John Kulm

Biography

November 22, 2013: I see the need for a big editing of my Aulden ebooks. I may delete many of the chapters. If you download the current version, you can have access to both "before and after." Hope to post the rewrite by August. My two day jobs push my writing to th back burner.

My ebook series, The Fairytale Life of Aulden Schlief, is written from Jungian active imagination therapy sessions and archetypal work.

I've been called an outsider artist, a Jungian and a pseudo-Jungian. I like all those labels even if it's all just persona. As an intuitive introvert, I'm reclusive and happiest alone working on creative projects.

I come out of my shell occasionally to do public readings. Some venues where I've read include these:
- The People's Poetry Gathering, Lower Manhattan
- The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, NV
- Lollapalooza
- The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia
- The international Finn Fest
- The Impala, Los Angeles

A video clip from a reading can be found by searching YouTube with words "Aulden Shlief." (The person who posted it mis-spelled Aulden's last name!)

Where to find John Kulm online


Books

The Fairytale Life Of Aulden Schlief Part 4: The Life-Path
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Price: Free! Words: 20,590. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Aulden learns to follow his destiny by doing nothing. These fantasy stories were written from the journals of Aulden's Jungian active imagination therapy sessions. In the final ebook of the series he meets the archetypal Snake Charmer, the Light Bearer, the Illusionist, the Breaker of Illusions, a teacher with lessons about dreams, and an East Indian restaurateur named Patanjali.
The Fairytale Life Of Aulden Schlief Part 3: The Inner-King
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Price: Free! Words: 17,750. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Once upon a time a man named Aulden Schlief traveled into his unconscious until he reached the center. These fantasy stories were written from Aulden's Jungian active imagination therapy sessions and from the archetypal journeys he experienced through meditation. In this episode Aulden meets an archetypal Rapunzel, the Wizard, the Moon, and the Inner-King.
The Fairytale Life Of Aulden Schlief Part 2: The Anima
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Price: Free! Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A man travels into his head and comes to terms with the internal feminine. These fantasy stories were written from the journals of Aulden's Jungian active imagination therapy sessions and his archetypal journeys experienced in meditation. Aulden encounters a tiny clown, a crazed religious icon, the archetypal figure of his death, and many other residents of his psyche.
The Fairytale Life Of Aulden Schlief Part 1: The Shadow
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Price: Free! Words: 14,920. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Once upon a time there was a man named Aulden Schlief who fell so far that he landed inside his own head. These fantasy stories were written from the journals of Aulden's Jungian "active imagination" therapy sessions and archetypal journeys experienced through meditation. Also in the series: Part 2: The Anima, Part 3: The Inner-King, Part 4: The Life-Path.
A Silver Ring Crafted In World War II
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Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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A ring can be made from a coin by tapping with a spoon. That's what my father witnessed while guarding German POWs during World War II. He told me a story about that and I'm sharing it here. When my father died I was struck by the thought that when a man dies his stories die with him unless someone writes them down.
John Kulm's Pocketbook Of Cowboy Poetry
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Some of these pieces are more like rhyming jokes than poems. These are the first poems I wrote for audiences and they paid off. They got me into the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada and into a segment on All Things Considered on NPR, and these rhyming jokes made people laugh. This short ebook is available for the modest price of a greeting card.
A Celebration Of The Arts
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Price: Free! Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
These poems express humor, frustration, anger, and curiosity about working in the arts. John Kulm explores the topics of "What is art?" and "Why can't I make enough money at it?" He does it with references to such luminaries as Soren Kierkegaard, Robert Motherwell, and Pink.

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Smashwords book reviews by John Kulm

  • Zombie Nights on Jan. 06, 2013

    Fun, humorous book that caught me early on and kept me scrolling the text to see where the story would go.
  • Secret Confessions of a Backpacker: My Maple Leaf Adventure on Jan. 06, 2013

    The author is so adventurous and free spirited, she made the journey fun - like a very personal travelogue.
  • Blessed are the Introverts on Jan. 07, 2013

    Fun observations about differences between extroverts and introverts. I like that the text was short and a fast read. It was long enough to leave me thinking more about the topic.