Update March 8/2017: Subscribe to the right to receive updates and the latest draft version of the Circling Handbook, my take on the practice of Circling. The final draft is almost ready! You can also order a print copy here.
My purpose is to write a guide that is free, can be read in an hour or two, and which gives a good summary (or context) of the modality, especially from the participant’s role. It’s going to be short (probably no more than 30,000 words). For my context around Circling, along with other offers, click here.
The next step from here (beyond the draft version) is to “fill in the gaps” (i.e. widen the perspective, such as Bryan Bayer, Sara Ness, the Circle Anywhere auto-responder emails, Sean Wilkinson & John Thompson’s writings, etc), to submit to the community for feedback, and to solicit guest articles. This should not take too long!
Foreword to the First Edition
“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” — Theodore Roosevelt
Not having been formally trained in any of the major schools of circling (see “History of Circling”), I am the first to admit that it takes some chutzpah to write a book on the topic – especially since there seem to be almost as many “contexts” for what Circling is as there are people who practice it! I offer this guide anyway, with the caveat that I am speaking merely as a humble participant and of what has worked for me. My particular context for Circling is that it is actually a subset of the problem of human relationships, which is itself a subset of the problem of love. All this is extremely complex, of course, an “infinite game”, and can’t be taught in a book. I still hope you enjoy it and get some value from it.
From this summer (2017) and for the foreseeable future I will be on the road, living out of my car and looking for hosting, teaching, book reading and service opportunities (i.e. free rent). If you are able to support a “starving artist”, vagabond writer and circling evangelist, kindly write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am especially interested in the eco-village movement, and of what Circling can do for us radical explorers of alternative lifestyles. And finally I would be grateful for any feedback, positive or negative, to the book, and/or for donations at www.CirclingHandbook.com