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The Institute of Other Ways is a platform to more fully share the range of my interests and gifts with you----a place to break down the silos I've built between practicing the healing artssongwriting, the visual arts and devotion to the natural world. 

The name, Institute of Other Ways of Knowing and Being, bubbled up in a dream last year. I liked the sound of it and scribbled it down. It beckons with a gentle invitation to allow for something new, unexpected and helpful to emerge.

 

In a left-brain dominated and linear-oriented culture, it is an invitation to explore and relate more deeply with the subtle, symbolic, and circular realms that are essential for our collective creativity and wellbeing. 

I hope you'll join me in this portal for wondering, imagining, creating and practicing ways of being that nourish, heal, inspire and refuel us. 

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I live my life in widening circles

that reach out across the world.

I may not complete this last one

but I give myself to it.

 

I circle around God,

around the primordial tower.

I've been circling for thousands of years

and I still don't know: am I a falcon,

a storm, or a great song?

 

Rainer Maria Rilke 

from Book of Hours 

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