A book update

Posted on September 26, 2008
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The radio show on language and its connection to reality is now up.

But that isn’t what I’m really excited about today. For the first time in…a while, I’ve been going through the material for my next book. I have three appendices and Eight partial chapters. I’ll be adding some material in today and also taking what I have and deciding what fits into my upcoming workshop at esozone, Which will focus on the intersection between neuroscience and magic.

For me writing is a very particular process. I’m one of those people who won’t write a book until I know I have enough research and experimentation done to justify putting a book out there. It always feels good when I can finally get to the moment where I can say: Yes I’m ready to write. I’m not there, but I’m much closer and the fact I can add more notes to the growing mass of book I want to write has me in good spirits about the development of not only the book, but most importantly the techniques and process I’m developing.

I do consider writing to be a magical process, and one of the more potent techniques a person can use. We see it put to good (or bad) uses every day. I’ve used writing to steer the direction of my life as well as imprint on myself actions I can take to manifest particualr goals. I’ve used collages to bring people into my life and set the tone for specific months. I think writing and language will always be an essential tool and expression of people. I don’t forsee that changing anytime soon, and hope it never will change.

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