[RS Gallery] • The origin of my art was movement and dance. I was working with a staff lit with fire at the ends; dancing with it brought my first real experience of 'energy' and the patterns that energy movement takes—there's no denying the energy of a heavy length of fast moving flaming wood.
Powerful entheogenic substances were clearly utilized by the shamans and skywatchers working in the ancient Mayan city of Izapa. The profound integration of celestial, psychological, ritual, and mythopoeic elements found at Izapa bespeaks the psychedelic influence. Could the use of hallucinogens explain how the ancient skywatchers became aware of the Galactic Center? And what mysteries does the Galactic Center contain?
On May 9, 2007 the White House announced a new security directive that empowers the President with autocratic authority over widespread aspects of American life, public and private, upon the declaration of a national emergency – as observed and proclaimed by the President. How did a common instrument of executive decree grant such sweeping powers to a single person? This directive has received little attention, with only a handful of newspapers and firebrand blogs speculating on what it means.
Enslaved Yoruba from West Africa brought to America the idea of coolness (itutu), which they defined as the ability to connect with one's inner divinity. In American culture we express that concept when we say that someone "has got soul." To be cool is to remain generous, calm and confident as a direct result of that soul connection, no matter how dire one's circumstances become.
This week New Yorkers can check out a Veggie Summer Solstice, Drum Circles, Killer Banshees, Sacred Sexualities, UFO's and more.
Former LA Weekly founder/ publisher Jay Levin comes back with a monthly mag for the "multiethnic culturally creative" of SoCal…