July 25th, officials in suits trip and stumble down sun-baked steps, barking at each other using caustic words and gibberish. The stains of insult form on the white collars, betraying a mandala of last night’s dinner, or yesteryear’s dessert, sending all of humanity careening back into a sticky, wet, musky kitchen.
With no dishwashers to churn time forward or allow us to indulge diplomatic laziness in favor of self-satisfaction, we slouch over dishes piled up between clumps of soggy food. Our criteria of beauty finds this situation intolerable—a stream of rejected nutrients, rejected fellow humans, bullied or untapped soul-parts. It causes spasms of rage as we bite lips & contort faces.
But the stream of old bread leads to a glimpse of a horizon wherein true justice may reside: raging through the stifling sense of duty is possibly the only route to seeing the sunset, or dawn, of balance beyond the gavel-happy judges of self & other, high on condemnatory lingo, we’ve been tempted to become.
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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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