Eric Maisel’s new book Making Your Creative Mark promises nine keys to achieving your artistic goals. That’s a lie. The book literally chimes and jingles with keys. The last eleven pages alone has 99 of them, for example these 10: One of the best ways to help yourself create every day is to craft a starting… Continue reading 9 keys to achieving your artistic goals? No! Way more!
tarot cards have interested me for quite a few years. i started playing around with using them for getting insight into situations back in 2005 but could never really get into it. i got some books and a few decks, but just like arthur rosengarten says in his fabulous book about tarot and psychology, like… Continue reading tarot for beauty
abrakadabra into this evening, this evening of mist and silvery-grey clouds abrakadabra flies the crow, the big, big, crow, can you see it – ? no you can’t, it’s made of stuff you can’t touch but it’s there, can you feel it – ? aaah, yes, abrakadabra the evening crow with its big wings, and… Continue reading oh! it’s poetry month!
here, finally, is a review long promised, of alister mcharg’s extraordinary memoir, invisible driving. this book, says alistair, reads with the urgency of a novel. my work delivers a wild and hilarious thrill ride through the misunderstood, phantasmagorical world of manic depression, providing both a visceral sense of the experience and a thoughtful context for… Continue reading “invisible driving”: a memoir of mania and depression
if you’re wondering why i hardly blog these days, it’s because i’m pretty serious about finishing my novel by the end of the year. it’s a long labour of love but i know it’ll get done! here is another excerpt. it’s the plantation owner’s daughter’s 9th birthday, a huge party. her name it elise. the… Continue reading another novel excerpt: the birthday
i breathe god in and breathe god out eat god and shit god drink god, piss god, taste god, smell god, sweat god, hear god see only god god weaves through me and whispers me god boils my blood and cools my voice my walk is god’s, my hands are his, my eyes are hers,… Continue reading on god’s sweet leash
today i had the honour of moderating the weekly mental health and social media chat (“#mhsm”) on twitter. these are always such interesting conversations! our topic today was “creativity and the arts”. here is a slightly abridged transcript: moritherapy: welcome to the weekly #mhsm chat about #mentalhealth and social media. today’s topic: creativity and the… Continue reading creativity and mental health – a twitter chat
something that has recently been fascinating me is the idea of the dark path. i’m writing a series of haiku about it, like this one: four in the morning. the crows sleep. frost everywhere. his feet carry on.
“mystery” – how do you talk about it? “the deeper you go into it, the more difficult it is to name,” says ann mortifee, and “everything becomes mysterious after a while.” the first mystery that struck me as i entered st. mark’s church where ann mortifee’s launch for her new book and CD in love… Continue reading “in love with the mystery” – ann mortifee’s new book
i like to wake up early in the morning, sit down in the living room and watch dawn turn into sunrise through the big balcony door. and then tweet about it, like this: morning! been wanting to tweet the sunrise for days now, finally getting a chance it’s actually the dawn that has been particularly… Continue reading tweeting the sunrise