Tuesday, August 29, 2006

reflecting this evening...

... on the portals of the soul ...

an alchemical book of prayer
scanned, assembled and altered image
august 27, 2006

from the conceptvessel library, a resource for the journey: an
alchemical book of prayer which responds to each soul with
the words and images that it seeks... dedicated to all souls...
inspired by magic fly paula, patron of books, and by the flickr

a reading...

... from the irish poet gabriel rosenstock:

from each and every pore

from each and every pore look how the sun beams
on Your eternal dance
the dark side of the moon is bright
if You open Your mouth
stars will escape and chant their hymns for You
You are they
swiftly swans fly backwards
how can i imagine Your embrace
without exploding in Your galaxy?

resources for the journey

an alchemical book of prayer on flickr
magic fly paula's photostream on flickr
poetry chaikhana
gabriel rosenstock on poet-seers
... introduction to the year of the goddess

and remembering tea...

"a chaikhana is a teahouse along the legendary silk road pilgrimage and trading route linking china to the middle east and europe. it is a place to rest along the journey, a place to shake off the dust of the road, to sip tea, and to gather together to sing songs of the divine..."

-poetry chaikhana-

savor the journey!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

reflecting this afternoon...

... on the nature of life and light ...

amida (in memory of masumi hayashi)
scanned, assembled and altered image
august 21, 2006

[view prayer wheel, bodhnaht stupa, kathmandu, nepal,
masumi hayashi, 2004]

a mantra:

namu amida butsu
i am one with infinite life and light

resources for the journey

masumi hayashi photography
the masumi hayashi museum
cleveland buddhist temple

and remembering tea and friends...

drinking his morning tea
the monk is at peace.

- basho

love and best wishes,