Tuesday, October 25, 2016

transitional nodes,ambiguity and possibility, uncertainty and potential

The basics of My learned reference to  Neo Pagan Sacred Ritual Group Mind,
 is one of sharing the intent of worship, over the thoughts, and affairs,
 of a unfocused accidental gathering without purpose or Goal.

I was introduced to Sacred Space with the suggestions of,
 relaxing - finding comfort- feeling safe.

The intentional setting aside of anxiety, worry and concerns for the Ritual Time.
Suspending Judgement and critical appraisal of aspects of experience in the normal way, so as to better,- be in the moment- and absorb of the whole.
Momentary Neutral  thought,
calm  peace   rest
dark  cool quiet
returning to the place of dreaming
inside and outside of all being
Through the Earth and Ourselves.
It is Natural - It is Here - It is Now - It has always Been.
Helping Spirit find acceptance-Home- Destination
The restless to  find  their place.
settle down
We are part of  cycles of definition and clarity, of borders,boundaries and contracts,
a more rigid fixed  idea of how things work Controlled Group Awareness..
The Other Side
The Unknown
A more fluid movement of changing pattern of sensory stimulation, that is the response trigger of perception and feeling . the seat of radical innovation..Freedom, rebellion, Action without regards to consequence or outcome , an unthinking, yet responsive group Mind. Collective subconscious.

Energy fields passing through flesh,generate around the Body, beyond the Self.
Animated Matter perceiving and responding to various senses and nerves.
Breathing, Drinking, Eating - living -
Naturally with Day and Night,  activity and rest.
Great cycles of Life and Death , generational intermingling with Place.
This Place We are part of.
As We Are Dimensional Visitors, like those before us.
We forgot to remember, and never knew.
Guest at My garden shed

" who cooks for you?"

Thursday, October 20, 2016

esoteric echolocation

What are the habitual spiritual energy expressions we subconsciously repeat and orient ourselves by?
It is easy to become focused on human symbol language of group ritual, creating an insider culture,of shared associations.
Forgetting that the wild and uninitiated respond intimately, innately,without schooling or training, Navigating,Migrating.Souls
Finding their way
a signal response association that is built into the Being, yet seeming to emanate from  outside of the individual, as a collective memory-Voice- director.           
 Mystic  Map
Is it the echo of the ego of another?

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Resonanceout and in  where to begin?

A synchronous vibration between neighboring  Objects.

Where it all comes together.
Some thing Sacred 
the connections, the coupling, 
The fit
The Harmony
Time = Trip

 Is  opposition to Tyranny a natural Moral Axial Polarity of those in tune with Harmonious relationship?
When is that principal compromised for the sake of enduring structural integrity,lasting service and function?

Spirits, People, Place,Past,Personal, Private, Pairs, proximity,patterns,predispositions
Intention + Repetition
Profound peripheral presence, perspective 
Paranormal , probability- possibility, potential, placement perhaps?
Precognitive persuasion? poly-dimensional pressure constants
high to low, hot to cold
My last Blog Post had Me processing recent events in relation to "LUCK" and the,

Venue, Host -Place - Space
The Event Organizer-Producer-Program
The Guest-Ticket holder
travel, transportation. - to and from
Heroes , Legends of "Sound - Feeling "
Family- Humanity-Group- Appreciation

A couple of Posts from last year, a foreshadowing, premonition,Fun House Mirror,
No way of knowing that,
the places and people, the subjects and objects written about in Journals,
drawn and doodled in Sketchbooks, Published in Blogs , Posted to Lists are recordings of,
- Time and Place-  the Perception , the Emotion  and  Artistry,
 unique not only to the Creator, but the Environmental context of the...... Moment of it's Making.
Where - you - are at------What is going on.
The Atmosphere,  "The Vibe" ,    ( The Mood ) ,
present in the work.   It is a Attitude or Spirit---Association.
A Psychic Fastener and Cosmic Bonding Agent that is present beneath awareness and attention.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Spiritual Navigation - reverence for the unorthodox- people and placement- balance and the inner ear

Water color painting, of the other side of the street, of last years school bus stop, on the other side of the Reservoir,set on it's side

My last Blog post transportation theme continued to travel in My Personal-family-Human-Arts- life.
After hearing one of my Heroes, sing- live, on a news radio show recorded in the city, I wondered if My Hero would be up in My neck of the Woods.
I got on My Computer....
Turns out He was, standing room only at an intimate Venue that is the studio of a legendary local Hero.
We made it a Family event, My Wife drove.
sitting in the car, waiting in line to get in, responding to the beware of  Bear Sign, My Wife would suddenly point and say " BEAR!"-----" I Made you look!", My Son and I fell for it again and again.
It was after We parked the car and before the Line to Enter the Studio that My Wife had the foresight to purchase the CD of , " SHINE  A  LIGHT, field recordings from the great American Railroad"at the merchandise booth, next to the community snack table.
It was then that I found that My Hero was Performing with Another Artist, who Produced this Project .
My Wife Posted a Family picture of us waiting to get in on Facebook.
As some of the last ticket numbers to be called to Enter and go up the steps, I could not believe My Luck, when I spotted a unoccupied Soda cooler converted to sofa, just out of the line of sight of the performance.
I got to sit and snuggle with My Wife , and Our Teenage Offspring could interact with his electronic screen.
There was an occasional view between the rails on the balcony, when someone wasn't standing two or three people back, peering over shoulders to look down on the fore heads of the Performers.
This was Theater in the round,
Different than the big stage at the revival where We heard and saw, (sort of),My Hero play a few favorites to a festival crowd.
This was a Special collaboration between two Artists,who had made a road trip on rails to record from Train stations singing together, playing acoustic guitar, songs and their stories as they relate to Trains ,Train Stations,Humanity, The Hum of the rails...

( This performance shortly after the only Train crash in the only Train Station that I have a print of, hanging in My House- old bathroom.)

My Hero was on top with his banter with some comment relating the current popularity of " gender fluidity" bringing more acceptance to Artists" genre fluidity" .
I was satiated beyond expectations by the end of the performance, My Son had made the Exit, I was approaching what was left of the community snack table when My Wife calls Me over, where she is standing. where the line is forming, to meet the Artists.
Again, My Surprise! I was not expecting an autograph opportunity .
Star struck, stunned , I could not believe it when My Hero pulled My Wife behind the Table,went back stage to pull out some young man,( perhaps the Other Artists Son?) called Me back to have this Guy take Our Picture !

My Wife posted that picture on Facebook the next morning.

I played the CD in the car the next.afternoon as I drove back into town to attend a Workshop at My regular favorite Bookshop back room where I have presented in the past.
I had pre- payed in cash with wrinkly singles and two fives a few weeks earlier while waiting on Pizza and Calzone in town after picking up My Son from school.
I knew next to nothing of the workshop presenter, other than his involvement in the design of " the bell of awakening" which I acquired at the Local Chimes Annual Warehouse sale this Summer .
I am stupefied by the richness of tone, the oscillation of over tone, the persistent accumulating resonance.
 It is A Magic object, Mad science, I wanted to find out more, meet it's maker, buy his book.
I had no Idea that I would sit in a small room, with a small group with such an unassuming Genius and a plastic model Brain and find sense , making sense, sound and association- memory-Vibration, Buzz-energy cycle,frequency,transportation, Soul in Sound.
I got an autographed copy of " HUMAN TUNING, sound healing with tuning forks", and a" C" and a" G" to add to my" Bell of awakening" with the slightly chipped Mallet stand!

I felt so good that I drove My Wife and Son back into town later that day so My Son could see his friends in the "Rock Academy" perform at the local Playhouse.     Half way there, listening to "Shine a Light", He freaks out in the back seat, realizing the show has started, upset that he was wrong on the time.
I try to chime in and be reassuring that it will work out fine in the end. He had pre- purchased a ticket, from a cast Performer, Months ago, having it tacked to his bedroom door.
I could hear the band playing from the parking lot as I dropped him off at the ticket office of the Play House, looping around to see that things were OK, and head across the street to the Bank.
My Son is turned away with his Ticket by the Venue, My Wife gets out of the car, up to the ticket window and is turned away- the Playhouse saying to take it up with the " Rock Academy" .My Wife is on Facebook in the parking Lot, has a reply when she comes out of the Bank across the street, We return to the Play House Lot and a "Rock Academy"Person pops out a door and takes My Son up front to see the rest of the show. My Wife and I drive Home, text the Kid, turnaround and drive back and forth.
listening to "Hobos lullaby."

All of this is resonating with an unusual overlap of information, alluded to in the central title of this Blog Post,
Themselves the opening titles of Two Blog Posts of Last Year, that have relevance and significance to what is ahead.  

Friday, September 30, 2016

Optimising corresponding cunjuction conjecture opportunity enhancement- Dragon Dowsing

The Real Deal

I had painted the landscape with the actual land of the place I was depicting, at this place , late Spring, with the last class, from across the river, with the program of the Organization, named after a Wooden Sail Boat. that did not have it's annual Revival this Year.

I returned to this place, wanting to do it again, on a larger scale, as part of an Event , in support of the Organizations land based Education Programs there.
My  Wife and Son, have traditionally been volunteers serving with Me and Education at the Annual Revival,
Making Art under the Tide line discovery tent.
This Year-  We were here,  Me, My Wife assisting the making of the "festival favorite"
 " Art on a stick"
"It is Mobile! Make it!, and take it!' with you!",under a pop-up, next to the Pavilion, acting as a stage, that replaced the education center, My Son and I had painted a Mural in,before being flooded,after the hurricane, a number of years back.
Late Summer is not the Time of Year that I am familiar with the Mud Flats of Esopus Meadows.
Hot and Humid, Low Tide, the water surface choked with a net of invasive Water chestnuts introduced over a hundred years ago.
My Son chose to stay in the air conditioning,in the Car, in the parking lot, charging and interfacing with his I-Phone.
I had woken him up early that day, made him wait in a long line, next to a surviving World Trade Center Path Train, to buy tickets, for a deck tour of The Worlds Largest  Viking Ship sailing in modern times!
It had crossed the Atlantic and some how ends up docked outside of the Museum, that has the Boat Barn and winter port of the Wooden Sloop that shares it's name with the Environmental Organization that has the Educational Programs at the location, before the Hurricane,and the floods, many, many tides ago......  now Painting with it's Sediment.
 A portrait of Place
Made of Place


An adult Dragon Fly on My Mud Painting

I was surprised by the fortunate parking spots My Wife had acquired at the Viking Boat on the Rondout, and at Esopus Meadows.
There were a lot of volunteers set up, that I was unfamiliar with.
I got the opportunity to buy the 2016 " Hammers and Hands, Float the Boat" T-shirt, in support of the Sloop.
I found that algae mats are fantastic applicators of surface film ,as well as reservoirs of very fine sediment with a faint hint of chlorophyll pigmentation.
The thing I am not so certain about is adhesion.
We were not obliged to stick around at the event,beyond the Time we had volunteered for.
I saw that Roger the Jester was going to perform, and I appealed to My Son, that we hang around to see him before we leave; as we annually see him at Hudson River Revival.
His Mother, My wife, found that the Car would not start, We got a jump from  the car parked next to us, who was the Volunteer  I bought the T- shirt from.
My Wife drives  our Son to a friends House to spend the night and returns to pick Me Up, afraid to turn off the Car.
She pulls up and I jump in after witnessing a Rainbow upstage the showcased performer, Former Captain, Current- Roger the Jester broke with his juggling Mime with the Kids to point it out, take out His I- phone and take it's picture.
reflecting in the water, at about the spot, I let My Dad's Ashes Drift ,away , back a few Years ago.

The Dragon Boat I made,  photographed by My Wife, with her phone,  from the Dining Room Table, sent to My Son, upstairs in his room, on his phone who added the copy right water mark.

In the Time before Digital Photos and I-phones.
The wood was Cedar cut from shingles that I used as backing for Photographic prints of paintings I had made of Gods and Goddesses on one side and a Bryan Perrin Studio Pagan Product Division Label glued on the other ,Altar Cards for Polytheist apartment dwellers.

The Materials are Sacred Scrap made Whole and Holy- a Vessel!
No Kit!   No Plans! just the ideas and drawings found in a treasured Old Book.
I learn with Making.
I seek to understand better with creating.
I find the attention and effort exercised in the crafting of objects to be a relationship with  other Spirits.
The forms, the shapes of thought, genius of design are communicated through the Buried remains of Old Boats--- as much,or more---- than the Words, of Sagas.
Encoded in the structure, the Function, The Living Body.
Transit and Transition
Who says the dead no longer speak to us?

Cradle for My Son
Made on the Other side of Jersey City maybe seven years later.
I responded to the anticipated birth of a child by putting wood in the shower.
I let the P O box in the Old Jersey City Post office- home of Bryan Perrin Studio, Bryan Perrin Studio Pagan product Division,Metro Druid Nuz, Green Man Grove ADF, and the last home of the cancelled Druids' Progress expire.

the journey , the voyage, the passage , environmental sensitivity-empathy- traveling awareness
The rocking and swaying, the sense of directed movement.

Soul Holder

There seems to be a fundamental need for the expression of security and containment
Order and Symmetry, Protective and shielding, worthy of trust.
Some things you  grow out of, some things you don't.
My Son , has his learners Drivers Permit in the Mail, and I got to hear the first speech, in English, of the Captain of the Draken- Harld Harfarge, the North Atlantic Crossing and the embarrassing surprise question about Sailing in the Great Lakes.
The Coast Guard Fined the Captain and require Him to have a expensive pilot on board to navigate Our Waters.

Dragon in Dock

mobility and metamorphosis, change and range, serpentine and Dragon like- Strange
What to Make of it?
What to hold on to , what to cast off?

Dragon Fly Larvae
row  row  row your boat
gently down the stream
life is but a dream

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cardinal Virtues- tripartate division , outsider omission, trifunctional hypothesis of social class, tripartate definition of knowledge , the fourth estate

Almost finished painting of the four cardinal Virtues

Concepts of 
The "State", Estate, Order are based upon Social Realities of inheritance- what is passed on- a continuation.
Body- Soul-Spirit
Belief-Truth-Justification ,  Plato's"Knowledge". 
  Rational-Spirited -Appetittive , Plato's Tripartite social divisions
Sovereignty - Military -Productive
Three of the Virtues are representative "Favorites" of one of the Three Groups, with the Fourth equally Neutral.     Justice wears the Crown.
The basis of value judgement,,,,,,,,,,,,thumbs up, or down, authority of , fair or foul?

The Three estates of the realm,
Oratores - those who pray -  Clergy
Bellatores - those who fight -  Nobility
Laboratores - those that work -  Commoners

Lords Spiritual
Lords Temporal
The Commons



The notion of the border , the body, the realm is not only one of ownership, but descriptive of its function, its cycles and workings, Trade groupings,structures,ways of life.
More than descriptive physical Objects.
The Social opportunity Manipulation of Class System
is how the Ruling Order has imposed Tax .
A Traditional Tri-functional  way of assessing the worth and value of something for Monarchs.

Three rival castes brought together by a unifying Lateral symmetry!
The Stuff of Legends!
The necessity of Governance!
The Mythic Origin of Hierarchy !
Justice - Judgement- fairness from above- Rule and Right.
Not  a part of the Body, but directing it,
whispering in left and right ears.......

What about the Homeless? The Slaves? The Out laws? The Nobodies?
Societies Unseen ,Excluded Class ? Upward mobility?
Flamen - Brahman - Druid - Priest the referees of competitive warrior aristocracy of  ancient regimes.
The age of Republics is one of urbanization, Empire, The Cardinal Virtues, expanded with the Theological Virtues are promoted in Religion and Lodges.
Deism , Common Sense, Society of the Jacobins, friends of Freedom and Equality.
Thermidorian reaction.
They say past behavior is the best indicator for future behavior,
Trying to live a Virtuous Life.


Standing with the Sun on My Back, and a Poster between My Knees, I held My Phone above My Head

Stand Up against Oligarchy!

Friday, September 9, 2016


 One of My contributions to the collective volunteer Newsletter" Metro-Druid Nuz", 
The fairly regular publication of Green Man Grove ADF in the early Nineties,
My Druid Priestly point of reference is centered primarily on the time spent participating in Seasonal Group Ritual.
The planning and facilitating of worship service - group are not to take priority over the giving of Our attention to.......... The Real Deal.

It is a Mistake to think that Administration and policy making are Spiritual goals for everyone.
It may be wrong to encourage, the Idea that Art and Religion are about Self Expression.
Self Identity and ego get in the way of things, like interpersonal gnosis,or trans-dimensional osmosis.
We are the creators of Our Contributions.
Our Care and attention must be focused on intent, arrangement and composition.
We are bundling words, Making associations,putting it out there.     Offerings
Feeling as though others must consume, and respond, as you direct them to,  is not the way;
 Sorry to those that think it's their calling, or worse, their duty.
The Limitations of Sacred Time and Space restriction is what provides definition of what is, and is not.
Our opinions,comments,have nothing to do with it.
"It", being the actual content of Our contribution to the collective Dream-Prayer-Wish.
" It" not seeking the validation of numbers to make change, find mass acceptance,or gain popular support.
" It" has a select audience, free to accept or reject or ignore "It".
"It" is not comfort in conformity or constructive criticism, communication compromise.
Comparing the concepts of the  Crown and the crudity of common Crowd.in a Cosmic context.
Archived computer communication does not reflect the "best" of our thoughtful and passionate relationship with..............The Real Deal.