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  • By judah1poet
    Oct 22, 2009
    Instructions for Alchemy. Ingredients of Ether by Judah 1 takes the reader on a fascinating journey through one man's search for truth and meaning. It blends theology, philosophy, aesthetics, politics, love, humor and a fair share of autobiography in a compelling tour-de-force. The writings are of varied length, style, and message. The common theme is a profound honesty that is at once convicting and inspiring. One cannot read the text without being alternately driven to rage over the injustices in our world, saddled with guilt over our role in this reality and then inspired to be an agent of change. This prophetic cycle of justice is contrasted by dabblings in the more profane matters of love, lust and other vicissitudes of human relationships. In addition to bringing a nice respite from heavier matters, these writings give us a window into the real soul of the author. He is an intellectual, a visionary, a poet, an agent of change and above all a human being. His attention to the... More > ordinary is as remarkable as his deepest of philosophical musings about the nature of G-d. In short, Instructions for Alchemy. Ingredients of Ether is a book for those who love good writing, good ideas and care enough to do something with both of them. Judah 1 says in verse what all great prophets and revolutionaries have said. He does it with a new style, relevance and charisma. It is my hope that this time the world listens. Ryan Falcioni Associate Professor Department of Philosophy Chaffey College< Less
  • By Sharea Harris
    Oct 17, 2009
    Instructions for Alchemy, Ingredients of Ether is a collection of work that shows the growth of a human, the soul of a man searching for more and offers you the wisdom and beauty picked from this life in a way only an artist can offer. Like most artist David Oliver gives the reader a piece of who he is in his book, Instructions for Alchemy, Ingredients of Ether. Unlike most artists however he exposes the reader to a growth that is dually unique but applicable to all. Instructions for Alchemy, Ingredents of Ether Is a collection of work that shows the growth of a human, the soul of a man and the beauty of an artist painting his journey for our benefit and human connection. These pages are filled with the secrets of alchemy - the evidence of a most prized possession being recognized and lifted to a new echelon of existence. Oliver shows us the metamorphoses of the human soul. Oliver's work rings strongly with a passion for living and searching and truth that is a comfort to those on the... More > same path. Alchemy is filled with delicate fruit gleaned from his path ready for all those hungry and willing to consume. Perhaps Instructions for Alchemy, Ingredients for Ether is itself an introduction to the transmutation of a soul we will forever know. Perhaps we are gifted to share a glimpse into a soul in the midst of a change that will prove to reshape our existence. Perhaps Instructions for Alchemy, Ingredients for Ether is a book with many layers. Some may see this as a pleasant and progressive collection of poems, parables and explanations. others may see this as a soul's mark on the world around them. Then there are those of us that see this work as it is a personal account of a soul changing and rising above restraints and into the unknown. A map of all the places and people this soul has seen. A reason to keep rising, a reason to keep growing - proof that the art of alchemy will never die.< Less
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LionLike Publishing
October 22, 2009
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.66 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
7.44 wide x 9.68 tall
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