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Consider, the Morning Glory..

In Honor of Walt Whitman… Happy Birthday Walt! For Walt, who gave The US… its first real Poetic Voice. His works are still very fresh, and wonderful. Walt gave us a new way of speaking the verse. His touch is everywhere from Lamont to Allen G., and beyond. We are all in his debt, for the changes he wrought… A Walt Quote: “A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books”. oh.. and one more: “I…

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A Green Planet…

May 30 1431 Joan of Arc (Jeanne la Pucelle) is burned at the stake in Rouen, France for relapsing into heresy. After having signed a confession a week earlier, Joan appeared in court wearing difformitate habitus — degenerate apparel — or more precisely, men’s clothing. Late evening… A bit of this and that. I remembered Jesse L. Weston going on about Jean and her dealings with the Faeries, and how eventually they were the death of her, as she would…

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Frontier Psychiatry

Long seeking it through others, I was far from reaching it. Now I go by myself; I meet it everywhere. It is just I myself, And I am not itself. Understanding this way, I can be as I am. – Tung-Shan (806-869) —- (Howard Hallis – TIMOTHY LEARY AS HERMES) A wee day full of sunshine at last. Working in the back yard, moving the brugs and the daturas’ from the front, moving the stone table and the rabbit hutch…

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Dale Pendell In Oregon…

Tune into Radio Free Earthrites… New Show, 14 hours of New Music! UPCOMING EVENTS – OREGON 31 May Eugene, Oregon University of Oregon, 7pm Eugene Event Info… 01 June Portland, Oregon Powell’s Books, 7pm Event Info… More Details! Location: Powell’s Books on Hawthorne 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 USA Dale Pendell will be in Oregon for 2 events… May 31st in Eugene, and June 1st in Portland. We have looked forward to Dales’ visit since last year at…

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CAT HAIKU…

You must scratch me there! Yes, above my tail! Behold, elevator butt. Tonights’ Entry is dedicated to our Familiar, Nicky, who past away just some 2 years ago. We had him as our companion for almost 16 years. He loved when things were happening. He saw spirits, and let you know when someone/thing was around. No circle was complete without him walking the boundaries, and then coming into the middle, purring. He enjoyed being around altered states of consciousness. We…

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The Orientalist….

I would like to thank Robert Venosa for giving me the idea for this entry. He mentioned a new book that he had obtained recently of Orientalist Art: The Orientalists’ by Kristian Davies (Laynfaroh, NY). I am looking forward to finding a copy! I have always had an abiding interest in the Middle East, yet regretfully when I had the chance I wandered elsewhere. Maybe soon I hope. I honestly have always wanted to see Babylon, and Ur as well…

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Obscured by Dreams….

<img width='400' height='545' border='0' hspace='5' align='left' src='http://www.earthrites.org/turfing2/uploads/Angel.jpg' alt='' / Ah…. exploration time. We will be exploring Arabic culture, and especially Iraqi poetry for a couple of days. I hope you will follow me on this foray. Some of it is good, some beautiful. All relevant for our times. My friend Vera is from Iraq. Her family had to flee the regime there, back in the very early 70′s. She ended up in Lebanon, and then in L.A. She has wonderful…

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Auguries

Strange Synchronicities… Three of our pictures tonight were tied to “Auguries of Innocence” on Google … including Robert Venosa’s work. The Blake Painting I could understand of course… 8o) More rain today. Woke up at 2:30 this morning, fell back to sleep at 5:30 until 8:45. Mary has been painting Rowans’ room. I have been working on the Magazine and other projects. Nephew Andrew came by, stayed a few hours. He seems well. We talked about Magick, and where free…

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135 Years Ago…

Sunday Night: Thunderstorms, torrential rains… dreams of strangeness. Dark now, with very heavy rains. Lightning all over the place. Went to a party on Saturday night, a Brazilian Party to be exact. Discovered I liked Brazilian Rum. Discovered Sunday morning that it doesn’t always agree with me. Aiyeee. A slow Sunday that proceeds into the distance now… Rowan headed off to camp for a week of counselling 6th graders at OutDoor School, along with his friend Ryan at 11:00 in…

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Homeric Hymns…

On the Music Box: Liquid Sound Company… Almost Midnight… Thursday: A lovely warm day here in Portland. Worked up a ladder on a wall, of course with the warmth on the south side. Semi-Toasted in the solar way this evening… Mary rented a unique little film from Netflix, “Ushpizin”, taking place during the Sukkot feast. Kind of a very hip, Hassidic moment in our spaced-time continuum. Worth the time, and really very, very good. Recommended. Todays’ selections are from Homer,…

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