First, thank you for even taking a few moments to look at this and consider supporting this project. Please know that if you do decide to make a contribution, this is not a donation so much as it is pre-order. And there are benefits to doing this, such as regular updates and samples. I will also be sending all supporters at least one free song and one free chapter to your email.
As you may know, my first book and CD ("Who Am I?
" and "Heart 'n' Hands
") came out in 2016 and were well-received. I received funding for both but did not have much of a marketing campaign so both projects did not receive the exposure they might have. I do feel that both projects could prove very useful to many today, especially to those who are on a spiritual quest, as I have been. Both are like the fruit of so many years of seeking answers to life's existential questions.
But before I go on, here are links to both... The Book: Who Am I? The CD: Heart 'n' Hands
The new book and CD are in many ways sequels to the first offerings, and will break some very interesting new ground. The plan is to have one or both out by December, 2018. They are already in the works and the book, at least, is near completion. I have already put some thousands of dollars into getting them to this point. And now, running short of funding, I am reaching out to you for help to bring these projects to completion.
The funds will go mainly to having the book published and the CD completed. And as you can see for the cover photo for this project, I am once again working with the brilliant visionary artist, Alexander George Ward, who did the cover for Who Am I?
Before going on, here are some suggestions for supporting these projects:$10 --Just to show support.$18 -- To receive a signed copy of the CD + free download.$22 -- To receive a signed copy of the Book.$33 -- To receive signed copies of the Book and CD.$44 -- Signed copies of Book & CD + Ebook.$54 -- Everything + Heart 'n' Hands CD.$72 -- Everything + Heart 'n' Hands CD + Who Am I? book.$108 -- Book, CD, Ebook & Art Poster of the Book Cover.
$222 -- Everything + $100 off your next retreat with Truly Helpful Events.
By the way, the title of the book is "I Am Love
" which is of course an answer to the question posed by the first book. Please keep in mind that even though there is personal material in both books, they are not about me, or not just about me. Rather, they are about all of us, about the journey that we are all on. So to title the book "I Am Love" is not so much a personal declaration as it is a universal affirmation, like the Sanskrit mantra "Aham Prema" -- I Am Love.
As for the CD, which I view as a companion to the book, the funds will go for studio time and other additional recording costs. We already have rough versions of about 6 tracks. I'm loving how it's all coming out. The Producer/Arranger, Julian Sundby (the mastermind behind the first CD) brought down some of his professional musician friends from Nashville and the songs really came to life. I will be sending one of those songs, Live on Love
, to all of you who make a contribution.
Probably like any artist, I do have moments and days when I have doubts about what I'm doing. Moments when I listen to those around me who are questioning what I'm doing. It's a very edgy, risky business when it comes down to it, because one never knows if the investment will pay off in the end.
That said, I know that success is in following your heart and taking that leap of faith, doing what you love no matter what lies in the way. I know you understand, otherwise you probably wouldn't still be reading this. So thank you, and know that you will not be disappointed and this might just exceed expectations. I trust it will be "truly helpful" to those who need it, however it turns out. : ) Muchas Gracias, Thanks for Listening ~ Allowah