LucidPlay Publishing provides Lucid Fiction. Here, you find colorful spiritual adventures which overturn the dominant paradigm.
Books currently include Smashword edition fiction e-chapbook by Paul B. Barnett, and elsewhere, an e-chapbook by various authors, and, in print-- Tantric Metaportals, and Metaportals, and, in conjunction with VLM, the DVD set, Tantric Lucidity.
It is based in the Bay Area and run by Tantra Bensko.
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- Stories and Poems in the Moment
on July 12, 2011
The stories and poems here all have a purpose, that of the traditional fairy tale which helps us understand, and feel where our pain is, where we have gone astray, how to grow, and then take us through the journey to do so by following the characters, vicariously becoming the heroes and heroines we read about. One of the stories nearly made me cry, as I identified with the dragon, and knowing that the author must have too, feeling human vulnerability, as these aren't really stories about dragons as much as ourselves. This book isn't for everyone, for sure, but it has heart, has serious and meaningful goals, because the author actually cares about our transformation as we read along. That's obvious. And it feels good to be cared about by an author in that way, to read what she has written for us, to help us find our way through our emotions, our own unique path.
- Tears Into Wine: A Short Story
on July 14, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful, a classic, touching, vivid, surprising, masterful, memorable, dream-like.
- The Bamboo Mirror - An Anthology of Short Mysteries
on Dec. 17, 2011
This true story shows off her writing style, which is clear, accessible, enjoyable, imagistic, action packed, with realistic characters, a strong mood, carefully chosen details. I felt claustrophobic about the dormitory, uneasy, just reading about how controlled it was. She knows what she's doing. It's not necessarily the style I seek out personally, as my interest is experimental, so I wasn't as intrigued myself by the bonus stories, but it's simply a matter of taste.
However, the story itself is truly amazing. I'm so glad she told this and we're lucky she's giving it away free here. It says so much about the nature of ghosts. It's revealing, and would surely convince any skeptic. I feel I learned from it, and came away astonished. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
on Jan. 11, 2012
This is one of the smartest fiction books I've read. It kept me up nights until I finished it, totally possessed me. I normally am not interested in mystery in a narrative, but I really was curious what the story was to this one. And the twists and turns of the answer, the sudden reversals, am ambiguity, was very satisfying. The complexity is rich, the questions relevant to our world, because the strange truth is rarely given credit as it is here, while the narrator keeps a sense of sly humor and playfulness, which is wise.
This book would have benefited, as most books would, from editing. The language could have been tighter, for example. But I found it possible for the most part to look past that without too much distraction, because it's so darn brilliant. I don't feel I have to have perfection handed to me. I do feel blessed to exist in a world in which this book is available to read. I will always treasure this as one of the most bold books out there willing to address issues most are not. I'd label it Lucid Fiction, and that's a rare complement for me, as so few books get near that kind of exploration of consciousness, and forbidden topics.