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-:- salviaspace - the book -:-

The main focus of this work is to produce a visual diary, tentatively titled :: salviaspace - images from the heartspace of xca maria :: (see note) published in a B5-sized book format which presents a quality selection of imagery and poetry. These will be arranged in themed chapters devoted to an aspect of salvia besagement and life experience that I have felt to be important, and ordered in such a way as to recall the journey of a besagement itself.

             

There will be an introduction which dwells upon the humility I feel when I remember many other people, both Mazatec and non-Mazatec, who have been working with this teacher for much longer than I. Ultimately, the book will be about me, as an artist, within the salvia environment, and I will recognise this openly. It's likely to be quite a strange little book, difficult to classify even within the entheogenic literature genre.

Work is expected to begin non the book in late 2009 with an eye for publication at the end of that year or early in 2010. It is likely to be self-funded and therefore the First Edition will be a limited print-run of 250. It won’t contain anything first-hand about botany or chemistry, alkaloids and suchlike, as I don’t know anything about those. It won’t be a generalist salvia book, or even a book for your typical entheonaut. It’ll be a journey book - we're talking about a labour of love here. If it goes into a second or third edition then I'll be happy, but if I manage to simply touch 250 hearts only, then my work will have been done. I may seek funding from a UK Arts body (such as Arts Council England) for help in publication expenses.

             

For the future, for this project of mine, I intend...
... to enter deeper into the salviaspace to experience more fully the vistas and spaces she offers...
... to remember that every step I take on the rooad with her is like a First Step...
... to hold the medium (salvia) and the message (experiences) together as one seamless form...
... to accept and integrate her deconstructions of my Self, as an artist and human, with heart...
... to remain grateful and aware of those who have gone before me, Mazatec or entheonaut...
... to listen to the voices of spirits and to remain open as to where these voices may come from...
... to balance beliefs - reason and unreason - with doubt and let them simply be signposts...
... to transform, consciously and with intent and to map the transformations for others to see...

If you are interested in receiving any updates on the progress of this book, or in purchasing a final copy of it, please Contact Me via the link on the menu above, and I will update you from time to time with salviaspace project developments and a final publishing announcement.

See note here about the Mazatec orthography used on this site and in the book

grant me the love of ancient providence,
great is the word that speaks of providence...

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