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…green shinsen and flowers!!!…

…leaves and sky…

…misogi no jo!!!…

…the kotodama of Shiva!!!…

So, amongst the vowels, A I U are the most used and the most important, because they correspond to the three fundamental energies of Shiva: the energy of transcendent consciousness ‘A’,  that of will-power ‘I’  and that of awakening ‘U’.  To attain salvation the yogi retraces the cosmic process in reverse direction – with the aim of being reabsorbed.

– – –  Métamorphose de la violence par l’Aikido de Sumikiri,  J.-D Cauhépé and A. Kuang,   p. 297

Jolene is facilitating a Sing for Joy event…

...with Lisa G. Littlebird,  Friday-Sunday December 8-10… …at the Muse Yoga Studio, 1317 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a singing group which is non-performance based, getting together to simply enjoy singing together. Our focus will be on joyful, uplifting songs and devotional chants.

Any experience level is OK, or no experience is fine too! Come and find your voice, get filled with Joy and Grace, and discover how singing can heal your soul.

“I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” ~ Rumi

Mailing address: 
Sing for Joy
2800 E. Boise Avenue
Boise, ID, 83706

Lynn has won the Sam Savitt Award at the American Academy of Equine Art’s…

…37th Annual Fall Showcase (Best Depiction of a Horse in Motion): Aeos…

…and Lynn-san’s Swainson’s Hawk photo is in the Peregrine Fund’s Raptors at Risk 2017 photo exhibition, in the Raptors Plus category…

 

...and Lynn-san has a new piece available: ADDERLY, at LynnAFraley.com

COMING UP: LYNN-SAN is teaching a workshop:

Wire to Whinny

March 16 thru 18, 2017 (with Open Studio on March 19) Boise, Idaho.
held in Lynn-san’s studio, Boise, Idaho

In this three-day workshop students learn the basics of equine anatomy, how to best utilize references, form an armature, and then apply clay to create a sculpture. The workshop is as much about sharing ideas, learning to analyze various references and how to then translate that information into three dimensions as it is about creating an object. These techniques can be used in creating a sculpture of any animal.

Peter has a show playing with his sound design…

Oslo, at the Pinter Theatre,  London, West End,  October 2 to December 30…

 

…and he is producing and performing in The Christmas Interludes, around the Treasure Valley in December:

…public performances at The Mode Lounge:

Sunday December 10, 5:00pm   Stubby Pringle’s Christmas
Sunday December 24, 5:00pm   A Christmas Carol

A change of optic:

Aikido is a gem of many facets – sometimes it seems that every one of O’Sensei’s students remembered a different teacher, and of course, many, many different styles have been preserved and developed – but here is one facet that clicked into focus for me recently:

what if O’Sensei spent his time away from Iwama and Tokyo coherently pursuing what he felt to be his “mission in life”?…

what if he spent his time away from Iwama and Tokyo creating and nurturing a network of dojos run by Omoto-Kyo, ex-Omoto-Kyo and Ko-Shinto believers ( hand-picked deshi,  some of them raised, almost, as members of his family) – – – and ex-Kamikaze pilots, too (!) – often with his own name on the sign –  in places – and close to shrines…

read more:

…peace pole!!!…

…late in 1942…

“….On August 7, after consultations with the appropriate judges, [Judge Takano] released [Onasiburo, Sumiko and Isao] on bail, and they appeared in the outside world for the first time in six years and eight months….

“My cousin Yasuaki Deguchi…writes in ‘Founder of a New Religion’….’To the followers who came to see him, he would say with emphasis, “There will be no divine help in this war,” “This war is a war between devils, so do not get involved”….’

“….even now he did not hold back from his outspoken remarks. ‘On the day I left prison, Japan’s defeat in the war began,’ he said.

“On August 7, 1942, the day Onisaburo was released, American forces landed on Guadalcanal, and the first naval battle of the Solomon Islands began….

“He would say, ‘They did all this to Omoto and don’t even come to apologize. So Japan will be attacked by the foreign enemy and will be beaten.’….’God dislikes killing. Omoto will not cooperate in the war.’

“….Telling soldiers leaving for service overseas, ‘Fire your guns into the air,’ he would give them advice according to their respective destinations….To troops leaving for the front, Onisaburo issued special amulets on which were written the words, ‘Victory to the Enemy’….

– – – – from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi,  Kyotaro Deguchi,  tr. Charles Rowe, publ. Aiki News, pp. 285-9