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About

JOURNEY HOPE VOICE ISLAND SEA

All my relations, I seek your grant permission to create a series of depictive poetry, imaginative fiction, and travelogue with video that will be creative commons basis for further artistic, exhibition, and educational collaboratives. Focusing on communication, personal and community development, by expression via relational interpretation - interdiscipline, interspecies, and environmental.

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ANCIENT VOICES

from Ayla Nereo:

ANCIENT VOICES, a retreat this February in Hawaii with Ayla Nereo, to open the voice, receive song, sing with the whales, swim with the dolphins, meditate and vitalize the body, and remember how to fully and unhesitatigly give our gifts to the world.  The whales have been calling to me for the last year, weaving themselves into visions, journeys, sounds and song lyrics, making themselves heard through my voice and through that which I encounter. They are the most ancient keepers of wisdom, and their songs are shared across thousands of miles with one another.  This retreat is an offering to you — if you're called to say yes — to dive deep into the mysteries of your own voice, your own inner waters, your joy and song of life. To see what’s there. To listen to a source much more ancient than oneself. And to cultivate and nurture the freedom to sound your truth into the world. Ayla is co-facilitating the retreat with Aya Iwasaki, an incredible teacher of breathwork, movement, meditation, and underwater dolphin connection.

Let It In (Makhana Remix) - Ayla Nereo, Hollow Bone Remixes

https://aylanereo.bandcamp.com/track/ayla-nereo-let-it-in-makhana-remix

http://ayapapaya.com/ancient-voices-retreat/ http://aylanereomusic.fanbridge.com/campaigns/show.php?id=1332942&src=facebook

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I would like to produce an anecdotal paper for the Whale Museum and other public ocean education outlets such as SeaDoc, KWIAHT, FOLKS, etc. (Creative Commons licensed for public distribution with attribution allowing commercial derivative works), with possible (multiple, rotating) if suggestive exhibit plans featuring inspired pieces and/or installation by featured creators.

Besides interpretive and performative travelogues, my intended creative channels ( besides full participation ) are depictive poetry, and space whale fiction short stories along the lines of Einstein's Dreams (however).

Materials to be released on their own website or via the Primal Spiral portal, and through appropriate sale and sharing platforms.

Believing, also, that this will greatly enrich my future writing scheme for fiction.

I have a BA in Biology from Mills College. 2+ years professional experience freelance article writing, copy editing, background research, market copy. 1+ year releasing original science fiction content twice weekly on bonesofstarlight.com, with current first novel release of the series. 3+ years vocal education, including women’s barbershop chorus. 1 Audiobook produced, digitally & on CD.  1 written play for local theater stage. Previous day camp counselor at Marine World Africa USA.  1+ years as an assistant faculty administrator & database keeper for a fire arts school.  Occasional mixed media artist.

adventuring credentials: In high school, founded the Outdoor Adventures Club with a marine biology teacher and three others for an expansive introduction to the outdoors. Time as a foot traveler, applying the biology degree learning a host of food and medicine plants, gaining knowledge of interdependent farming practices, and an advanced familiarity with broadly keyed sectors of the mushroom kingdom and their powers, various animals and their sole care. Currently building a wooden kayak with a mission in mind. Previous snorkeling experience in Hawaii and Caribbean. 3 continents of solo traveling, 2 years in remote journalism. Bionic eyes. Six schools of martial arts including yoga, Dancelog learning videos.

Previously, I once attended the First International Falconry Festival in Reading, England as an independent journalist. I rented a SLR camera and took a slew of great shots, notes, had an awe-inspiring experience with unforgettable people, gathering a trunkful of information. This project, which I did IN SECRET, never made it to light in the way I’d hoped. All this was before things like Kickstarter and GoFundMe, where you could gain the motivation knowing that some were looking forward ready to receive the products of your work.

Would you believe, I still have most of this information? Nothing electronic, ALL the photos were lost. The pack of papers in the bag, though, the journal and the cards. Which is another reason I want to publish experiences like this, so instead of being lost, they’re shared, meaningfully. The festival is now past its third incarnation, last I saw it visited near Dubai. I saw that coming!

Perhaps as a side effect of Journey Hope Voice Island Sea, I can spur this other long overdue documentation of another similarly themed aspect: relational, experiential life encounters between species and different peoples.

Within this I can see stretch goals. First I’m just looking for enough to travel to and attend this unique experience, and am open to ideas, requests and input from my supporters.

My websites:

bonesofstarlight.com

primalspiral.wordpress.com

evalisaelasigue.com

serialsurreal.com

Twitter: @primalspiral

Instagram: primal.spiral

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COSTS:

Ancient Voices attendance, including meals, stay, voice & body intensives, exploration excursions: $1500

Travel: approx. $600 round trip flight

Rounded for surety and payments

Total baseline Kickstart: $2222

From the bottom of my heart, outward, inward, above, below.  One month!

Eva Lisa Elasigue

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REWARD TIERS!

I’d Like To See It (Unlimited) - $1 For thanks, well wishes, and all public updates via email digest

Have Your Name Sung (111) - $5 A musical collection of names to be sung over video. Long or short, fast or slow, how or why I can’t tell. Doesn’t have to be your name! One name per donor, up to a three-part name. Like me, Eva Lisa Elasigue. Tell me how to pronounce it, or I will guess. I’ve recited many languages, I think.

Meal Ticket (50)- $10 for a thank you card in the mail

Fiction Lover (Unlimited)- $15 For your contribution, a copy of the first series PDF ebook, Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides

Audio Lover (15)- $35 A CD copy of audiobook, 1st & 2nd Sequences Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides, narrated by the author. Includes download of online version featuring music by Kalya Scintilla. You will also get a copy of the first novel PDF ebook.

The Double Download (Unlimited)- $25 The digital audiobook with music by Kalya Scintilla in MP3 format, and Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides PDF ebook.

Heart Of An Artist (1) - $35 One story portal mandala art print chosen by author-artist E. L. Elasigue, and a copy of the ebook for download.

Full Course Meal (8) - $60 One print, one audiobook, one ebook, one limited 2015 Bones of Starlight promo tour bumper sticker

Beach Walker (15) - $30 A small collection of sea glass and shell, gathered by me from San Juan Island, WA and Oahu, HI, plus ebook

Recycling Is Beautiful (8) - $35 A pair of molded leather earrings made by the author with veg-tanned Italian leather scrap from Entermodal, Portland, OR, plus ebook

I Just Want All The Art (2) - $130+shipping There are 9 Story Portal art pieces for Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides, and as a set they fill a hallway with simple, interpretive hand-drawn compass line art. Let’s face it, you want all the pretty. And that’s it! Ready for your colors. Shipping is $25.00 for domestic US.

Co-Creator With An Idea (5) - $125 Like a consulting session with open-ended possibilities, we can create something including your specific contribution with the Journey Hope Voice Island Sea project. Includes audiobook and ebook downloads.

All Data Ultimate Subscriber (Unlimited) - $100 You will receive ZIP installments of every single piece of public creation as they are released, or in no more than weekly digest - images, articles, papers and videos in digital format, under the Creative Commons Free Culture license.

The Lump Sum (Unlimited) - $45 One digital package of all fresh material, info, and resources first thing after the trip. Professional note taker gig. Includes Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides ebook download.

Future Echoes (10) - $250 Inclusion in materials production stages after the voyage, including 5 copies of anything produced plus event/workshop passes. If you really want to see something concrete materialize, this will put it in your hands. What do you want?

Lay It On Me (6)- $400 A tailored personal/public presentation for a class, group or workshop sharing information, materials, stories and creative works in San Juan County, Seattle, Portland, or San Francisco Bay Area. Travel costs not included and must also be partially met. Can include an array of other featured creatives, according to locality. You may help make available any of these programs to others in the future, and will have five guest or crew invitations.

EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT (4) - $777

All Data Ultimate Subscriber, Future Echoes, Lay It On Me = Everything You’ve Got! You are a part of this. By supporting every step, you're included in all parts of the process, maximum inclusion.

In addition to original presentation: This will include a private (can be shared up to five) teaching or tutoring session for writing, (yoga/martial/dance) motion & stretch, voice work through animal expression, beginning crochet or origami, science fiction & fantasy reading, an orientation to comics and webcomics, or an insightful boosting refresher on your favorite area of the biological sciences. You may help make available any of these programs to others in the future, and will continue to be welcome as a guest. Any travel costs to be partially met.

Includes all digital versions of Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides, a thank you card in the mail, and Your Name Sung.

A Visiting Workshop (15) - $65 Any program created for a supporter on the Lay It On Me or Everything You’ve Got tiers will be offered to the public in my locale. In that case, would you like to attend? These will be offered in a studio space or outdoors. Includes digital ebook and audiobook downloads of Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides.

Risks and challenges

If the project is fully funded, I expect to travel to and attend the Ancient Voices retreat. What happens during and after as I create material to be shared will be a matter of time balance between documentation and participation. Afterward, I will also be forging ahead on the second novel of the Bones of Starlight science fiction series, so my dedication to this production can't progress at more than part time. I'll also be moving back to San Juan County where I still reside, but through all my travels in the past year, I've published twice weekly and missed one post timing.

I desire to make the time to represent and share experiential perspectives that open us to communication with incredible beings, ourselves included.

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