Golden Dome School, The Lovers, 2017, A group of artists banded together to investigate true love as an every day performance

Golden Dome School, The Lovers, 2017
A group of artists banded together to investigate true love as an every day performance. Here is some photo documentation. The Golden Dome seeks to provide participants with methodologies for reconciling our selves and our work to each other and to our world.
The Golden Dome School’s practices destabilize the authority of conventional structures of knowledge and power through an engagement with mysticism and the formation of new communities of learning and art making. We encourage a questioning attitude and support intellectual, spiritual, and creative freedom in our work.
Thanks and love to all who participated in “The Lovers” including: Lily Benson, Mandana Boushee, Mae Chesney, Stephanie Dowda, Angel Garcia, Gabriella Garcia, Allison Halter, Brendan Landis, Mollie McKinley, Linda Montano, Samantha Rehark, Glenda Romualdo, Lauren Stroh, Eliza Swann, Emilia Turner

Her wrathfulness isn’t anger, it is fierce love, gentleness and compassion, she offers her body up to the demons of ignorance and delusion, she…

Her wrathfulness isn’t anger, it is fierce love, gentleness and compassion, she offers her body up to the demons of ignorance and delusion, she knows the power of the wisdom of the body to release attachments to the suffering of the soul wound.
Her love is the love of the great mother not afraid to go into the dark with the light of her heart to bring love to places that have never known love before.
And, if she is the ruler and the energy I am here to bring into the world, I bow before her and reclaim this aspect of my feminine that I have disowned in a world that prefers one face of the feminine, even if all the other forms of the feminine are starving behind her.
She is me. I am her. She is you. You are her.
Reclaim what you have disowned. Resurrect your true beauty. It’s time to come home.

That was my grandmas name, Nora

That was my grandmas name, Nora. I was almost named after her.. but I do I have her middle name, so I guess I kinda was..
Reminds me of a childhood memory when I was 6 or 7 and my dad took me to Magic Mountain.. we had only been there for a few hours but already conquered my first upside down coaster! ? Then we came upon the carnival games.. you know the ones.. ballon darts ? and water gun races ? all the fun stuff. Dad opted for the ring toss.. You know the one where you have to get the little ring on the bottle neck thing.. well, dad got it! And oh boy did he get it! He won me the biggest prize ever (by sheer accident or dumb luck).. a huge beautiful Polar Bear (my favorite) that was bigger then him and he had to carry around his neck and over his shoulders.. needless to say we left shortly after ? was an awesome day I’ll never ever forget :)

Child trafficking by our government

Child trafficking by our government… I am beginning to think that perhaps there was some truth to some of the insane-sounding elections talk about child trafficking and pedophilia. I left groups thinking people had gone mad, but this makes me wonder whether our government is involved in and profiting from selling children (of course prisons profit from keeping them and our elected leaders take bribe money from corporate lobbyists). Or… what about this? This is actually a real thing, which has been worrying me quite a bit. Where do they get their blood donors from?! “A startup is buying teenagers’ blood and selling it to the rich so they can live forever”. Should I be concerned? Am I being paranoid? What do YOU think?
https://mashable.com/…/parabiosis-blood-transfusions-start…/
And another one:
https://www.vanityfair.com/…/peter-thiel-wants-to-inject-hi…

Food for thought: Racism is built on fear and its brutality and ugliness perpetuates fear

Food for thought: Racism is built on fear and its brutality and ugliness perpetuates fear. Our political elections are built on fear. And the constituents of both dominant parties enable those who thrive on fear…. This is Antwon Rose. And the next image is a poem that he wrote. On Tuesday this unarmed 17 year old child was shot in the back 3 times by a person that represents the law within the same legal system that arranges the kidnapping of children from their parents. And just why is it that the privileged white Americans are some of the most fearful people I’ve ever encountered?
Via Shaun King:
My God.
The family of #AntwonRose just sent me this poem he wrote 2 years ago.
It says:
I see mothers bury their sons
I want my mom to never feel that pain.
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On Tuesday he was shot 3 times in the back & killed by police.
His mother is now preparing his funeral.

Random thing that makes you sad: the first time you get to the bottom of a jar of Jif after your dog dies, and you recycle it promptly instead of…

Random thing that makes you sad: the first time you get to the bottom of a jar of Jif after your dog dies, and you recycle it promptly instead of throwing it on the floor for a fun afternoon treat. (Well over a month later…we buy 40 oz jars.)
Also, realizing that you never took a picture of your long-snouted dog with his head buried eyeballs-deep inside a peanut butter jar, as he stubbornly gripped slick plastic with clumsy paws.
(Cole, circa 2012)

For-profit prisons are out of control, with investors jumping on every opportunity to invest in a promising business that survives and thrives on…

For-profit prisons are out of control, with investors jumping on every opportunity to invest in a promising business that survives and thrives on human bondage and slavery of both adults and children. I used to talk about this regarding factory farms and “animal” slavery. They both exploit the most vulnerable in most callous ways, for the maximum financial gain in the shortest possible period of time. Image: still from my latest work, #MemoryoftheUniverse: “Personhood” that depicts MOTU, a half-human, half cow mythopoetic creature who is the embodiment of the memory of the universe and is in process of becoming a “superhero”. MOTU has entered a dairy factory farm, where she has found this discarded calf.
At the links in the 2 comments below watch 2 reports on the immigrant children that are snatched away from their parents and kept out of sight in warehouse detention centers and stories about some of these asylum seekers. Also see a quote by Steven Best about interconnected oppressions.

Golden Dome School, The Lovers, 2017, A group of artists banded together to investigate true love as an every day performance

Golden Dome School, The Lovers, 2017
A group of artists banded together to investigate true love as an every day performance. Here is some photo documentation. The Golden Dome seeks to provide participants with methodologies for reconciling our selves and our work to each other and to our world.
The Golden Dome School’s practices destabilize the authority of conventional structures of knowledge and power through an engagement with mysticism and the formation of new communities of learning and art making. We encourage a questioning attitude and support intellectual, spiritual, and creative freedom in our work.
Thanks and love to all who participated in “The Lovers” including: Lily Benson, Mandana Boushee, Mae Chesney, Stephanie Dowda, Angel Garcia, Gabriella Garcia, Allison Halter, Brendan Landis, Mollie McKinley, Linda Montano, Samantha Rehark, Glenda Romualdo, Lauren Stroh, Eliza Swann, Emilia Turner

Been on a mental vacation, consciously spending a lot of time with friends, without the constant feelings of guilt for having to finish projects

Been on a mental vacation, consciously spending a lot of time with friends, without the constant feelings of guilt for having to finish projects. I talk a lot when friends get me going, but am also a super enthusiastic listener…. Meanwhile… I’ve been following the news…. It’s so consuming to witness in real time those in power deliberately dividing people and especially to watch the “fealty” of the two dominant parties fighting blindly for their lords. As our government kidnaps and jails and does who knows what else to asylum seeking immigrant children, it continues its support for the killings and imprisonment of Palestinian children, and the brutality against the Yemenis children, just to mention two of many. What’s more is that we are responsible for the majority of the refugee crisis, as we’ve devastated so many sovereign countries by meddling in their affairs…. The two war-loving parties play chess with their subservient subjects, betting that if they are kept in zombie states by dividing, terrifying, diverting attention, misleading and confusing, that they would never notice that the two parties are the two arms of the same death-loving and power-grubbing ghoul.
Image from here (smartphone zombies): https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/…/File:Caution!_Smombie!_(2…