August 14th, wildfires and desert wind storms pervade the lines of human communication. The issue is not a lack of contact or even one of combativeness, but rather the communicative soul’s unbound creativity, passion, uniqueness and versatility of mediums and expressions. Sphinxes, lions and jaguars leap through sands, mouths agape; creatures of fantastic plumage wrestling, dancing, playing with grace and ferocity. They remind us of the beauty in our nakedness when it leads to dance, play and the best kinds of labours.
But they’re uneasy in this spontaneous wrestling: the corners of shade evade them. What trees and moisture will nourish them? What rocks can the animals hide under? Though our passions and experiments are eager and bursting to be on this different wavelength, not sharing consciousness with a prison cell today, they also feel unsupported, lacking boundaries or simplicity. They panic without a home, without an energetic resting place.
“Shhh” whisper the golden animal nature-eaters. “We’ve been here before. Let the winds and the fires of your life force spiral furiously through the air. Your heroism wants to dance, and Time will bring back your most essential parts to a gentle home to make sure they aren’t lost.”
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Nate Speare is an astrologer, vocal artist, storyteller, mythologist, and educator. He comes from a line of astrologers and sound/music composers who used natural environmental sounds and the connection between sound, the natural environment, and the characters within the earth and sky. He offers consulting sessions, writes essays, tells stories and uses his voice in videos and live performance as an active representative of the world to re-ignite a sense of magic in every client. It is his aim to connect each person to the idea that they are not blank slates, but that they entered the world with their own "daimon" and irreplaceable style of talented genius with inspiring and definite directions in life.
As an astrologer, Nate has studied under Jungian psychological and evolutionary astrologer Montgomery Taylor, and is influenced by Archetypal, Shamanic and Renaissance schools of astrology. Nate directs Mythopoetic Astrology, a consulting practice that integrates experiential therapy of astrology through Astro-Drama, voice, sonic art and client consulting. His teaching credits include Salem Summer Symposium (Massachusetts) Myth and Theatre Festival (France), and Jung Institute NYC. Nate is a collaborator of PanTheatre, the France-based cultural organization that researches the relationship between contemporary performance, mythology, and the archetypal psychology of James Hillman, the company's Honorary President.
He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, where he is also the co-artistic director of Nekyia Theatre.
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