BEING OF THE SUN || ALICIA BAY LAUREL
Originally published in 1973, Being of the Sun is a totally hand-lettered and lavishly illustrated guide to creating and curating your own spiritual path, including practices Alicia Bay Laurel and Ramón Sender Barayón adapted from pre-historic nature worship, plus the ceremonial music they imagined to accompany them.
Widely read for decades by wiccans, pagans, and Druids, and beloved in Japan, where Shinto, another animistic nature religion, is practiced in addition to Buddhism, Being of the Sun also (unknowingly) recalls the 19th century European nature/nudist/vegan cults that were the ancestors of the 20th century hippies
Feast on Ramóns musical lore about scales, modes, drones, and combining music with sounds of nature. Learn how to sing overtones, tune a zither or a waterfall, and create a drone orchestra, a sun strobe, a bamboo root oboe, a May pole, a harvest goddess doll, a yoga routine or a meditation altar.
Paperback, 202 pages