Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Right/Left Brain Exercises from Nick Bantock

Right/Left Brain Exercises from Nick Bantock from the Trickster's Hat

I.
2 paragraphs from 2 different sources
Underline nouns
Transpose
Join the 2
Edit to fit
But don't change the order

II.
2" X 24" paper
20 Small images
20 words
Both cut out of mag or news
Intersperse in a line
Try to read the message

III.
List 7 favorite songs
Imagine 7 questions you would ask an Oracle
The words in the songs answer your questions
Pick the one with the best fit and write about it

IV.
Dream analysis
Imagine yourself looking thru the eyes of all dream characters or creatures, from many different dream element perspectives
 (Barry Stevens of Don't Push the River might say wearing your "perspectacles.")


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Reading List

50 Great Books You'll Never Read in School - http://pinterest.com/pin/65302263322396039/?utm_source=android_share

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Orfeo

By one of my favorite authors, Richard Powers.
Quotes:
The job of taste was to thin the insane torrent of human creativity down to manageable levels. But the job of appetite was never to be happy with taste.

We're either hungry or dead.

Life is nothing but mutual infection. And every infecting message changes the message it infects.

Life is an escaped experiment, say the artists, and the only real safety is death.