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Detail of moon1782 viewsGlass mosaic tiles
Dragon's tail1781 viewsGlass mosaic tiles
On the imminent birth of my daughter441 viewsAbout a week before my daughter was born, I woke up at 5 am with a sense of urgency, got up and wrote down this poem. I like the fact that it's open to all kinds of interpretation, from the idea of a genetic heritage spanning hundreds of thousands of years, to more mystical possibilities about reincarnation and rebirth.
Untitled310 viewsAcrylic, Canvas and adhesive. Decoration for ritual space
On My 44th Birthday257 viewsPoetic prose, musing on youth, middle age and beyond ...
Ethical considerations for the use of ritual techniques in a therapeutic context246 viewsThis paper is the first ever - and long overdue - attempt by a psychologist to explore ethical issues pertaining to the widespread practice of using sacred ritual as part of a psychotherapeutic process.
I present the "Technical Approach" to ritual as an analytical tool, followed by a discussion of the ethical implications for ritual used in a psychotherapeutic process. After this discussion, I propose a series of best practice guidelines.
On the 4 great realms246 viewsA poem linking the cardinal points to our basic psychology as perceivers. Used to introduce ceremonies and the symbolism of different parts of the ritual arena.
On my growing son229 viewsWatching my son playing in the garden, thinking back to my parents watching me play, and thinking forwards ...
People of the Earth223 viewsWith melody. Expressing the sentiment of common humanity using ancient chinese symbolism of the Earth representing our physical form, and the dragon representing our inspired soul.
The Magic Songbird220 viewsAcrylic on Canvas with adhesive/Ink on Paper
Curriculum Vitae217 viewsExhibitions, events, teaching experience, publications, blogs, community involvement, qualifications, employment history, grants and scholarships.
The passing seasons213 viewsA fanciful love poem written between the earth and the sun, expressing the passing seasons as a divine romance. Used to introduce a midwinter celebration, and symbolically mark out the quarters of the ritual arena.
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