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Free Music, Academia and The Pole Star

Posted in Astrology, Music with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2011 by sudhirastropoetica

I’ve just been and had some fun on my Bandcamp page. www.sudhir.bandcamp.com Having managed to get my mastering program up and running on my new computer, I have remastered all my old songs, and put 12 of them up for downloading. You can name your price – which includes FREE if you so desire – and are one of the first couple of hundred to do so each month.

And oh my god – it’s been over nine months since I updated this page! So – where have I been? aside from going through floods and storms and having a solid encounter with the fact of aging, via my 94 year old mum, I have been studying. Somewhere near the end of last year I got possessed by the idea to get a Counselling Degree. As it turns out, I am having a whole lot of fun with it. I’m studying on-line via the Jansen Newman Institute in Sydney and am pretty damn impressed so far. There’s been heaps of sociology, which has meant me getting my head around folks like Michel Foucault after years of avoiding them – and I’m discovering counselling models that I really like. Mostly those that have arisen through a trail that leads to Milton Erickson (Narrative/Brief Solution Focussed). Erickson had the idea that the Unconscious is a huge positive resource, rather than a fathomless Freudian cesspit. I like it.

Astrology goes ever onwards and upwards however. I am intrigued by the idea of the Pole Star – that point in the sky that doesn’t move – which symbolises that within us that also doesn’t move. I found a meditation technique in ‘The Book of The Secrets’ by Osho that is all about remembering this stillness, as everything around it dances, shifts and changes. It’s a lovely metaphor for astrology. The planets dance and change. The Pole Star hints at the axle around which it all dances. The parts of us that are represented by the planets and signs go through their crazy dramas; the bit within us represented by the Pole Star, doesn’t. It is a witness.

Lovely.

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The Pole Star

Posted in Astrology, Music with tags , , , , on June 15, 2010 by sudhirastropoetica

I’m erratic that’s for sure on the writing front. Consider subscribing to this blog if checking in and finding no rhyme or reason to the timing of my musings is driving you barking mad.

My book is still very much out there waiting for you to trip over it. I have been doing a tour of Brisbane Greater Metropolitan Shopping Malls signing copies for lucky punters who take the giant leap of approaching me and discovering that I don’t bite. Copies are available around Australia. Or you can get them direct from my publishers at www.boolarongpress.com.au    

Since writing that I am getting back into doing Experiential Astrology Sessions, people have been turning up at my door wanting the same. The strange thing is that their presence seems to have no logical connection to any publicity or advertising that I have been doing. Synchronicity seems to be alive and well even in the midst of the apparently non-magical personality of our times.

News – there’s plenty. I have left Lion Island which is a bit of a disaster. In fact it cuts me like a knife. One unworkable relationship was all it took. Damn. The guys have been in the studio in the meantime and I’m sure they will come up with a fantastic set of Lionised Mathew Vale masterpieces. I’ve been practising some old blues songs to while away my musical time as a kind of cure. I’ve also been exploring one of the meditations from Osho’s “Book of The Secrets”. It involves listening to a sound as it is struck and as it fades – right through to the moment when it finally ceases. It’s extraordinary what happens in that tiny moment. Silence fills up the space like it was some kind of nectar of the gods. I can now be found in my lounge room in my spare time banging gongs and listening intently to what follows. These may seem small and innocuous exercises – but they are dynamite – like splitting the inner atom.

This silence and centring is what determines the direction of my approach to astrology. I have discovered the Pole Star as a metaphor. The Pole Star stays dead still while all the others whirl and dance around it like Krishna’s Gopis. It is a perfect symbol for the witnessing consciousness at the heart of our inner universe. The whole work is to disidentify from the drama of Star Signs and Planets and Aspects and Houses and all the rest – and find the Pole Star. Of course we have to love the drama to be able to trance-end it.

It’s cold and a cup of tea is in the offing. If you are in Brisbane I will be at Angus and Robertson’s Post Office Square Shop this Thursday lunch time (12 – 2pm) signing books. Come along and say hello.        

Sessions, and Workshops

I am available for experiential astrology sessions, to run workshops and give talks. They can be tailored to the needs of Individuals, Couples or Groups (Share houses, bands, work groups etc). Write to me at astropoetica@gmail.com for further info or to book – or via the comment gateway on this site.