XZRS: Brad Olsen - Future Esoteric - The Unseen Realms


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On The Road with Brad Olsen - Brad Olsen has been a published artist since he was 14 years old. Starting in 1979 as a political cartoonist for his high school newspaper he continued his craft five years later at Illinois State University's college newspaper. His comic strip was renowned for its witty satire and biting criticisms. A decade later he founded Consortium of Collective Consciousness Publishing in San Francisco, the city where he currently resides. The company has produced 12 book titles including "In Search of Adventure: A Wild Travel Anthology," featuring 80 different authors. "Key to Solomon's Key: Is This the Lost Key of Masonry?" by Lon Milo DuQuette, which is now in the second edition. Brad's first book "World Stompers: A Global Travel Manifesto," now in its fifth edition, was lauded by film director Oliver Stone as a "subversive masterpiece of travel writing" and Publisher's Weekly labeled it a "quirky chain pleaser." His critically acclaimed "Sacred Places: 108 Destinations" series added author Karen Tate last in 2005 with her "Sacred Places of Goddess" title. The first book in the series "Sacred Places: North America" was released as a second edition in April, 2008 to rave reviews and a gold award for Best Travel Book of the Year. "Sacred Places Around the World" was reissued as a second edition in February, 2004. His newest book is "Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations," released March, 2007. Brad is also the author/illustrator of the "Extreme Adventures" series of adrenaline-pumping guidebooks. "Extreme Adventures Hawaii" and "Extreme Adventures Northern California" were both released by Hunter Publishing in 1998. In July, 2005 he was interviewed for the Outdoor Life Network new extreme sports series called "The World's Wildest Rides." - www.cccpublishing.com

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