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MEDITATIONS ON PLACE | NYC: SEPTEMBER, 2001

2001 | Girvin photo journal, September: NYC MEDITATIONS ON PLACE AND THE PROFUNDITY OF SENSE | NYC: SEPTEMBER, 2001 ––––––––––––– The sight of scene unknowing and the scented perfume of dissolution It was a couple of weeks after 9.11.2001 that … Continue reading

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THE MOTHER OF COURAGE

EXPLORING FEMININE LEADERSHIP The power of the feminine principal I’ve been working with three (new) clients, all women, whose names shall be held in reserve, for now — but it’s interesting to contemplate the character of the feminine, when it … Continue reading

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STRATEGIES OF NAMING

The Naming of Things THE MYSTICAL ROOTS OF THE GATHERING OF NAMES. An ancient principle of voice struggles in the subjective empowerment of words — as vessels for improvised ideas — and the named premise of ideals. I’ve written in … Continue reading

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ABRACADABRA | Alphabet Amulets

I got a note from some friends at the Oxford English Dictionary. It was about this word, “abracadabra” — and perhaps you’ve got the same one, since you might have friends there too. Earlier in my life, studying the history … Continue reading

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KNOTWORK

(Girvin) Himalayan mountain protective talisman THE TALISMANIC STRING Coming into the office in Seattle, on one wall there is a string of talismans; they’re arranged — as a threading, running from the front of the office, the opening door, to … Continue reading

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DUST

The scent of dust. The perfume of the journey. The spice of the road. I am sorting through a collection of delicate, sacred books. They come from many places, but like a bundled sanctum, they are all together — near … Continue reading

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