A Litany to the Many Dead available to buy

A Litany to the Many Dead is now available on Smashwords, and (edit) now on Amazon. Smashwords is supposed to send it on the B&N, iBooks, and other sites. A print version is also coming.

I have, of course, posted a number of verses as I wrote them, and you'll find those under the Litany to the Many Dead tag. Here's a small sample of verses that have not been previously posted here.

We pray to the Ancient Dead
You who passed too long ago for records
But who still passed down to us
Both your blood and wisdom
We pray to the Ancient Dead

We pray to the Forgotten Dead
Whose names and deeds are lost to time
You, too, are our ancestors and forebears
We salute you, not knowing your names
We pray to the Forgotten Dead

We pray to the Healing Dead
You who spent your time and energy
Caring for others’ bodies and minds
Please show us how to heal others
We pray to the Healing Dead

We pray to the Holy Dead
You who were transformed by your faith
And remade entirely by your gods
Let us strive to emulate you
We pray to the Holy Dead

In addition to the book, I'm working on a virtual ritual built on the Twine game platform, and mean to have it up by the 23rd. The ritual will be free and on this blog.

I've also now got a page for The Litany Project (which you can find in the nav bar at the top of the page). I've invited readers to write their own verses and send them to me, to request new verses from me, and to send in accounts or recordings of any ritual use anyone might make of the Litany. All of those things will be posted on The Litany Project. Eventually, I hope there will be subsequent editions of the Litany that include the new verses I write, and if I get permission, verses by others.