Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Homemade book

A few Christmases ago, my soulsister got me John Michael Greer's book, "Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth" I absolutely adore this book! As a matter of fact, I consider it my go-to "holy book".  I like to refer back to the precepts presented in it when I need some inspiration or insight into a situation. I found it a bit big to carry around in my backpack or suitcase, so I decided to make a cut-down, smaller size version of it (no copyright infringement as  this is a personal copy... I have no wish to sell it... It is mine and mine alone to keep!) I took out a few chapters and kept the ones that deal with natural laws and meditations. I also added a few personal tidbits of mine as a final chapter. So here it is... printed parchment, A6  (105 mm x 148 mm - 4.1" x 5.8") size, hardcovers with kangaroo leather finish. I'm quite pleased with how it all turned out.


  1. Holy Toledo, that looks amazing! Did you sew the pages together and then bind them to the hide? I can't imagine what you used to cut that thick leather with - something sharp for sure!

    1. I sure did! All in all, I printed up 6 mini booklets of 16 pages which I sewed individually, and then glued them all to a thin leather spine before sandwiching it between cardboard stock. I used a large utility knife (with a fresh blade) to cut that thick leather. This was a leftover from the natural kangaroo hide I bought for my drum... It took me practically all morning to shave the fur off, and it still feels fuzzy in some spots! LOL!

  2. Hi Matey πŸ˜€,

    Lovely little book! Amazing amount of work but it looks like it was well worth it. What are the precepts?

    I hope all is well with you and that you are having a great day πŸ˜€

    Love and (((Hugs))) xoxo

    1. Thanks matey! :) Hope all is good with you too. xx
      Greer talks about the seven basic laws of nature which influence all.

      - The Law of Wholeness
      - The Law of Flow
      - The Law of Balance
      - The Law of Limits
      - The Law of Cause and Effect
      - The Law of Planes
      - The Law of Evolution

      I studied ecology, physics and biology back in my college years, and I can tell you, those "laws" or precepts can be found in any scientific discipline. That's what I like about Greer's teachings... They aren't extreme "human" esoteric beliefs, these laws are truly the foundation of life and all that exist. :)

  3. Wow! Thanks for that, it sounds very interesting. That's really cool that you have studied physics, very fascinating subject.

    Hope you are having a good day πŸ˜€.


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