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Little Pond as Sanctuary

Years ago I lay down to sleep on a buffalo robe which a man had used as a blanket on many vision quests.  As I waited for sleep, a voice spoke to me (inside my head).  The voice spoke of many things, but what I remember most clearly is a set of teachings about sacred objects like the buffalo robe itself. Here’s my attempt at summarizing the words I heard that night: “Certain objects or places have spiritual power/energy because of what they are, but also because of how we interact with them. When an object or a song or even a particular place is employed/engaged with intention, attention...

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Everything is Permitted

I’m opening up the subject and inviting one and all to contribute, if you will, to a discussion about “what is permitted”. Here’s my two cents. When dealing with art work that has an interest in the spiritual, the sacred, I often come across a lot of “pretty” work or work that makes assumptions about how important it is “to be nice”, promote “good” things, be symmetrical or use soft uplifting colors and ornament the work with symbols like a Cross or the Star of David or…you fill in the blank.  Do you know what I’m talking about? And I can understand that.  I perceive...

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Don’t Try and Catch the Train

How are the New Year resolutions going?  I’ve made mine, but we’re well into January now, and I’m still not out of the gate and fully back into the race.  It seems particularly hard this year to believe I can ever be a better person;  I’ve tried so many times, and look how far it’s gotten me.  I’m still pretty much just me. I was looking through my 2011 Journal.  It has three entries. One on January first and one on January second and then it skips about five months to the final entry which reads: Monday, June 13, 2011 Well, I’m back.  It seems pretty clear that I try to do too much,...

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Winter Is Here

The turkeys are in the field, like huge prehistoric chickens, feeding on something out there–whatever it is that Turkeys feed on–the seconds of our lives. And Winter is coming. Winter is here. I am particularly grateful for the exciting developments that have gone on this last year — particularly the Penn Dixie Productions and Flux Theatre residencies that took place here in the late summer, crowned by the marriage ceremonies of Joanna and Tommy in July and then Gus and Heather in September. Every other Tuesday a men’s group meets here at Little Pond, part of the Mankind Project....

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