About this project
I am very pleased to offer "Who Am I? Yoga, Psychedelics and the Quest for Enlightenment" to the world...
This project has been 8 years in the making and has taken countless hours of research, writing, marketing, editing, and now fundraising. It's finally time to get it out and that feels good.
I've been writing my whole life and always knew that I would be an author, I was just looking for a subject that I would feel so passionate about that I could not NOT write a book about it. Well, the subject that this book deals with is just that for me, it was just too juicy to not dive into wholeheartedly.
And if you know me, you know that when I get into something, I really immerse myself in it; or, switching metaphors, it becomes all-consuming. Which is also one reason I am seeking your help, because all the time committed to this project has not afforded me as much time to devote to more profitable undertakings.
I believe that the subject matter of this book is of the highest import for each and every one of us because it deals head on with 2 of the most important topics of our time: Yoga and Psychedelics. Considering these subjects deeply with me in this book will be in and of itself a spiritual practice, if not enlightening.
(And, even though we all know not to judge a book by its cover, we also know that a "picture says a thousand words" and sometimes it is the cover alone that says it all -- or at least all that one may need at that moment. I want to say right now that I LOVE the cover that Alexander Ward created for this project, and trust it will bring more readers to this book. Alexander is a brilliant visionary artist, you can learn more about him here: www.alexanderward.co.uk.)
I'm not going to go into all of the "story" and my process here, because after all, that's what the book's for, but I will say that I am not alone in this process, and I do know that there are many right now who will benefit from this book, because it is very much of this moment. It opens the door wide on a debate and discussion that will be with us for a long time yet. And I do feel that it will bring YOU that much closer to an answer to the universal question that lies at the heart of our collective spiritual quest: Who Am I?
Thank you for your help with getting this out and in your hands!
Namasté & AHO! : ) Allowah
Ps. And here's a special message from my editor and award-winning author, Brian Francis Heffron:
Today I am delighted to tell you about a bold and informative new book created & designed for people just like you: people who are seeking spiritual answers to all the most important questions of our lives. Eight years in the making, Who Am I? Yoga, Psychedelics and the Quest for Enlightenment represents countless hours of research, numerous in-depth interviews, and months of organizing and editing all that material into a final polished, comprehensive, and accessible book.
Spirituality is a clearly a subject Allowah is very passionate about. He totally immersed himself in the mysteries of consciousness and enlightenment; topics that are for him, deeply engaging. Allowah's book explores the practices of Yoga and Psychedelics, both individually, separately, and in combination. It's time for his writing to meet his readers, and so he is seeking your help. Simply reading it will gently guide you on your own personal journey towards enlightenment. .
Allowah is not the only person in the world seeking spiritual answers to ultimate questions; there are many, many people who are also asking big questions, and who would benefit from an encounter with this book. "Who Am I? Yoga, Psychedelics and the Quest for Enlightenment" opens the door to mysteries we have all pondered. The goal of the book is to bring YOU, the reader, answers to these universal, timeless questions.
This kick-starter effort is a major milestone in bringing this book into the world. By reaching out into the world's spiritual community for assistance, Allowah is casting his bread upon the water. How can you get involved? How can you help? How can you get your questions answered? Today you can pre-order a copy of Who Am I? Yoga, Psychedelics and the Quest for Enlightenment, right here, right now, right on this page!
Thank you in advance for your help in birthing this informative and eye-opening book. Please join us by following the instructions below to pre-order your copy of "Who Am I? Yoga, Psychedelics and the Quest for Enlightenment" today. Read it and be part of the spiritual solution. Thank you again for your time and consideration. ~ BFH
Some Advance Praise for "Who Am I?"
“This book MUST be read by people. Period.”
~ John Allen Gibel, Yoga Teacher & Scholar
"To me this book was one of those rare books that you feel was written especially for you. As someone who explored many spiritual avenues, taking pieces from each, not devoting a life to one. This book helped remind me that it was always my path to define, my own unique spiritual avenue that felt true to my own spiritual progression; to use that as the highest compass, not suppressed by the teachings of a singular path."
~ Alexander Ward (Visionary Art Creative)
"A truly worthy & purposeful project that was a long time coming!"
~ Angel D'Amore
“The author’s new book dealing with an important topic on the history of yoga is a very engrossing read and a very unique book. In exploring its topic areas with the author, we feel as if we are falling down the rabbit hole hand-in-hand with him. He treats his exploration with the intellectual honesty, respect, and open-mindedness it deserves and the reader is drawn into the narrative by the lucidity of his prose and by his ever-expanding exploration of this fascinating area of study. Drawing upon a wide array of “seekers” who have come before him, the author presents a straightforward and engaging narrative that investigates his topic for anyone and everyone on the road to enlightenment. The fact that there are no other books on the market that engages this specific subject makes this book’s appeal that much greater.”
~ Anne Dillon, Project Editor, Inner Traditions, Bear & Company, Rochester, Vermont “
"Just read the manuscript. Really liked it.”
~ Ganga White, Director of White Lotus and author of Yoga Beyond Belief
"It is my honor and pleasure to endorse Allowah's book. I read it and found it to be a scholarly, well written and balanced analysis of a very contentious subject. Throughout this fascinating and sumptuously illustrated tour de force the author does not take sides leaving it up to the reader to decide the merits. The book discretely ends on the note that the path the author follows is the Course in Miracles which offers no teaching on the use of sacramental substances to attain enlightenment."
~ Marvin Glover, Inventor & PhD Candidate
“Am reading your book. I think it’s important and well-written.”
~ Alisande Sweeney, Permaculturist
“Wow brother... just after a couple pages I’m hooked... I really really like it and your writing style. Please understand that I’m not just trying to make you feel good... it’s really really excellent.”
~ Joe Marshalla, Author of Repeatlessness
“Good read. Well written and held my attention, up after midnight a few nights not wanting to put it down.”
~ Carey Turnbull, veteran TM teacher & yoga scholar
“Wow!!!!!!! Just need to tell u I can’t put it down…Reading excerpts every night even when I’m thoroughly exhausted...It’s very engaging and written from such a deeply intimate place…Truly exceptional and unique in its honesty and your sharing these parts of your history and experience are a gift to anyone who will be fortunate enough to read it.”
~ Marie Colandrea, Yoga Student & Teacher
Risks and challenges
I do not sense much risk involved with the completion of this project. It will definitely go live by this summer! This campaign has a limited amount of time left, please make sure to contribute before it ends!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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