Mapping the hidden underworld of Hollywood and the entertainment industry to expose the cultural implant that has hijacked our consciousness and re-access the joy of the life force.
Working on your book would be an act of biting the hand that feeds me at the moment.. . . I think that one would be asking a publisher to bite the hand that feeds them by publishing a book that takes on a system they are invested in. Or if your theory is true – they would give you an advance then bury your book to protect their fellow media mafia.~Literary agent, to author, on 16 Maps of Hell
For decades, a shadowy cultural elite has been applying the evolving media technology to shape the global psyche and occupy the landscape of our unconscious. Since the early days of Hollywood, these manufactured narratives have spilled over the edges of the movie screen and into reality. They have slowly stripped us of our sense of meaning and replaced our innate sense of value with “Hollywood” values.
Without recognizing it, we have been seduced into complicity with an empire of imagery, lured into mass infantilization and cultural-enthrallment, and afflicted with an as-yet undiagnosed condition of “propaganda-derangement syndrome.”
Fortunately, in our struggle to awaken, features of the nightmare landscape have begun to creep into view. 16 Maps of Hell combines 24 in-depth Hollywood case studies with acute cultural analysis to assemble a holographic lens through which to examine the dark under layer of the entertainment industry—and its true purpose.
By closely mapping a collectively-assembled social Hell, it offers the means to extract ourselves from the enchantments of a dark and ancient technological sorcery.
16 Maps of Hell is 180,000 words and will be around 600 pages in finished form. It will include roughly 20 b/w illustrations by Mrs. Horsley
Help raise £8880+ to publish hardback 16 Maps of Hell* : The Unraveling of Hollywood Superculture (*with a Rough Draft of the Exit)
This campaign has now achieved its first two goals, so there will definitely (God willing) be: 1) A limited (currently 200) run of beautifully designed, smythe-sewn, 16 Maps of Hell, personally numbered, inscribed & posted out by the author to whoever supports this campaign for £42 and over. 2) An mp3 audio book read by me. The final goal is to cover the costs of a smythe-sewn hardback edition. After that, any additional monies raised will go to a second print run of perfect-bound paperbacks.
If and when I am sufficiently close to covering costs for a hardback run of 50 copies, everyone who has pre-ordered the paperback will then have the option of paying an additional sum to receive a hardback in place of a paperback. Expect all hardbacks to advance sell out very quickly.
The first 200 contributors will be acknowledged in the book, by first name plus last initial (see below).
Option 3 is now equivalent to pre-ordering the book in paperback. Option 2 is equivalent to pre-ordering the audio book (mp3s), though also a way to order a T-shirt. Note that option 2 is for either the audio book or a T-shirt, not both.
Alternate ways to support this campaign:
Order a one-of-a-kind 16MoH T-shirt (see designs and full info here).
Sign up for a consultation, stipulating that it is to support the 16MoH campaign. Half of my consultation fee will then go towards this campaign.
Advance PDF of 16 Maps of Hell: The Unravelling of Hollywood Superculture, plus exclusive sample of edited material
1 copy of 16 Maps of Hell pb (inc. surface mail for Europe, airmail to US & Canada; extra cost for Oz), page art from journals, + PDF, + PDF of Homo Serpiens Redux/Redacted.
4 copies of 16 Maps of Hell pb + 1 T-shirt (inc. surface mail for Europe, airmail to US & Canada, extra cost for Oz), audio book, page art from journals, + PDF, + PDF of Homo Serpiens Redux/Redacted, 1-hr conversation with author on topic of choice. If hardback is produced, 1 hb in place of 1 pb.
Either 16 Maps of Hell T-shirt (inc. surface mail for Europe, airmail to US & Canada; extra cost for Oz), OR audio book, + PDF.
2 copies of 16 Maps of Hell pb (inc. surface mail for Europe, airmail to US & Canada; extra cost for Oz), audio book, page from journals, + PDF, + PDF of Homo Serpiens Redux.
12 copies of 16 Maps of Hell pb + 2 T-shirts (inc. surface mail for Europe, airmail to US & Canada, extra cost for Oz), audio book, page art from journals, + PDF, + PDF of Homo Serpiens Redux/Redacted, 3-hr conversation with author on topic of choice. If hardback is produced, 1 hb in place of 1 pb.
Amount Raised So Far:
Interac (in Canada) & bank transfers, email jasun [at] protonmail [dot] com .
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Contributors So Far:
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Sarah W NP
Keith A D
David G (#144)