What are we behind our masks? Do we really ever have the chance to find out?
The Aborigines have a story about the Yurtu, little souls that travel on raindrops to find human mothers. We spend so much energy as children trying to make parents happy, as parents we struggle to make the best of what we can for our children, but in the end, everyone is failing to understand theContinue reading “Yurtu”
Children have immense power. Their power comes from the innate logic that is not crowded out by societal standards and rules. They are open to the whole world; they look at life through untainted eyes, which could almost be qualified as a “second sight.”
Pele is the goddess of volcanos and of lightening. A goddess with a back straight as a cliff and breasts round like the moon, she killed her true love by incineration with lava, when she decided that her sister’s journey to fetch him took too long. She tried to kill her sister Hi‘iaka too, butContinue reading “The Fierce and Beautiful Pele”
In the early times of Slavic peoples as well as in the early days of Hawaiian settlement, the societies were animistic. They believed in the harmony and balance of all things, that the (specifically Hawaii) Mana which was the “divine spark” existed in all things, and there was no real separation between the divine andContinue reading “Hawaiian and Slavic Animism”
For me, my childhood was full of hope and wonder. I create because that is the thing that most connects me and keeps me present in the world where everything was still possible. There is value in the various mythologies and histories of younger and also ancient cultures because in a sense they remain connectedContinue reading “Where this idea started…”