July 24, a blazing comet falls out of the sky, appearing to us as a flaming ghost who invites us in for tea. They tell us about Vesta, goddess of the fire in the hearth, at the far midpoint of Jupiter and Pluto. Flames crackle and pop, recalling nostalgic memories of campfires and bonfires, but also knowledge of danger: we can’t move too close to this guiding brilliance today or it’ll burn us.
Government police vomit out the zealous advocates of a better world, swords and pitchforks clash, stomach settlers are gulped down in kitchens, and we perceive each of these within the nanoseconds in which these flames of life crackle and flail.
The goddess, in the first place, was barfed out because such a rigid structure couldn’t hold this dazzling light. Rejuvenated temples—bodies, gods, governments—are needed, and today we glimpse an awareness of this need through the intimate devotion to what matters most.
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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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