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April 1, 1999
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am being called to glory, and I need your help.
I answered the call of the Fringe, and I shared the Word with all who would hear. Many people broke communion cookies together, and delighted in William Blake's proverbs of hell. My first full-length theatrical production was truly a phenomenal spectacle of physical poetry!
But I knew when I embarked on this journey that it was a long road, one that would require much more than the six months I had to prepare for the Fringe Festival. The next staging of The Animated Blake will feature even more variety, and my preaching will be more powerful.
I'm Revved up* to continue staging this juggling revival to further illuminate the poetry and prophecies of William Blake through juggling & physical theater.
Will you join me? Follow me & hear me sing my rapturous Song. I will cause my voice to be heard on the clouds that glitter in the sun. I will call & who shall answer me? I will sing who shall reply?
But frankly, this mission is an expensive endeavor, my friends, and I need your help. Your generous Offerings will be acknowledged by earthly Delights. As you give, so shall you receive:
The Souvenir Program Book
Containing images from the show plus the full text of the poetry & prophecies illuminated in The Animated Blake-this program is FREE to all who attend the show!
The Fortune Cookies from Hell
Communion cookies containing aphorisms from Blake's "Marriage of Heaven and Hell." Each package includes a Devil's Dozen of the 66 Proverbs of Hell.
The Flaming Word Up T-shirt
Golden yellow and 100% cotton. On the front: a red and brown reproduction of Word Up's fiery Blake-derived design. On the back: proverbs of Hell.
Thank you for answering the call.
The Rev'd James Jay
* Ordained on October 22, 1998
Answer the Call!
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
[ ] Sinner. Put me on your mailing list so that I may hear the Word.
[ ] Believer. Send me the Fortune Cookies from Hell.
Enclosed is my donation of $10 or more.
[ ] Disciple. Send me some Blake fortune cookies, plus the flaming Word Up T-shirt [ M, L, XL ].
Enclosed is my donation of $25 or more.
[ ] Saint. I have faith that you will provide an abundance of Earthly Delights (including, but not limited to a full set of 66 Fortune cookies, and a [ M, L, XL ] T-shirt), and indulge me in vain spiritual pleasures such as a sponsor listing in the program and an invitation to your post-apocalypse party.
Enclosed is my donation of $100 or more.
[ ] Evangelist. I'd like to spread the Word by:
[ ] Any means necessary-call me!
[ ] Handing out show tracts on the streets.
[ ] Postering.
[ ] Mailing to my followers.
[ ] Other: _________________________________
[ ] My employer will match my donation.
Make checks payable to James Jay.
Mail donations to:
James Jay's Word Up
707 15th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Or make your pledge/mailing list request by email to email@example.com.