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"I, The Dragon" Limited Edition

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Raised by 55 people in 11 months
Part autobiographical novel, part world history, "I, the Dragon: Chronicles of An Epic Life Among the Humans" speaks to the existential crisis of our age and offers insights on the way forward for both the individual and the collective. "I, the Dragon" tells the story of a child who survives profound sexual and psychological abuse and how that child becomes a planet-circumambulating expert in the shadow realms of espionage, cyber crime and terror.  Drawing on the medicine of the Seven Beasts, the shadow of the Dark Goddess and the hidden treasures of the Mysterium itself, "I, the Dragon" tells the story of a life-long journey into the wilderness of healing and revelation.

"I, the Dragon" is available in two versions -

A black and white edition, each copy signed for a contribution of $55.00

A full color limited edition (333 copies), each copy numbered and signed for a contribution of $133.00

I, the Dragon is available exclusively via this Go Fund Me campaign. It is not currently available on Amazon or any other commercial platform.

The funds raised will be used to produce audio books of both "I, the Dragon" and "Wyrds of Power" and to promote upcoming events and workshops.

To receive the black and white edition, just go to "Donate Now" make a $55 contribution, and you will receive a signed copy via USPS.

For the full color limited edition, choose from one of the five options provided to the right of this page. 

If you choose to participate using Option #2 (a $155 contribution) in addition to a signed and numbered copy of "I, the Dragon" you also received a signed copy of "Wyrds of Power: New Language for A New Reality." Taken together these two books mark the culmination of a nine-year run of creative endeavor. They are my two most important works. On its own, "Wyrds of Power" constitutes a significant contribution to the emerging global wisdom tradition of the 21st Century. Several overarching themes frame this dispatch from the Ancient Future: the Evolution of Yoga and the Yoga of Evolution, the Ascendancy of the Feminine in Psyche (Human and Divine), Gaian Poetics, i.e., our intimate, creative relationship with the vast planetary intelligence within which we live, move and have our being, Altruism and Sustainability as Spiritual (and Existential) Imperatives and Path of an Evolutionary, i.e., a call to the great shift to a green civilization required of us if our species is to survive.

The Limited Edition Offering provides five options:

 Option 1: "I, The Dragon" (Signed and Numbered) $133.00 USD (USPS Shipping Included)
 Option 2: "I, The Dragon" (Signed and Numbered) + "Wyrds of Power" (Signed)  $155.00 USD
 Option 3: "I, the Dragon" (Signed and Numbered) + 1 Private Yoga/Meditation Consultation (In Person or Skype) $190.00 USD
 Option 4: "I, the Dragon" (Signed and Numbered) + 5 Private Yoga/Meditation Consultation (In Person or Skype)  $550.00 USD
 Option 5: I, the Dragon (Signed and Numbered) + 10 Private Yoga/Meditation Consultation (In Person or Skype) $1,000.00 USD

Your participation, at whatever level, from $55.00 to $1,000 would be of great help in my work.

Om Sri Matre Namaha  Jai Ambe Gauri Jaya Shyaamaa Gauri Jaya Jagatambe, Hey Maa Durga, Om Ah Hung Benzar Guru Pema Siddhi Hung, Om Sri Matre Namaha Jai Ambe Gauri Jaya Shyaamaa Gauri Jaya Jagatambe, Hey Maa Durga, Om Ah Hung Benzar Guru Pema Siddhi Hung ...

EXCERPT: “I could have written a book about my path of healing from the severe physical and sexual abuse I endured in childhood. I could have written a book about my professional life in intelligence and security and what it taught me about what goes on in the shadows of power (state and corporate). I could have written a book about my lifelong journey into mysticism, yoga, shamanism and the occult, and articulated the powerful realizations I have stumbled into along the way. I could have written a book about my life as a writer and a poet, offering a compelling narrative of the agonies and ecstasies of the artist’s life, and the grim, heroic struggle to keep the creative process alive and free in the depraved conditions of the modern age (industrial and post-industrial). But I have chosen instead to write one memoir woven out of all four of these narrative threads. Nothing less would deliver the truth. This is the book that demanded to be written.”

-- Blessings, Richard Power
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"Reading Richard's words while in college supplemented a kind of learning, of growth that I wasn't finding in my assigned work, but so desperately wanted. His was the first language that worked on my body like yoga, a poetry that explained little and somehow still delivered me to heights of feeling! Reading 'I, the Dragon' is an experience of transformation, not just a retelling but an active process of reliving. Within its pages, Richard gives us the greatest gift possible: his life." -- Harrison Nir (@just_a_har) Richard Power's "I, the Dragon: Chronicles of An Epic Life Among the Humans" is now available in either a black and white edition, signed, for $55, or a full color limited edition (333 copies), numbered and signed for $133. "Dragon" cannot be acquired through Amazon.com or any other commercial platform. It is available exclusively via http://www.GoFundMe.com/wordsofpower
The funds raised will be used to produce audio books of both "I, the Dragon" and "Wyrds of Power," and to promote upcoming events and workshops.
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This is a video of my "Dragon Medicine" presentation at The Center SF on 7/22/18. The event was the third in the launch of "I, the Dragon: Chronicles of An Epic Life Among the Humans." I have created a table of times and content to help you go to something specific if you don't want to settle in for the full 90 minutes -
3:52-7:09 Practice: Vijnanabhairava #1 (Breath)
7:09-12:28 Universe, Multiverse, Mysterium
12:30-18:50 The Voice
18:52-20:11 Saga of Healing and Revelation
20:12-23:17 Reading: Algorithms of Grace
23:20-24:39 Hell
24:40-28:50 Reading: SVU (Special Victims Unit)
28:52-31:01 "I Shouldn't Even Be Here ..."
31:02-33:57 Planet-Circumambulating Expert
34:02-39:00 Reading: Path of Sorcery
39:02-42:53 Performance: Mary Power's "Love Arises
42:54-46:03 Practice: Vijnanabhairava #13 (Light)
46:05-52:25 Practice: Vijnanabhairava #15 (Sound)
52:56-53:47 Like All Great Sagas ...
52:50-58:00 Anthropocene Age and The Singularity
58:01-1:06:50 Sociopathy As A Philosophy
1:06:51-1:08:51 Climate Wars, Climate Refugees
1:08:52-1:11:25 Ascendancy of the Feminine
1:11:27-1:19:26 Reading: How Durga Came to Power
1:19:29-1:21:00 The Medicine of Seven Beasts
1:21:01-1:23:35 Reading: Dragon
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If you have been meaning to participate in the "I, the Dragon" campaign and get a signed, numbered limited edition copy, this would be an excellent time to follow through. Here is one of numerous powerful testimonials - "Richard Power is a dear friend, soul brother, true blue ally, real-life magician, 21st-century bard, fountain of authentic wisdom, and all-around extraordinary human. I am blessed to have him in my life and now the world is blessed to have his memoirs in the collective consciousness. 'Epic Life' is not an exaggeration! Richard's life and work is a channeled articulation of the most profound Truths about the human experience, conveyed with wit, brilliance, poetry and pathos. I love this man SO MUCH. THANK YOU, dear wizard, from the bottom of my heart, for existing and for delivering this gift to a planet in desperate need. Grab your limited-edition copy by clicking on the link below and donating as generously as you are able." -- Sarah Hendlish (@sarah_dlish)
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"I'm so moved by your transparency... Your book is a gift. It will help heal many hearts. Including mine." -- Kim Amadril (@undertherug)

I, the Dragon" is part autobiographical novel, part world history, a fierce exploration of psyche (creative imagination), soma (embodiment) and spanda (divine pulsation). "I, the Dragon" is the tale of a life-long journey into the wilderness of revelation, a saga of savage beauty offered up to the dark goddess. The narrative flow spans six decades. Borne with psychic gifts, a severely abused child escapes the hell of his "home" and plunges into a labyrinth of adventure. A feral creature, he lives on the run. Searching for soul sustenance, he sheds skins one after another: political activist, Dionysian, nihilist, Bhakti poet ... But that's just the beginning ...

"I, the Dragon: Chronicles of An Epic Life Among the Humans" is a limited edition (333 copies) full color, soft cover book of 405 pages, richly illustrated and annotated; this magical artifact is available exclusively via http://www.GoFundMe.com/wordsofpower

Proceeds from this campaign will fund audio books of both "I, the Dragon" and "Wyrds of Power: New Language for A New Reality" (my most important works) and also to promote public events and workshops throughout 2018.

2018 is a pivotal year in my work. If you resonate with my writings, if you feel my voice is important and should be heard, I encourage you to participate:
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