“Do you ever fear for your eternal soul?” I’m not sure why I said it. I was not actually feeling contemplative. Just the intense vulnerability of lying naked, splayed. Both our passionate fluids evaporating their heat in coolness across my chest. After draining me physically, she always had the keen ability to silently extract thoughts … More The Courtesan Parables – “The Bath”
This week, I decided to throw a coin (100 Drachmae) in addition to the dice. It made for an interesting inspiration. The full moon is a week away, which means we are in the right hand (waxing moon) of protection. The season is “Cheek” and “Anger” (fire), so keep that in mind. As you move … More Creative Inspiration/Divination 10.16.18
Recently, I’ve been resonating with the concept of “mirrors”. Cyprianism refers to mirrors as a symbol and analogy many times. And one of my favorite non-Cyprian quotes is from writer and designer, Edith Wharton: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Before getting into proper … More Mirrors
Cyprianism finds itself in a season which includes a focus on the mastery of Wrath – Anger. This morning’s meditation had its focus there and I’ll be honest, it was not easy. Anger (and its related action, rage) is complex, to say the least. Full of subtle nuance and extreme power. And I could not … More You mad, Bro?
Greek history, Michelangelo vs. Rodin, pain killers and back waxing all combine for a fun-filled romp through the hard work of being amazing. I also discuss the “52 Days of Beauty” challenge and how you can alter your perception of your own world.
Today marks a new series to inspire you to move past creative block or challenge yourself creatively. It is meant to stimulate paths of your thought process by a unique method based on an ancient divinatory technique employed by priestesses of the Levant as far back as the 9th Century BCE. In that practice, priestesses … More Creative Inspiration/Divination
What do “The Sacred Fire: The Story of Sex in Religion”, “Composition: a Series of Exercises in Art Structure” and “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene” have in common? Find out all this and more, plus hear me try to explain how to deal with irritating people by using a terrible piano sound I found on … More The Call of Beauty – Harmony
So, I did it. I finally started that podcast I’ve been talking about for so long. In this episode, I finally get over my apologizing, shrinking and self-defeating and just start the damn thing. Ready? “Yesterday created today.” It seems simple, but it is profound in its complexity and nuance. Step out in to the … More The Call of Beauty: “Yesterday Created Today”
It’s that time of year again. July 18 – Sept 7, the season of Venus Invidia (Beauty/Envy) when we turn our focus to all that is Beautiful. Once again, I’m encouraging you to participate in “52 Days of Beauty”. The concept is simple: From July 18 to Sept 7 commit a little time each day … More 52 Days of Beauty