The movie, “Living on the Earth – The Musical” has begun streaming service. Autumn equinox movie and book launch online event with Alicia Bay Laurel on September 22 at 9 pm EDT


Here is the link for the online event, which is free, and available to viewers both on and off Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/3074234512900074/

Here is the link for the movie:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/livingontheearthmusical/

The trailer is already available at the same link.

There is a modest paywall of $7.50 US to “rent” the movie for 48 hours.

The movie will remain available on Vimeo for a few years, at least.

The autumn equinox event will include Q&A with Alicia about the movie (so please see the movie first), as well as about the two new editions of her 50-year-old books, Living on the Earth and Being of the Sun. She might tell some stories that aren’t in the movie, too.

Alicia will create and send (via email) free illustrated, personalized book inscriptions (normally $10 each) for either of these books if purchased from the Indigo With Stars online store during the event.

Here are the links to purchase the books:

https://indigowithstars.com/products/living-on-the-earth-5th-english-edition

https://indigowithstars.com/products/being-of-the-sun-1

Please send the names to be inscribed, the email address of the recipient of the inscription page, and any special message you’d like included, to Alicia at alicia@aliciabaylaurel.com


Here is a time zone converter to help determine when the event will occur in your time zone:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html


Monday! Monday! THIS Monday! I am sooooo excited about this!The truly, utterly divine work of my friend and lifetime shero Alicia Bay Laurel is coming to LIFE in a video. A musical, no less! I would not miss this for the world. Join the celebration!

Beth Owl’s Daughter
Author, Writer, Seer,
Sun/Wheel/Magician. Anti-dystopian
Durham, North Carolina

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I watched the trailer, and I think your film is going to be incredible.  You are such a wonderful storyteller, as I learned the day we spent walking around the arboretum and talking.  And you are so funny!  I will watch the movie once it comes out.  What a wonderful story about how the movie came about with Luis Olano.

Barbara Light Lacey
Author, Singer/songwriter
Dallas, Texas

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I loved Living on the Earth and have followed Alicia Bay Laurel a bit, but had not heard of this new work. I count myself incredibly lucky to ended up at Star Mountain, and the amazing communities in the area in the very early eighties. My life was forever changed by those times, and I am so grateful. Thanks for the recommendation.

Kelli Kennedy

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Hi Alicia,

Alan and I watched the movie last week.  Wow! I love it!  I enjoyed hearing your story and songs.  It brought up many memories –  a lot was familiar to me, but some was not and your story tied it all together.  I’m glad I was able to see it – thanks for sending me the link!  Your art is continuing to evolve and expand!

Lani Harriman
Santa Cruz, California

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The first new English edition of Being of the Sun since 1973

A 5-minute video synopsis of Ramón Sender Barayón’s and Alicia Bay Laurel’s celebration of freedom to choose one’s own spiritual path, with suggestions of practices and projects that have given them joy, including immersion in nature, making music on homemade instruments, and celebrating cycles of light.

Echo Point Books & Media, of Brattleboro, Vermont, expects to release the book in July 2021. Pre-ordering the book is available here.

In 1973, Ramón recorded himself and Alicia performing some of the songs, chants, drone pieces and improvisations in the book. In 2013, Alicia had these archival tapes remastered to create an album, Songs from Being of the Sun.

The original 1973 Harper & Row edition of Being of the Sun is available here.

The Soshisha, Ltd. Japanese language edition is available here.

History and reader comments about Being of the Sun here.

The colors of the cover and interior color illustrations for the 2021 edition are from scans Alicia made in 2019 of the original color artwork she created in 1972, which are more vibrant than the color pallettes used by publishers of other editions.

Sophia Rose’s video collage of Alicia’s books and art, with Alicia’s song 1966

Sophia Rose, very creative herbalist, writer, photographer, designer, life artist, and my good friend, assembled this video collage of art from my books and photographs of me and my communal friends in the early 1970s in Northern California, to a fragment of my autobiographical jazz waltz, “1966.”  You can savor Sophia Rose’s divine herbal and artistic offerings at La Abeja Herbs.