Stuff!


Hi people.  I thought it was time I communicated with an update of what “stuff” is going on.  Firstly, my latest book, The Road To Nowhere.  I had some real tech nightmares with formatting, which I thought I’d solved.  As a result I added a temporary cover, which enabled me to order a couple of proof copies for the purpose of checking the interior.  To my horror the problems had returned and I was unable to resolve them.  So, I decided that I would download a fresh template and format the file again from scratch.  I’m in the process of doing this now and I expect to be finished very soon.  So watch this space!

I’ve also been painting again, and my latest piece is shown below.  As ever, the photo doesn’t do it justice.  I really like it; it looks fantastic “in the flesh.”

 

There is also the little matter of the latest edition to my family, namely my four-string box guitar; which is based on the classic cigar-box guitar.  There’s another pic below for you to feast your eyes on.  Isn’t she a beauty?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, here’s a little video for your amusement.  Ladeez an’ gennelmen, I give to you Seasick Rich…

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Psychic Art In Healing


I thought I would share with you the details of a workshop I ran on November 10.  It had been around four years since I ran a workshop and I wanted to keep my hand in; so to speak.  It was the culmination of a few ideas that I had, that I decided to put together in workshop-form.  It was only a short workshop but it proved to be very successful.  Below is the flyer and a couple of pics.  Hope you find it of interest.

 

Satori Presents

Psychic Art In Healing

At Stroud Spiritualist Church, Lansdown Road, Stroud. 10:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2018.

An experimental workshop with Richard Holmes; the purpose of which is to heal a traumatic experience from the past that is causing pain and suffering in the here and now. Participants are advised not to come with any preconceived ideas about what they believe psychic art and healing to be; as we will not be drawing pictures of spirit guides or engaging in hands-on healing.

The trauma will be brought to the surface via inner exploration, and this part of the workshop works on the principle that your soul, being your only true teacher, knows exactly what your physical self is able to deal with at any given moment. We will then move on to the art aspect of the workshop, which involves you expressing how you feel spiritually through your chosen artistic medium; thus releasing the trauma.
Inevitably, when something is removed a void is left. The healing aspect of the workshop involves completing the cycle by filling the void with Divine Love.
This will not be a whole day workshop, but will nonetheless go on for as long as it takes to complete the process.

You will need to bring your own art materials and preferably something to rest your paper or canvas on. Ideal media are oil or chalk pastels, pencils, charcoal and acrylic-type paints. Oil paints, whilst beautiful, are not advised for this exercise as they can take a couple of weeks to dry properly.

Richard Holmes is an author who writes in the spiritual (non-religious)/self-help genre.

*Please be advised that this workshop may not be suitable for anyone who is experiencing mental health issues, such as depression, at present. You should expect at some point to feel a range of emotions that might include anxiety, fear, and anger; you may also experience a sense of bereavement. With this in mind, you should give careful consideration as to whether your participation would be appropriate, especially if you are currently seeing a counsellor or clinical psychologist. You are also advised not to attend the workshop under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other mind-altering substance, as this could be dangerous.

 

We Have Lift-Off


Well, launch day for Eyesight To The Blind is finally on the horizon. The cover has been completed, the proof copy has been ordered and read, a few changes have been made and the book has been sent off to my trusty editor for one final proof read. I’m launching on 25 June with a cover reveal blog tour, in conjunction with Brook Cottage Books, which will run from 25 to 29 June.

Later on in July I shall be launching the Kindle version, which will also involve a blog tour in conjunction with Brook Cottage Books. I’m really tempted to give you a sneak-peak of the cover, but that would spoil the impact, and indeed, defeat the object of the cover reveal.

What I will do though, is during the week leading up to launch day, I will have a free Kindle promo giveaway of my only current surviving book, Universal Law, An Idiot’s Guide. I may have mentioned before, or you may have noticed that I have unpublished all my other books, except for this one. The reason being, that they no longer represent who I am today. The only reason Universal Law survives is because it does not pretend to be definitive in any way, and would have really helped me when I first started to awaken at the turn of the Millennium. So, even though it also is not representative of who I am today, I still think that it has a place and serves a purpose.

See you soon!

 

 

Update


Happy days everyone; wishing all my readers and followers good health and happiness.  I’ve been quiet on here lately as I’ve been balancing my day job with my fatigue and publishing my latest book.  The good news is, that not only is my manuscript finished, but I have also finished the formatting process.  I now have a completed interior.  So, I’m in the process of deciding which, out of two, publishing platforms to use; do I go with the devil I know, or do I try something different?  I’m also about to engage the services a professional cover designer.

I’m sure that Eyesight To The Blind will actually be available sometime between early and mid-June.  However, I may well hold back on an official launch until July, so that I can get some marketing in place.

I have also now unpublished The Amazing Journey.  The reason for this is that it was essential for the flow and accuracy of the story in Eyesight To The Blind, that I touched on a few things from prior publications.  Hence, I didn’t think it appropriate to have both books available at the same time.  I have also unpublished From Logic To Enlightenment for the same reasons.  But don’t think that I have simply stuck two old books together to make one new one.  I have never written in such detail before about my experiences and life in general.  So, if I hadn’t mentioned certain things, there would have been gaps in the story.  Unless there are any changes, the page count for Eyesight is 287.

I hope you are all well!

Best Regards

Richard