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WE 

ALWAYS
ARE IN THE

CRISIS / OPPORTUNITY / GIFT / STATE

OF

R/EVOLUTION.

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WE EACH TRULY HAVE CHOICES!
WE CHOOSE TO PRACTICE / ACTUALIZE
OUR VISION,
OUR RADICAL HOPES.

 

OUR PERSONAL CHOICE
TO

PRACTICE

  STEP UP / BREAKTHROUGH / SPIRAL UPWARD

as to

ACTUALIZE

the
 LANDMARK  RISK / RADICAL HOPEMAVERICK VISION
of

COLTRANE’S

‘GIANT STEPS’

IN OUR OWN LIVES
IS
OURS.

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COLTRANE
LISTENED TO HIS DIVINITY
FOLLOWING THE LIGHT OF HIS NORTH STAR.
INTEGRITY.
FEARLESS.
HE WAS WILLING, DISCIPLINED,
PRACTICED THE COURAGE
IN
ENTERING / SEEING / EXPLORING / NURTURING
THE FLIGHTS
WHERE ONLY ANGELS
DARED TO TREAD.

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GENIUS HAS TO FLY

 –  THE TRUE VOYAGE
IN
ART / LIFE / LIVING LOVE.
 

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COURAGE IS A PRACTICE, 
SUMMONING
THE BRILLIANT ENERGY
OF OUR DIVINITY
OUR SACRED LIFE FORCE
  KNOWS
OUR TRUTH
AND
OUR NORTH STAR.

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RESURGENCE!!!

RISE!

YES.

YOU.

CAN!

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1 Corinthians 12:21-26 
21 The eye cannot say to the hand,
“I don’t need you!”
And the head cannot say to the feet,
“I don’t need you!”
22 On the contrary,
those parts of the body
that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
23 and the parts that we think are less honorable
we treat with special honor.
And the parts that are unpresentable
are treated with special modesty,
24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment.
But God has put the body together,
giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,
25 so that there should be no division in the body,
but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
26 If one part suffers,
every part suffers with it;
if one part is honored,
every part rejoices with it.

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RELATIONAL / COLLABORATIVE / IMPROVISATIONAL

ACTIONS

to / for  / with
the universe
of

WONDER + AWE

in each other

opens

our sky.
Our 
expressed / shared

vulnerabilities

swing open the gates
to

rejoicing.

 

 

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andrei tarkovsky GIF by Film Society of Lincoln Center

 

andrei tarkovsky film GIF

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EACH

of my

surgeons

were / are

IMPROVISATIONAL GENIUSES

CREATING

‘GIANT STEPS’

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ARTISTSURGEONS

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YES.

Passionate Visionaries

Compassionate Brilliance

Elegant Mavericks

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Each

of my

surgeons

and

physical therapists

could SEE my soul.

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My re-created body

was made possible

by their hand

is the story

of

their

sacred divinity

+

their

radical hope

+

their

elegant

ACTIONS.

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born WITH – congenitally dislocated

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created on 27 December 2019 by Dr. Coetzee
Surgical procedure #55 since my birth on 29 December.

 

Please open link below:
http://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/12/29/890-%f0%9f%8e%82-29-december-%f0%9f%8e%82-r-evolutionary-new-feet-for-my-birthday-thank-you-dr-coetzee/

 

BlesSINGS

BlesSINGS

BlesSINGS

YES! YES!

to / for
Rob Carlson* + Sherrie Brings Flora**
( *my since childhood amazing friend WHO nicknamed me DQ aka DANCING 👑 – Dancing Queen
** my first friend in my first full year in a public school – FIFTH grade 10 years old!)

+

to /for
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ARTISTSURGEON

Dr. J. Chris Coetzee

&

Larry Nilsson, PA

 

Thank you.
Thank you.

Thank you.

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The

NEW COETZEE OS*

*OPERATING SYSTEM
will be followed by

writing / CREATING

a

NEW UPGRADED PROGRAM

to train / re-wire
my brainbody.
ALL the muscles /soft tissue
in my feet,
and,
in turn, 
ALL my muscles / soft tissue
throughout my entire body
will be chorographed
by the

creative genius 

of

TCO  Physical Therapist

Lisa Richardson. 

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ALL ways

my beloved

Dr. Mark B. Coventry / Mayo Clinic

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/13-july-look-to-this-day-for-it-is-life-the-very-life-of-life-dr-mark-b-coventry-promise-me-two-things-only-let-those-who-honor-and-respect-you-come-near-and-always-remain-an-art/
called me
his

SPITFIRE!!!

We collaborated + elegantly danced together.

Image result for spitfire gif

 

 

 

 

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Bare feet

have come to symbolize

innocence or childhood

in a glorifying perception of

freedom.

 
The

connection

is to

childhood and innocence,

as well as the

simple

joys

of

life.

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Thank you Mom and Daddy.

Doris Cottor Johnson Omlie + Richard Harold Johnson *

* Daddy was killed in a car accident when I was six
– leaving my Mom, and my sister and brothers: Lynne, Bill + Blake.
Daddy navigated bi-polar and his love/fight for me infuses the light in my North Star.

I am fine.

I accept. 

I rise in honor of you –
and
for  my beloved life mentor
Dr.  Mark B. Coventry / Mayo Clinic
and
for ALL who SEE me
and
for ALL who called me to

adventure

and
exclaimed:

COME OUTSIDE to PLAY

with
me!

You know

who

you are!

I prevail because I practice the radical HOPE of LIVING love.

Thank you.

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LIFE + THE LEGACY OF:
Ryan William Cottor
Gracie Olivia Reyelts
Connie Cates Shella

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AWCBEHOLDINGCELEBRATINGYOUME

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I OFFER YOU BEAUTY, natural beauty, IN THIS TIME OF UGLY IN AMERICA.

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WE WILL RISE ABOVE THIS MAELSTROM OF HATE/DIVISIVENESS + DARKNESS.

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I BELIEVE LIGHT WILL BREAK THROUGH AND WIDEN
OUR PERCEPTION + PRACTICE OF CALLING OUT
THE BETTER ANGELS IN OUR NATURE
– OUR COLLECTIVE

‘SINGING WILDERNESS’.

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“In wilderness people can find the silence and solitude
and the non civilized surroundings
that can connect them once again to their evolutionary heritage,
and through an experience of the eternal mystery,
can give them a sacredness of all creation.”

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“Everyone has a listening point somewhere.
It does not have to be in the north or close to the wilderness,
but someplace of quiet where the universe
can be contemplated with awe.”

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“Joys come from simple and natural things:
mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves,
the path of the moon over water.
Even rain and stormy clouds can bring joy.”

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SIGURD F. OLSON

He was known honorifically as the Bourgeois
— a term the voyageurs of old used of their trusted leaders.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigurd_F._Olson

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CREPUSCULAR liGht @ 7:15 p VenTO NatUre SanctUary/MN on 1 OCTOBER

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2 OCTOBER GLEN LAKE PARK/ Wisconsin 4pm

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COMPOSE WITH SPACE

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blackmovesyellow_11_2016_catherineljohnsonBLACKMOVESYELLOW  #11                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/blackmovesyellow-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-2016-catherine-l-johnson-rene-maries-vocal-sonics-charles-lloyds-wild-man-dance-open-sonics/

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Photo credit of me looking UP: N. Reardon

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JAPAN MEDITATION  Catherine L. Johnson 2011

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JAPAN MEDITATIONS

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/31/

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HurricaneRAPTURElantern- a libretto

5 December 2010

HurricaneRAPTURElantern

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I am centrifugal force-

a wild poem,

a day break,

a pine tree deep

in a delicate forest,

a blue wave, always

coming to

shore, a graceful

luminosity.

My body

needs

a feast

of your touch.

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Gentle.

Hurricane.

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I am a spiral

of breath,

of fiercely

whirling roses-

of unfolding red

fire of kissed

whispers.

My body

needs

a wash

of your sound.

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Quietly.

Hurricane.

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I am a swinging rhythm-

a dance,

without a band,

a gospel,

without a church,

an intimate song

singing

your name

without regret.

My body

needs

a bath

of your scent.

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Caress.

Hurricane.

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You are

my hurricane

lamp, my

love, you

keep my

light, my rose, my

desire, my heart, my

sweet, my love, my

soul, my touch, my

sight, my sound, my

taste my integrity, my

naked, my grace within

your kind,

pure, clear

sphere of strong

love.

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This is beauty.

This is vulnerable.

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Hurricane.

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You are my full

moon, my torch,

my swoon, my

lilt, always

my lullaby.

In the night,

with your breath,

you shape the

sound of

my name

searching for

my open touch, my

kiss, my wild poem

on your side.

Always.

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This is truth.

This is sheer.

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My love

is a

lantern, a

hurricane

lamp.

My love

is a

lantern, a

hurricane

lamp.

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Catherine L. Johnson  

5 December 2010

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/16/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/peace-on-earth-john-coltrane-live-in-japan-1966-2508-japan-meditatations-catherine-l-johnson-2011/

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Pine Tree: RAPTURE                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2011

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/fullmoonpinetreeechofullmoonpinetreeecho-2011/

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JAPAN MEDITATION 2011: CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

JAPAN MEDITATIONS                                                                             CATHERINE L. JOHNSON  2011 
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The JAPAN MEDITATIONS PORTFOLIO 2011
was created in immediate response
to the devastating earthquake and tsunamis in Japan.
The rhythm of breathing: calming, calming, calming, calming, calming .

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Inhale. Exhale.   Inhale.    Exhale.    Inhale.      Exhale.        Inhale.         Exhale.
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PEACE ON EARTH

JOHN COLTRANE
LIVE IN JAPAN 1966
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John Coltrane:

 soprano, alto and tenor saxophones,

bass clarinet, percussion

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Coltrane: piano

 

 

 

 

 

Pharaoh Sanders:

alto and tenor saxophones,

bass clarinet, percussion

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Garrison: bass

 

 

 

 

 

Rashied Ali:  drums

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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John Coltrane + ALCHEMY: Iron, Lead and Silver + Body and Soul

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John William Coltrane

Birth date: 09/23/26

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I “see” an image whole

as a visual/flash crossing

the universe of my mind’s eye

at the speed of light,

and then it vanishes.

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I then move to sound/music as a divining rod that

senses the whereabouts of the image that is embedded in my imagination.

The process is like a high diver- all my senses have to be keenly sensitive.

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My listening is like a strobe light and time travel.

I am blinded, as I listen, scanning  for resonance, the proximity, the parallel to the visual/flash.

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I become a tuning fork.

The process is exhilarating and exhausting.

I must be completely wide open as I plunge and soar into the unknown.

I search for sound/music that resounds with the nascent visual/flash experience.

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It’s a wild ride- the exploration, swinging back and forth: call and response;

the  timing of the identification is critical and random,

I can return to sound/music that earlier I thought was off, yet, later calls me back as a present siren call;

 and then the fine tuning: it may be just a few phrases or even a few notes,

or a few notes and the pause before the next phrasing.

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The visual/flash/sound/music fusion is always the rhythm.

I listen and listen until the sound/music finds the lost visual/ flash and sings –

first in a whisper toward a clarion frequency, and then it

 breathes the  pure rhythm of birth.

The beat.

Beat.

Beat.

Beat.

Primal.

Elegantly raw and true.

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The Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant owns a piece

from the Pine Tree: TE DEUM series.

John Coltrane’s Love Supreme  + J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations

was the light, the rhythm

that coaxed the transformation from its visual/flash to its physical presence

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ALCHEMY: Iron, Lead and Silver.

My creative process is a fire in the crucible.

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I bend, transmute my raw psychic/emotional/spiritual/physical experiences into an offering.

My work “knows” before I do. It is a blue print.

It is a litmus test and my truth serum.

In the creation, I drive toward the closest approximation, the threshold, to the visual/flash:

refining, going deeper, stepping back, a repeated and open ended process

until the work arrives and breathes on its own.

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  My art demands an actual encounter.

It is not a photograph of a beloved.

It is the beloved.

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What looks simple is complex in my art: it is about paying attention,

attending nuance and subtlety as discernible events.

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In the studio, my state of alert is immense.

 I am in the intense blue of the creative flame.

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It is a practice of staying and breathing and announcing ephemera on a physical surface

or breaking silence with  the shape and sound of words.

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All is flux- circles, spirals and lines and layers, veils and disclosures

of ecstatic joy to cavernous despair.

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The realm of alchemy is filled with hidden and double meanings.

Just as each element has a physical representation, so too does it have a philosophical meaning in the alchemical school of thought.

It should be noted that the ancient founders of alchemy were avidly loyal to their craft.

So much so, that many of the surviving reference material is quite obscure.

Alchemists shrouded much of their craft to assure the seeker is determined and devoted to learning.

This technique is effective – as once a seeker delves into the world of alchemy;

many are dissuaded by the complexity and obscurity surrounding alchemical meaning.

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Rilke wrote what defines the poet is their desire of the questioning

rather than the comfort of a conventional answer.

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I am working on a new body of work:

dynamic spheres of creation, knowledge, mystery and reconciliation

I am exploring/researching the constructs of the Milky Way galaxy and the martial art of AIKIDO as a fact and a metaphor:

what we do not know is awaiting to be known- the quest to broaden, overturn,

connect and associate disparate thoughts/sounds/visuals in an open-ended dialogue;

break open and break through to new worlds of experiences and sensation;

 how perceptions and views are based/filtered/shaped by one’s context and what one has known- lived and imagined;

the courage to venture forward with an open,  receptive, awaiting “copper plate” heart and mind;

and learning to stay alive with fortitude, grace and faith as one navigates, shifts, explores,

experiments and improvises when one enters  the unknown.

The world that was once declared adamantly flat and the center of the Universe

became…and, so forth.

The convergence, confluence of intellectual, analytical, intuitive coordinates

fueled by questioning the “box” of an answer

is the quest of the artist, scientist- any creative mind in any field of discipline

and of the lover who stays forever young and nimble.

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The working title is BODY + SOUL.

The pieces look like metal plates of iron and lead with etched circles, spirals and lines of silver.

Dynamic spheres.

To view the art requires an actual encounter.

The art experience changes constantly, is in motion,

revealing and veiling depending upon the light and the position of the viewer- like life.

Motion and openness is the compass and lens for new experiences, new perceptions, new truths and a new world.

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All is change.

All is spirit and energy.

Moving forward  has multiple meanings -an ambiguous euphemism.

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Moving forward can be an action that is in dissonance

or in resonance with one’s True North.

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Moving forward can be with intention or confusion.

Moving forward as an action is a temporal-spatial motion.

Moving forward with awareness intellectually and emotionally,

developing a  vision and committing energy toward the direction, and

experiments, improvisation, starts over anew,  falling and rising, experiments, improvisation

and once, slowly and/or suddenly, in a  selected and dedicated direction,

moving forward gaining velocity and clarity

becomes a statement.

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Moving forward is the courage to be open and vulnerable and totally present- no right or wrong-

just following the elusive is with passion.

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Iron:

Iron is a most abundant metal, and is believed to be the tenth most abundant element in the universe.

In alchemy, iron is representative of the planet mars in astrology.

As such, iron rules physical strength, and symbolizes predominantly male energy.

It is also noteworthy that the symbol for iron is also one in the same symbol for male.

Philosophically, iron represents a need to temper primal urges while at the same to embracing the fire within.

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Lead:

Lead has a bright luster and is a dense, ductile, very soft, highly malleable, bluish-white metal that has poor electrical conductivity.

This true metal is highly resistant to corrosion.

As an alchemy symbol, lead is the ruler of the dark, lusterless prime matter.

It is governed by Saturn and combined with silverer it is said to create a purified element called the Philosophic Mercury.

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Silver:

Silver is a very ductile and malleable (slightly harder than gold) univalent coinage metal

with a brilliant white metallic luster that can take a high degree of polish.

It has the highest electrical conductivity of all metals, even higher than copper,

but its greater cost has prevented it from being widely used in place of copper for electrical purposes.

In alchemy, silver is one of the three base metals often used as prima material at the inception of a work.

Further, the alchemy symbol of silver is associated with the moon.

As such, silver holds philosophical traits of the feminine persuasion as well as attributes of intuition,

inner wisdom, and contemplation.

Furthermore, profound artistic expression can be harnessed by using silver.

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Sound/music: BODY and SOUL

 At this very moment, I am searching/researching the sound/music of Body and Soul as  my sound/music divining rods.

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Examples:

 Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OFMkCeP6ok

 Coleman Hawkins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q7J4PgrRsY

Anita Baker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du3kE0NqgEw&feature=related

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I await, until I know.

Timing, rhythm, convergence. confluence, research, intuition.

Mystery and trust.

A star is sparked in the depths of the sea and within the deep of night.

Then I follow.

I must.

It is is.

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BODY & SOUL CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2011

BODY & SOUL                                                  Catherine L. Johnson  2011

 

 

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