Book Update

Book Cover
Just another short update on the book on higher stages project.

All the parts have finally come in, including entry into the library catalog I didn’t expect as I hadn’t applied (didn’t qualify being self-published). The book is written, edited, cover designed, graphic designed, and formatted. Now I’m compiling the book into the various file formats needed for print and ebook versions. The ebook conversion sure has bugs…

I hope to upload the files soon but they then … Continue Reading…

Update

Another little milestone. I’m now officially a Canadian publisher under the imprint Davidya Publishing. The point of this is to manage the titles in the international database of published works, get into libraries, get distributed, and so forth.

I’ll be updating bits and pieces on the web site.
Davidya

Book Update

Just a short update on the book on higher stages project. The project itself has been going on for several years and is a subsection of a larger work written 10 years ago. It’s been cooking a long time. This has been a slow process as it’s partly been driven by what is unfolding here and in those I know. It’s driven by the lived experience rather than just concepts.

The book has completed the main editing stage and has now moved into formatting. For me, that means tackling InDesign, something I’ve not used since PageMaker days. But … Continue Reading…

New Site Features

New Categories

Recently, I’ve added a few new categorizes to help find article subjects more easily. I’d not updated them in some time and some of the themes have evolved. The newer categories are less used as yet but will become more useful over time. They include:

Energy, Empath, Quotes, Vedic

You can browse articles by Category by selecting one of them on the right sidebar. Some topics have hundreds of posts (the number indicated) making them less useful for this. More specific subjects are best found with Search, top right.

New Media tab

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Spirit Bear

This is a more personal article. My younger son is a prolific graphic artist. He’s completed 2 large graphic novels. For an Xmas present, he gave me a picture, below. As you might have guessed from an image on the About page, Bear is a nickname I carried for many years, including while he was young. The Sanskrit is Davidya. Love how it’s both sacred and playful, and blends old and new. And of course, there are other layers of meaning in there for me personally.

Some SAND Stories

Rick Archer is quite the networker. He was connecting people throughout the conference. It started long before the conference but began in person in the San Francisco airport where a group of us gathered and carpooled to San Jose. We came from the Canadian west coast, Amsterdam, the US midwest, the east coast, and the south. The next day was dominated by the panel discussion, shot in 2 parts of about 5 hours total. (that will be on-line when it’s ready) We were there about 9 hours plus some of us for setup the day before. I also got to … Continue Reading…

SAND Update

I’m at the SAND conference in San Jose. It’s been a very full schedule, rich with connections. There hasn’t been time for much else. I’ll be tackling comments and messages later this week.

My talk went well and there where many questions. The official video crew didn’t show but the talk was videoed and audio recorded by friends so something should be available. I’ll post the slides too.

The panel discussion at Sophia University had 15 participants. I was dubious this was a good idea but it gelled rather well. It was also taped but likely requires some work to … Continue Reading…

Contact Ooops

I just discovered that the Contact form entries are not being received. Not sure when this broke but if you’ve attempted to contact me using this form in the last couple of weeks, I never received the message. My apologies. I have tech support on it now.
Davidya

UPDATE: The form is sending properly now.

Update

Welcome to the latest subscribers.

There has been a lot going on that people are asking about, so I thought I’d post a small update. The BATGAP interview has had a largely warm reception. There have been several thousand views and an even larger number of podcast listeners so far. This has brought a large spike in traffic here and a wave of new subscribers.

This week, I’ll be traveling to San Jose, CA for the Science and Nonduality conference. Over 1,000 are registered and they’ve sold out both hotels. On Thursday, I’ll be spending much of the … Continue Reading…

Interview Follow-up

The BATGAP interview took place Friday, Sept. 25 as planned. The weather was good, so we sat out in the gazebo beside the Kiwi orchard (7 varieties). Clare Blanchflower‘s interview followed, then the retreat began. Lorne and Lucia’s interview did not go ahead just yet as they wish to get their book ready before the onslaught of new contacts.

Here’s an aerial shot of the lodge property (foreground) where we enjoyed the potent retreat along with interviewer Rick Archer.

Unlike my usual articles, the interview is our spiritual story Continue Reading…

site update

I’m just migrating the site and domain to a new host.

This is happening sooner and faster than expected and when both go together, there can sometimes be downtime. Should be back to normal pretty quickly.

Thanks for your patience
D

UPDATE – the process went south and the site was offline for a bit. It’s now up again but will have to be updated and reviewed for functionality…

UPDATE – with some skilled help, we’re almost back to normal on the new site. Whew!