Book Release - Creative Investment
Awakening the Sensuous is now complete!
Order your copy today :)
Team work makes the dream work and it takes a community to bring a story to life.
This campaign page is for those who wish to be a part of the birthing and sharing of the fourth installment of my book writing series.
Our story begins four years ago when I rediscovered my love of writing through the freedom of exploration made possible when I started word crafting about my travels on my blog, now a collection of well over 130 articles, covering a diverse spectrum of topics.
This space of literary freedom evolved into the creation and self-publishing of three books - "The Spirit of the Gift: A Storymap to Living in the Gift ", "A Dreamer's Handbook" , and "Dreaming Awake: Adventures of a Dreamer in Training" - each with over 100 copies in circulation around the world.
My desire to be personal and relatable has meant the distribution of these books is done entirely through personal sales and the support of individuals like you who value the words and stories I have to share. The feedback of enjoyment and inspiration is what drives me to continue along this path, building a thriving worklife style that enables me to give more.
Awakening the Sensuous is an intimate and exciting story of adventure, exploring the relationships between humans and with nature. This sequel continues the tale from where Dreaming Awake finishes, following the Dreamer, deeper into a grounding embodiment of the direct senses and a rooting connection into the felt knowing of the animal body.
The story takes place in the near future, in a world drowning in the chaos of uncertainty. A Tipping Point was reached as each individual within the collective of humanity found the courage to face the shadows of this world, see through their fears, and step into their essential role as an active Watcher in the conjoint creation of a new Earth. Join the Dreamer once again, as they navigate the wilds of nature, open to the undercurrents of love and sorrow for the Earth, and dive into the web of community to learn about practical, down-to-earth solutions for a world on the edge.
Throughout this enticing sensory story, you will encounter many archetypal characters as they reveal insights into plant medicines, permaculture, urban reclamation, waste reintegration, ritual and celebration, education, community living, travel, technology, and environmentalism. Together, we will unearth an Ecosexual perspective in nature, exploring the sensuous intersection between sexuality and ecological activism. Through this lens, we shift the childhood relationship to the Mother, step through our collective rite of passage, and embody our coming of age with Lover Earth.
Rise into love and dive through the grief of the undulating rollercoaster that is the life of this story. What is it that gives rise to this feeling of love in the first place? And what place does love have in a world on the verge of collapse, ruined by the insatiable appetite of an unstoppable world devouring machine?"
This is your opportunity to support the flourishing and propagation of my literary gifts to the world by pre-ordering your own copy of the new and/or past storybooks.
Check out the rewards for the exciting perks you can receive for supporting this grassroots, community funded, creative process as it becomes a reality! **All rewards include "The Spirit of the Gift" ebook and audiobook, along with a nature art bookmark by Skye!
Your donations help with not only the printing of your own books, but the printing of books to share with others as well. All printing is done through a local, family run print shop and enables me to continue sharing my gifts as freely as I am able to.
Thank you for the votes of support and your creative investment!
Thanks to everyone who preordered, I will be contacting you shortly and the books will be ready in a week or so.
If you still want to grab a copy, jump on the donation button!
I am excited to share the first portion of chapter one from my next book with you. Things are moving along swimmingly with the creation of it and I am aiming for a June 2017 completion/release.
A huge thanks for all the donations, shares, and shows of support so far! <3
Here is the link: http://www.skyedreamer.ca/awakening-the-sensuous-sneak-peek/
Anticipating a June release!
"I look to the west as the setting sun makes its crawling decent below the horizon to mark the end of another day’s cycle. The fiery celestial orb burning a deep hue of red as its radiant light spills through the upper atmosphere and deflects vibrant oranges, flower pedal pinks, and deep purples across the scattered clouds. My shadow spreads out behind me, now integrating with the shadows of the many bodies around me – rock, tree, and hillside alike - blending with the greater cosmic shadow of the earth body we call Night. A darkened hush falls across the landscape as the wind slows to a rest, welcoming the coolness of evening. Monotonous tones of blue and grey cast themselves across the distant hills in defiance of any visual definition; giving rise to the silky silhouettes, and eventually, the blackened shadows of our deepest nightmares. The birds have fallen quiet in response to the encroaching hush of dusk as my thoughts mirror the silent sigh of a day’s release. Soon the nocturnal creatures will emerge, and those seeking the solace of rest will need to remain shrouded in the blanket of trust that their homes provide, keeping them hidden from potential predators. The approaching Night has brought an entirely different mood to the air around me. The light of day has left, and with it, my confident sense of security and knowing. Sitting outside on the mini-tripod stool I carry along in my camper van, I watch with a patient apprehension as the darkness cloaks the scene around me, stripping it of contrast, as my eyes struggle to adjust to the fleeing light..."