As requested, here's the rest of the initial Qatsi spin with the inclusion of Mr. Glass' rendition of the title track, Powaqqatsi .  Originally scored for the film's release in 1988, this sound still adds depth and meaning to the original context of Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi . For those of you wondering, this type of work has to do with a sacred tongue.  I do not speak, read, or write the Hopi language, and for the most part, I've left it to tribal members to decide on what's important to communicate.  There may be new words, and indeed a new film, that is required to communicate the importance of the Lost White Brother, and the Paw Tribe that he envisioned while visiting the West Coast in late 2008.  For those Marines that I served with, and that joined me on that journey, I want you to remember that you are part of something special.  You hold knowledge that I do not, and vice versa, and while our work has taken longer to accomplish than I think any of us had...
When we look back at the choices that we've made in life, it is sometimes easier to see how those choices were made.  In this case, when I left Kent State University, in 2001, and shortly before the terror attacks of 9/11, it was unclear why I was leaving school so early.  And despite a fair amount of resistance from my father and mother and family members, I decided that leaving school early, while still on an undecided career path, would be my best choice at the time.  Although I had plugged away at a fair amount of credit hours while working towards a fine arts degree in glassmaking, I was unclear on how those career choices would be made. One thing that became apparent was that my time at Kent State University was largely underscored by the healing work that I had been introduced to, and the people that I had chosen to work with than it was about earning an undergraduate degree.  In fact, it's during this time after being discharged from active-duty service when I learn...
I'm going to take a step back and mention that many years ago I was connected to a fair amount of indigenous communities on social media.  Since then, and since I've deleted a majority of my social media accounts, I've found that I've never wanted to speak out of turn regarding an indigenous person's outlook on the white man's world.  As a white person, and as a person that was not born on a reservation, or into an indigenous community, I've learned to pause and to listen to what they're saying. There's still a lot of anger at the white person, and their form of government, and it becomes even more obvious when we see the greed, lust, and fear that motivates Washington D.C.'s decision-makers to continue to take those things that most indigenous people hold as sacred – their land.  And with the acquisition of their land, we also see their sovereignty and those treaties that remain at the backbone of their relationship to the US Government, tak...
When I first began practicing bodywork, I learned Thai Yoga Massage.  Thai Yoga Massage, as taught by the Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage, located in Montreal, Quebec is a fully-clothed variation of an ancient bodywork practice that has its roots in Ayurveda and the temple practices of Southeast Asia.  One of the more attractive qualities of this type of bodywork includes the fact that it is connected, deeply connected, to the historical Buddha and his form of medicine concurrent to the time.  If you were to learn Thai Massage, or Thai Yoga Massage, or another form of bodywork from Asia, it will more than likely include invocations and recitations that exemplify the likes of its ancestral lineage. Since Kam Thye's passing in 2018, and since I initially left Columbus in 2008, I've been left to wonder how, if at all, I would address his untimely passing into Spirit.  Although there are other people that most certainly knew Kam Thye a lot better than myself, including h...