Books: Meditating With Aromatics

Meditating with Aromatics ~ a unique interactive project that grows

Over the last year I have published a number of meditations that use fragrance as a starting point and the intention has been to write an entire book of them. After much thought I decided that I would start by making the meditations available during the process of writing the book and publishing it in stages. There’s a few good reasons for this. The first is that it gives me a greater incentive to write them. The second is subtler. Making a book available during its creation rather than when it is a finished product would normally be the very last thing I’d ever do but this is different. It’s different because I want the readers to be involved in the creation. How often have you read a book and wished to ask the writer to do something different? Ask for instructions to be clearer or more detailed? Or make a personal request? This time you can.

Meditating with Aromatics is a work in progress that you can help shape as it is written. You can request that I write a meditation for a fragrant substance that has special power for you. You can suggest scents I may not have considered. You can try them out and let me know what would work better for you. I have made the booklet free to download from Lulu, but as they have no stats counter for free downloads, all I ask is that if you do download it, you let me know that you have done so, and that if you pass the link to others, they let me know if they have. That way I have a good idea of the scale of my readers and their reach.

I’d also be delighted if people bought the paper copy. I am actually very proud of how it looks and feels. Each time I update it, a new revision will be created until the final product is completed but it’s not going to break the bank at this stage to buy a copy. I am smugly delighted with my cover design showing a beautiful English garden in full summer glory.

So buy or download, pass it on to anyone who meditates, and let me know what YOU want. There aren’t many books that are truly written for the reader’s benefit, so take advantage of this and get involved. I’d also be immensely grateful if you would repost, Facebook, blog, tweet and retweet and mention whenever you feel it’s appropriate because reaching the people who might benefit from this project is going to be as interactive as the writing of the book itself.

Thank you all in advance.

Can be bought from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Meditating-Aromatics-Vivienne-Tuffnell/dp/1470923408/ref=la_B00766135C_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1436261585&sr=1-9

or from Lulu

 http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/meditating-with-aromatics/15734841

or the download here (which is currently FREE):

http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/meditating-with-aromatics/17394678

12 thoughts on “Books: Meditating With Aromatics

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  5. I have just received my copy – I will probably get back to at some time. Scent is very important to me. Unfortunately orange is an overpower scent for me, not too distateful, but a bit much. Though orange blossom is another thing altogether.

    • I am with you on orange blossom, Flo; saved my sanity more than once. The problem is it is so expensive, I almost daren’t recommend it.
      When you’ve had a while to explore the meditations in the book, if there is a fragrance that you’d like a meditation for, let me know and I’ll see if I can write it and send you a pdf of it. The final version of the book is probably years away.

  6. Like a good rose maroc [I always carry a bottle of aqua oleum rose maroc] you can usually buy in dilution and because such an amazing scent it works wonders even in small drops.

    • I have a rose meditation I am planning but waiting for the weather to warm a little.
      Is there any sort of setting you’d hate?
      And I am passionate about roses of all sorts; I love the scent. Rose maroc is a favourite of mine.

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