Imagine what the world would look like if there were millions of women who were anchors of ecstatic bliss energy. Imagine millions of women eschewing convention and walking their path towards their authentic nature, letting go the norms of social conformity in favor of following their heart bliss. Imagine if the world was filled with juicy mamas who love to be loved, and love to get loved on. We would live in a world where the top priority is to take care of each other, because taking care of each other is taking care of the whole.
[Glamour Bomb] • Wikipedia describes a zombie as "an animated human body devoid of a soul", originating "in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual system of voudoun where zombies are people who have had their "Ti Bon Ange" ( Creole from the French "petit bon ange", or "little good angel") or soul stolen by supernatural means…"
[Terra Nova] • On April 27th, riots broke out in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The Apollo bookstore put up wooden boards to protect windows, with the letters "Avatud" – which means "Open" – plastered across the sides. Days later, when a literary festival was held in Tallinn, writers saw the shop and spontaneously wrote poems upon the walls, in the many languages heard along the Baltic Sea. The Apollo had no more trouble with rioters. Read the poems here.
Group show by three of the more noteworthy (or notorious?) characters who once haunted the legendary Rodeo Grounds artists' community at the bottom of Topanga Canyon.
White Parties, Bike Fetishes, Tribal Jams and Church with the good Reverend Haj are all in store for New Yorkers this week.
[Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century] •After-Death Communication (ADC) is the official term now given to what happened to me spontaneously in June 1988 where I was contacted by a “deceased” federal government physicist colleague, George Viguet (pronounced vee-gay). My friend had “died” prematurely at age 40 from a sudden cardiac arrest seven months previously in Huntsville, Alabama, but appeared suddenly “out-of-the-blue” one morning and that invoked a state of trance in me. I slipped into a very unique consciousness that was full-of-information about life and death in fact.
[Daemonic Dispatches] • Professor V. S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UC San Diego, is one of the most visible neuroscientists proclaiming and popularizing the notion that there is an imminent revolution in the understanding of the human brain. His own recent work has focused on such mysterious neurological anomalies as phantom limbs, synaesthesia, and Capgras delusion, a condition in which family and friends are experienced as strangers. Attention to anomalies is at the heart of the Fortean endeavor. Yet there is much in Dr. Ramachandran’s science that obscures rather than illuminates.
New Yorkers this week can discover the secrets of Gnome Camp, Tantric Shamanism, Quiet Parties, The Tao of Sex, Entheocentric Salons, and the city’s first ever Dance Parade.
Since last fall, swarms of honeybees have mysteriously disappeared in a global epidemic. Bird deaths are also on the rise, with unusual die-offs appearing across the planet. In both cases, scientists are struggling to find answers. Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something?
"It’s very rare to meet someone who knows about VortexHealing,” Simon tells me as I lay on the massage table in the living room of his six-floor West Village walkup. “There are only nineteen ‘Merlins’ (Vortex teachers) in the world, but you’ll see, in ten years it will be as popular as Reiki.”