HERESY & METAPHYSICS: A COMPENDIUM OF THOUGHTS AND IDEAS ABOUT MAGIC PHILOSOPHY, ART, IDENTITY, THE OCCULT AND THE DEEPLY WEIRD SIDE OF EXISTENCE
Howdy folks! There were indeed times when I could say, that I was excited, overwhelmed, speechless, or just hyped about by something, and in many cases I would’ve been able to somehow describe my feelings (either by writing them down or shooting a video in the woods for my YouTube channel), but this time, well this time, it is just… indescribable! This feeling is truly something else entirely from normal description. You may perhaps think for a minute and say to yourself; Come on man, spit it out already! What’s the whole drama about?, but in return I can just say how difficult is to put into words the feelings I have at the moment when trying to write this article, convey it into sentences and announce what I need to announce.
And here I am, almost four years later at the final destination of my (possibly greatest) literary journey (or for the most part my personal magical quest) ever undertaken. I am presenting you my first ever published book, released as a (meta)physical paperback edition by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing! (thank the Gods for print on demand and self-publishing these days). Though, I need to clarify an important fact from the get-go, that this is a paperback only book (for the moment). I may create and publish a Kindle version of my book next year, but for now it’s only the physical paperback version (which is the proper way in my honest opinion to release your first book). If there is a high demand from readers, I will definitely do it as quick as possible, but only time will tell what’s gonna happen with the e-book version.
Since I started this literary journey, I have not made a single mention in a blog post, on my YouTube channel, Tumblr, DeviantArt or wherever else on the internet about what the title of the book was going to be, or the specific themes that I will tackle on in it. Why the hell did I performed such a blasphemy you might ask? Well, as someone who has a somewhat seasoned and matured understanding of the fundamentals of how magic works and of the art of writing or spelling words, I can only say, that I did it entirely and consciously on purpose from the very beginning. I have witnessed other writers, artistic people, game developers, movie creators and big companies, hyping their products to the extreme in the process of creating them, and sometimes the end results are miles and miles away from the initial hype, and the expectations of the fans and followers that were waiting for years to get their hands on what was promised to them, but in the end not actually delivered properly the way they were expecting to. In common straight-forward Elvish tongue, I respectfully refused to hype my book to the public and give any core information of what I was writing about or what the end product might be. I only shared a bit of information here and there on the internet and strictly to close friends and realatives. That’s the way I do things, and I think it goes for all my artistic work. In this sense, I have isolated specific aspects in the magical process of writing a book, perfecting and polishing it until it becomes finished and ready to be released worldwide without hopes of expectations. I don’t like poorly assembled and unfinished products at all. In this isolated magical process, I have poured my blood, will and sweat and countless of hours on focusing on the structure, the language, the words I have written, the themes I have discussed, the general editing and proof reading (which was a constant act of doing it over and over and over again until achieving the needed results), the images I have placed, and finally making the cover art and discarding dozens upon dozens of designs and styles that I was not very happy about. I have aimed for a specific style of design for a paperback book and the final results I think are pretty evident. In the proccess of writing this book, my world views, personal philosophy and perspectives have drastically shifted into new directions and new vistas opened to my mind that were not visible before I began this journey.
This book was written as a personal artistic and literary project, but also for like-minded individuals and to everyone else who likes to read more deeply philosophical, esoteric or occult and authentic, (but also very entertaining) and not in any way “mainstream” types of books. My book has a very serious themes and undertone, but it is not a “dry”, “superficially- “scholarly”, “new-agey” or “academic” work in its approach to the topics discussed. My book is a gift to anyone who wishes to enrich and expand his or her mind and look at or change certain things of their lives into new perspectives, and also discover new ways to approach their own thoughts and personal philosophies. I hope and wish to everyone who reads my book to be able to get something out of it and use it for self-betterment, inspiration, personal growth and in also in a healthy and mature way.
As a final note for my announcement I need to say, that I wish it upon everyone if they could perform such an important and difficult task of writing his or her own book; as Miguel Conner from Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio is saying in his intros: Write your own gospel & live your own myth. I present you my own personal myth with this book (and to the wide world) and I wish to make a difference in people’s consciousness and lives. (though I’m not anyone’s “guru” or your uncle Jesus 2.0)
Thank you so very much ladies and gents and please don’t let anything stopping you from following your own quest and bliss!
Of course. any feedback is always greatly welcomed and I wish to hear from readers in every corner of the world what they think about my book and the ideas I put forward in it. I will try to reply to personal messages and e-mails as much as I can if anyone wishes to send me any. Also, I will shoot a video or two on my YouTube channel with news and announcements concerning my book, so keep an eye or two for that.
Now some information about the physical book itself:
The book’s cover has a matte finish and it’s 165 pages long (counting from the title page to the Index). Speaking of which, I have made a very, very detailed and comprehensive INDEX which certainly is always a huge plus for obsessive readers and geeks alike. The book dimenstions are 6×9 with lots and lots of black and white images neatly placed inside the text. The book is printed on white paper and it will look splendid on anyone’s shelf. (including mine of course). If you stack it neatly between your grimoires or magic and occult books it will look ever better!
My book is OUT on all the different Amazon websites world wide and links to those can be found below. Take care lads and lasses and I hope to hear from you soon!
And finally here’s the cover in its full glory (back and front) and the synopsis that I have written on the back of the book:
In his book, Heresy & Metaphysics, Borislav Vakinov explores and discusses; philosophical, anthropological, occult, existential, mythological and polytheistic themes and concepts. Thematically, the core of the book deals with pre-Christian, Pagan practices and beliefs and also delves into Fortean topics such as; the paranormal, the super natural, ritual magic and mysticism which roots and foundations are firmly based in prehistory, classical antiquity, as well as in more current times. Heresy & Metaphysics rides on the towering wave of probability, chaos magic and high weirdness. With these tools in hand, the author aims at the highest target in order to unravel and “excavate” the mystical, the paranormal and the super natural, and to present them in a quite different perspective. A more down-to-earth snap shot, free of “new age” or materialist types of dogma and sugar-coated in mainstream and academic phraseology; in other words—the hyper update of the decade! Heresy & Metaphysics taps into archetypes, metaphors and subconscious models that hadn’t been properly discussed, developed and explored since the so-called “truth movement” began in Europe and North America in the early part of the decade after the events of 9/11. The book fuels the engine of creativity and peels off layer after layer of lies, deceit and fake promises of a better tomorrow, in a world where the mass media, the politicians, the world governments (the so-called “elites” behind the curtains), and the global corporations dictate how or whether we should have an authentic experience. Whether we should look for answers beyond the five-sense reality, or express ourselves as normal human beings. The time has come to embark on a solo magical journey through the fields, forests, mountains, suburban alleys and dark corners of our towns and native lands and put on the Wizard cloak of invisibility and grip in both hands the staff and the mighty sword of power in order to achieve highly concentrated and well-structured models for improving our lives.With the writing and the publication of Heresy & Metaphysics, the author’s inner most wish and desire is to take the reader on that lone ship in the middle of the ocean, where the captain strives to pull up the anchor and lift it up towards the unknown. In a completely unpretentious and unapologetic way, the book tries to push further ahead into new territories and break the thick blocks of stagnation and outdated spiritual and secular ideals, while steering the ship back into well-established grounds and visit old and familiar places. At the same time, the main quest of Heresy & Metaphysics is to deliver something deeply profound, practical, weird and authentic. Much of Borislav’s work concentrates on the world that is ignored by the mainstream and pop culture. Sometimes forgotten, obsolete or simply marginalized, it is a world of the unseen, of the hidden and of the unknown, that doesn’t fit into a thirty-second news media bite or a Facebook and Twitter feed.Borislav has spent the last ten years traveling across Europe and his native land, taking notes and documenting this world and now has a story to share. This is the beginning of his quest into the world of mystery & magic. THIS IS HIS FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK.
You can buy my book on the links below:
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This is the FIRST EDITION and I do not plan to make any other edits, updates or corrections at the moment. Perhaps I will make and publish a second expanded edition later this in 2021. This is how my book looks, both on the outside and on the inside. I have made some subtsantial adjustments in the text on the back cover and some design tweaks on the front cover. For the overall look, I added a border on each corner and tried my very best to make it look nice and neat. Also there were some minor mistakes that needed fixing in each chapter of the book and some other things that I felt were quite out of place. I am obviously quite pleased with the final product. You can support me directly by purchasing my book. From the bottom of my heart, thank you very much for the support!