite all that, you may be surprised to learn: suffering is optional. Setting that idea in motion shifts everyday experience into a heightened state of creativity; life becomes your art and your awakening becomes your reality.
. . .
The video above gives a hint about the passion I feel for writing a new book. But the Spin project is much more than just a book! The text is the pivot around which everything whirls. The project is multi-layered and far-reaching. It begins with phase one - which you're discovering now, thanks to Kickstarter - and it builds well into the future, both on the page and in the world at large.
When you choose to back the Spin project, you provide essential fuel for the three endeavors of the first phase. Your backing will allow me to dedicate myself to these works full-time so I can wrap everything for the holidays (books make great gifts!). Kickstarter funds will also fuel production costs for printing and recording.
The three parts are:
 Spin - a work of creative nonfiction expected to weigh in around 300 pages. Spin explores philosophies and concepts I've spent a lifetime refining about the nature of reality and resilience.
 Wake UP - a beautiful book of photographs paired with lyrical prose and poetry created to give added dimension to Spin. Playful, stunning and artistic, Wake UP is an intuitive leap into enlightened perspective. Learn more: http://www.joybroker.com/projects/wakeup.html
 Spin CD - an audio complement to both books, available Valentine's Day, 2011 exclusively for project backers. The CD expands on tangents from the texts and weaves literary and visual pieces together with original music compositions and spoken word reflections.
Phase two begins in 2011 when the Spin project launches a series of events to enliven the concepts in rich, memorable experiences. For those who remember some of my signature events (Arizona Tempest, Vivid Dinner at Kazimierz, Head Over Heels in PHX), you can count on the Spin project to launch similar revelries next year.
As project backers, you'll be the first to learn about what's next and receive special invitations in advance.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $7,300 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 29, 2010.
Aug 5, 2010 - Aug 29, 2010
Pledge $3 or more
BECOME A SPARK: You'll have access to exclusive updates and get a bright spark of gratitude in return.
Pledge $13 or more
HEY REVELER! You'll get exclusive updates and a polished PDF version of Spin.
Pledge $30 or more
UP-LIFTER: You'll receive a bound copy of Spin and a digital copy of Wake UP.
Pledge $70 or more
ILLUMINATOR: You'll get bound copies of Spin and Wake UP (ooh!) and 30 minutes one-to-one with Laurie.
Pledge $100 or more
DEAR CATALYST: You'll receive signed editions of both books, the audio CD made exclusively for Kickstarter backers (yes!) and up to 1 hour of one-to-one with Laurie.
Pledge $300 or more
YOU ARE A POTENTIATOR: Thank you! Along with the books and CD, you'll have a one-year, all-access pass for Joy Broker services. Use the pass yourself, or give it as a gift certificate to someone dear to you.