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Fiction
Tales of Aurduin
In the tradition of Tolkein and Herbert, a four volume fantasy/sci-fi epic.  See also Tales of Aurduin podcast
  1. Orobai's Vision (2006)
    When the creature Orobai discovers an unusual jewel that transforms into a mysterious young girl, he knows that his destiny is at hand. For 23,000 years Orobai has wandered the lost forests and towering mountains of Aurduin, a mythical land created by the Illan. The sole remaining practitioner of the Altfein-Aryat, the Illan's mystical art of creation, Orobai has patiently awaited the fulfillment of his magical purpose: to heal the world of Aurduin in the aftermath of a prophesized apocalypse. Now it is a race against time as Orobai struggles to piece together the intricate puzzle of his fate, the identity of the young girl, Miraanni, and the devastating ecological sickness that is overtaking Aurduin. Join Orobai as he seeks a vision that will reveal his path through the terrible apocalypse and healing that is to come.

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  2. The Fate of Miraanni
    Orobai is missing. The mysterious child, Miraanni, has fallen into a catatonic state, but not before inspiring a fanatical religion in her name. Her guardian, Ashi must flee Laftandiar-Urya after receiving an ancient religious relic. Can the Serpent King bring Miraanni back? Will Ashi accept her role as the Miraanni's prophet, and to what end? The pace quickens as tensions and stakes are raised in this dynamic continuation of Tales of Aurduin.

    Available directly from Martin W. Ball.

  3. The Alchemist and the Eagle
    The followers of the Tal are spreading their message about the Holy Kyandara and the Mother of the Perfect Creation across the face of Aurduin. A fierce resistance movement is gathering in Jeaniaurduin, ready to strike out against the invading Jolao. And while the Jolao are readying their ulitmate weapon to secure their dominion over Aurduin, their leader, Rin Jao, is busy dreaming of a mysterious temple that houses an enigmatic egg. The stage is now set for the unfolding of Orobai's Vision in this third installment of the Tales of Aurduin series.

    Available directly from Martin W. Ball.

  4. The Fifth Temple
    The fantasy series, Tales of Aurduin, by Martin W. Ball, comes to a stunning conclusion in this final book of the series, the Fifth Temple. All-out war rages across Aurduin with the massive Jolao military armada engulfing Jeaniaurduin in an attempt to crush Kalzhat and the resistance. Jao and Ashi struggle to understand the mysterious forces that have brought them together as they seek to unravel the secret of the enigmatic temple and egg of Jao's dreams. Meanwhile, Orobai and Miraanni return once more to the Mwataan to bring to light Miraanni's hidden past and reveal the path to the future. Now is the time of the unfolding of Orobai's Vision across the face of Aurduin. The apocalypse comes. Everything will change.

    Available directly from Martin W. Ball.

 

Non-fiction
  • Being Human: An Entheological Guide to God, Evolution and the Fractal Energetic Nature of Reality (2009)
    Purchase this book directly from Martin Ball

    Being Human is the extraordinary new book that articulates a grand unified vision of reality through the Entheological Paradigm. Skillfully avoiding all speculation and metaphysics, Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., presents a concise explanation for the fundamental nature of reality as the fractal expression of a Unitary Energy Being (God). Ball explores how intentional work with entheogens, such as 5-MeO-DMT, gives individuals direct access to their immediate energetic natures. Through such practices, individuals can liberate themselves from the restrictive confines of their illusion-bound egos and embrace their personalities and bodies as direct expressions of God in physical and conscious form. Radical in its implications, stunning for its simplicity, Being Human is humanity’s long-awaited guide to genuine fulfillment, transcendence, and global harmony and peace. If you feel ready to understand and experience the truth for yourself, then Being Human is the only book you will ever need.

  • Sage Spirit: Salvia Divinorum and the Entheogenic Experience (2007)
    Salvia divinorum is a unique and profoundly powerful visionary herb from the Mazatec region of Mexico. Now widely available in the western world via the internet, but still little understood, this legal entheogen is becoming ever more popular among those who follow the shamanic path of plant based spirituality. In this work, artist, musician, writer and shamanic explorer, Martin Ball, navigates his way through the strange world of sage space, from Burning Man to overtone singing and cosmic serpents, bringing back guidance and advice for the use of Salvia divinorum as a true entheogen and ritual sacrament. Sage Spirit is bound to be a valuable resource for all those interested in exploring salvia responsibly as a spiritual catalyst and consciousness-expanding agent of personal transformation. Filled with personal accounts, practical advice and philosophical reflections, this book is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about this amazing visionary plant.

  • Mushroom Wisdom: How Shamans Cultivate Spiritual Consciousness (2006)
    Mushroom Wisdom explores the universal aspects of the psilocybin mushroom experience as it relates to spirituality. Author Martin Ball explains how mushrooms use can lead the spiritual seeker to profound states of self-awareness and radical understanding of the nature of the self, reality, and the sacred. Topics include looking into the spiritual mirror to uncover an authentic sense of self, developing “witness” consciousness to overcome self-limiting concepts and judgments, and removing obstacles of ego and self-induced suffering to trigger the rich experience of “spirit flow.” The book also addresses the creation and use of ritual, sacred objects, and the importance of sound and silence. Ball distinguishes between using mushrooms in spiritual work as opposed to simply having a pleasant psychedelic experience. Not a guide to how to have “fun” with psilocybin mushrooms, Mushroom Wisdom is a serious investigation into deep spiritual nature, drawing on both a wide array of scientific disciplines and ancient shamanic practices.
Music
  • Three thematic compilations -- all acoustic reggae and two collections of songs that all feature the Australian Didjeridu.

  1. Natural Roots: Acoustic Reggae
    10 instrumental acoustic reggae songs mixing folk, world, and Latin American sounds -- a soothing and uplifting mix.

    Available through Martin W. Ball.

  2. Didjerimusic (2003)
    Each song on this compilation CD features the unique and mesmerizing sound of the Australian Didjeridu. The songs range in style from reggae to alternative and world fusion. An intoxicating mix!

    Available through Martin W. Ball.

  3. Didjerimusic II (2006)
    Each song on this compilation CD features the unique and mesmerizing sound of the Australian Didjeridu. The songs range in style from reggae to alternative and world fusion.

    Available through Martin W. Ball.

  • Music of Aurduin
    With Music of Aurduin, Martin Ball showcases his unique world fusion style to bring to life the mythical landscapes, peoples, and events of Aurduin, the world of his Tales of Aurduin epic fantasy series. In these all digital and all acoustic recordings, Martin combines such instruments as African talking drum, Australian didjeridu, Native American flute, Middle Eastern doumbek, guitar, mandolin, and more, to bring the world and characters of Aurduin to life. This CD has several songs with Martin's intricate didjeridu playing, such as in "Festival of Waters" and "Orobai Sings the Ul'mult'ah." It also highlights Martin's skill at melodic world fusion arrangements, such as in the haunting "Lasting Hope," or the delicate beauty of "Eagle Wings." This album also features Martin's skill at Tuvan and Tibetan throat singing, such as in the esoteric "North Wind Spirits" and the strangely haunting "Prayer for Miraanni."
     

  • See also Music by Martin and free music downloads.

Other
  • The Art of Aurduin, 2007 Calendar
    Original color pencil and digital artwork from the world of Aurduin by Martin Ball. A beautiful 2007 calendar that brings the fantasy world of Aurduin to life in vivid images. No familiarity with Aurduin is necessary to enjoy these striking images, however.

    Available directly from Martin W. Ball.

  • Spirit Feathers ~ Art By Martin W Ball
    Spirit Feathers is a stunning collection of original art by Martin W Ball. Eagles and hawks fly above mythic landscapes, framed in mandala and medicine wheels, shimmering feathers dance across the page. Martin's artwork combines color pencils, scanned and digital artwork, all brought together with a sense of spiritual vibrancy and life, shamanic images brought back from the spirit world.

    Available directly from Martin W. Ball.

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