October 30th, as the moon prepares for fullness, a penguin slowly walks our desiring child-selves across a cliff passage, advising us to step slowly. But how can we stroll at a leisurely pace, taking in the scenery hinting at rock & ice, if we’re ill-at-ease? We arrive at a pitch black archway, encasing us in a power center that demands stillness. Sub-zero wind blasts our scalps and cheeks under there; a rush of cold that rewires the inner lights of desire. A nearby voice, perhaps that penguin-companion, or maybe another in that space where beings as we know them become invisible, whispers, “Know how to be uneasy, and know how this can steadily intensify your power. First, your passionate grasping must be refrigerated in order to express itself hereafter in a way that both survives and creates.”
In a different dimension, we’re shoplifting in tuxedos, smashing the glass and then vandalizing, staking claim to the force of possession itself. All the sensations that have mastered us through our cravings, the utter enjoyment of toxins, now clarifies itself when it’s all turned to ice cubes instead of flooding us with wavy inundation. Stay under the cool, silent arches, and let your violent, domineering greed freeze into something that preserves the goodness of others.
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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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