by Dunya Dianne McPherson Alone at Ravenrock, I'm in a time machine. I read Virginia Wolf's essays, written hundred years ago, as if they are written now while living in a place without electricity or running water that could've been typical in a rural setting a century ago. Only the occasional highflying 747, a propane [...]
I sit crosslegged and rock forward and back gently on my sitz bones which are like little rocking chair rockers. It is a small motion. My psoas shifts my viscera and buttocks press along the rug under me. I go slowly for a while, watching my spine responsively arc into a curvature, my weighty head dropping forward then righting. I feel like a sailor on a sea swells. The curve prepares itself in me.
Books on Dancemeditation by Founder, Dunya Dianne McPherson McPherson, Dunya Dianne. Sojourn the Inner Heaven: Movement Meditations for Awakening. Dervish Society of America, 2021 McPherson, Dunya Dianne. Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh. Dancemeditation Books, NY, NY. 2008 Spiritual Memoir Adler, Janet. Arching Backwards: the Mystical Initiation of a Contemporary Woman. Rochester, VT: Inner [...]
Thoughts on meditating—an oxymoron. Constructed Self I recently came across the term ‘constructed self’ and felt how well it catches the sense of personal identity we all more or less consciously cobble together. Ego, persona, astrological sign, enneagram type, and any other system of human definition can be tossed right in there. We maneuver through […]
I am deeply touched by a BBC news piece about the forgotten 7th century hermitage on Skellig Michael off the Irish coast. Beehive-like domes of stone that resemble the Persian earth architecture of the same period, snuggle into craggy inclines connected by stone stairs. The island is ringed by sheer cliffs dropping to crashing waves. […]