hygienic darkroom retreat

profound rest for the self‑healing psyche

a book by andrew durham

bibliography and influences

  • anthropology, history
  • psychology
    • Magical Child Matures, Joseph Chilton Pearce
    • Birth Without Violence Frederick Leboyer
    • The Primal Scream, Arthur Janov
    • Mass Psychology of Fascism, Wilhelm Reich.
    • Fury on Earth, Myron Sharaf, biography of Wilhelm Reich
    • Pleasure, Alexander Lowen, a faithful student of Reich
    • Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries, Alice Miller
  • philosophical and spiritual traditions
    • my parents, John and LouAnn, and brother, Paul
    • 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
    • my parents
    • initiated into Natural Hygiene by Frederic Patenaude
    • Do You Really Need Eyeglasses?, Marilyn B. Rosanes-Berrett
    • Fit for Life, Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
    • Science and Fine Art of Natural Hygiene, Herbert Shelton
    • The 80/10/10 Diet, Dr Douglas Graham
    • Introduction to Human Technology and Human Technology, William Arthur Evans (thanks to friend, Sterling Voss, for finding this rare work)
  • design and art
    • my parents and brother
    • grandelder and 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
    • 1 week of humane society at Sawtooth Methodist Church Camp, Idaho, Joanie Williamson, director, 1985
    • 3 months enraptured, Idaho, 1987
    • 23 days fasting in California desert, 1991
    • hundreds of hours since 1986 in conversation with mentor and godfather, John Boyer, especially 1991-93
    • 1 week at Rainbow National Gathering, Idaho, 2001
    • 60-hour darkroom retreat supported by Harold, Oregon, 2006
    • 10 days in audience of Advaita grandmaster, Arnaud Desjardins, Montana, 2007
    • 8 seconds in dreamtime with elder, Adrian Wolfe, Oregon, 2008
    • 18 months with the Maya at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, 2011
    • 2 months of life-altering sex, Sweden, 2012
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