About this project
Are you ready to face your pain and find your purpose?
We are pioneering Angelus, an experiential chakra workbook that goes beyond the intellectual understanding of the chakras. It presents a proven methodology of emotionally connected yoga and visually powerful art as a means to see and feel your body’s wisdom.
This profound formula has helped us personally through some of the toughest times in our lives. We are beyond excited to now share it with you!
For most people, the chakras are mysterious. But they don’t have to be.
Simply put, when a chakra is out of balance, we experience pain and suffering in our lives. This pain is not something we should hide. Rather, it is a sign that there is something to be learned and explored. The more we resist this pain by pulling away or looking towards others, the further we get from our center.
Angelus teaches you how to rely on the chakras as a guide to embrace your pain and find your purpose.
Yoga & art
In seven chakra-based chapters, we share a compilation of the most valuable and effective practices taught during Erica Jago's retreats around the globe.
Using illustration and graphic design, Erica offers yoga sequences to help you see, soften and heal your emotions.
Through costumes, prop and set design, Roos van der Kamp depicts a heroine's journey through the chakras, giving each chapter an entirely different look. These seven visual worlds help you relate to the chakras on an intuitive level.
The book offers
7 relatable stories about a heroine who finds the courage to face her pain to help you connect emotionally to the essence of each chakra
21 heartwarming yoga sequences depicted with easy to comprehend illustrations of the poses (Asanaglyphs) to physically experience the chakras
7 insightful, creative exercises inviting you to recreate thought patterns and shift daily habits as they relate to the chakras
+ beginner meditations to help you find peace of mind
Beautifully printed on FSC approved paper, the book is designed to lay flat, next to your yoga mat, opening to a perfect square format of 14 ½” x 14 ½”. To the touch, 128 pages in the middle of the book will be on gloss, with 32 pages in the beginning and at the end printed on matte paper.
During the making of her previous book, Art of Attention, Erica received the help that she needed to heal an addiction she had been battling for 20 years. Since then, she has been helping others connect to their purpose on her chakra study yoga retreats. With Angelus, you can now create a private sanctuary in your home to gracefully move from pain to purpose at your own pace.
Roos van der Kamp
Roos has attended three of Erica's retreats and found them to be truly transformational. Through a genuine understanding of the chakras, she reconnected to her creativity. When Erica invited her to collaborate on her new book, she immediately saw the opportunity to give her art a higher purpose.
Join the movement
If you too are ready to face your pain and find your purpose, then please join us on this journey by clicking on the green Back this Project button on the top right or choosing any of the reward boxes on the right.
With the concept and framework of the book done, and we are fully ready to make the remaining six chapters! Having made our sample chapter, we know one chapter is about one month of work.
Where your money goes
Your funds will help produce, print and ship our book to teachers and yogis everywhere.
Costs per chapter
Costumes + prop + set design: $1000
Post production: $250
Copy editing: $500
x 7 chapters = $24500
Printing + shipping 2000 books (minimum order quantity) = $23000
Kickstarter fee = $2500
Grand total = $50000
This is an all or nothing campaign, so we have set our goal at the bare bones minimum needed to produce and print a book for your at-home practices. We believe we can go above and beyond.
Reaching a stretch goal of $60,000 will enable
- Upgrading to an elegant Linen cover with foil stamping
- Funding for future print runs
- Involve + compensate more independent artists to the making of the book
- Upgrading to 100% recycled paper
Reaching a stretch goal of $80,000 will enable
- Pausing all other paid work and distractions, we dedicate ourselves full-time to the creation of this book. This guarantees delivery in December 2017.
- Shoot at even more beautiful locations and make even cooler stuff.
We know how scary it can be to face your pain respectably. Yet, you can take an important step towards discovering your life’s purpose when you allow pain to be our teacher. We believe there is no better day than today and no better book than this one, to support you on that miraculous journey.
Join us and help make this book a reality!
NEW ADD-ON PERK: Glam up your home altar with handmade chakra lighters!
If you add $20 to your pledge, you will receive one carefully crafted lighter from the chakra of your choice, decorated with the excess materials from the costumes and sets in the book!
Add $20 for one lighter, $40 for two, $60 for three, $80 for four or $100 to receive all seven!
How this works if you already backed this project: Go to the Kickstarter page, log in, go to "manage your pledge" and raise the amount of your choice. After the campaign, you'll receive a survey to share which one you'd like.
How this works if you're new to the project: If you haven't backed the project yet, just pick the reward of your choice and then add an amount for the lighters. If you haven't backed yet and would just like to receive the lighters, then choose the "pledge without" reward. After the campaign, you'll receive a survey to share which one you'd like.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is time. As you can see, a lot of craftsmanship goes into the book. We believe the magic is in the details and we love getting it right.
But as everybody does, we also have to live and pay our rent. We hope our stretch goal works because then we can dedicate ourselves to the book full-time and guarantee the delivery in December 2017!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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