FOR SALE OR FOR FREEA VERY SMELLY OFFER FROM OUR FRIEND VIV

Posted by Viv at ZEN AND THE ART OF TIGHTROPE WALKING:

Over the last year I have published a number of meditations that use fragrance as a starting point and the intention has been to write an entire book of them. After much thought I decided that I would start by making the meditations available during the process of writing the book and publishing it in stages.
There’s a few good reasons for this. The first is that it gives me a greater incentive to write them. The second is subtler. Making a book available during its creation rather than when it is a finished product would normally be the very last thing I’d ever do but this is different.
It’s different because I want the readers to be involved in the creation. How often have you read a book and wished to ask the writer to do something different? Ask for instructions to be clearer or more detailed? Or make a personal request? This time you can.
Meditating with Aromatics is a work in progress that you can help shape as it is written. You can request that I write a meditation for a fragrant substance that has special power for you. You can suggest scents I may not have considered. You can try them out and let me know what would work better for you.
I have made the booklet free to download from Lulu, but as they have no stats counter for free downloads, all I ask is that if you do download it, you let me know that you have done so, and that if you pass the link to others, they let me know if they have. That way I have a good idea of the scale of my readers and their reach. I’d also be delighted if people bought the paper copy. I am actually very proud of how it looks and feels. Each time I update it, a new revision will be created until the final product is completed but it’s not going to break the bank at this stage to buy a copy. I am smugly delighted with my cover design showing a beautiful English garden in full summer glory.
So buy or download, pass it on to anyone who meditates, and let me know what YOU want. There aren’t many books that are truly written for the reader’s benefit, so take advantage of this and get involved. I’d also be immensely grateful if you would repost, Facebook, blog, tweet and retweet and mention whenever you feel it’s appropriate because reaching the people who might benefit from this project is going to be as interactive as the writing of the book itself. Thank you all in advance.

WARNING: Viv was the organiser of the witches' coven at my theological seminary so OCICBW... cannot be held liable if any of her spells backfire and turn you into something repulsive (although, knowing Viv, they would be far more likely to turn you into something tall, dark and handsome or a cat). I'm just saying.

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FOR SALE OR FOR FREEA VERY SMELLY OFFER FROM OUR FRIEND VIV — 3 Comments

  1. Ooh Ellie, you are so kind.
    And Jonathan, it was never a coven as no one turned up. I truly did put up a poster on the college notice board, entitled Viv’s Wednesday withcraft group, refreshments provided but bring your own toad. It got torn down about 15 times. Thank you for this.
    xx
    Viv