Gender~ feminine and masculine and growing into those as yet unnamed
Area location: Country with Optional State, Province etc.
America Alabama Baldwin County Fish River
Why I wish to join The Temple & how I found out about it...
I am studying the paths of the Kabbalah Tree of Life and found y'all thru a link from an illustration of Path 31. Then I read a post about the Matrix. It looks like y'all are diving into many of the things I have been exploring in the Grand Adventures of my life. I am curious. My Curious Bone may be the BIGGEST BONE in my body.
About Myself & My Interests..
I am a pink flamingo gypsy with a real gypsy wagon I am repairing to travel with. I live exploring many different varied and unusual spiritual paths. I stomp dance my prayers with bare feet. I drum, play First People's Flutes, practice Qigong, chant, meditate, belly dance, different forms of yoga (just recently have added yoga Nidra to my weekly practices) tai chi... What's next? I can knit some and weave some and am learning to stitch mandalas. I love to dance in circles where people share stories and painting and love of art and beauty as ways of expressing soul purposes of active compassion.
My Teachers & Influences, What was it about them that influenced me?
Virginia Burroughs co~founder of a free school on Nance Mountain in north Alabama. She introduced me to Zen Buddhist monks. I met my first ever Lady Monk when she came to live with us on the mountain. Virginia taught me to meditate and how to love nature in a deep metaphysic way. Then I got off into reading voraciously about spirituality in any form I could find it. I dove way deep into practicing Tarot, learning about chakras and energy systems of other cultures. Then I found Edgar Cayce's SEARCH FOR GOD with his insistence of application of spiritual principles into the daily living of life. (Mark Thurston's EXPERIMENTS IN A SEARCH FOR GOD & PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY.) Anne Grey Holbein the first woman eye doctor in the state of Alabama and next door neighbor and godchild of Edgar Cayce when he was a photographer living in Selma, Alabama. Anne is who I found to be in a study group with when I began studying Edgar Cayce's work and life. Maestra Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis' painting with Intentional Creativity with her emphasis on the Divine Feminine has been influencing me a lot lately. I am hearth keeper for her Red Madonna group and my life is entwined with the women she gathers there. I have had teachers in all sortsa different things along the way.
Authors and/or Books I appreciate
My house is full to the brim and overflowing with books.
I started out reading things like Hermann Hesse.
Poetry by Niki Giovanni.
Spalding's 6 book series LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF THE MASTERS OF THE FAR EAST
BE HERE NOW
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI
anything by Carlos Castaneda
I love SOPHIE'S WORLD by Jostein Gaarder
MISTS OF AVALON
anything by Charles de Lint
all of Kim Antieau's books
Joy Harjo's A MAP TO THE NEXT WORLD & HOW WE BECAME HUMAN
(^ really anything by Joy)
Arundhati Roy's 2 fiction books and all of her political essays
any books about THE BLACK MADONNA
I could go on and on
Musicians and/or Music I appreciate
Buffy Sainte Marie
Jerry Jeff Walker
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In ~ 5th Dimension
I Love Rock 'n Roll
Diana Ross & The Supremes
anything Tina Turner sings (the Buddhist songs too)
k d lang
The Staple Singers RESPECT YOURSELF
Nahko Bear and Medicine for the People
and on and on and on
I have enough Native American flute music to play nonstop for a month/more
Films and/or Film-Makers & Actors I appreciate
Don't get me started
Spiritual Cinema movies
Lord of the Rings
Artists and/or Art I appreciate
Shiloh Sophia and her Cosmic Cowgirl good time gang
folk artist Sassy Lady Jan Burn
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Welcome blessings to you.we are so glad you joined us here.Please feel free to join all the groups possible and add your flair to them.Or chat up some like minded folks in the chat room.If you like you can post a blog for ALL the site members to read and comment.Please enjoy your time spent within...Many Blessings
I have a Qabala group and do my best with it although I am still learning.
I also have a library and it has many pdf (no copyright violations) and will mae public until I am able to send you a group invite-takes 24 hours for one to be on a friend list. I will link it herein too!
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