The Metaphysics of Lucid Dreaming – Visionary Fiction for Kids, Part 2

The Metaphysics of Lucid Dreaming – Visionary Fiction for Kids
by Brandon Bosse

The Dreams of Phillip AislingPart 2

First, I want to wholeheartedly thank the VFA for the opportunity to share my story and ideas. I am grateful to be able to share my passion. Thank you to my fellow VFA members for the kind words in response to Part 1 of this blog post. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, I recommend starting there.

Visionary Fiction for Kids

Kids are naturally curious about the world. With the Internet at their fingertips, they are even more informed about the way the world works than any generation before. I think that teens crave new ideas and a deeper understanding of the world around us. That is why I think that young readers are up to the challenge of understanding such complex concepts presented in The Dreams of Phillip Aisling and the Numinous Nagwaagan. I hope that I’ve been successful at taking these concepts and presenting them in an entertaining way.

The VFA is transforming human consciousness, one book at a time, and this transformation is most effective if it starts earlier in life. I think it is important to introduce younger audiences to the ideas in visionary fiction before they become stubborn old adults, set in their ways. This book was a middle-grade/young-adult novel from the onset. Even though it is written for younger readers, it is not over simplified. I think kids are smarter than they are often given credit for. The book presents the metaphysics of dreaming not directly to the … Continue reading

The Metaphysics of Lucid Dreaming – Visionary Fiction for Kids, Part 1

The Metaphysics of Lucid Dreaming – Visionary Fiction for Kids
by Brandon Bosse

The Dreams of Phillip AislingPart 1

There are plenty of books written about lucid dreaming, but most of them are written for the adult reader a]nd aren’t intended for children or young adults. Many younger readers aren’t interested in reading dry, philosophical, non-fiction books and easily get bored. Yet, young readers are nonetheless (often indirectly) exposed to the underlying morality and metaphysical aspects of the fictional stories they read. Taking inspiration from stories like Harry Potter, Matilda, Alice in Wonderland, and Wizard of Oz, I began writing The Dreams of Phillip Aisling in 2007. It is a story designed to introduce younger readers to safe and confident exploration of the rich and exciting world of lucid dreaming. It is told from the perspective of a 13 year old boy who is struggling to understand what his dreams mean. I wanted to present lucid dreaming in an entertaining way that kids would enjoy. Readers of all ages are invited to join Phillip in learning to take control of their dreams. The book also explains, from a kid’s point of view, possible theories about the metaphysics of dreams and how they can be interpreted as glimpses into alternate realities within Hugh Everett’s multiverse.

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STEPHEN WEINSTOCK’S THE QARAQ and the MAYA FACTOR, BOOK TWO OF 1001: THE REINCARNATION CHRONICLES is FREE on Kindle from OCT 18-22, 2015.

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STEPHEN WEINSTOCK’S THE QARAQ and the MAYA FACTOR, BOOK TWO OF 1001:
THE REINCARNATION CHRONICLES 

FREE on Kindle from OCT 18-22, 2015.

After the events of The Qaraq, Sahara Fleming has accepted that she can recall past lives, along with her qaraq, a group of intertwined souls who come together lifetime after lifetime. Now the distressing Maya Factor splinters their community—stemming from the Hindu “Maya,” the worldly illusion that shields us from visionary awareness, and blocks the qaraq from recalling reincarnation stories.

As the group shatters, Sahara must handle her aggressive husband’s advances to get her back. She enjoys their romance, but sees their reincarnations as visionary terrors.

As memories return, the qaraq discovers shocking links between ancient tombs, the sinister Red Isle, and a seventeenth century coven. Is there a grand vision to their lives? Or is it another layer of Maya that will tear them apart?

Structured as a modern Arabian Nights, Stephen Weinstock’s wildly imaginative 1001 conjures up magical, dark, humorous, and visionary reincarnation stories.

 

PRAISE FOR 1001: THE QARAQ, Book One of The Reincarnation Chronicles

“A love spat between two atomic particles, that tickled me—it could get dangerous!”—Eric Van Lustbader, bestselling author, Jason Bourne, Nicholas Linnear series

 “Stephen Weinstock’s imagination is fevered, surreal, fantastical. It will take you places you never dreamed you would go.” —Barry Jay Kaplan, author, Black Orchid

 “The kind of book that keeps you up later than you intended at night!”

 “Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, this is a book which will expand your universe.”

ABOUT STEPHEN WEINSTOCK

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Stephen Weinstock’s 1001: THE QARAQ, BOOK ONE OF THE REINCARNATION CHRONICLES is free on Kindle from Sept 6-10, 2015

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Stephen Weinstock’s  1001: THE QARAQ, BOOK ONE OF THE REINCARNATION CHRONICLES  is free on Kindle from Sept 6-10, 2015.

Sahara Fleming experiences disturbing visions: reincarnation stories as a Red Isle goddess or in a 4th Century Persian orgy. Sahara dismisses these time travel fantasies as stress. She’s four months pregnant and married to Amar, an emotionally aggressive stockbroker unwilling to be a father.

When a mysterious circle of neighbors plants clues about her visions, Sahara learns they are a qaraq, a group of intertwined souls who come together lifetime after lifetime. At secretive meetings, Sahara hears tales of magic realism and realizes her stormy marriage goes back centuries.

Like a modern Scheherazade, Sahara attempts to save her marriage by sharing the past life stories with Amar. But as her karmic knowledge grows, so does Amar’s jealousy. She must abandon the qaraq or risk losing her family.

Structured as a modern Arabian Nights, Stephen Weinstock’s 1001 conjures up sometimes dark, sometimes humorous reincarnation stories. Distinctive, complex, and wildly imaginative, 1001 asks readers to consider who they really are—or have been.

PRAISE FOR 1001: THE QARAQ, Book One of The Reincarnation Chronicles

“A love spat between two atomic particles, that tickled me—it could get dangerous!”—Eric Van Lustbader, bestselling author, Jason Bourne, Nicholas Linnear series

“Stephen Weinstock’s imagination is fevered, surreal, fantastical. It will take you places you never dreamed you would go.” —Barry Jay Kaplan, author, Black Orchid

“The kind of book that keeps you up later than you intended at night!”

“Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, this is a book which will expand your universe.”

ABOUT STEPHEN WEINSTOCK

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Cover Reveal and International Book Tour

In June 2014, Visionary Fiction Author Michelle Gordon will be releasing her newly created Visionary Collection, which includes her latest novel, I’m Here. The other titles in the collection are Heaven dot com, The Doorway to PAM and The Elphite. They are fictional stories about alternate dimensions, parallel universes and life after death, with the universal theme of love running throughout.

She recently revealed the new covers for the collection, along with her plan to get them out into the world.

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Instead of launching I’m Here with a blog tour, giveaway, street teams or a book launch, Michelle has decided to create a mixture of all those things, and has created the I’m Here Book Tour.

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Echoes of Paradise by Deanna Kahler Is Free for Kindle, March 21-23, 2014

Get Echoes of Paradise free on kindle here. Available from March 21-23, 2014!

echoescover-new“The message in Echoes of Paradise is powerful, inspirational, and filled with spiritual reflection.”

 ~ Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

 Book Description:

 Does Love Survive Death?

 When Celeste’s one true love Connor dies, she’s left with many questions and regrets. Caught in a web of painful memories from her troubled past – and a complicated marriage to a materialistic executive – she ventures into an unknown world. What she experiences makes her more determined than ever to find out what really happens after death and what became of her lost love. Her journey takes her to places she never thought possible. But just around the corner, danger still lurks. Will she find the answers she seeks and ultimately discover the truth?

Author Bio:Deanna Deanna Kahler is an accomplished writer and proud mom. Her work has been published in numerous corporate newsletters and magazines across the country. She began writing as a young child and enjoys the opportunity to reach others and make a difference in their lives. Echoes of Paradise is her second book. The story is close to her heart because it was inspired by some of her own experiences. Deanna holds a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where she graduated with departmental honors. She lives with her husband and daughter in a … Continue reading

Climate Change Requires Consciousness Change

The Goodreads book giveaway will be going on until November 30th, 2014.  Click here to enter.

To paraphrase Mark Twain, everyone talks about climate change but no one does anything about it. No one, particularly those in power, wants to make the necessary sacrifices. For example, the US government refuses to comply with international environmental agreements. And the Japanese government recently announced that CO2 emissions there would be increasing rather than decreasing as promised.

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Clearly we need a global reordering of priorities, away from short-term economic gains and towards long-term sustainability. But we’ve known this for decades, and the problem continues to worsen although scientists insist we could solve it if we had the will. Generating the will to make these changes, both in our personal lives and in the economic structures we are caught in, is going to require a change of consciousness.

My new book, Wellsprings: A Fable of Consciousness, approaches ecology from that dimension. The novel is set in 2026 as the earth’s ecosystem has broken down under human abuse. Water supplies are shrinking. Rain is rare, and North America is gripped in the Great Drought with crops withering and forests dying. In the midst of environmental and social collapse, an old woman and a young man set out to heal nature and reactivate the cycle of flow by using techniques of higher consciousness. But the corporations that control the remaining water lash out to stop them.

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Kindle Giveaway – The Beautiful, Winged Madness

From P. Pennington Douros

For a limited time, for promotion, I am offering free Amazon Kindle Ebooks of my novel The Beautiful, Winged Madness. To get one, visit my contact page and leave me your name, personal email address, and a note requesting it in the feedback box that appears on the page. All I am asking in return is if you like the book, or any part of it, please give it a positive customer review at its book page on Amazon.

If you don’t have a Kindle device, you can download from Amazon a free Kindle app to use on your computer or device.

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About the book

The Beautiful Winged MadnessThe Beautiful, Winged Madness is a state both inspired and mad where one discovers sublime truths and terrifying illusions. It is the domain of Guy, a poet and a painter, and Anna, a performance artist who often wears personas–metaphorical costumes. In present-day Los Angeles, the two artists confront love and pain, beauty and terror, visions and madness, death and rebirth, and the raptures of flesh and spirit in a unique story that takes the reader on an extraordinary odyssey.

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Jodine Turner’s Carry on the Flame: Destiny’s Call is Free on Kindle today

May 18, 2013

Jodine Turner’s award winning, best-selling Visionary Fiction  YA/Adult novel, Carry on the Flame: Destiny’s Call is free on Kindle May 17 – May 21.

There are Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, metaphysical, and paranormal aspects to this Visionary Fiction novel.

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“Humanity is in the midst of the greatest crisis in their evolution. Sharay is the one chosen to show the way forward and  help humankind move through the fear and dark times of today’s world. Born into a lineage of priestesses in modern day Glastonbury, England, Sharay’s way is blocked by her jealous Aunt Phoebe, who uses black magic against her to steal her fortune and magical power. When Phoebe commits Sharay to a psychiatric ward and accuses her of murder, Sharay struggles with the temptation to fight Phoebe’s vengeance with her own. Through the ancient Celtic ceremony of Beltaine, Sharay experiences profound sacred union with the Welshman Guethyn, who shows her how to open her heart. But Sharay must learn to transform her hatred for her aunt in order to claim the mystery held deep within her cells that will allow her to fulfill her destiny and prove that the ultimate magic is the power of love.”

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Unison – Book Giveaway

Now available for free at Amazon from March 6th – March 7th!

What would you do if you could relive your life over again?Unison New Front

Damon 1300-333-1M will get to answer that question eight times in Eleni Papanou’s debut visionary fiction novel,  Unison.

Illness has been eradicated in Unity thanks to a healing implant, and criminals are cured with virtual reality therapy.  In this seemingly idyllic community, Damon is condemned to relive his life until he uncovers a suppressed memory. Attempting to help him remember his clouded past is a woman who communicates with him in visions and dreams, but a frightening premonition keeps diverting Damon to a cabin where a dangerous encounter leads to his friend’s death. The tragedy will play out for lifetimes to come and open Damon’s eyes to the truth about Unity and himself. To break the endless cycle of his life, Damon must confront his darkest fears and unveil a memory that’s too painful to remember. Only then can he discover an even more profound truth that expands beyond his mind and the Universe.

What critics are saying:

Unison is written for the science fiction reader. Eleni Papanou presents the story in a believable way with characters that are strong and well defined. The last chapter of the book does a great job of answering all of the readers’ questions and it also includes a great ending that I didn’t see coming. If you are a science fiction fan then I recommend you pick up a copy of “Unison” –  Reader’s Favorite

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