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For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul,  yet when... the The Muse sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles.


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August 31, 2018

Imagination is not two dimensional.  When inspiration for an idea is elusive, take an item--anything--a favorite song, poem, fairytale, painting, or natural object, for example, and twist it around in your mind.  See it as a multi-faceted crystal.  Do you see something...

August 12, 2018

Two roads diverged in the wood and I,

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

~Robert Frost

August 3, 2018

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step--Lao-tse, the founder of Taosim, tells us.   No matter how far your journey, you will go nowhere, physically or artistically, if you stay where you are. 

The seed begins life alone and in the dark, not kn...

July 27, 2018

Pablo Ameringo's El Principio de la Vida / The Beginning of Life

That is the question.  Muses are sometimes asked about the use of strong hallucinogenic substances to boost creativity. Unless its use is carefully supervised by a highly experienced shaman or health prof...

July 24, 2018

Having grown up with Mercury, alias Hermes, I have a thing or two to say about him.  He's good at what he does: messaging; trade; dealing with the dead; he's been known to "locate" things from time to time, etc., but he is annoying.  He's patron to liars, thieves, and...

July 12, 2018

 In 1977, the Atlanta Rhythm Section's song "So Into You" described the immediate and compelling attraction to a stranger and the resulting inability to focus on anything else.  What if you could attract a muse in such a way?

Albert Einstein said that “everyth...

June 25, 2018

"Magic may be defined as the energetic undercurrent of the universe that is accessible from the edges of the human psyche as a force that is used to cause or create change.  Natural forces are inherent within every thing that exists in our universe, and that includes y...

June 21, 2018

Once upon a time, children could wonder their neighborhoods freely in nature without fear of abduction or overcautious parents hovering.  Kids could splash in creeks and climb trees until dusk all summer long. Times have changed, of course, and most humans now live in...

June 14, 2018

When asked about inspiration or career guidance, my advice is often to go back to your childhood.  When you were ten years old, what did you want to do when you grew up?   

Those who followed their childhood dream, at least in my experience, are typically more...

June 7, 2018

He was (still is) one of my favorite humans, and possibly the greatest talent I'll see in this lifetime on Earth...unless you prove me wrong, and I hope you do.  

He knew that no box could contain his talent, style, or passion.  

The same is true of you.  

The only barrie...

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