ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:46 pm

Hito, yes, early enough. The book hasn't been delivered by the printer yet. (Thanks for the rest, too.)
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:19 am

I got an advance copy in the mail yesterday. (It's here! Not vaporware!) - The rest are still on the truck making its way across the U.S.

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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Alrah » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:36 am

It's got a nice classic look to the book. Neat. :-)
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Takamba » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:05 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:(It's here! Not vaporware!)


Just wondering; is that a dig against Kindle versions?
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:45 pm

Nope. Love my Kindle.

As you probably know, it's a computer term. "Vaporware" is software that keeps getting promised until one wonders if it exists anywhere at all... except maybe in someone's pipe. :lol:
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:30 am

If you can trust the dispatchers... the truck is due in tomorrow or Friday. "Pearls of Wisdom" will be hand. I will then sign the preorders, and our volunteer team will start slapping on mailing labels and getting things ready to ship on Sunday. (It may take two or three days to get them all ready to go.)

(I have never before known it to take two weeks for them to truck this cross-country. Sorry for the delay, folks.)

If you haven't ordered yet, and want one of the autographed first-shipped copies, here is the order link:
http://thelema.org/publications/pw.html
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:16 am

My water broke! :shock: No Braxton Hicks this time. I think it's coming today! :angel:
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby mojorisin44 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:46 pm

Nice!
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby bdc » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:54 am

Received this morning, looks great, looking forward to diving in later today!
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Faust » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:13 pm

Waiting for the plane (or ship) with my one :angel:
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby mark0987 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:42 am

My copy arrived this morning, I can't wait to really sit down and get started with it. My bookshelf feels a little more worthy now it has a signed book! :lol:
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby bdc » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:16 am

First impressions: Only a fifth of the way through this, but already it has proven to be single best book on both the basic and advanced concepts and practices of Thelema, Magick and Hermetic Qabalah since Regardie's work (perhaps even since Crowley's own publications). It's a joy to see often seemingly complex concepts explained so clearly, and to see certain practices laid out without the usual blinds and mistakes in place (I can think of some profoundly essential Magical techniques [e.g. LBRP] which appear in incorrect forms in pretty much every single publication available to the general public [even Regardie's books!] - this volume is one of the very few exceptions to that [the only others that I can think of - beside the Black Pearl pdfs - are 776 1/2 and David Shoemaker's Living Thelema], and pretty much the only place where the reader will find correct, clear, and unambiguous information on certain topics outside of confidential orders). No blinds, no bullshit, at last, amazing! It will be of profound value to those involved in the practice of the topics concerned, and I certainly will be giving it my highest possible recommendation.

Chapters 000, 00, and 0 are a fantastic introduction to Thelema, have you at all considered making that material available to as wide an audience as possible, perhaps online like the Ethics Of Thelema compilation?
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:41 am

bdc, thank you very much. :) Wow, that's a great way to start my day ;)

Yes, I've considered making the opening material available more widely and haven't had time to think about how to do that without harming our ability to continue publishing; so it probably won't happen soon, but something like that likely will happen eventually.

There is a practical considerations that we have many thousands of dollars invested in making the book available, and these chapters are part of what we think will drive sales of this particular book. In order to keep publishing material, we have to keep selling material to pay for subsequent publishing. We give a lot of material away for free. Giving this particular material away for free could make this the last book we ever publish.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby bdc » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:09 am

I understand completely, I've gone through the Black Pearl pdfs many times, but I do love actual books so much that it's an absolute pleasure to re-read some of this material again - the physical format makes all the difference to me. I'll certainly be recommending the purchase of this to anyone I know interested in Thelema and Magick.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:20 am

Tank you very much :)

If you have the opportunity... an Amazon review could go a long way.

BTW, I've been working for the last year on another book that I think is important and will have a tiny audience, so the plan is to give it away as a free download. (No details until ready to announce, though.)
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby bdc » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:32 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:an Amazon review could go a long way.


Will do!

BTW, I've been working for the last year on another book that I think is important and will have a tiny audience, so the plan is to give it away as a free download. (No details until ready to announce, though.)


Yay!
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Takamba » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:11 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:Tank you very much :)

If you have the opportunity... an Amazon review could go a long way.

BTW, I've been working for the last year on another book that I think is important and will have a tiny audience, so the plan is to give it away as a free download. (No details until ready to announce, though.)


I bet it's called "Tarot Tips for Truants"
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Iacomus » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:14 pm

I have to concur with bdc's assessment of the introductory section. It is excellent. Being relatively new to Thelema, it has taken a good amount of effort to grasp certain concepts, but this book presents the material in very clear and concise way that really resonates with me, and for that, I'm very appreciative. Also, I found the LRP section useful in rectifying a couple points I wasn't entirely clear on (or perhaps, slightly misled).
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby dillanh » Mon May 12, 2014 11:54 am

Just received my copy today.
Skimmed through it real quick,
Found more than a few golden nuggets of wisdom.
The book is also a lot larger than I expected.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon May 12, 2014 11:58 am

dillanh wrote:Just received my copy today.
Skimmed through it real quick,
Found more than a few golden nuggets of wisdom.
The book is also a lot larger than I expected.

Yeah, somewhere between 450-500 pages as I recall. - Thanks for the kind words, I'd love an Amazon review if you have the opportunity.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby dillanh » Mon May 12, 2014 1:22 pm

Reviewed! :)
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon May 12, 2014 1:40 pm

dillanh wrote:Reviewed! :)

Thank you. Nicely to the point! :D
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Frater INRI » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:25 am

Jim, have you considered offering the Pearls (and other publications) in e-book format?
Kindle edition would be a good choice.

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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:11 am

Frater INRI wrote:Jim, have you considered offering the Pearls (and other publications) in e-book format?
Kindle edition would be a good choice.

I have yet to see a commercial (rather than "just giving it away") ebook format that properly handles fonts, illustration, etc. In the long run, we'd like to offer it that way on Amazon, but Amazon has to do a lot of work on getting Kindle formatting upgraded before that's feasible. - If I find myself writing a book with no illustrations and no serious concern with fonts or layouts, then we'll probably start with that one.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Frater INRI » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:51 am

I see.
I assumed it is doable.
The 7°=4□ from Germany seems to be willing to do it rather well in his new e-formated book The Angel & the Abyss.

I can only imagine how much time had to be invested in such a project.

Tnx

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