bibliography and influences

  • indigeny vs industry
  • philosophical and spiritual traditions
    • my parents, John and LouAnn
    • Atlas Shrugged, etc, Ayn Rand, preceptor
    • Tantric Hinduism with guru, Purna Steinitz
    • In Search of the Miraculous, Ouspensky (Gurdjieff’s basic teachings)
    • radical orthodox Christianity with DeWaynn Rogers (late legal counsel, enigma, and possibly Teacher of the Age)
    • animism from nature, books (above), elders (scoutmaster Jack Asher; godfather and mentor, John Boyer), extended family, and friends
  • health
  • design and art
    • my parents and brother, Paul
    • grandmaster craftsman and engineer, Jack Nuckols
    • childhood teacher, Steve Parks (Horizons School, Twin Falls)
    • accompanist and mentor, Willetta Warberg
    • The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper
    • The Natural House, Frank Lloyd Wright
    • Selected Poems, Robert Bly
    • BuckyWorks, Jay Baldwin (about Buckminster Fuller)
  • experiences
    • one week of humane society at Sawtooth Methodist Church Camp, Idaho, Joanie Williamson, director, 1985
    • three months enraptured, Idaho, 1987
    • 23 days fasting in California desert, 1991
    • one week at Rainbow National Gathering, Idaho, 2001
    • 60-hour darkroom retreat supported by elder, Finn Po, Oregon, 2006
    • 10 days in audience of Advaita grandmaster, Arnaud Desjardins, Montana, 2007
    • eight seconds in dreamtime with elder, Adrian Wolfe, Oregon, 2008
    • 18 months with the Maya at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, 2011
    • two months of life-altering sex, Sweden, 2012

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