202 pages. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. A hard-to-describe book of songs, meditations, mandalas, and yoga. Printed in colors. Very 1973. Follow-up to Bay-Laurel's 1971 book Living on the Earth. One of the Spanish composer's more interesting works. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the author, 'For Esther with love from Alicia & Ramon. Sept 5, 1973.' Except for Ramon's signature, the inscription appears to be in Alicia's hand. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Being of the Sun (Harper and Row, 1973), is the sequel to Alicia Bay Laurel's classic, best-selling guide to bohemian country folkways, Living on the Earth (Random House 1971 and 2000.) Co-written with author, avant-garde composer and solar yogi Ramon Sender, Being of the Sun opens as a guide to creating one's own religion, and then offers a compendium of spiritual practices the authors found valuable. Like Living On The Earth, Being of the Sun is entirely handwritten in Alicia's flowing cursive script and illustrated on every page with her line drawings, a shining example of her immensely influential original book design. However, unlike the simple brown lines and cover of Alicia's first book, Being of the Sun's design features purple ink throughout, a colorful cover, plus a dozen full color illustrations within. Ramon created sheet music of original spiritual songs he and Alicia wrote for the book. Featured in the Sonoma County Museum's spring, 2002, exhibit,!
Utopia Then and Now, Being of the Sun is a window on hippie life in the early 70's, and a cult classic among nature-worshippers to this day.
About the Author: Alicia Bay Laurel is the author/designer/illustrator of 10 published books, as well as a singer/songwriter/guitarist with two CDs released.She lives in Hawaii.
Ramon Sender, son of the famed Spanish novelist of the same name, is the author of four books, a noted avant-garde composer who helped invent the first synthesizer, one of the founders of the Well, an early Internet discussion group, and a devoted pioneer of consciousness. He lives in San Francisco.
Title: Being of the Sun
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers (1973)
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
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