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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A simple book trailer designed to blow the mind

The trailer for Jeffrey J. Kripal's book and documentary, Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred, really grabbed my attention. 

Kripal is a religious historian, but he's definitely not status quo. He says,
I read, translate, and interpret mystical literature, that is, texts from around the world that express and enact “the secrets” (Greek: ta mystika) of humanity’s fundamental unity, even identity, with divinity.  Put bluntly, I study how human beings come to realize that they are gods—or superheroes—in disguise. Source

Not only is Kripal's trailer provocative, it just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot to promote your book. Moving text, clouds in the background, and dramatic music are enough to make the viewer visit Amazon.com to investigate. I know I did.

As a writer, that last is something I've suspected for a long time: 

What if... this world is a story... and we are all characters being written? And what if we could step out of this story... and author ourselves anew?

Writers, how does that resonate with you?
Donna Marie

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