I spend lots of time working on ways to stay beyond the mediocre.
I like ideas that allow me to experience things that others’ attachments to their routines force them to ignore.
I stalk the “kairos moment”; those times when the universe tells a story.
Breath, Dream and Presence anchor my activities.
I travel light and never borrow trouble from the future.
Life is too short to fit in.
I’m working on making a bone flute, not because I want to outdo someone at something that’s been done before, but because I think of it as an almost perfect magical tool for one who lives a quiet life, such as myself. They travel very well, and make a sound that somehow commutes between this world and another at times.
I try my hand at poetry once and awhile – you may see some of my work here. I say, (to paraphrase Les Murray) “a poem is a small religion”, and the small ones are all the religion I need. None of us can avoid being ritualistic, because the rhythms of time and space bind us to patterns, cycles, linear progressions and such; I try to take my rituals from nature and insight, rather than social constructs.
I work to spend time in the clear light of intuition daily. I often describe myself as an intuitionist, because the more I trust myself, the more fluid and invigorating life becomes.
I like travel (although the journeys are made as uncomfortable as possible for all but the 1% these days) because it puts me in places where the essential spirit of the earth changes – even different regions of the same country do this for me. Travel helps me to tune myself to different rhythms and geometries of the subtle elements that translate experience into forms that easily transgress the artificial barriers between sensation and consciousness. The reverse is also true, in that enjoying different channels of “Biospheric TV” (Jeremy Narby’s term) makes it easier to bring experiences of individual and collective psychic realms into the physical.
I’m sure much of what is coming to this site will be a bit “far out” for most people, and will offend some, but there of plenty of friends out there who like to play attention.