Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

November 10, 2008

Kaufmann-Shute chapbook featured at Orange Alert

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Monday, November 10, 2008

The Orange Spotlight

A.J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute Beyond The Blue Rocks (Kendra Steiner Editions #113)
“we pass unnoticed through people of paper/their paper streets/environment changes/they never do question/the western lands twinkle…”
For some faith is all there is. Every action, every word, every breath is filled with faith. It is this complete understanding that can result in a high level of clarity, and an overwhelming sense of peace. In some Faiths you can expand your understanding and peace through meditation, which can take on several different forms. It is more then just sitting a certain way and making a silly noise; it is about a focused freedom. It is about expanding your mantra, and releasing everything else.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1)
Beyond the Blue Rocks is a set of meditations on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Yet it is more obtainable and accessible than it may sound. Written by both A.J. Kaufmann and Bill Shute, the collection shifts focus and style rapidly. At its center this collection is about the journey, through life and to faith and freedom. So if you are looking to move beyond or simply find a stronger center, check out this release from KSE.
There were only 55 copies of Beyond The Blue Rocks made and I am holding #26, so order yours today.
(written by Jason Behrends, 11/10/08)
Thanks to Jason at  What To Wear During an Orange Alert for the kind and perceptive words. A. J. and I put a few months work into this and a few months thought and discussion prior to that. BTW, there is a superb audio-book reading of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, interpreted by Richard Gere, that I sent to A. J. when we began this project, so he could put it on and drink deep of the TBOTD while he was doing other things and did not actually have the book in front of him. I’d recommend that audio book to anyone interested in learning more about the TBOTD. Here’s the link to the original OA piece:

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