outside of the individualized form, that is thought of, and recognized as Ones own.
solid objectified physical being, composed of rotating radiating exchange with,
the stuff that never was and always will be,
touched, influenced, made up by the abstract assembly,
nurtured by the unseen and unknowable,incomplete, commonplace, pervasive complexity.
unfolding within and all around , secret pathways ,silent sentient sing- a- long,
salient sometime somebody.
social spirit select synthesis
spontaneous parallel thought form wave ~~~~
The main directional focus in group spiritual activity, meditation, ritual,
is not self centered , not about you , self interest, self improvement, or being self conscious.
Loose the Ego!
Aspects of attention and social performance can draw the meaning of the sacred occasion away from the expression of gratitude and honoring of spirits .
Worship\ study groups that gather with a focus on individual progress or performance within the group create a focus of attention and intention of events and activities and the expectations of the participants, A projected imperative for the collective effort and reason for being.
Experience is directed. facilitating that experience becomes a mission in and of itself.
playing with the offerings of others
Wonder and understanding are not opposing and competing states of mind.
all knowing or know nothing
the mix of mind and matter,
a bundle of radiating nerve fibers,
related to spin and orbit,
day and night.
Does genius equal energy? thought Fire? feeling the Sun?
Is individual consciousness a momentary fluctuation of transitional passing pressure differentials?
electromagnetic osmosis- chemical reaction, ionic exchange,
depth and width , rate of flow,volume, density, conductivity, permeability,
questions and answers, tests and riddles, games and contests,compare and contrast
A juxtaposition of self and center ,interior and exterior.
belly button as independent power place.
personal connection to the Sun!
passage from public to private,
turning and circling. glowing and warm,
Fire works within!
the aim is to share a message of understanding, and relationship.
I had picked up the two drop cloth runners , in the parking lot , of the hardware box store, from the program manager, after finishing the last class of the season.
It was a particularly charming second grade class, that I set up the" unnatural nature trail".
This Year one of the " unnatural objects", a VHS Tape, was an object of questionable function, some thought it was a game, none thought of it as a recording of a film.
I lost the program director in the parking lot, of the big chain craft store, that has moved, but I had approved drawings, of the message, relayed from the education director, that is the mission of the Sloop this Summer, or, at least, immediately after the annual, revival music environmental festival, that didn't happen last year.
My Volunteer mission, to set up the two drop cloths, to be painted at the festival, engaging other volunteers, to contribute to the expression, at the tide line tent, part of the working waterfront,
part of the temporary extended festival map of placement of events and activities.
The plan was,
The painted runners will be grommet and doweled on board, in transit, on a reenactment voyage, made to the nations capital by the organizations folk singing founder in nineteen seventy.
where it will hopefully, be run up the port and starboard shroud, around the mast of the Sloop.
again to emphasize,
sending a message,
an appeal to the People that are the law makers and government of Place to See what we have to say.
The Protection of Our Connections,
Defense of the complex interrelationships of living and non-living things........
As vague,subtle, nondescript or unknowable as they all may be,
They Are Important !
They Are Real !
Language is based on recognition!
A simplified symbol code with corresponding associations.
The spacing between and around perceived sense awareness, attention and focus,
arisen out of what We see, what We hear, what We feel.
and what We don't.
Shapes and sounds that form letters that combine into words.
Simple frequent = recognition =
variations and gradations, composition, spirit, meaning
The frequent repetition, the scale, frequency, cycles,spectrum.
How the elements fit together in space, clusters, groupings
Anticipation of pattern distribution
Interpreters, participants of boundaries that are unnatural,
blocking out what we do not need to know, or want to see......
guided and following rules of proportion and ratio,
that promote division and extraction of meaning and worth.
looking for order
imposing structure and definition
Accumulating wealth, controlling power.
Lucky I did the lay out the one day it did not rain.
Crazy little red squirrel was unable to make it's regular rounds across my back deck,
when I had the two runners taped down.
I am sure these were not kind sounds, or words of encouragement .
I may not speak the language, but I get the message,
Lucky My wife insisted I do the lay out - off site, before the event.
Public performance problematic permanent paint
sign ~ making ~ reading
message mission memory meaning
The Trick to .adhesion and awareness
Clear Intention -------------- Spread the Word!
the thing itself is not as important as what goes into it.
The preparation, plotting, planning, lay out and set up
and the learning in leading.
to be part of the scene.
integrated and influenced, conductivity.
I had a couple of volunteers I particularly bonded with,
helping me with paint mixing, listening to me talk about,viscosity and porosity, application and surface, technique of dry brush, wet into wet, dribble splatter and bleed, fluid dynamics, selfless
unidentifiable , contribution to the over- all affect; our indirect influence , elaborate entanglement
The predicted precipitation participated in a cooperative collaborative drizzle,
letting the message sink in.
We punched up the Letters, with balance and symmetry in mind, and pulled off the tape,
cleaned up the area!
Dry and delivered the next day , My Mission complete, crossing the red - orange temporary gate fence, I hear some vendors complaining as they pack up , about the closing act, My Hero, the son of the iconic American folk singer, and sign painter, going on, and on, talking, some twenty minutes before his next song.....
The River Sloop turned back from it's voyage when facing severe weather off the coast.
Seen across the river, from the performance, of the Nobel prize winning , ( literature ) Artist,
that the Sloops, folk singing founder, is rumored to have threatened, the cutting of the electrical amplifiers power lines, to the Artists guitar, with an axe.
Is the very same Artist My Wife and I last saw in the Big City, in the Big Stadium before moving upstate , the same venue, that the Sloops folk founder had his Big Birthday concert fund raiser at, a few years back
Who did not say one word to the audience, at the premier concert,
of the re-purposed industrial Brick Yards, turned upscale private arts venue, just down the road, and along the water, from where the folk founder, now dead , then living asked Me, " is it about high tide?" .
a few years back.
The Artist , who used to live in the Town, that has the name, of the infamous Summer Music Festival, that had a Film made of it, featuring My Hero, son of iconic American folk singer
commenting about the state thru way being closed because of the enormity of the event.
There was a strict no recording policy in place for event and performance ,
next to the river.
that shares the name,
with My Son,
so soon after the Summer Solstice.
Heard from the stage,
No Hello, No Goodbye,
No Thank You
Traditions passed on
It is not the specifics of any particular combination of symbol sets that give meaning and value to the message, but the understanding and awareness it triggers in others.
Spiritual - Spatial - Navigation Special Trade Relationships
Sub- Sensory stimulation response- part of Life behavior.
Outside of questions of intelligence , awareness, domination.
Things seek comfort.
Things move over time,
The distribution and spacing of individuals, clusters, groupings.....
stress placed on the population in decreased market opportunity habitats.
fracturing support networks, undermining sustaining institutions, organs, communities.
Reproduction ritual is an elaborate and costly effort and risk in display.
the critical phase in the generational existence of a individual life form,
is not in the existence of the individual.
The continuance of a fertility association between the ability for a range of space to be able to provide sustenance and well being for the future generation.
a rate of exchange governed by climate and season.
It is not about thought , ideology, rational or reason.
agents and agency influence and action ,
Transceivers of terrestrial bound life response to extra terrestrial energy
Part of a extra dimensional distribution complex.
Community of indirect correlations,conspicuous coincidences,
curious coordination,creative continuity, communication craft.
directional sense of where you are at -- where you have been
seeking to better the condition
improve upon the situation
perception and vantage point
I was reminded of the ( Kiss principal ), " keep it simple stupid "by the original Arch-Druid of the organized religious group he had founded, when I last saw Him, as He was living his last.
That was some time ago.
I knew him some time before that.
Group and Grouping
Perhaps the essential directive, in the habit, of Neo Pagan Druid Ritual,
that I have chosen to associate with over the years,
is one of sharing and display of respect and appreciation,
We do not have to do it.
We Like to do it, it brings us closer
A group formation or shape based on function,
inspiration as opposed to obligation.
It is not about requirements,or being made to conform in word , action ,belief or understanding.
It is not about gathering in a singularity of rightness or truth and purpose.
It is not about Domination.
It is not about membership.
.It is not about certainty.
Ownership or control.
Comparative competition,responsibility ,ranking or privilege
Seeking institutional recognition of superiority, advantage is not the way to encourage group
Safety and entrapment
The Way Out
Free to care, to focus attention and love,
Free to come and go.
Gift - Sacrifice- offering
Courage / Convenience
contrast - climb - clarity
People Place Protection
Slippery slope of self conscious styling to conform to social stereotype.
Synchronous sentient search serendipity
Language Location Love
continuous threat assessment of the collective cultural subconscious
resource awareness, selective sympathy , social anxiety, nurturing protectionism,
seduced by simplistic separatist or supremacist spiritual schisms ..
Out of the way, hard to find, difficult to get at
Pride - Place - Person hood
Sense of belonging
Service- duty- function
in irregular outcroppings
particularly peculiarly prominent
Share and know Natures Love symbols ,avoid society's symbols of Hate.
traveling tokens of connectivity
Bloom and bunch and being
Emphasis on the up.
Discovery in the heights.
placed on Heart or Head.
carried with you.
to care for
A collective cultural belief in the magic of mending, of weaving, of fixing and joining.
The ins and outs- ups and downs,
relating to the Honoring of the connecting point shared.
My foot and foot print of the last snow of the last season
impression and expression
is there a Brain and Bowel connection?
A how , why and what of thought, mind and feeling that could be analyzed like a Stool sample?
Habits and behavior divined from groupings and distribution of Scat?
food for thought
thought for food
At what point do feelings of appetite or desire lie beneath inquisitive impulse ?
Fertilizer of action
catalyst of conception , consequence , curiosity
nutrient exchange bodily extraction and excretion
what we get out of things,
what we leave behind.
There is no such thing as Organic Waste.
There is a Natural inter life form helper/ director/design/ fixer/ maker/ collector
concept experience builds upon itself
anticipation presupposes perception
before any action or movement there is a subconscious retroactive premonition.
A preconceived relationship between cause and effect
The drive behind the move
Drawing of Group of Gods and Goddesses and Goods in transit
or the move behind the drive
a destination not yet materialized,
results yet to be determined intuitive impulse puzzle
The assembled group voyage
before emerging from the formless mist and fog,
from above and beyond,
the bright and shining reach solid shore.
Before We were Folk,
We were Yolk.
Zero point field prominence in collective structural elements and properties,
within and outside of colony or individual growth patterns,
inter-generational adaptations, emergent groupings, unconscious culturing of Place.
introspective extroversion in spatial awareness- response to relationship behavior to Surroundings.
between what ever is around
Sensitive Borders - Subtle select, safety, security, share., sympathy.
out of body
Magic Adhesion Dimension
More than meets the eye
perpetual perceptual loop
Between Holidays is when the real magic is going on.
Between Rituals , the real action is taking place.
Spiritual relationships exist beyond our defined time and place for them.
Our control of situation, action, intention, ceremony and symbolism is not what it is all about.