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
- 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!)
on June 15, 2013 :
No.4 is the perfect bow on this fascinating gift given to us by John Kulm. From No.1 I've maintained my initial disinterest with the subject of Jungian imagination therapy, however I've been drawn in to the self-discoveries these lithe characters uncover around every corner in this adventure of self-awareness. The reader can't help but to be pulled along with enchanting characters that for me evoke childlike wonder. Somewhere during this journey I felt as if I stubbed my toe and my eyes popped open for the first time. For the first time grasping simple wisdom like whistling, or tying ones shoe. Acts of imagination so difficult before suddenly become reflexive. Thanks for releasing the wild herds that roam the fertile prairies of my mind. Imagine that.
(review of free book)