Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Radar Sherpa performs at Ventura grade school
Clay and I arrived and Rita showed us where we could set up. This was an outdoor show and took place on the lawn behind the school after lunch during recess. We decided to conduct the show informally allowing the curiosity of the students to draw them to us.
Several kids queried me about the didge while I arranged my sound system and the array of didjeridoos that I had brought. Clay, in his white t-shirt and black sweat pants, stretched and mentally prepared himself. Then, like a hang glider launching itself off a cliff, I began to play my small 'd' didjeridoo which I made from recycled PVC. Clay instantly began a slow motion martial art informed movement which, combined with the didj, began to concentrate a whirlpool of awareness. Within the first minute, we had 100 children gathered around us, so closely, that Clay was left with just enough room to maneuver.
After 10 minutes or so, the first song had ended and so I spoke a bit about the didjeridoo. I began by thanking the aborigines in Australia for developing and preserving the didjeridoo. Next, I talked about how didges are made. I explained how, traditionally, didges were made from the activity of termites hollowing out eucalyptus branches and painted with natural pigments and that is the way they were made 50,000 years ago.
I began to play again and with my body warmed up, the dreamtime became our reality. Clay spun one of the students around on his shoulders and the vibrations of my didge filled the air. I'd grabbed my seven foot yucca didge which I call Wormhole, for the latest song and was glad I did. It's length lent itself perfectly to the polyphonic resonations and Tibetan Buddhist chanting demonstrations that somehow come from within this body of mine.
Soon, Clay was being mobbed by 25 girls, all of them wanting to be his dance partner. Clay handled his popularity with grace and aplomb, apologizing for not being able to dance with all who wanted. From my vantage point, it appeared as though Clay had become as popular as a young Paul McCartney. I enjoyed the response we had been gifted with and allowed me to power the dreamtime with gratitude, love and joy.
Afterwards, Lisa the pricipal and Rita excitedly thanked both Clay and I. They were amazed at how much their students enjoyed the performance and requested a return performance on Earth Day.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
थे Universe's birthday
"Hey, Taj, can I have your birthday?" I stated innocently deadpan.
"No." Taj instantly replied. "I'm gonna give it to Gigi." This brought a smile to Jai and me. For the rest of the morning, Taj explained to all the retreatants who brought up his special day that he had given his birthday to Gigi. Some smiled, some walked away confused and some smiled confusedly.
When cake time arrived, Taj did manage to blow out his three candles on his heart shaped coconut icing cake.
We sang happy birthday to the universe and I wondered if that had been done before. And now I ponder: how could the universe only be three years old?
We wrap up the days of playtime with one more wrestle mania match where both boys reveled in attacking me. "What's your wrestling name?" I query Taj.
"I'm Volcano Tree." He says.
"I'm Skull," Jai states.
"I'm Flash Flood!" I say with the deep voice of conviction, crossing my arms, raising them and then go on to say: "Get ready, you think your safe but before you know it, Flash Flood arrives and every one drowns!" I laugh, Jai stares and Taj stares up in awe and says:
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Everything is subjective...
The Torah and The Bible were written by fanatical genocidal maniacs (apparently exclusively male) with the sole purpose of justifying genocide and turning human populations into easily controlled herds - and you'd better believe it.
There was nothing "open source" about these books , and openness was most certainly not in the agenda. The constant modification was done by people in charge , with the aim of justifying their crimes (actual and proposed) against humanity. These were political propaganda documents reinforced by metaphysical rewards and punishments.
Zionist jews believe they have the "right" to violently invade and take over Palestine not only because the Torah is historically valid as a proof for claiming "back their land" , but because they believe the metaphysical messages of the Torah are also valid, and these messages make them the Chosen People (all the way back to Abraham, God's best mate) with Divine Rights above all others.
(Funnily, many muslims also think about themselves along similar lines)
The so-called "scholars" are mostly fakes with careers to protect, who could never admit that these so-called sacred books are not only historically but also metaphysically FALSE.
The claim that they are the product of some sort of collective archetypal/mythological knowledge is as equally false as the claim that they are historical documents. What they really represent is a very cunning and devious hi-jacking of actual myths and folklore, twisted and distorted to serve purposes that were not exactly "altruistic"- much more like "enslaving".