I turned myself to face me In the darkness, a spotlight focusses on a cadaverous, mascara streaked face; the atmosphere is electric. It’s Hammersmith Odeon, July 1973; a guitar strums a simple chord with a plangeant brush-like sound. The Spiders have vacated the stage, but this is even more electrifying than any magisterial Moonage Day… Read More Touched by the Flaming Dove: Bowie’s Asteroid Muses
After the March 20th solar eclipse which was a reboot of sorts, I became acutely aware of how much atomic weight the physical body has, how it feels heavy, pulled to earth by gravity. Its clunkiness is evident. But it is the psychic baggage we carry around that causes mental obesity too, along with the… Read More Weight Loss for the Mind: Stuart Wilde
Arriving at a name for this blog came slyly as I recalled a conversation from the eighties. A friend, Rotimi Fani Kayode said something which stayed with me for years: Art heals wounds better than time does. I see now how ever more relevant Art is having researched into how writing and journalling can help… Read More Decoding The Healer’s Wound
It is no longer enough these days to be book or even computer literate. To really understand the enigma the world presents to us, we must also be able to read symbols, some of them incomprehensible to the rational mind. We are compelled to open up to subtle messages emanating from signs and synchronicities that… Read More Pareidolia: The Face of Things Unseen
“Everything is falling apart… except for my face which I’ve had lifted so many times I wear earrings on my kneecaps.” Joan Rivers (RIP) Having a face reading can throw you off balance, even when you don’t have anything to hide. You begin to recall being told as a child that that the eyes are… Read More Face Reading: a Respected Divinatory Art?