How to buy a C. JoyBell C. book!

Hello, wonderfuls!


       People often message and email me to ask which of my books I would suggest that they start with. It's rather hard to answer that question point-blank, because in order to suggest books to people, you have to be their personal friend first, really know them, really know what they are looking for in a read or what they really need from a book. So I thought I'd make a blog post addressing this very issue, providing you with insight about each of my books, for whom I would suggest them, so on and so forth. I think this would prove to be very helpful for all of you!
       Let me first start by saying that all of my books have an inclination towards soul-searching, although to different degrees and in different ways. That means that generally speaking— seekers and thinkers would benefit most from reading my words. Although I should also add that I have met some of the least spiritual people who have come to recognise the existence of their souls after reading even a single quote from my works. So I guess it really depends on a person's destiny, after all. Still, I can give you a good recommendation on what would most probably suit a person, based upon the individual souls of my books. So, here goes!


 
  Things That Run Around And Bloom is set apart from my other books, and is really something different. I would say I am a very "symmetrical" writer, and I treat my poetry and other writings as a sculptor would treat his/her sculptures of marble. However, this book presents what I would deem as being akin to looking into the sculptor's living room, bedroom, or kitchen! It's writing from "the other side". Do you know what I mean? You look into the sculptor's kitchen and you see all the mixes and the moulds and the different sized chisels strewn over the counter.
       I always say that people shouldn't treat my writing as if they are looking into my living room and finding out what's going on in my life, and though I wouldn't recommend literally interpreting the words in this book as being transliterations of what's going on in my life; I do think that this book does read more like a diary than anything else. It's a challenge to be so open when writing, one that I have tackled within the pages of this book. It is also equally exhilarating and I feel like this particular creation is a breath of fresh air, and I would pick this up, for myself, time and time again, if and when I want to be reminded of the sparks in me that are worth fanning and worth believing in.
       I recommend this book to those of you who would like to peer into the sculptor's kitchen and check out what's strewn across her dining room table and kitchen sink!
Things That Run Around And Bloom


       It is an honour for me that anyone, anywhere, reads anything that I have written. It just so happens to be that I have been given this honour of writing things and saying things that have had the power to shake, change, turn, flip, shift, alter, rebuild, deconstruct, construct, and form— tens of thousands of people all over the world. How do we shake the world? By shaking the people in it. How do we change the world? By changing the people in it. How do we love the world? By loving each person in it.
       There are so many writers and thinkers in our day and time, and I am so thankful to have been given the favour to lead so many people to the light; regardless of whether or not I was standing in the light, myself, at any particular point in time. Many times, whilst shrouded in my own pains and darkness, I have said things and written things, that have led people to ultimate freedom and change, in their minds and hearts. I am thankful for this. I did not choose to be this way; but this greatness was thrust upon me.
       This "little blue book" is the second volume in what has become a series of Vade Mecums. I predict that there will be more than two of them. "Vade Mecum" is a phrase most commonly used during the 17'th century, to describe what is essential; that is, what one should always have on one's person, in order to carry with him/her, the guidance, wisdom, comfort, and/or protection needed.  I chose this to be the title of my books, because I want to give to you, your vade mecums!
       This book is for everyone that is human. And if you are a god, even the more better! Read my vade mecums in any which order you feel is best; you can start with the white one, or you can start with the blue one, it's really all up to you!
#2VadeMecum



       For the third time, I have produced a snowing sun book. The very first title, which was also my very first published book, was  called, The Sun Is Snowing: Poetry and Prose; the second edition was entitled, The Sun Is Snowing: Poems, Parables and Pictures; and this third edition is called, The Sun Is Snowing: The ScrapbookWhy The Scrapbook? you may be asking yourself. Well, it is quite literally a scrapbook! Each page is a work of art that I put together using scrapbook material! It's a digitally-made scrapbook, of course, so don't expect your fingers to get stuck on glue or anything like that, but, I did use realistic-looking 3D scrapbooking elements to put this book together from cover to cover! It really was a lot of hard work and I found myself at the brink of tears, at times. It was the first time I had ever made a scrapbook and to pull each page together into coherence and harmony with the rest of the book was a herculean challenge to my imagination and creativity; I wanted the tone of the artwork to be elegant, but vulnerable and true at the same time and that is what I believe I did achieve with the final outcome. You'll find some of my own photography in the book, displayed as anyone would do in his or her own scrapbook, complete with notes and small tokens here and there. But you'll also find photography from artists around the world, all of whom I am honoured to have as a part of my masterpiece.
       The originally-loved pieces can be found in here, so you are looking at the same already-loved and well-known poems and theories from the first and second editions; it's just that now they are in scrapbook form.
       The writings under this title come from a place so fresh and innocent, from the first rose buds of my awakening, from the dawn of my illumination. The writings have a very raw but innocent quality to them, they can cut like a knife and they can heal like rose balm. Of all my titles, this is the one sought after by those who wish to gift their relatives in rehab, in prison, or in service (military.) To me, that fact suggests that the words within these covers are unique in a specially healing and rejuvenating way. I would recommend this scrapbook for everyone who has ever appreciated anything I have ever said, because, to discover the writings within this work is to discover my very beginnings as an author and to experience what those beginnings have to offer. Of course, since this is a scrapbook, you'll also find it to be highly personal in nature, which is something that you may appreciate in addition to the written words within, which, as some have said before, "Sound like the words of a friend."
     
The Sun Is Snowing: The Scrapbook




   
   
      Not so long ago, some of my readers encouraged me to write a book on parenting after I spoke about my wish of owning a school for children and patterning it after the Ancient Schools of Mystery. I gave their suggestions some good thought and came to the conclusion that even though I can't put up a brick-and-mortar school, what I can do is write a book for parents so that they can teach their children what I would teach them if I did have a school. But while this is a book on parenting, it really is designed to build the individual reading it so that the individual reading it can build others, mainly their own children. So, though this book is directed towards parents, it is structured for everybody! Everybody, that is, who is serious about Soul Alchemy and the ways of the Ancient Schools of Mystery. The principle is not easily comprehended and it is written in such a way to develop the Mind equally in parallel "columns." For example, if a ceiling is held up by four marble pillars, those four marble pillars  need to be equally strong and equally structured in width and in height, in order to become a fortified foundation for the ceiling. Though the four pillars are on opposite edges/corners of the ground, they must all be equally worthy and equally fortified. This same principle is what my book produces, thus, you will find opposing ideas that are in the end not opposing at all, since they all support one ceiling! Get the picture? The goal is to fortify the temple, therefore, all opposing directions must be equally developed and structured. As you could probably guess, this is not a simple thing to do, though, I believe I have written it in such a way that makes it approachable for all who are serious about the Alchemy of the Soul. The esoteric journey of the Mind is likened to walking a plank, in that each step taken must be incredibly balanced and fortified. This book then, is definitely for the parent who wants to raise a noble child, for the seeker and creator who wants to create nobility within him or her self, for the student of Soul Alchemy, for the student of Magick (Soul Magick), and for those who wish to fortify themselves for a future family or for anyone who wishes to fortify him or her self for a community, nation, or just for themselves! I do not require people to be selfless in order to understand this work, so even if you wish to develop yourself for yourself, you are welcome to read this work of mine.
       This book does go against mainstream thought, such as the LOA (Law of Attraction) movement. Without making any direct references to "LOA", I briefly discuss why the movement is raising a feeble race and the dangers this entails.
         
Raising Nobility: A Magickal Take on Parenting




      The Conversation of Merachefet is the most deeply and highly esoteric of all my works (as of 6/24/2014). I doubt that everyone who reads it would be able to understand it. In fact, I almost didn't release this book due to the level of its esotericism. Every time I myself pick up this book, the weather physically changes and I change along with it! And it's always something new every time! This book will bond with the energies of a person who has a high vibrational frequency. Through these pages I bring forth universal truths that span over the beginning of time and on into the future. I almost didn't release this book because I didn't want lilliputians to read it and then just not understand any of it, or even worse, possibly give the book a bad review or a low rating! It would be like throwing pearls to pigs! But then I realized that if I didn't release it, there would be many people deserving of pearls who would never receive them! So, I recommend this book to those who seek truth in all of her forms and who are willing to be changed by it. To the gnostics, the free-thinkers, the mystics, the weirdos, the philosophers, the scholars, the seekers... this is for you.
   
     
The Conversation of Merachefet: A Book of Secrets




       This book makes reference to magick and also to fantasy (notice I separate magick from fantasy.) There is a true magick and then there is fantasy. This book offers a platter containing both. I would recommend this to the fantasy-lover as well as the magickal seekers/practitioners. This would also be a good read for those who believe in the concept of soulmates and twin flames. Also tucked into these pages, are some of the most difficult poems I've ever had to write, that come from places so personal from my childhood, it gutted me to pen them and even guts me to read them over again. Might not sound like much to the reader of these particular pieces, but for me writing them, it took so much courage to release to the public the fragments from my childhood that I've kept hidden for a long time.
       Furthermore, between these covers you will find erotica (towards the end of the book) so it would also be a good read for those of you who are, well, "turned-on" by erotic writings. In a nutshell, this book contains the essence of magick, fantasy, eternal love and hot sex!
Wolves of the Sapphire Sun: This One's for the Wild Ones.







         This is the erotica-free (sans erotica) version of the above book. Contains everything in the erotic version, except for the hot sex! So if you want magick, fantasy, eternal love but no hot sex— this is the better choice for you!
Wolves of the Sapphire Sun: Sans Erotica











         This is the same book as above, just in a different cover style.














         Same sans erotica version as above, different cover style.









         The poetry in this book has been described by some readers as "magical and luminous." Many of the poems I have in these pages are those that I wrote on my travels when I was finding and getting to know myself. This leg of my travels was a sacred, spiritual journey for me and I believe that comes across in a very unhampered, clear way, to the reader. I would describe it as incense rising into the senses, undiluted tinctures for the mind! Many of the writings in this book allude to mythology and the experience of the mystical; while others simply encapsulate the magic found in mundane days and down ordinary roads. I think of this work as my masterpiece and I hope to exceed it one day, because to exceed it, would mean to go beyond something that I believe is the best work I have crafted. It reads like an ancient book of poetry meets modern-day woman with a pen, which is simply something that you don't run into very often! When I read my work here, it feels to me like what marble sculpture feels like to the fingertips! I am a sculptor in these pages, and I feel so thankful for the whole experience of writing this book, because it gave me the opportunity to become that.
       And here is a professional book review that you might like to read to give you insight and help you choose: Book review by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite.
The Suns Snow And The Sands Move: A thing of magic, a gift of poetry and prose.


         


       This is a very character-driven novella that explores human movement and its relationship to inner emotions; cause and consequence of events that reverberate through time and affect other people in a diverse range of ways; the depth of the human psyche and how the mind works during conversation and recollections of past happenings and memories. It also explores the exact depth of human relationships and how those relationships affect our interactions with other people not necessarily associated with those primary connections. This is all explored in a sudden, forceful way. It's been said about my book, that it was perhaps written "in a wild, maddening, passionate rush." It's true, because that is exactly how I wrote it! 
      I believe this book suits those who like character-driven stories and who are not simply looking for a passing entertainment; but rather, looking for a mentally stimulating and emotionally gripping literary piece.
       Here is a book review by another author, Herb Malette, which should get you in the mood for my book: Review by Author Herb Malette.
Saint Paul Trois Chateaux: 1948




       This book is rather set apart from the rest, not only because I illustrated it myself, but because the tone comes from a more "every day" place. The poetry here is more tangible; but tangible in a mystical way. While you read this book, you will be able to quickly form connections between the poetry written here and your everyday relationships with people, as well as those not-so-everyday relationships that sometimes tend to haunt you, echoing from your past. 
       All Things Dance Like Dragonflies has been reported by a few mothers of autistic children as having a soothing effect upon their child when it is read to them. I don't know why this work of mine has come to have this effect for some autistic children; but I'm thankful for that and I thought I would let you know about it. If you have an autistic child, it might be a good thing to try reading to him/her. I can't make any promises, but I can speak from what's been reported to me.
       I would recommend this read to you, if you simply enjoy its title. :) Why? Because the title really does reflect the contents. If you like reading everyday poems too, this is it, as well as for those of you who are interested in animal totems and their meanings; because this book dives into the mystical meaning of the dragonfly.
       
All Things Dance Like Dragonflies





      This book is unpretentious, and is a sister book to Dragonflies. Like her sister book, I also illustrated the pages myself; but unlike her sister book, she is concerned with preciseness and the exactness of things. They are undeniably sisters; but with their distinct personalities, all the same. I'd like to think that the book covers convey that exact message.
      With the aim of providing illumination into meaning, you will find that inside these pages, there is purpose and structure; notwithstanding, the playful and childlike nature remains this book's surname. I would recommend this for those who enjoyed All Things Dance Like Dragonflies, or if you don't already own that one, I would recommend this for anyone who wants to own a simply-illustrated book of poetry that reads like a classic.
         
All Things Lit Like Fireflies: An Illumination of Words





       The Sun Is Snowing was my first-ever published book and this second edition is already an improved, revised one. This book was written and published at a time when all that flowed through me was innocence and gentleness (I later went back though, and added more writings written from difficult experiences, which can be found in this revised version.) Everybody from children to adults to the elderly have expressed appreciation for the writings here, which have been described by many to be "very raw, very human, very gentle and very magical, heartwarming." Some people have even reported coming out of therapy due to owning and reading it! I am astonished every time I hear reports like that! 
       Furthermore, there are many coloured, high-quality photos between these covers, coming from a wide range of photographers from all over the world— from the most professional artists to the girl standing outside with her camera, posting her captures to Flickr. 
       I would recommend this book as a gift for people in therapy and rehab, for children (with parental supervision) and for theorists (there are a number of original theories presented), for philosophers and for those who want to feel gentleness and experience healing. I also can say the same for its latest edition, The Sun Is Snowing: The Scrapbook.
         
The Sun Is Snowing: The Scrapbook




       This book is a compilation of all the things I am quoted as saying and writing. As you may already know, my quotes are scattered all over the globe and have become a part of people's lives, everywhere! Initially, I didn't plan to publish a book containing all of my aphorisms; but the demand was great and it would simply be an easier way for my beloved readers and fans to have quick access to all of my short words that they love and cherish so dearly. So I went ahead and made this book, named it Vade Mecum, and watched how it has indeed become many people's "constant companion." Many people describe my words as "profound" and you will find many "love notes" addressed to me from my readers, in the closing portion of these pages.
       And now for a video book review by Maaike, a beautiful young lady in Belgium, her review should give you an idea of what to expect from Vade Mecum:
Vade Mecum: (n.) a needed thing carried around everywhere; a useful handbook or guidebook always kept on one's person; lit. "go with me"




   

         I hope that you will find this book-choosing/buying entree to be very purposeful, helpful, and I hope that your "main dish" will be one (or more) of these works of mine! Have a day filled with happiness and I hope you choose well! Remember that I am an independent author, which means that I am responsible for my own books from start to finish! That also means that I am not backed by any huge, multi-million-dollar publishing company! I am my own publisher! So please bear with me if you cannot find my books at your local brick-and-mortar bookstores, that just means that I don't have contracts with multi-million-dollar publishing houses that would be responsible for hooking me up with said brick-and-mortar stores. There are alternative ways for ordering my books, which goes to say that you can order them anywhere on the internet or directly from their individual CreateSpace bookstores. Book Depository is a more affordable way to order online from anywhere on the planet, or if you prefer, you can always just approach your local bookstore concierge/front desk/manager/owner, and place an order for any of my books, which would then arrive in about two weeks (arrival time depends on your book store, so you'll have to ask them about that.) You will be able to do this from anywhere on the globe and people have done this in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, SE Asia, so on and so forth. For easy links, more information and purchasing options, please don't hesitate to VISIT ME!


1 comment:

  1. Is there a print of this a peson could order? The Quote is beautiful and I love red poppies. Your quotes are beautiful. I'm 65 and my year will be one of many changes especially my marriage. This is what would help me go through it.

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