Damien Echols with Eddie Vedder
STG Presents and Elliott Bay Book Company Welcomes Damien Echols in Conversation with Eddie Vedder about High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row at The Neptune on November 19, 2018.
Ticket includes entry + book, to be picked up at the event (released by Sounds True on October 30).
At age 18, Damien Echols was sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. "I spent my years in prison training to be a true magician," he writes. "I used magick - the practice of reshaping reality through our intention and will - to stave off incredible pain, despair, and isolation but the most amazing feat of all that practice and study was to manifest my freedom."
With High Magick, this bestselling author shares his first teaching book on the powerful spiritual techniques that helped him survive and transcend his ordeal on death row. What is High Magick? Most people either think of magic as stage illusions or an occult practice involving dark rituals. "Magick is an incredible deep, meaningful, spiritual tradition that equals the Eastern practices of Buddhism and Taoism in beauty," says Echols. "It's an ancient discipline that lets you literally change reality by working with the divine energies of creation."
This is a conversation only. There will be no live music played at this event.
Eddie Vedder has served as Pearl Jam’s frontman since 1990. His debut solo release was the 2007 soundtrack album for the film Into the Wild for which Vedder won a Golden Globe for the song “Guaranteed.” In 2012, Vedder’s sophomore solo album, Ukulele Songs, received a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Vedder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017.