LAUGHING VAJRA PRESS
Light Years: A Spiritual Memoir
by Barbara Du Bois
Prescott, Arizona: Laughing Vajra Press, 2011
392 pages; ISBN 978-0615511184, Library of Congress (LCCN) 2011912397
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From Light Years:
Under a table in my room I keep a box filled with old books. From time to time I take one up to glance through or to ferret out a detail, but mostly they are at rest there. Many are simple, utilitarian; some, from China, have black covers with red spines, and pleasing, heavy, lined pages. One is covered in bright orange brocade, and two were gifts from the friend, long dead now, who made their papers of herbs and grasses. There are a few slim, elegant volumes, but most are sturdy, serviceable, and worn, like little scuffed grade-school leather shoes. And hovering in the box, in the books, is the slenderest intimation of fragrance: something between must and incense.
These are the journals I wrote in from about age forty to sixty, my first twenty years on the formal spiritual path in this lifetime. They are the raw material of this book: the stuff of my experience and my probing of it.
From book review by Asandra Lamb:
"The reader is led into an intimate world wherein we are the observer of an individual soul coming into self-awareness. Poetry and prose intermingle. This book does not lecture to us, or presume to know more than we do. Author and Dharma teacher Du Bois openly reveals her vulnerability, fear, and uncertainty. It is a guidebook for the modern seeker of truth allowing us our humanness, imperfections, and ultimately, the celebration of our true nature."
Laughing Vajra Press is the imprint I have been using since 1996 for my own small works and occasionally for small works by others. Most of the early publications are out of print and will remain so. Light Years is our first full-length book; more will follow. Thank you for your interest and support. (Laughing Vajra Press: Arizona Trade Name registration #516242).