two characters reflect and celebrate characters from my Master's
Project at Matthew Fox's ICCS, The
Institute for Culture and Creation Spirituality. MISRAK was
a live theater performance evening in which I reframed a numinous
and invited fellow students, who shared personal works on stage.
Green Tara: Gillian Bartley, a fellow student of Jungian Psychology,
a lovely and wise woman from Sydney, Australia, was an inspirational
support for my life at ICCS, for the project, and since. She and
I met in the program and I wrote a piece about putting another project
I completed in the program "in the hands of the Green Goddess
Gillian", the part she then played in MISRAK. The only Green
Goddess I know is the Green Tara from the Tibetan pantheon, from
a book by author China Gilland about the Green Tara. The bee earring
and seal reflect being inspired "to be" reaching grandly
in my life.
the African, Oruba pantheon of gods is the "trickster".
Here he wears a similarly black and red costume, and empowers belief
in the layers of existance that propell us to the highest awareness
and god self. He empowers the journe, and keeps the gates between
coming and going. In MISRAK, I played this part as host. Here, Elegue's
eyes are fried eggs, reflecting the maturization of my "being
cooked" or seeing myelf as transformed, by the montage of wondiferous
experiences that made up a healing and empowering year in this school.