Rising From The Ashes


A Dragon Doing The Dance Of The Phoenix

“When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again
Yeah, yeah, yeah

From Helter Skelter by The Beatles

Helter Skelter is one of my theme songs, and also the theme of the Phoenix – the great mythical bird that performs the dance of ascension, perfection, destruction and re-birth – the dance of immolation and resurrection.

Those who get to know me, know I do the dance of the Phoenix over and over again as part of my travels to Hades and back, along dark tunnels, with a multitude of mirror-shards protruding from the walls and only fire and brimstone to quench my thirst.

The True Phoenix

The true Phoenix is a wondrous creature of such benevolence and majesty that you can not help but feel as if you are in the presence of an ancient emperor. Indeed, every Phoenix reigns over it’s own worldly kingdom.

Dragons, like myself, consider them great beyond great, and practice the Phoenix’s dance so we can gain it’s wisdom.

During the long life of the Phoenix it builds a nest of great riches, fine spices and priceless jewels, and there it produces the Egg of Empires.

When the age of it’s own Empire reach it’s peak, a slow fire begins in the nest and soon becomes the earthly vision of the great eternal flame. At this moment the Phoenix performs his great dance one last time, rising to the Sun and then diving back down into the nest of flames, bringing it’s current world Empire with it, only to rise again in re-birth when it’s egg hatches, producing it’s next worldly Empire.

According to custom the new-born Phoenix always returns to Egypt, to a sacred temple in Heliopolis and there it nourishes itself on the ashes of the nest of departed Phoenix until the Creator establishes the young Phoenix in a new land with a new tribe.

The Phoenix Crown

If you do the dance of the Phoenix enough times, with it’s endless cycles of suffering, you’ll find you are repeatedly offered a chance to transcend, and to become more than you could have been without the suffering. It is then you find that all your suffering is producing beautiful pearls.

I didn’t really understand why this was way that pearls are made until I had already traveled many time to Hades and back myself.

Of course, truly understanding this doesn’t end the suffering, it just changes the knowledge into a crown, like the one illustrated below:


Crowns are like merit badges for mystics…

Images: TopThe Gemini PhoenixBottomThe Phoenix Crown, both are collage drawings by Jon, onehumanbeing and copyrighted by onehumanbeing.com

One Year On The Road

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In honor of our friends…

Our friends, Russ and Laura, have been traveling by bicycle across the United States since last Summer on an open-ended journey.

For several years before they left Long Beach to follow their dreams, they were a major part of our Friday night Happy Hour crew which met every week to unwind and share our ideas, dreams and latest creative works.

Over the course of many Happy Hours we were privileged to watch their shared dream take shape, acquire wheels and take them out onto the great American pilgrimage – the open road.

In honor of their One Year On The Road, a group of us got together last Friday, August 13th, so we could record a video “congratulations” to them.

Included in the video is Chris, Dominic and Jayme, Katie and Rick, Tania and myself, and Richard (the Jesse Ventura look-alike…)

This video was edited by myself on Saturday night, August 21st, with much input from Tania, Enjoy!


You can follow their journey on their website and also on their Facebook page:

Website: http://pathlesspedaled.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Path-Less-Pedaled/94377691671?v=wall

Until later, best of health.

(This Story Is) Subject To Change, Pt 1

Change? You’re soaking in it…

After a prolonged period of depression (this latest bout started in early July around the 8th) it takes some extra effort to start communicating again; responding to emails, getting back on Facebook, getting my various project sites updated and trying to reconnect with my friends again because my head is so filled up with all the various changes that have happened since my latest depression-induced social disappearance.

To get the “catching up” process started, here’s some of my Facebook postings since I cut my pinkie on July 11th (it’s all healed up now, but a have a new scar to remember it by), starting with the most recent posts first…

August 17, 2010

New post on UFOverdriver with a sound collage (recorded in July 2010) featuring Automatic Pete from UFOverdriver Information Services… Enjoy!

Read the post: The UFOverdriver Flies Like A Vimana

Metaphorically speaking, the UFOverdriver flies at 72,000 feet, through the stratosphere of Mid-Heaven.

By applying ancient techniques of sound modulation and frequency control to mysterious substances known to physicists as “Dark Matter” (“Dark” meaning they don’t know what it is) and propelled by Solar rays and an equally mysterious force called “Dark Energy”, or as I like to called it – “Vimana Fuel”…

Simply put – the UFOverdriver flies like a Vimana.

Read More Here: http://ufoverdriver.onehumanbeing.com/2010/08/17/the-ufoverdriver-flies-like-a-vimana/

August 17, 2010

Trying out a program called Blender that does 3D animation – steep learning curve.  Here’s my first weird little piece of something…

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August 12, 2010

Beautiful gathering of planets tonight looking towards the West during twilight: Venus, Mars and Saturn together in Virgo with the sliver of a crescent of the New Moon that slides under them towards Mercury… Enjoy!

Evening Sky - August 12, 2010

August 9, 2010

“The first thing you need to learn is to do your own thing…” – U-Roy

August 3, 2010

The Flower – this is a cute video with a great point… enjoy!

August 2, 2010

I’ve been very Facebook quiet due to an extended period of depression – I’ll have much to talk about when I’m back to the “normal” range… soon, I hope.

July 24, 2010

It’s been so many days since I headed down into Hades on this particular journey that I’ve lost track of time and the way back up to the surface… I’m very exhausted from trying.

July 19, 2010

live life slowly.

July 14, 2010

Our friend and reggae legend Claudius “Kingman” Linton has passed away… R.I.P. Claudius – thank you for your words and songs. We will miss you brother…

July 13, 2010

Land of the FREE? not by a long shot. We’re #1 in the world for imprisoning our citizens, kind of makes me want to scream… Wasted money, wasted lives, wasted time… and to think, we could build Super Colleges instead.

Read Article Supermax Prisons: Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading

David C. Fathi: Director, ACLU National Prison Project
Posted: July 9, 2010 02:30 PM


The court’s decision was not a surprise. International human rights bodies have repeatedly expressed the view that supermax prisons — in which prisoners are held in near-total social isolation, sometimes for years on end — may violate international human rights law. In 2006, the U.N. Committee Against Torture expressed concern about “the extremely harsh regime” in US supermax prisons, which it said could violate the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, a human rights treaty ratified by the United States in 1994.

Despite these warnings, supermax prisons are common in the United States. In the 1990s they were a raging fad, yet another round in the perpetual “tough on crime” political bidding war. Suddenly every state had to build one — Virginia was so tough it built two. By the end of the decade, more than 30 states, as well as the federal government, were operating a supermax facility or unit.

Article Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-c-fathi/supermax-prisons-cruel-in_b_641145.html

July 12, 2010

Those that are born of the Great Spirit are led by the Great Spirit; they move like the wind, flavor the world like spices, pray for justice and bind up the wounded… they do not need to announce themselves because you always know them when you meet them…

July 11, 2010 (the day I cut my pinkie very deeply…)

6:04 pm – just before I cut my pinkie finger…

Ah, the Bootsybumpandwigglepsychofunkadelic Funk Inducer Drive… just what I needed for the UFOverdriver – what a find!

7:23 pm – one hour and fifteen minutes after the pinkie accident…

bad accident installing the Funk Inducer Drive – now my pinkie is all funked up…

End of (This Story Is) Subject To Change, Pt 1

I think that’s enough of the Facebook postings for now; in Part 2 I’ll tell you what’s up with my various project sites…

Until later, best of health.