Friday, July 13, 2018

Psychedelic Spirituality Second Edition: Now Available!

This work was one of my favorites to write- deviating partly from the academic and geared more towards my own anecdotes of psychedelic usage, I crafted this book not so much as an educational guide as a compilation of shorter sections which deviate in purpose and look to the historical, the spiritual, and sometimes the legal.

It is substantially similar to the first edition save for a slightly different format, some cleaning up of a few typos, and the removal or addition of a few portions which relate to the relatively significant political and legal differences between the year 2015 (when the first edition was released) and the present as 2018 matures and prepares to give way to the final year of this decade.

If you're interested in my own shamanic experiences, or a broad overview of the drug war, medicine, historical psychedelic usage, and more, you'll enjoy this work, I believe.

198 pages.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

After the Ashes Second Edition: Now Available!

This work is one of my own authorship; a page compilation of remarks on survival, philosophy, politics, and planning- it goes beyond the normal survival works which provide lengthy how-to instructions or lists of prepping supplies and delves more into the unorthodox side of nuclear war; for example, while nuclear weapons are terrifying, even worse is that hundreds of nuclear plants would melt down after such a conflict and release massive quantities of far worse radioactive material regionally, poisoning the entire world for centuries.

From dealing with corpse removal to decontaminating soil my hope is that if a nuclear war does occur, this guide can save a few lives- maybe even a whole society.

119 pages.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Coming Soon: After the Ashes and Psychedelic Spirituality!

Alright literary world.

Since I still do not wish to continue editing without great caution I have been feverishly improving one of my own authored works; "After the Ashes" (originally from 2015) now, I think, considerably better. I redacted a few dated portions and replaced them with updated info (for example, North Korea had atomic but not hydrogen weapons in 2015!) and reformatted it. I am now working on the cover and tomorrow or the day after it should be ready; the second edition! I'll keep the first available as well. It runs 119 pages.

Next up planned for around mid July then is "Psychedelic Spirituality"- this work of psychotropic lore contains some anecdotes from my own former shamanistic dabblings, a general list of mind altering substances of note, and some political material associated with psychedelics and the drug war/temperance. I imagine I'll be adding a section or two to this one.

After that I plan to write a couple dozen new morbid stories and split the initial work in two. The 6x9 format currently used for that edition doesn't look right and it would end up nearly 400 pages as a 5x8 work, which is a nightmare to format properly as far as trim goes. Releasing MSI and MSII as a split work with a dozen new entries per edition makes more sense.

Every other work I have personally written will be re-released in a new format except for the five occult works I already did so for last year.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

My Next Literary Projects

Now that Createspace has stymied my attempt at revamping and improving my older releases by temporarily suspending my account and shutting me out for a week based on their own systems' error regarding copyright status, it's time to move on to a pair of new literary projects. I've already emailed them regarding my suppressed titles but I haven't gotten a response yet so it's even odds as to whether they respond at all at this point. I heard at least a rumor that Amazons' new KDP-to-paperback system (currently in beta) is meant to replace CS altogether in due time, which might explain all these issues.

The first project is an extension of the former one and involves re-editing and reworking some of my own self-titled works like "Psychedelic Spirituality" and "After the Ashes." In some cases this will involve adding new material to them; I have a few extra sections in mind for both of those. Five of my earlier booklets were already improved last year so the list of works is about a half dozen.

I am excited to announce that the culmination of this work will likely bring forth a slew of new works of my own authorship also; Morbid Stories II and a couple of booklets I wanted to release on political topics.

The second is to persist at my editing project using some other service for the next fifty works. Since I might end up losing several thousand dollars a month in income for no actual legitimate reason if I load anything else onto CS, there's no reason for me to put anything there that I am not specifically the author of whether or not I can prove its status since it is no longer immediately clear that I have a line of communication with their service to begin with. They even changed their site so you could only access their help page if you were logged in (forcing me to register a second account just to grab the number.)

If any of my readers here happen to know of any createspace-esque on demand publishing sites that do not require any form of fee and merely take a cut of the profits, I'd be interested in seeing them; I relied on CS so much that I never really considered alternatives.