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The Ordinary Acrobat – A History of the Circus

The Ordinary Acrobat – A History of the Circus

I’ve fallen in love with the circus all over again. In The Ordinary Acrobat, Duncan Wall delivers a veritable history of the circus and its individual arts – fascinating histories all of them.  The work is a lot to synthesize and impressive in its scope.   The […]

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Flying Yoga – The Diamond Sutra of Surrender

Flying Yoga – The Diamond Sutra of Surrender

Flying yoga is a yoga of relationship and it is radically simple. The principles informing the practice are also rich.  The flyer represents the air element, the base, the earth.  Earth & Air meet. My love affair with this new ancient form is going on a decade now […]

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The Circus & Circles (a curious history)

The Circus & Circles (a curious history)

The Circus & Circles (a curious history)  Juggling originated in the temple as part of sacred and ritual practices. A sphere, with its sacred geometry, implies the shape of planets, suns, moons & stars. To the ancient Egyptian mind, a juggler was one who held the cosmos […]

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