R. Murray Schafer and the Plot to Save the Planet: A Biographical Quest

Interview on Liquid Lunch about my new book:



Journey with Jesse as he captures the biography of one of culture’s most colourful characters, R. Murray Schafer. Starting with their search for a lost child in the darkening Haliburton forest, to exploring the soundscapes of Japan, to an unexpected battle with the mysterious Morgellons, Jesse exposes an insidious plot to destroy the planet and arrives at the same conclusion as Murray: Art is dangerous.

Over the period of one year the author shadowed R. Murray Schafer to penetrate into the multifaceted genius of Canada’s preeminent composer, artist, agitator, environmental activist, and the originator of the term “soundscape.”

Book Launch and Concert:  Friday, Nov. 15, 8pm at Toronto Arts and Letters Club

Yes friends, the book is finally finished and it’s time to party. This launch will also be a time to honour its subject matter, R. Murray Schafer, one of Canada’s greatest artists, activists, renegades – as he marks his 80 year milestone. At this wine and cheese occasion there will also be a concert by Jesse and the Field Wizards with crystal singing bowls at the centre and assorted other instrumentalists on the side. There will also be a book reading and talk by the author, including a disclosure about his battle with Morgellons and how Murray Schafer’s soundwork helped in the recovery.


Please join me on this celebratory occasion in The Grand Hall of the auspicious old Toronto Arts and Letters Club
14 Elm St. between Yonge and Bay (parking on street and nearby lots)  http://goo.gl/maps/EHblX
Doors to The Grand Hall open at 7:30; concert, talk and reading begin at 8pm
Concert: $20 (or pwyc)
Concert and signed book: $35 (or pwyc)

R.S.V.P. to this email address, mark your calenders, and just show up

Available Online:

CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4280871

Amazon: http://goo.gl/ZrKwgo

Amazon Canada: http://goo.gl/cmdKAL

Jesse G. L. Stewart is also author of Secrets of the Yellow Brick Road: A Map for the Modern Spiritual Journey.  Available at Amazon: here

“Brilliant in conception and elucidation, this exploration of a great myth is original, exciting and profoundly helpful.” 

M. Scott Peck – The Road Less Traveled

Touring Japan







Entering the labyrinth

Living legend


Genius at work








Into the woods










Out on the farm

Surviving the labyrinth to tell the story.

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