The Courtesan Parables – “The Bath”

“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”

Mirrors

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

You mad, Bro?

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?

The Call of Beauty: “Yesterday Created Today”

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”

52 Days of Beauty

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