"They’ve built their nests
in the chimneys of my heart:
those swallows that you lost."

Tom Robbins, from Another Roadside Attraction (via lifeinpoetry)


The Psychic Signs

  • Aries: Clear, most untainted vision and energy
  • Taurus: Clairsentience, intuitive in observing body language
  • Gemini: Communicative intuition. In a way, telepathy
  • Cancer: Most empathetic and sensitive to psychic energy
  • Leo: Sixth sense, open to direction by spirit world
  • Virgo: Clairaudience, most intuitive mind
  • Libra: Psychic control over other's emotions by observing body language
  • Scorpio: Psychic mind reading, susceptible to paranormal experience
  • Sagittarius: Clairvoyance, highest connection to faith
  • Capricorn: Most wise, 'feeling' the future
  • Aquarius: Intuition, precognitive, knowing senses
  • Pisces: Most psychic, in dreams, sensing other's moods
"A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up."

Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg  (via thisisendless)

I’m just frozen. Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.

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"We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.

They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.

Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.


— ~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression. (via jacobwren)

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My man.

My ninja Neil deGrasse Tyson, roasting them with truth and logic, lol. 

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We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be. The only problem is that there is also so much other stuff, typically fixations with how people perceive us, how to get more of the things that we think will make us happy, and with keeping our weight down. So the real issue is how do we gently stop being who we aren’t? How do we relieve ourselves of the false fronts of people-pleasing and affectation, the obsessive need for power and security, the backpack of old pain, and the psychic Spanx that keeps us smaller and contained?

Here’s how I became myself: mess, failure, mistakes, disappointments, and extensive reading; limbo, indecision, setbacks, addiction, public embarrassment, and endless conversations with my best women friends; the loss of people without whom I could not live, the loss of pets that left me reeling, dizzying betrayals but much greater loyalty, and overall, choosing as my motto William Blake’s line that we are here to learn to endure the beams of love.


The magnificent Anne Lamott on how to begin becoming the person you were meant to be.

Pair with Lamott’s indispensable meditations on why perfectionism kills creativity and how we keep ourselves small by people-pleasing, then revisit Alan Watts on becoming who you really are

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