Yahweh my Shepherd : January 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A poem by Cynthia Cruz

A poem for Thought

Kingdom of Dirt

Soon the ambassadors from the Netherworld
Will begin

Their jet-like descent. Death,
Disguised inside me, already,

As sleaze.
Grime and her magnificent seed. Brother Rainer

Clutching his Bible, hallucinating helicopters.
Brother Rainer, child-like and wrecked.

Infamy, and the cosmology of chronic
Raveling and unraveling. Or,

Displaced insanity. Dirty Cindy, little
Glitter of her father’s

Spit: invisible, androgynous, a fragment of
His, found at the bottom of his dream chest.

Draped in my black cape of smut glue and
Subterranean, they mistake me for

A man in drag in my nasty
Boots. Why just look: a manifestation

Of stars. Or, appoint me hustler of
Brutal Rainer and his kinky noir

Scheme: me, at thirteen, on the beach
In a candy-striped bikini.

In time or out of time,

Groom of the Underworld, please
Come with me

To the discotheque at the end
Of the world. Piss-

Elegant at the halfway
House for the trashed and gone galore.

Meet me in the love-
Burned orchard

Where the beautiful doomed
Meet at last.

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Movie Review

Ram Dass in Fierce Grace

     The first thing I thought of when I considered watching Fierce Grace, was "Oh, Great.. Another Spiritualist Movie." But something inside of me urged me that it was a movie worthwhile. In the beginning of the movie Ram Dass is introduced, and located among his family and friends. This movie was all about Inspiration, Courage, and finding the Inner Secrets of the Human Soul. The Movie then eventually moves forward to his life attaining various College Degree's. Through his years he attains a Doctorate in Psychology, and eventually becomes a Harvard Professor. In meeting Timothy Leary Ram Dass, also known as Richard Alpert is introduced to the Psychedelic Phenomenon, with hallucinogens such as LSD and then the infamous Magic Mushrooms. Because of his trails in these "drugs" he loses his position as Harvard Professor and joins a experiment house with a bunch of other people, ranging from Poet's, Musicians to just seekers in general. I think at this part of his Journey he really starts to find a need for a wild side of life, a spontaneity more than anyone else could give him. Shortly after this whole ordeal in the Movie, Ram Dass goes to India, and comes to a small village where he meets the Guru Neem Karoli Baba. 

  His Answer's to live's various questions...And Consciousness itself seem to be answered by this man. Who throughout the rest of his life, is Ram Dass's inspiration for the many humanitarian and Spiritual efforts he achieved. I'm not going to explore to much more of the movie, because I really would like for my Blog viewers to take the time and watch it for themselves. But Ram Dass in his life eventually has a stroke and believe's he's been "Stroked" and uses this term a lot. Ram Dass is a spiritual guide of sorts and has written many best selling books, including Be Hear Now.