July 22nd, intimidating birds with an eternal wingspan watch prudently at the moment we need to shake the bedsheets clean of dust. We suspect it’s time to rouse ourselves from the foggy slumber of older kinship dynamics.
Sobbing, wailing mothers and fathers lament at a frequency matching only the roar of courage we need to utter. We sound the cry, dusting ourselves off, knowing on the other side of the garage door, a shiny, sun-kissed ground awaits. On this foundation, it’s possible to retrace our steps of development and bonding anew, beginning as toddlers rolling in giggles and emerging into full-throated, full-bodied dancers among flames.
The old sorrows, vulnerabilities, shame and maggoty sibling fights over dinner, too, burn, generating heat and purpose.
Singing a lullaby to those once-comforting dirty sheets, we cartwheel into the demanding horizon, salivating as it awaits our gifts.
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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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