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A Monument of Wonders

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Raised by 9 people in 70 months
Looking for people who want to be nourished by something deeper than what pop culture has to offer, is a bit like looking for a few nuggets of gold in a mountain of dross. Maybe you are one of those people. If so I need your help now.

My work is about the intersection of time, consciousness, and language. It is not only a revolutionary but an involutionary way of perceiving and experiencing. It is A Monument of Wonders.

Most people are aware of monuments like Mount Rushmore or the Great Pyramids, mountains of stone built to inspire generations. But there are also monuments of words, like the Bible, the Koran, or the Mahabharta.

Monuments are not just large, they also embodied what a people believe most deeply about themselves, and want to leave as a legacy. Finally, Monuments are constructed as vehicles for spiritual transformation. They exist to bring us face to face with a dimension of being which includes the ordinary, but which goes far beyond it.

My literary work A Monument of Wonders (click here for website, with large text samples, and an exposition of themes and structure of the work) is an attempt to create a unified work of art to serve, as the subtitle states, as "A Literary Awareness Exercise Presenting a New Model of Time, Consciousness, and Language."

I have worked full-time on the project for more than 13 years, and it currently comprises about 2000 pages of finished text, divided into 200 sections or chapters. It is written as a work of fiction covering several key historical periods, and comprised of many styles, including hundreds of original poems. As far as I know, it is the most ambitious literary project since James Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake and Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. An armature or outline was established in the first year of work, and the plan when completed will have 420 sections or chapters.

This is a true monument that now needs the support of many contributors to fund its completion and dissemination. Funds will be used to provide for the author's living expenses, update computer equipment and programs, help with editing and research, and create and execute marketing and PR campaigns.

You will have many opportunities to express your generosity, but this project may be your one chance to be part of the building of a monument.
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Yesterday, the 27th of October marks the 15th anniversary of my work on "A Monument of Wonders, dates are important, since Time is one of the materials, along with words and awareness, with which I am building the monument. So light a candle and say a prayer for the mad devotee who is laboring to bring this monstrosity to light.
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I was always resolved that I would never start this work with the pronoun I. But my teachers, whom I blame and honor as the chief perpetrators of this enormous farrago or scripture, advise, no, pressure me, to do otherwise. The I, they paradoxically assert, is both simultaneously equivocal and essential. They claim "it is the lifeline of the cosmos, winging its way through the psychode and bringing events to life as fleeting illusions." read more at www.amonumentofwonders.com
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Thanks for the support. All of you will have a many opportunities to share your generosity this season, but I believe this will be the only one which will enable you to help build a monument.
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Robby Keating
42 months ago

HI Roy - I have had a read of your fantastic endeavours - I am interested - but I will have to come back to this and read again xx Bee from Linkedin xx Please add me on Linkedin

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Roy Doughty
70 months ago

Friends and family, I am asking for your support in getting my work out into the world. I think it is work that will be important to a lot of people and have a long reach into the future. I've spent 12 years on the project to date, help me take it to the next level.

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Raised by 9 people in 70 months
Created October 18, 2012
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Suzanne Stroh
56 months ago

I'm excited that you are nearing completion of this project, Roy, and can't wait to learn more about it. Love and blessings for the new year!

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Nate and Jen Beyor
68 months ago

Tis the season of giving! Wishing you good progress in the new year.

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Patricia Keel
70 months ago

This work is so amazing. Help get it out in the world. Click on Roy’s site and read the first 200 pages. I love the characters. They make me laugh and perceive the world in a new way. His incredible poetry is embedded in the work. The Monument of Wonders is a new genre of literature. I will change your brain - just like the brain of the main character! Be part of supporting this creative work and getting it out in a Big Way.

JB
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Joe Bloom
70 months ago

What a worthy project. It excites me to be part of such a great work in progress. I encourage everyone who sees this to help free Roy's time so that he can work unobstructedly on the remaining part of the book. Joe Bloom

Robby Keating
42 months ago

HI Roy - I have had a read of your fantastic endeavours - I am interested - but I will have to come back to this and read again xx Bee from Linkedin xx Please add me on Linkedin

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Roy Doughty
70 months ago

Friends and family, I am asking for your support in getting my work out into the world. I think it is work that will be important to a lot of people and have a long reach into the future. I've spent 12 years on the project to date, help me take it to the next level.

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