Cosmic

Past, Darkly

Past, Darkly

What if you blended history with fairy tales and dreams? With that thought, I began working on a series called The Dreams. For over a year, I’ve been researching the Battle of Chickamauga in north Georgia. (Those who follow the US Civil War will understand how complex and brutal the battle was.) From there, I […]

Duality or Polarity

Duality or Polarity

    twinflames-soulmates.com   The choice we see is too often construed as “either – or”. It is sounder and wiser to consider it as “both -and”. Being or Non-being, Yin or Yang, Matter or Energy, Begin or End, Alive or Dead, are all poles on the complex circuit of reality. Matter and energy are […]

Dao Is Never Done

Dao Is Never Done

kaddigart.deviantart.com Cosmos lays cloaked beneath apparent chaos; in all disorder abides a subtle order. All civilizations and all human beings, whatever their seeming cultural or conscious development, still harbor archaic remnants and tendencies beneath the stability and serenity. Just as the human body connects us with the mammals and displays numerous traits of shared evolutionary progress […]

Contented, Not Contending

Contented, Not Contending

thetattooedbuddha.com   The wise can handle acclaim and fame, attacks and blame better than others because they demand more of themselves. For them, the approval of others is not a cause for celebration. Nor is the censure of others a source of  trepidation. The wise take cheers with equanimity and  handle jeers with composure. Sages […]

New Rench Album (Read Scenario #3)

New Rench Album (Read Scenario #3)

Join the launch of a honky-tonk hip-hop weirdo space trucker music masterpiece by Emmy-nominated artist Rench with exclusive rewards!   Back This Project This project will only be funded if at least $8,000 is pledged by Wed, Jun 22 2016 6:15 AM EDT. Rench  About this project My name is Rench. I am a musician […]

Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Today I’m joined by British author and shaman Gary Plunkett. In his own words, he not only writes about ancient wizards, some even say he is one. Look out for his forthcoming inspiring first novel of a trilogy, set in a picturesque British village pub: The Wizard Who Bought a Round, coming soon on Amazon in […]

BATS ^^ö^^ A Return to Damnalot

BATS ^^ö^^ A Return to Damnalot

 BATS ^^ö^^ A Return to Damnalot “Jonathan’s horrid singing and guitar playing were joined by one hundred and one horrid violins. The music began to swell— like an arthritic knee. The clan—still holding hands, claws, and butts—swayed together in front of the Vlad’s castle beneath a black rainbow.” Centuries ago, Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes and […]

MEMORIAL DAY CRESCENDOS #ARA2014

MEMORIAL DAY CRESCENDOS #ARA2014

Art Rocks Athens Crescendos  With Memorial Day Weekend Festival Of Performance And Exhibitions Athens, GA ­ Art Rocks Athens continues its May series of exhibitions with a three day festival beginning Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25. The Memorial Day weekend festival has events planned at many notable Athens institutions including the UGA Dance Department, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, the 40 Watt, the Georgia Theatre and the Lyndon House. In the 1970s, the University of Georgia and the town of Athens, Georgia found itself home to a small group of artists who were at the center of a creative artistic explosion. The events and exhibitions of Art Rocks Athens focus on this little known art movement that pre­dates the famous Athens music scene of the late 70s and early 80s which includes the music of the B­52’s, Pylon, Love Tractor, The Method Actors and R.E.M. Many of the musicians who later formed famous bands were participants in this colorful, fun and sometimes outlandish art scene unique to Athens, Georgia. From the mid 1970s to the early 1980s, students at the UGA Art School began to foster a distinctly unique approach to creative expression. A few professors who encouraged cutting edge thinking and outside the box creativity found themselves sometimes butting heads with a more conservative administration. One such instructor Robert Croker has returned to Athens to curate the flagship fine arts show of the Festival, Between Rock And An Art Place, opening at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 23 at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Friday’s events continue with music at 9 p.m. at the 40 Watt including performances by Is/Ought Gap, Vanessa Hay of Pylon and the B­53’s, with other artists to be announced. The Georgia Museum of Art has curated Shapes That Talk To Me to coincide with the Memorial Day weekend events of Art Rocks Athens. The museum galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday events continue at UGA New Dance Theatre from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with an opening reception displaying the dance photography of the late L. David Dwinell, and a 7:00 p.m. curtain call for Clear The Floor, a retrospective dance concert, directed by Peggy Thrasher Law, featuring choreography by independent Athens artists, former students and faculty members of the UGA Dance Department. Later Saturday evening, music at the Georgia Theatre includes a star­studded line­up of favorite and seldom seen Athens bands. Performers include Ola Moon (featuring Cindy Wilson and Dana Downs), Army Wellford & Friends, Oh­OK, Squalls, David Barbe and special surprises. You can sleep in on Sunday because the opening of #ARA2014’s graphics arts exhibition, Paper Covers Rock, starts at 3 p.m at the historic Lyndon House Arts Center. This exhibition features fliers, album art, posters and the necessary street graphics of all kinds that were required to get word out about the rapidly expanding music scene of Athens between 1975 and 1985. Join other musicians for an informal jam session on the porch overlooking the backyard of the Lyndon House. Everything begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. An ongoing exhibition at UGA Special Collections libraries, ARTifacts Rock Athens includes a treasure trove of Athens rock memorabilia including guitars owned by the late Ricky Wilson of the B­52’s, artifacts from celebrated Athens poet and writer John Seawright, founding R.E.M. member Bill Berry’s drum kit and the band Pylon’s original pylon. Also, look for an original paining by […]

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