mega-t album CD booklet
The mega-t album CD booklet is a 100 page full-colour CD booklet, a guide to shamanism, sacred dance, gaia, evolutionary consciousness, love magic, full moon celebration, nature based spirituality and packed with exclusive interviews and artwork. (Based on an original album booklet (updated and expanded), featuring new articles and all-new graphics / artwork ).
Based on the liberation inspired / nature-attuned / spiritual / new conscious / harmonised hemisphere / psychedelic concept, it features articles on the gaia hypothesis, by James Lovelock (one of Britain's most important scientists and inventor of the gaia hypothesis), creation spirituality by Matthew Fox (founder of Creation Spirituality), 5 rhythms dance, an interview with Gabrielle Roth (founder of the 5 Rhythms dance movement), para-psychology by Serena Ronay-Dougall, psychedelics by Timothy Leary (world-famous Harvard psychologist and LSD pioneer), shamanism by Leo Rutherford, the solar festivals by Kate Pengelly (mirroring the theme of the shamanarchy album), environmental conservation by the Women's Environmental Network, Tantra by Caroline Aldred (best-selling tantra author), Be Here Now by Ram Dass, a quote by Sir Terry Pratchett, poetry from Michael Horovitz, From the Grasslands to the Starship by Terence Mckenna and more. A full list of authors can be found below. The booklet also includes an updated 'diy directory', a directory of ethical, environmental, spiritual, healing and DIY organisations and contacts for them, found in the UK and internationally.
The artwork is from Martin Wood (of Unimind), original mega-t artist and responsible for the overall album design and co-producer of tracks on the shamanarchy album. Further artwork comes from Sheila Maclurkin, Scandinavian surrealist and mega-t, Jamie Reid - famous Scots artist most well-known for his Sex Pistol's work, David Goodman of mega-t, Mel Pollard owner of Sauce design, Ed Grace - mega-t and Medland Reynolds ( of Thelemic Pulse). All the artwork is original.
The mega-t album booklet is printed on specially sourced sugarcane bagasse (waste) paper (the waste material from the sugarcane plant) which is virtually tree-free. It is elemental chlorine and acid-free using renewable raw materials. The paper mill is self-sustaining using an effluent water irrigation system, making this the cleanest paper on earth. Sugarcane is one of a smaller number of plants in the world that is an extremely high carbon-fixer (C4 plant) converting a much higher proportion of carbon-dioxide to oxygen. It is part of the solution to climate change (the UN is currently attempting to create the same high carbon-fixing type plants among rice plants for the world's food source). The paper is also very durable and the print quality is fine. It has been especially imported from India.
To see examples of the booklet pages please see below / the mega-t album facebook page.
Articles in the booklet are by:
Peter Dawkins (Cambridge university architect / expert on sacred landscapes + solar festivals)
Gabrielle Roth, interview by Alex Spong (dance pioneer / founder of the inernational 5 Rhythms dance movement / musician / author // mega-t telling cave / techno-silence suite organiser and booker / promoter)
Terence McKenna (US ethnobotanist, author, shaman, psychedelic experimenter )
Serena Roney-Dougall (UK para-psychologist and author)
Maria Morris (UK author / promoter / theologian)
Matthew Fox (US priest and theologian, founder of Creation Spirituality)
Kate Pengelly (UK author, unimind)
James Lovelock (world-famous UK climate scientist, inventor of the 'gaia hypothesis' and electron capture detector))
King Arthur (UK pagan priest, eco-warrior/protestor, druid)
Martin Kavanagh (author, musician, internet pioneer, artist)
Ram Dass (harvard psychologist / famous spiritual teacher / author of 'Be Here Now' which this article comes from)
Timothy Leary (harvard psychologist, famous lsd guru and author)
Sir George Trevelyan (educational pioneer, father of the new age movement)
Fraser Clark (psychologist, author, promoter, co-founder mega-t and founder of the Zippy movement)
Helen Kinsella (trustee of the Women's Environmental Network)
Alison Reynolds (musician, shaman, co-founder of the group 'Thelemic Pulse')
Sir Terry Pratchett (world-famous best-selling fantasy author, discworld)
Suzy Straw (spiritual dancer, founder of Sacred Dance)
Leo Rutherford (author, teacher of shamanism, founder of Eagle's Wing)
Michael Horovitz (UK Beat poet, author, musician, one of the founder's of London's 'swinging sixties', well-known UK promoter of poetry)
Caroline Aldred (best-selling tantra author, tantra teacher and expert)
Martin Wood (graphic designer, film producer, musician, promoter, co-founder of Unimind, shamanarchy experiments)
James Hamilton (promoter / writer / author / mega-t, epi, evolution)
Graphics / artwork in the booklet are by:
Martin Wood (unimind, graphic designer/promoter/ musician (mega-t)
Jamie Reid (legendary / iconic punk artist (Sex Pistols, mega-t)
Mel Pollard (designer, artist, co-founder and owner of Sauce Design)
Dave Goodman (designer / illustrator (mega-t)
Ed Grace (designer, illustrator (mega-t)
Sheila Maclurkin (scandinavian artist, surreallist (mega-t)
Medland Reynolds (artist, musician, of group Thelemic Pulse (mega-t)
Some examples of booklet pages can be seen in the 'booklet pages' section' and as larger pictures, on the mega-t facebook page (facebook.com/megatalbum)
The mega-t album booklet contains a 'diy' directory. This is a directory of alternative organisations (although not so alternative in 2015 maybe).
This includes contacts in the fields of yoga, spirituality, rave organisations, environmental organisations, protest groups, real ethical banking, wicca, shamanism and more.
Most of these organisations listed have international affiliates.
The meditation download, 'Peace' the 23 minute guided meditation by Ram Dass and Knights of the Occasional Table, is available upon purchase of the physical cd or electronic album download from this site.
Written by Ram Dass and Knights Of The Occasional Table (Cowan, Radford, Packett).
Performed by Ram Dass.
Produced by KOT and licensed from Knights of the Occasional Table and Ram Dass.
To listen to a 10 minute excerpt of this meditation track (youtube), with visuals, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYnaT0qyzWE