July 26th: “these chains are the sound of every time I was broken and put back together,,” we’re told, as a symphony of chains clashes around a warrior leading us down a marshy path. Ready for the fight and also tender, we proceed with red eyes, pink faces, protruding veins out onto the blank canvas of individual desire.
Entitled, whining toddlers accompany us, tucked under our arms, roaring with the need to be loved into the heart’s insatiable void. The urges seem too big for us, too grand and boastful for any foundation to hold.
Think of a bridge, expanding when hot, contracting when cold, collapsing from a failure at both of its extremes. Think then of installing joints into concrete to regulate cracking.
The schisms in our bodies and souls today groove our awareness toward the dark bottom of wants and needs. The joints that crack with the downpours and heat form a via negativa, the righteous quakes of urgency a road to knowing our faults.
Like roads, our souls, too, have grooves to map the way, to sustain ourselves through the anguish of growing and shrinking.
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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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