Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Treta-Yuga Psychedelic Comic

We had the privilege of reading the 1st story Kali-Yuga and immediately fell in love with the breathtaking imagery and captivating story.

Now Entheodelic Storyteller Benton Rooks takes us through the YugaVerse with the highly anticipated Treta-Yuga.

"KALI-YUGA, the first entry into the sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel series also known as the YUGAVERSE, effectively mythologizes dark shaman themes with the creation of the master wizard protagonist Abaraiis. Benton Rooks has created something that is gorgeous to behold on the visual level, while also being distinctly forward thinking in experimental aesthetics. This epic story is a must read for fans of fantasy and sci-fi alike. —Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, and the War God trilogy 

TRETA-YUGA is the stand-alone sequel to his previous debut Kickstarter success KALI-YUGA. It will be 24 page, full color single issue comic—a part of a larger projected graphic novel and the extended lore of the YUGAVERSE. [*New readers do not need be familiar with KALI-YUGA in order to begin reading TRETA-YUGA.*]

This campaign is sponsored by the amazing bestelling UK author Graham Hancock (War God, Fingerprints of The Gods), Jeffrey Kripal (author of Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal), Melissa McBride (Carol on AMC's The Walking Dead), and Reality Sandwich magazine

We have backed this project and highly recommend you back it to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Check out an in depth interview on inspiration and background for the YUGAVERSE here.

Take a listen to a podcast Benton did with indie Kickstarter Comic masters The Wombmates here

Written by Benton Rooks

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Discovering Entheodelic Storytelling

Greetings Readers,
It has been sometime since this blog has been updated and we apologize for that.  My wife Jessica usually maintains and posts upon this site but this semester has been long and taxing with teaching and grading for her. So, in an effort to reinvigorate G&G, I'll be posting some of my own explorations into things Green and Growing.

In addition, both she and I are currently editing our 4th book for our Independent Press Myth Ink Books, which is entitled Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York. This anthology is a collection of urban horror stories from authors in the field set in the New York City landscape. 

However, with that said, I wanted to write today about a few inspiring items I am currently exploring.  Today I listened to the Mind Mover's Podcast interview with Entheodelic Storyteller Benton Rooks, and recently have been digesting Rak Razam's book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey. Accompanying this read has also been Razam's own podcast In a Perfect World.

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Day my Scoby Died

Okay, it wasn't as dramatic as that but after brewing Kombucha for 3 years losing not only 90% of
My homebrew Kombucha set up
all your scobies plus having to dump 11 gallons of kombucha hurts. It was upsetting and it hurt my pocket book. In those 11 gallons I used almost 4 pounds of sugar and the last of several varieties of tea. Added to that was the time it took to brew and ferment. And, perhaps the worst of it all from anemotional standpoint, having to toss 8 scobies. I was horrified. Even though they might be frightening to other folks-- I love my scobies. They are living creatures that might be more at home in an Ed Wood horror flick, but in the last few weeks waiting for my new scobies to grow, I realize even more completely that without my scobies, my life is made much more uncomfortable.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Chopped, Cheese, Preparedness and “Wasted” Veggie Soup Part 2

I meant to get this up the other day, but have been in bed with a cold. Wonderful. Here are the recipes. ;p

So, while completely monopolizing the kitchen—which was fine since hubby was sleeping after his night shift—I began the steps way below for making my Wasted Broth and Wasted Veggie Soup, and I grabbed one of the most used books from my kitchen bookshelf, Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz. (Yes I have a bookshelf in the kitchen stacked with dry goods, teas, and recipe books. I am a foodie nerd after all.) I had made Katz’s recipe for farmer’s cheese in the past, using some slightly off soy milk and it was delicious. So, I thought why not see if lightening will strike twice. His recipe is simple and calls for 3 ingredients: milk, vinegar, and salt, with the option of adding herbs, spices, or additions at a certain point in making the cheese.

My recipe is his recipe and it took about 2 hours to drip. The byproduct, the whey, went into my Wasted Veggie Soup, as well as my freezer for future soup endeavors. My herbal additions were based on what I had on hand, some lemon zest from one of the lemons I was using in my soup and some chopped parsley, again from a soup and broth ingredients.