Apr 21, 2016

L.S. Heatherly - Official Biography


               
                            L.S. HEATHERLY:

FLOW of LIFE, HUMANITY, TIME and BEING on EARTH


I. BREAKTHROUGH-VISION, REBELLION and TRIUMPH

A.  Human Revelation

L.S. Heatherly (essayist, poet, songwriter, philosopher) recounts having a 30-45 minute, mesmerizing, trans-like "human revelation" in early March of 1977. The epiphany, was recounted as occurring though a revealed, key idea, an idea previously missing in his own, and, seemingly, all other Western, "civilized" philosophies and thought systems. Reportedly, this core idea released inundating streams of thought, completing all his life's previous flows of thought and conceptual reservoirs. All his conceptual understandings became united; as a natural and organismic vast, flowing conceptual watershed across our Earthly humanity, thought, values, and consciousness itself.

Here was a unity of diverse, philosophical-psychological-sociocultural-ecological-metaphysical-epistemological-human developmental-human evolutionary propositions, theories and/or theses, constituting "the West's sixth, complete system of philosophy," and much more ( See the Preface to The Last Human Spring). Heatherly holds this system to be a unprecedented unity of philosophy and science: a unified field of theory-thesis, a unified vision of our 200,000 year-old Homo sapien's human nature, being, identity, spirit, reality, social, ecological and cultural condition. A vision, an account, of our original, ecologically legitimate, humanity: the humanity authentically fitting and belonging to us. Heatherly, un-waveringly, affirmed his vision to be a bright, unprecedented, deep enlightenment: of Earth's natural, human condition, past and present, as well as, the past and present violations and adulterations by civilization of our Earth's evolved, natural humanity.

Following this deep, human revelation, Heatherly, alternately pacing his room and sitting, at times with tears of joy, was haunted by one question, why him? Why, he asked, was this conceptual treasure, bearing seemingly unbearable responsibility and burden, revealed to him? The surprisingly simple answer lay in the question itself, and came to him the next morning: only he had blazed his particular, original, rebellious pathway, which had become an excavation, deep into the roots of our ecological-ontological-psychological-phenomenological-epistemological sociocultural origins; into our development, well-being, and sustainability-- into humanity's organismicity sprouting out of Earth-life itself, into a natural humanity, revealing the what, how and why of the human condition, prehistoric, historic and contemporary.

Other original rebels, scant in number, seeking our deeper, original unadulterated humanity, had likely blazed their own trails. Mainstream thinkers, on the other hand, were guided and confined by one or more particular fields, movements, and schools; such conformists were, then later, forced to respond to the Modern intellectual shortfall, with eclectic and multidisciplinary, reconstructive surgery on the Modern disintegration of psyche, education, consciousness, family, community, socioculture and human lifeway. Heatherly holds "Specialization has held steady to its tunneled visions, a malady widely treated, but left inaccurately diagnosed and uncured. Our Age of specialized education, careers, and scientific enterprise have simply removed the natural prerequisites for natural, whole, human understanding, consciousness, intelligence, socioculture, as well as for natural Earth's ecosphere, cradling, creating and sustaining Earth's natural humanity."

Learning, years later, of Jean Jacques Rousseau's famous moment of "illumination," Heatherly regards his and Rousseau's deep enlightenments as largely similar in nature, but, sees his as deeper and more expansive in makeup. Ten years after this revelatory experience, after having gathered sufficient strength of mind, heart and life-wholesomeness; this philosophy, these "understandings," subsequently took over his journal of miscellaneous thoughts; therein, setting him down, on August 1, 1987, to the often interrupted presentation of that system in manuscript form, completed in early 1999 (See Reviews below).

Childhood

L.S. Heatherly was born a seventh-generation Appalachian in the Stoney Creek area of Tennessee [(GGGGreat grandson of Ewings Heatherly, an Original Land Grantee, 3/19/1775 (originally leased from the indigenous tribes in 1772 as much of east Tennessee and most of Kentucky)]. LS arrived in Phoenix as a young child with parents, an older brother and a much older, half sister. He was nominated for class President in the 5th, 7th and 8th grades, declining always in favor of VP, and declining later to take college courses in high school. LS remembers sharply the entrance of TV into his home at age 7. A few days later, it struck him vividly and deeply: how evening, family interaction had ended, and nearly all attention to programmed, vicarious, distant, filmed phenomena had begun. Later, he banned TV (and home telephone) from his life twice for five years: from age 18 to 23, and age 35 to 40.

Drive-by sightings of a large kindergarten, evoked such tearful objections from LS, his parents allowed him to skip it in favor of his village-like neighborhood. They had to coax him into the first elementary grade with a nickel for an after-school visit to the Mom and Pop Ice Cream Shop. LS, nonetheless, got straight As. At home, maintaining an intimate, childhood relationship with Living Nature, he helped tend the fruit trees, roses, grapevine and other plants in the family yards, irrigated via a redevelopment and extension of prehistoric Hohokam (c. 400 to 1400 A.D.) irrigation canals. At age 11, LS started his own flower and vegetable beds. He watched approaching monsoon storms, at times, climbing a backyard tree, hugging a branch, to be tossed around as part of tree, storm, wind-gust and sky-- a late childhood tree-hugger. Through force of unfettered instinct Heatherly was proposing humanity, innately, a part of Earth's living nature.

During high school, he kept an hour each day on his back porch, as day ended and night began, for contemplation and union, in consciousness and spirit, with Earth-life's field of being. LS was a porch whistler of many songs, and a responder to bird song. Upon intellectual awakening with puberty, he favored the writings of Thoreau, Emerson, Frost and the Romantic poets, writing some poetry of his own, as well. At age 16, LS responded fully to his abandoned, half-nephew's separation-rage lasting several days, successfully forming the crucial child-parent bonding, and becoming his surrogate parent, providing physical, speech, play, as well as all therapies inherent in parental love. Heatherly, thereby, lead the way for his parents to accept the helpless, Cerebral Palsied, 3 year-old into the family. Heatherly had saved a helpless child from a short institutional life; and grown another tap root into the sources and essences of natural humanity. An infant's tragedy of palsied development became Heatherly's early path into parenthood: an essential developmental experience, otherwise to be denied him through his unique destiny. Later, he wrote, "Whom heeds the call of free humanity's life and lore is rich; whom deeds the will to imprisoned, type-set words is poor." (See 9/3/10 entry in Heatherly's Literary Blog)

II. EMERGENT REBELLION

In grade school, Heatherly pulled off his shoes in favor of barefooted, free and agile play (and sports) on the playground. Some of his friends followed suit. Before starting school, he went barefooted, if at all bearable, (grass, dirt, sidewalks, indoors) before he started school. He was the Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer type before he heard of Twain's fictional, childhood characters. With an ear more keen on finding comedy, lead-in material from teachers than finding lessons, he reigned as the class-schoolyard wit and humorist from 7th thru 12th grades. He was allowed out of 7th grade music class for injecting jest into lyrics; sent to, instead, spend that hour practicing his running and jumping skills; won numerous ribbons at multi-school meets, breaking his school's high jump record (barefooted) for his weight class. As an All Star Little League Player (wearing mandated shoes), he got the only hit for his losing team in the Phoenix Championship play-off game.

From the 4th grade thru 8th, he went an hour early to school, huddled in grass and spontaneous talk with friends, and afterwards, playing extemporaneous ball games on the schoolyard's field of dreams. In the fourth and seventh grades, he sometimes stealthily climbed out the open window into the world of the hedge-birds-Earth-sunlight and Springtime. So respected by the 8th grade, Heatherly achieved some unthinkables. Twice, he led symbolic, successful, momentary rebellions against a bit rough, 8th grade teacher; while maintaining the teacher's respect owing to Heatherly's wit, humor and general, exemplary, class and schoolyard leadership.

Once, while on the schoolyard, a friend came with word of a pending fight between Eddie, a top 8th grade fist-fighter, and Albert, a likable, new boy in another 8th grade class, to whom LS had been ceremoniously introduced days earlier. Arriving on the adjoining, side street, LS, small in physical stature but large in presence and earned respect, saw each boy surrounded by a dozen supporters, and proceeded to approach Albert, asking "What happened? Why are you guys fighting?" Smiling and glad to see LS popping the question, Albert replied, "I really don't know why we are fighting." A walk over to Eddie's camp, Heatherly's question, again, produced a smile and "I really don't know why we are fighting." With good cheer, LS announced to both camps: "Hey, man, let's wait 'till you guys have a reason to fight! Come on!" Walking between both boys, now exchanging words of respect and friendship, midst smiles of relief and good cheer, LS lead the throng of classmates (some disappointed but resigned to boyhood, schoolyard leadership in action), back onto a seemingly brighter field of dreams.

As early as age 12, he experienced quickenings of a growing awareness, and cultivation of, the original and maverick nature of his consciousness, thought, and lifeworld view of human nature and the human condition. Summer vacations to his many relatives in Tennessee -- some still retaining large gardens, milk-cows, chickens, home food-canning, spring-water, wells and outhouses -- contributed to a naturalistic view of human self, life and world. Smacking of the Thoreauean he discovered at 15, nothing was to be spared from a systemic, fundamental, spiritual-ontological-ecological evaluation. A self-evident mission was taking formation: the blazing of an original path toward some conceptual breakthrough, small or large, aphoristic or bookish in nature. Near the end of high school, the latter scenario becoming his largely, self-evident future.

Commencing with his HS senior-year, Heatherly stopped using the first person in writings toward achieving a more universal, self-less, non-egoistic understanding of humanity. This marked a formal culmination of an early and long-running identification with all humanity, affirming it as being innately good, rather than so naturally so flawed as to require civilization's or religion's intervention. To most science and religions, it has been clearly held that humankind within civilization is afflicted; but, as suspicioned by Heatherly, were civilization and religion truly solutions or, instead, parts of the problem?

His senior-year, English teacher (fresh from college teaching), graded his first theme paper an A+, "rare" by her accounts. With permission from LS, she read it to the class; and subsequently, demanded nothing less than grade A performance from Heatherly. Her demand was refused verbally, 3 days later, in class (via a concise, nonchalant, lecture from LS) to teacher and later in the Principal's office, on the grounds that writing should not be for writing itself, nor occur upon demand, but, instead should flow from authentic, inspirational light revealing vital or important insights into the nature of the human condition. LS had begun to declare that regimented writing, as well as regimatated education was antithetical to true, natural learning and human development. She transferred LS out; and the Principal kindly advised Heatherly that the school board would back the teacher. This was more than enough (enough being continuously present) of formal education for one young philosopher; he graduated with honors, his contrary views on the nature of good and real education, notwithstanding.

Adulthood

Heatherly marked his 21st birthday by moving from the family home place into a rented, small, mobile home resting on 3 acres of citrus and horse pasture. One evening, midst radio music, reading and drinking, he experienced a deep, long scream, expelling suppressed, excruciating, spiritual-ontological pain. Upon reading, a few years later, of Janov's "Primal Scream;" LS identified his scream, likely, as fitting the term. A few months after turning 21, LS drove nonstop (too liberated, by quest itself, to sleep) to Dallas TX. Here, he could "cut a clean swath" (See Thoreau's Walden), have greater autonomy, put his emergent philosophy of life to a fresh, urban test, as well as more keenly direct the ongoing growth of the nature of his human spirit, mind and soul. For food, clothing, shelter, books and an old car, LS worked at (a) a "Big Boy" restaurant, where he innovated a new, faster way to clear tables, setting a sales volume record for any of the 4 Big Boys in Dallas, then declined a shift manager proposal; (b) as an evening manager of a convenience market, where he increased sales some 70% and was offered and declined a store to manage; and (c) at a large Country Day School, as custodian over grounds, 9 classrooms, 2 offices, lobby and auditorium, where, despite having a gift with children, he declined to fill-in for late or absent teachers. He lived in Dallas alone for five years, four of which were in a rustic, garage apartment.

For growth of his life, mind, and spiritual-ontological growth, LS pondered past and present humanity, and read 6 to 12 hours per day-- the books of heart, mind and soul's selection, a scant few from college book stores, most from book mail order catalogs. Heatherly's early view of books has held through the years: "The purpose of reading is to find books that are almost impossible to read; that evoke with each paragraph so much thinking on the part of the reader, that the reader's own thoughts override and outflank the written messages of the book." "The great book says: find in me, your messages to humanity." ( See Heatherly's 9/4/10 blog entry, "Great Literature")

III. EMERGENT TRIUMPH

Back home in Phoenix, Heatherly frequented the nearby Sonoran Desert for communings, experiencing 3 (of perhaps 6 to 7) lifetime, mostly solitary 'rebirthings' or regeneratings "re-naturalizations" (Heatherly's term)-- of consciousness, mind and spirit. Heatherly, later, became active monthly in local, Phoenix poetry (Treasurer of GPS and Historian of ASPS) from 1999 to 2006, spearheading two state Spring Poetry Festivals, and served once as chairperson of the ASPS's, officer nominating committee. He mustered enough support to remove a PHDed officer who had been trashing some members, its quarterly, contest chapbook, and the poetry society itself. LS read three of his poems before an audience of some 2000 at the Glendale Jazz Festival in 2001; as well as readings at Poetry in the Park, Willow House, and the state society's Spring and Fall gatherings.

A few years after his 1977 "human revelation," Heatherly partially overcame his shy, reserved nature regarding women(growing up with no sister), and, at last, came to enjoy the fulfillments girlfriends can manifest within one's life. Never encountering a compatible life-partner, however; he remained married solely to his mission for humanity's re-naturalized and re-nurturalized development, well-being, and sustainability.

His major, "truly ground-breaking" work, The Last Human Spring ( See below) was published in 2002 and again in 2009, containing, with bibliographical references and index, 446 pages: ten chapters of prose, along with Ch XI, consisting of 47 poems. He published an Author's website to share a small portion of his ongoing writings in 2003 and beyond. He began a blog of his own latest poetry, aphorisms and short essays in September of 2009.( See below for both). From late 2010 to the present, LS joyfully added ecological, philosophical song lyrics to his repetoire, replete with demos, aimed at eventually spreading his teachings to a larger, wider audience of global humankind.

Poetry

Heatherly holds that his poetry (and prose) represents something of a new genre: deep and thick with advocacy, ideas, and explosively seminal with multidisciplinary theses, clearly producing an unprecedented literary synthesis. Here, poetry, attains to a philosophy of Humanity within Earth-life, generating wide and deep thrusts into many branches of philosophy, into psychology, and many fields of human and social science; all manifested through his thorough-going system of philosophy, termed, human authenticism. He affirms his philosophy as especially rich with anthropological, psychological, ecological(environmental), sociological, epistemological, ontological, spiritual, moral, cultural, historical, and human evolutionary philosophy. His poetry is about half free verse and half nonfree; a few could very well be slammed.

Published Works

His major work, The Last Human Spring, presents what Heatherly affirms as the sixth, complete system of Western philosophical thought, teachings and commentary. He holds the book to be an unprecedented event in all of history's 5000 years of alphabet-literature, stemming from the following affirmed attributes: (a) the West's sixth, complete system of philosophical, psychological, sociological, phenomenological, sociocultural, ecological thought, and enlightenment (b), presented in one volume (c), to both laymen and professionals in psychology, human sciences, social sciences, and philosophy (d), outflanking the iconic ideas of Freud, Jung, Darwin, et. al. (e), laying the foundations for the the merging of philosophy and science (f), achieving, through deep, revelatory-breakthroughs, the basis for the reconstitution and regeneration of civilization's thought, consciousness, literature, education, meaning, purpose and reality (g), completing Darwin's inadequate account of natural selection, as it applies to social primates and particularly to humans (h), presenting the astounding discovery of our "human nurturome," the missing partner to our human genome, and, moreover, of far greater importance than our genome in our struggles to decrease human sufferings and inequities, as well as, to systemically meet the accelerating threats to civilization itself, including the global ecocrisis (i), redefining both "nature" and "nurture", resolving the nature-nurture debate (j), presenting a revolutionary, diagnosis of and systemic treatment for humanity's oppressions, inequities, ecocrisis, global warming, climate change (and as forecast by a growing, small minority, the coming collapse of civilization); therein, reconstituting and redefining (k),the Environmental Movement (l), the Sustainability Movement and (m), presenting all this, and more, in both prose and poetry.

Recognition

REVIEWS and COMMENTS(excerpts):

"an amazing book, truly ground-breaking...I acknowledge the vision... I hope the book is widely read."
--GARY SNYDER, Pulitzer Prize winning Author of 20 books, translated into 19 languages.

"a mind-expanding series of short essays...convincing and thought-provoking...highly readable...uplifting and wonderful..."
-- DR. RICHARD JURIN in THE JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, 6/2004

"Astounding! [with]amazing clarity..it exudes enlightenment...eminently readable prose... in the best philosophical manner...my guide to life..."
--ENLIGHTENED RACONTEUR (literary blogger, reviewer) posted at BN.com 6/15/2009

"Absorbing, Enlightening and Fascinating..the ideas are as important as any I've ever read or studied...this is an amazing philosopher...the book has had a profound influence on my view of the human condition...I dare say the work may become as important as any by Darwin or B.F. Skinner...Bless Heatherly's soul for forming and publishing these ideas."
-- DARRYL K. HOUSE, Paradise California USA, 3/25/09

"I commend the diligence...engaged in what Thomas Berry calls the 'great work' of restoring harmony between humans and the rest of nature."
-- DR. BILL DEVALL, Author, and a founder of The Deep Ecology Movement

"offers concepts, reflections and visions of how humanity interacts with the environment...an intriguing survey of human life and meaning."
-- MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW



References
General:
search results at google.com in quotes: "L.S. Heatherly"

Biography:
See this authorized article posted online at nurturome.com 10/15/10.

Poetry:
See L.S. Heatherly's Chap XI "Ecopoetry" of The Last Human SpringSilent Spring II,
Walden III, Nurturome I VS GenomeBreakthroughs!     Copyright 2002 -- 2009 L.S. Heatherly

Published Works:
See BN.com, Amazon.com, GoogleBooks.com, Google eBooks, Kindle,
Nook, and most ebook sellers.




Mar 24, 2016

Give Life as Soul; All One, thus, Be

              By  L. S. Heatherly

I.

Cast to lands, though, far from thee!
Cast one breath; then all are free!

Into the heart evolved for thee! 
Common soul of humanity!
Into Earth-life emerged with thee! 

Cast soul into human cradle
Eight million strong-- Earth-life labeled!

Cast not into dead Lifelessness!
Be found! With soul, alive with bliss!

II.
Cast alms to poor? Feigned grace we see!
Cast soul to soul: soul-alms set free!

Give life and soul! All one, thus, be!
Sow soul as alms; reap humanity!

Wealth is power, and rules through this:
Parent and child shall have less bliss!

III.
What doth happen; it's plain to see
When, not oft', mind's and heart's refrain 
Meet-up, on Life's seldom used, sweet lane!

Oh, suddenly, our soul slips in!
Mind and heart's-- friend of old,
And bearer of Life's only gold!

Our world transforms, so pure and clean!
Our hearts hold seeds for Child's soul-light,
Wells-up and out-- our Human Spring!

Wakes, now, heart's lone, cold night!
When babe and mother-eyes meet free;
And child finds home on father's knee.

IV.
That parent and child shall have less bliss:
All wealthy men take vows to this!

Cast soul as alms; and free thus be!
Give life as soul; all one, thus, be!




Copyright 2016  L.S. Heatherly

Feb 13, 2016

We Shall Know the Truth

          By L. S. Heatherly

We shall know the truth--
That truth is known far less
In pursuit of happiness!

Far more in paths through maze
That lead us to our children's joys.
No more to gun's false fate deploys!

Away from greed, wealth and power;
Into childhood's endless showers
Of growth upon all family ways.

This, down through ancient, human hours;
This human spring comes, still, again.

As long as this may, still, remain
Our true, highest, human power.




Copyright 2016  L.S. Heatherly

Dec 25, 2015

The Greatest Gift: Children's Eyes

              By L.S. Heatherly

         Children: the Origin of Peace

I.
Be thankful for peace;
For, where there is peace,
There is rooted love.
These two, as one, rise above.

II.
The most thanksgiving of our lives?
Our look into all children's eyes!

Springs, here, the answer to all whys!
Souls, here, re-root; lest childhood dies!

Earth's sweet, human Soul need not die;
Boot's march for holy words. Boots lie!

Greed: brings the money changers' lies;
Love: springs all peace: from children's eyes!

When, all Lands, once again, kneel here:
Greed, war, fear:
Each of these, then, dies.





Copyright 2015 L.S. Heatherly

Nov 20, 2015

The Highest Love of Any God

                   By  L.S. Heatherly

I. Prologue: Selfishness Vs. Love --Brotherhood-Family-Community Love

Send Heart's Word forth to every nation:
There is no Heaven awaiting
The murderers of children--
God's sweetest, highest creation!

For, the highest love of any God
Is the Love of innocent children!

Children have been the most treasured members of humanity (and of
Social mammals), forever.  Will our actions of love for our children
Rise up! Into a declared war on the terrorisms that are killing our children!

In the West run by billionaires of global, hi-tech plutocracies/kleptocracies,
A handful of hateful, deprived hearts, here and there,
Can decrease the co-operation, compassion,
And practice of human goodness, family, and community, everywhere.


II. Children as the Source of Human Love

The essence of childhood
Is the Safeness of the Child's Loves

If millions of global, young people
Were organized to compose  Thankfulness lists,

Even, merely, short lists,
Of the cherishings
They are thankful for;

If these lists were messaged into ISIS areas,
And, via media, to home-grown terrorists everywhere--

Serving notice--
From airplanes high over
ISIS villages and cities--
That Global Children are
United against all terrorism.

The bulk of these lists would mention/refer to
Parents, siblings, family, friends-- held as child-birthrights!
Freedoms to grow, live, work, play and love together--

Midst peaceful homes, schools, streets, playgrounds;
Midst clear and free fields,
Of all kind and color of
Earth's innate human being, heart and spirit!

Thereafter, the driving selfishness
Of ego-centered individuals,
Grown as a cancer in the heart of ISIS belief,

Would suffer the irreversible blows
Of wide brotherhood, compassion and love,
Carried, since primordial, human beginnings,

As love flowing into our children
And flowing out from our children,

As the blossomings within human adulthood,
Into the fruitings of community,
Human goodwill, commonality and trade..

And, as well, sustaining our Humanity upon
This ancient, living Earth, jeweled with
The growth of manifold forms of Love.


Copyright 2015  L.S. Heatherly

Sep 30, 2015

Liberty, Peace, Fairness, and American Pharoah



American Pharoah (misspelled but his recorded, racing name) won the Arkansas Derby; then, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes--- the Triple Crown! The morning afterwards, Yours Truly, felt the gifted horse had won even more. Above is a poetic treatise on human well-being from, of all places, a racehorse's performance and peaceful, friendly, demeanor. Idealism, social advocacy, philosophical license and more?  Perhaps a minor breakthrough for poetry itself!  And, likely, the best poem on a thoroughbred ever written!.Here, poetry displays a philosophical and romantic idealism --about America and Western Humanity itself!

All reports about the colt during 4/15 to 7/15, seemingly have attained to more than the Triple Crown. In four sittings, from June 3 to July 4 (16 hrs); fuller, wider and deeper meanings of the American Pharoah phenomenon unfolded to one original, life-long, philosopher-poet-essayist, and lately, songwriter. This thoroughbred has inspired the above refreshened, poetic, vision of human well-being. Authentic visions of wholesome humanity have become scarce these days-- amidst rampant visions of money and power!

ALL RIGHTS to this poem are FOR SALE! See below

[PS The online posting of this American Pharoah poem on a poster, with nothing being offered for sale, does not constitute publication (says the U.S. Copyright Office). Heatherly has registered in the Library of Congress(7/17/15) the following four Copyrights: Sound Recording, Lyrics (the poem), Vocals (his recorded reading of the poem) and Production (in his bare-bones home studio) of the audio files. All these four rights are FOR SALE-- including first (for sale) publication right, and first (for sale) reading or recording of the poem.

Note, that an author can share a poem of his on an online blog, without publishing the poem; such  sharing does NOT exercise the poem's first publication. The poem on this poster seen here, does NOT constitute publication. Offering all rights to the poem as being for sale does  not equal offering a copy (or copies) for sale. AP's next race: Breeders Cup Classic 10/31/15)] Contact the poem's author for more info on the copies of the poem's, as well as the poster's availability for sale..
                           
Copyrights (4) 2015 L.S. Heatherly

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Aug 21, 2015

Self, Life, World and Soul

When Life evolves to that place
Where Self and Life interface,
With Soul and World perceived as one,
Time and Being become as one.

This sacred matrimony, once in place,
Bequeathed, holds to its patterns and its pace.
Novel things break in to have their way,
Forsake such bliss for fancies of the day;

Wild oats of Ego fly at the face
Of downtrodden youth, still yearning for its grace.
Greed and lust run naked in the street,
Till Life confronts the Soul it has to meet.

Nature waits out these wars against her will;
The springs of Life, from tears, again refill.



Copyright 2001-2015  L. S. Heatherly

Jun 25, 2015

Music, Song, Soul, Purpose, & Freedom

We have only one of two responses: we either sing and dance together
in common stream of the soul; or remain trapped in the individual's
room of mind-body, in the side-pool of the me, of self-centered world.

Real music and song play us: like a child at our door with a kite.
They are forms of the imagination's real and true flight.

In deep, reflective meditations of life; the soul opens like a flower to
the Sun, and taps into a music unplayable by all instruments, but
the purest human, heartstrings.

Don't forget that music and song were first created in primal, eco-village
communities; and that the original and authentic thing or happening informs
us of its real, authentic, unadulterated purpose, nature, value, and freedom.

The deep soul-self has found and re-entered one of our lost hunting grounds,
creating song and music.

Real and great songs and music need real and great receptions
by souls -- not just fans.

If music does not leave us in some kind of human deliverance;
it was not fully played, fully heard, or fully and accurately created.

Great music and song release some portion of organic, human nature,
spirit, being and eco-community that civilization has imprisoned.

To know why a tune or song exists; you have to ask, what people,
purpose, values and social sector embraced it and prospered by it.

Is the musician or songster on our side; or on the side of his
material riches, his vanity, excesses and personal empire?

Hearing music or song, we leave the ego-self, and are transported
somewhere between where the artist would have us, and where
our soul would have us. The more our innate, deep soul has survived
shallow, adulterating, oppressing civilization, the closer our soul
arrives, through liberating art, to its natural, function-dwelling..

Art is known for momentarily, or temporarily liberating the individual
artist and patron. But art should lead the masses out of the subjugations and
oppressions institutionalized by civilizations.

Consciousness itself must be liberated through re-naturalizations and
re-nurturalizations. Into restored, more natural relationships
with natural, ecological, objects and phenomena, like organismic family,
community, crafts and arts. This more simple, autonomous, human
condition preceeded our lure into civilization's elitist,
power-domination ethos.

We need to safeguard our children and childhood itself against the
artificial intelligence, senses, perception, studies, activities, relationships,
passions, desires, values, goals, et.al, that illegitimate elitist, plutocratic
power is programming them into.



Copyright 2015 L.S. Heatherly