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The Sword of the Fifth Element and the Long Tail

There’s a ‘long tail’ – or long tale – to the things we create, if we live (and believe) long enough and don’t forget too much but let it all simmer on a long-term ‘back burner’ – or perhaps call it an athanor, or alchemist’s oven, which would slowly heat ingredients to fuse them together.

An example from many in my life here at Dreamspace recently: the short epic love/sacred quest story set in ancient Cornwall and Aeden. I wrote this spinoff/sidetrack from the epic Apples of Aeden about a decade ago, printed and hand-bound it with embossed covers, uploaded it as an ebook, free here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/153457 and gradually forgot about it as uptake was slow and feedback online almost non-existent. But brother John (of Greenstone Pictures and now flying solo at www.boyfellinpond.com sees a beauty to it and the possibility of a short film, and has commissioned me to make a new edition of even greater ornateness as the centrepiece of the film development… complete with silver medallion of the Forging of the Sword of the Fifth Element. …which is handy because I have been getting a passable silversmithing setup going here at dreamspace gallery and workshops. www.dreamspace.nz

Here’s a draft of the design for the medallion. Watch this space… the book and the medallion – and the film, should we be spared – will hold much sacred magic, long incubated in the Harris brothers’ Athanor…

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The Wizard of Eutopia is coming

Well I apologise for the long delay. Here is the sign I’ve finally got up for the front of the STORY ARK, Kaiwaka, where I live and work.

Here it is, in case you are passing through Kaiwaka, Northland, New Zealand

It’s just across from Cafe Eutopia,

Café Eutopia

Café Eutopia (Photo credit: Albert Freeman)

where I still hope to finish the building one day. Meanwhile, I am just this wizard for hire, to earn a few shekels by being (manically) creative for you, or if you prefer as I do, helping YOU to be more creative and free than you might believe possible.

I will be using the ‘flow rainbow’ (see www.flowrainbow.com) and the Tree of Life process diagram to elucidate the process of all creation and development, and giving you your own personal profiling so you see where you naturally ‘fit’ within the spectrum of culture – your own ‘flow zone’ where you are naturally successful. Plus there will be a menu of my book services (limited edition, POD, carved edge, etc), ebook uploading, ferrocement building and sculpting, and much more!

So click ‘follow’ this blog and watch this space!

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