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About the Book
Officially released on September 20th, 2020 this exquisite and ethereal self-published, debut photo documentary & cinematic short film from J.M. Smart was a huge success. Having sold the first 25 copies in less than 24hrs. During the two-month pre-launch that number almost quadrupled and generated hundreds of dollars in charitable donations that were respectfully delivered to the Native American Rights Fund, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the RAINN organizations.
Appearing in numerous shapes and forms, rituals harness immense power and the irrefutable energy to spiritually move and motivate us. Through these rituals, we build tribes, families, and communal identity. We help ourselves and others. We make transitions and mark significant moments in our lives. We share safe space and express our deepest selves in comfort and joy, affliction and pain; learning, and growing while cleansing and healing simultaneously.
Catching Dreams is an immersive experience exploring the modernized ancient ritual of body suspension; overflowing with transformative introspection, human emotion, individual vigor, and uplifting wisdom.
"Open your mind, transcend, and awaken the spirit that lies deep within you."
Full cover, interior design, and layout created by J.M.Smart, with his beautifully vibrant photography filling each page of this gorgeous hardcover book. Foreward by Shell Donnelly (Hands of the Tribe), Introduction by J.M. Smart, Printed and Bound by Lightning Press, Inc. The accompanying cinematic short film also filmed, produced, and edited by J.M. Smart is packed with gripping footage while exploring creative editing techniques; sound elements and an intense musical composition enhance the overall narrative of the film while literally bringing the pages of Catching Dreams to life.
Each first edition book measures 9.5 by 12.5 inches, landscape format. Printed hardcover with 162 pages, including a link and private password to access the cinematic short film.