A celebratory book for ecstatic lovers of nature, Being of the Sun's text and music were co-written by composer/philosopher/author Ramón Sender Barayón, and singer/songwriter/author/illustator Alicia Bay Laurel, with illustration, book design and hand-lettering by Alicia Bay Laurel.
Beloved for decades by wiccans, Druids and pagans, and by their Shinto nature-worshipping counterparts in Japan, Being of the Sun encourages readers to create a one-person spiritual path, and then offers practices Ramón and Alicia found enlightening.
Here one can learn, for example, overtone singing, musical modes and scales for solar and lunar cycles, how to tune a waterfall, plant a sacred grove, build a sweat lodge, make a drone orchestra, or construct a sun strobe.
The new Echo Point Books & Media edition was released on October 1, 2021. The book is available now at indigowithstars.com/products/being-of-the-sun-2021
"Songs from Being of the Sun," the companion recording of songs, chants, improvisation and drone music from the book, is available at indigowithstars.com/products/songs-from-being-of-the-sun
The Japanese edition of Being of the Sun is available at indigowithstars.com/products/japanese-edition-of-being-of-the-sun