Seven Doors in an Unyielding Stone (collectors' boxed-set limited edition)
Seven extraordinary authors; seven beautiful books. Seven ways to approach the unapproachable; and seven keys to living within the mystery of a life fully-lived.
All seven of the SEVEN DOORS IN AN UNYIELDING STONE books, in a hand-stamped presentation box, complete with a numbered guide to the series. We think that this will become a supremely collectable edition of this unusual and astonishing constellation of artists' and writers' work.
The limited edition leaflet can be previewed on the Hedgespoken Press website here.
Note - where there is white on these cover previews, there will actually be SILVER ink.
Click on the individual titles below to open a new window with all the details about each title.
SEVEN DOORS IN AN UNYIELDING STONE
This series of pocket-sized books is new for Autumn 2018 and is an audacious step forward for Hedgespoken Press. Seven extraordinary authors, seven beautiful books. Seven ways to approach the unapproachable and speak about the unspeakable. See the SEVEN DOORS homepage for more information about the series.
Each book is lithograph-printed for high quality on 100% recycled paper (140gsm internal, 280gsm cover) using veg-based inks in England, by Calverts, a workers' co-op and is professionally perfectbound.
The book is A6 size (4.2″x5.9″) and has 36 inner pages. This is the first printing. Publication date 31.10.18
Joanna Hruby (from a photograph by Enrique Villalonga Juan)
Sylvia V. Linsteadt
Rima Staines (photograph by Juliette Mills)
As beautiful as expected.
The presentation only adds to the depth of the content.
As it was my Christmas present (to myself), I waited, very impatiently, to open it on Christmas Day. What a joy. Superb, magical writing from seven amazing authors, and whether it was intentional or not, reading them all together in one day made it seem as if they were seven threads of the same thought, ideas weaving in and out of each other, interlinked and resonating between. I spent several beautiful hours lost in a different world, one I was very reluctant to return from. Wonderful!
The Unveiling of the Seven Doors
Oh ~ How my heart, my omni heart, my entire universal being, awaits the splendid pleasure ...
to experience your absolutely, beautiful, quintessential, monographs.
The 'Seven Doors' may one day be opened, as if by a magi, in a velvet, carpet, auditorium,
of moon dust in a spinifex oasis, of luscious temples.
Albeit ~ there is a special space morphing, prior to arrival, of your sacred poetic texts,
into the lands of the 'Great Exit Gates' of Quarraluna, here,
in the fragrant, abandoned, Dreamtime, of Western Australia.
Your Earth gift, of bound words, symbols, images and magical intents,
is intuitively partially experienced, with vast gratitude, enigmatic, joy, in awed delight.
Your parcel may well remain unopened, for an extended appropriate time ...
to disembark, from her long, half world hemispherical journey,
into the Great Southern Lands, North of Antarctica.
One day, after every hint of intent, fragrance and emotion is revealed, felt and perceived,
the cargo will be revealed. The opening of the 'Seven Doors' will confirm my instinct,
of mistress/master works, of 'Sublime Qulah'.
It is my custom to read, contemplate and ponder, a text over two decades,
however as our breath of life is closing, your doors will be graced open,
as a yielding monolith, in a paradise of palaces, of reverie and delicious entanglement.
Thank you One and All, at Hedgespoken, especially
Rima Staines, Tom Hirons,
Sylvia V. Linsteadt, Michaela Meadow,
Joanna Hruby, Terri Windling and Jay Griffiths.
Particular respectful gratitude, I impart to the 'Wonderful Man Of Soul' ~ Martin Shaw.
His Beauty In Simplicity, Spine Tingling Truth, Laden with Blessings, Loaded in Mythic Awe. ...
A Radical Door Opener ~ Oracular Sage and Doctor.
For it was his Mythic adventures in Crete, with Andreas Kornevall film production of
"Twelve Secret Names" that led me on a cyber pilgrimage, to uncover his literature,
to find myself at the Caravanserai, of your 'Hedge of the Imaginarium'.
Salutations, with Deep, Endless, Freedoms, Torched with Peaceful, Omni, Loving, Blessings.
Michael Moon ~ Dreamtime Poet ~ Quarraluna ~ Western Australia ******
What a little treasure box chock full of wonderful tales. I bought two, one for myself and one for a gift. Just deciding who the lucky recipient will be. I am sure anyone who gets this will be utterly delighted.