Why am I still here

ReachMin / Phrygian dominant on C# (138 Hz) w/a touch of Bairagi Bhairag pakad — 8-string guitar, crotales — 11:30
Why am I still here
Original unaltered colors before sunrise — November 2022 — Lake Winnisquam, Sanbornton, New Hampshire

Crazed into a spell

Crazed into a spell
Of one view only
To the exclusion
Of everyone else
Trampling others
With hardly regard
Putting down most
But one’s very own
Overbearing at best
Or, rather at worst
That is how come
Humanity may fail
If enough do insist
Without letting go
Of their own craze
Seeing one way
As the only one
Vilifying others
Feeds friction
Instead of love
As they all claim
Unity mandated
Shall fall apart
Sooner or later
And make room
For love’s bloom.

“Humpbacks breach the surface” — a dreamscape

TetraNa w/ Norcor inversion, Dorian, PentaMin / PentaEol — 8-string guitar and bass — 9:30 — April 2022 — composed as antidote to war (in the Ukraine, and now also in the Middle East)

From “I Heard The Owl Call My Name” by Margaret Craven

I think it is time you knew of Tagoona, the Eskimo. Last year one of our white men said to him, “We are glad you have been ordained as the first priest of your people. Now you can help us with their problem.” Tagoona asked, “What is a problem?” and the white man said, “Tagoona, if I held you by your heels from a third-story window, you would have a problem.” Tagoona considered this long and carefully. Then he said, “I do not think so. If you saved me, all would be well. If you dropped me, nothing would matter. It is you who would have the problem.” — p. 70

A survivor’s next generation bloom — crazed into a spell?

Crazed into a spell
White mantevila / diphladenia that survived a winter inside — September 2023 — near Bern, Switzerland

Total honesty

Total honesty
Within and out
Turns invincible
To the extent
Of realization
In motivation
In freedom
No different
From physical
Cast in bodies
Attitudes vary
As cycles churn
So many lessons
Aiming to unfold
Not artificial
But all alive
In meaning
Target truth
But difficult
One for all
Or all for one
Total honesty
Within and out
All life and love.

“From here to now” — on a flying carpet

Phrygian on E — 6-string guitar, voice, tenor recorder, bass bowl — 7:39

شمس تبریزی — Shams-i Tabrīzī, Persian poet, 1185–1248

“No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?”

“The whole universe is sum up in the Human Being.
Devil is not a monster waiting to trap us,
He is a voice inside.
Look for Your Devil in Yourself,
not in the Others.
Don’t forget that the one who knows his Devil,
knows his God.”

Shams-i Tabrīzī, as quoted on many internet platforms, e.g. Goodreads, A-Z Quotes, etc.

Hear it, see it, feel it, and pass it on — in total honesty

Total honesty
(photo by Karin Gsöllpointner)
Total honesty
June 2023, Kiental, Switzerland

I hold my promise

I hold my promise
Thanks for inviting
But my freedom is
Outside of temples
Especially of dogma
That’s limiting clearly
While claiming much
Including liberation
But more enslaves
In subtle business
Most in want-to-be
More and yet more
Instead of just be
What we all are
Soul, sparks o’God
As everyone teaches
In the core of heart
Before imperialism
And absolutism
Poisons a well
If leaders let it
Or try to oppose
Under the banner
Of keeping it pure
What one wrote
A long time ago
Whether to help
Oneself or others
That tells it all…

“Back in open time and space” — at long last

MixoBal or HexaNaMix, hexatonality derivative of Mixolydian (w/o second), HexaNaTriMix (w/quart instead of triton), or PentaNaMix (w/quart or fourth) — lap slide guitar and tanpura — 6:28

Know one thing — I hold my promise

“No problem is given man which is greater than himself. Each being is tested according to his capacity; none are tested beyond it. Each problem which man encounters has a spiritual solution, and each person has his troubles at the point where he is most negative and vulnerable.
“Whosoever knows one thing therefore knows fully all things, for truth in one spiritual thing is inseparable from the truth of all things.”
— The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Books One & Two, Paul Twitchell, p. 209

Coleoptera — option to co-operate with a lion

I hold my promise
Beetle (Coleoptera) finding its way through a grain field — May 2023 — Grächwil, Switzerland

A miracle of nature

A miracle of nature
Everything comes around
Regressive turns progressive
All by itself, if left in freedom
As long as dual distinctions
Like negative and positive
Split reality and all in two
Finally it becomes three
When duality melts to unity
In a realization of the divine
Unless pulled back in strife
By some lack of discipline
Needed to go beyond splits
And dwell in consciousness
Everyone as individual soul
In a community of heaven
And earth to be tended
Entrusted and trusting
Dear renewal of life
And love most of all
Spirit and the divine
Who dares call on God
Participating continually
Working together closely
Conscious and aware
As it realizes itself
Not one or another
But everyone and all
Embraced by love.

“Never give up, let go completely” — a miracle of nature

ReachMin — 8-string guitar — December 2022 — 5:05 — as loop on a separate tab (or via right-click, if available)

“ॐ शान्तिः भक्ति ॐ — Ōṃ Śāntiḥ Bhakti Ōṃ” — contemplation

ReachMin — multiple 8-string guitar and voice — December 2022 — 5:15 — (loop via right-click, if available)



“Immer kerzengerade
Nase Nabel senkrecht
Ohren links und rechts”


“Always straight as a die
Nose navel vertical
Ears left and right”

— 墨跡 Bokuseki / Tuschspuren, Tetsuo Roshi Nagaya Kiichi, p. 132, original in German

Miracle colors of nature before a surprisingly normal sunrise

A miracle of nature
Original unaltered colors before sunrise — November 2022 — Lake Winnisquam, Sanbornton, New Hampshire