Attars - Reading 1
Come now, read easily, and listen to my series of songs. They are dream lullabies, melodies from strange lands, songs of heart’s yearnings, all sung just for you.
Here in the Natural Garden, you can just sit back and listen to this first casual reading from my book, Attars. I’ll be expanding and adding sections in posts to come, until the entire novel is complete in audio form.
AN ACCOUNT OF LIMINAL EVENTS HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES AS A COLLECTOR OF ESSENCES WRITES HER INITIATORY BOOK OF SECRETS.
Included in this reading:
Introduction: The Crystal Attardan, a prologue
Section 1 - Crossing the Threshold, “Come, Enter and See”
Quote from Daphne Dunn
How it Began
Media Interview: Press Event
Diary Entry: Vision, Incomplete Notes
From The Surveyor’s Notebook
From The Book of Secrets: Advice for Entrants
About the book
Meet the essence gatherer. Living in solitude in a driftwood cabin in the dunes, she enters the magic transformation of mythopoetic experience, and is shown the way to compile a personal Book of Secrets. But when imagination and intuition meet in the dunes, things aren't always as they seem. Drifting sands cover and uncover events, treasures, and memories. She is challenged by her history and grasps for balance in the "live and let live" world of the California Dunites. Metaphysics, alchemy, poetics and mysticism all play together in her private imaginaire, as life opens to a far wider horizon. With support from her friend Cath, and inspiration from Ella and Gwyneth, the essence gatherer soon finds a personal path that is for her alone. ATTARS is an account of liminal events happening behind the scenes when a collector of essences writes her initiatory Book of Secrets.
Part 2 coming soon…..