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Seminar: Ordinary, Magical, and Undine Emapthy
Here are the first few chapters for a correspondence course on undine
empathy. I encourage you to send in comments, observations, and questions.
Chapter Five: The Magnetic Fluid
Exercise Includes the fourteen page story, all dialogue, at the end
from the legendary civilization of Atlantis. The story debates the pros
and cons of revealing the magnetic fluid and the undine queens to the
Chapter Six: Mermaid-Human Interactions
Contains the stories: The Changeling, The Double Changeling, and A
Chapter Seven: Review
Contains the story: Caelius Aurelius Luscus and the Mermaid
And the essays: 12 Traits of Undine Women
The Race that Replaces Human Beings
What Do Mermaids Do? Selected Writings
Chapter Eight: The Undine Isaphil
Contains the story, The Undine Isaphil and the two essays, Isaphil's Four
Bodies and The Five Elements--A Review
Chapter Nine: The Magnetic Fluid Part II:
Includes Sixteen Traits of Undine Queens, The Magnetic Fluid Exercise,
Part II, a revised version of Twelve Traits of Undine Women,
the Salamander Amtophul, a divine mission, a few questions and answers,
and a glossary.
This chapter is about 168 pages with 22 pages or so of email questions and
answers at the end. It includes more water meditations, transcripts of
conversations with hard core mermaid women (women who appear to be actual
meramids in the body of women), and some humorous stories.
The course started with two remarkable women as my "research subjects."
Now, after many more interviews, I am presenting a new personality type
never before described in history.
For the book, Undines, scroll to the bottom.
Questions and Answers
Questions on Magical Empathy Exercise
Question: Looking Back on Beginning Practice
Question: Warnings about the Future
Note: A completely revised edition of Undines will be published by North
Atlantic Books in the summer of 2010. The ebook and print to order
edition below will be available through August of 2009.
May 28, 2008
Announcement: My book, Undines: Lessons from the Realm of Water
Spirits, comes out July 6, 2010 from North Atlantic Books, distributed by
Random House. You can preorder from North Atlantic Books or Amazon.com
Note: These undines are not cute, sweet, smiling, little mermaids.
Their beauty and magic are astonishing.
I have had some really nice compliments that the words I write "are the
real thing." But there is no point in my writing a book about undines
unless human women can learn to embody the undines' qualities and powers.
(the same for men and mermen--see my merman audio meditation under Audio).
Focusing on the words but not the experience is like having a key but not
using it to open the door, feeling compassion but never expressing it, or
being in love but never consumating it.
A book needs readers so I am promoting this book. That part is normal. But
this book also contains a quest. The undines believe that human women are
quite capable of embodying the undines' qualities and powers whereas many
who practice magic or are capable of exploring the realms of fairy know
nothing about these possibilities.
Consequently, see The Undine Project and Global Casting Call below.
The Undine Project
Note 1:Video Poems--this section is being transferred to the seminar on
Note 2: The video and photography relating to mermaids and undines are
now complete for all practical purposes, though I am still happy to
interview women with strong ties to the undine/meramid realm.
On a humorous note, my editor said she did not want any actual pictures
of real women in my book she was publishing. She did not want to offend
people who have their own mental preconceptions of what mermaids look
I told her that was really funny. She did not see anything funny about
it. I told her "This may be your last chance to use pictures of this
model." She still did not want pictures in the book
The model is one of two women in human history who have transferred into
the realm of mermaids for an extended period of time. Of the two, only
this woman has returned.
When I said "your chance," I meant "you the human race." It turns out
human beings can not do tantra on an astral level. It involves basically a
direct heart to heart connection with the model and the capacity to
interact with her from within the realm of mermaids.
There is art and there is divine art. And I mean this in all fairness to
everyone involved, perhaps another race will appear on earth that already
has its feet in the starting blocks and is ready to seize an opportunity
when it occurs. The model/mermaid has worked with hundreds of
photographers yet she says no one takes pictures of her like I do.
I take genuine symbolic pictures. I do not know of any modern
photographers who "see" energy so they can take a picture that captures
the aura of the model. But then again, like I say, to see requires the
viewer to be within the realm of mermaids. Western photography can not
conceive of this.
I am compelled by my work to share everything I experience. Writing
stories enables me to do this. Doing photograhy for a few initiates is
not part of my work.
This section of video poems pursues poetry, still pictures, and video as
an artistic study of femininity. In terms of magic, the magnetic fluid or
the field of magnetic energy that extends throughout nature, is the
embodiment and essence of the feminine spirit. Obviously, women have a
closer tie to the magnetic fluid than do men. The magnetic energy itself,
however, extends far beyond anything known by women in our age and in our
society. It is not that women can not embody this energy. It is rather
that no one asks them to, points them in this direction, challenges them,
or trains them. Our world simply has too many other distractions.
Nonetheless, experiencing the magnetic fluid first hand grants inner
peace and oneness with the universe--infinite peace, absolute contentment
and perfect serenity, pure receptivity to any being or spirit, and a
divine level of compassion.
Still, women can, without a great deal of effort, symbolize and express
this feminine energy that extends though nature, human, and divine realms.
Women are, from one perspective, in the image of God/Goddess, the Creator.
This section on video poems attempts to explore this symbolism and
capacity for artistic expression.
Warning: contains nudity and is for mature individuals who are over age
Warning 2: I can easily understand how nudity can be construed as
offensive to spiritual practitioners. I can also easily understand how
using women as models to portray undines in some aspect is also offensive
to some individuals. I carry the burden of opening a gate into a magical
realm previously keep secret from humanity. To reveal something new to the
public requires spiritual will, power, and purpose adequate for the task.
I would state, for the record, that one reason that this particular
knowledge of the inner worlds has been kept hidden is that previous
masters and bards were unable to deal with the idea or experience--they
could and many can not accept women being able to unite the pure,
unconstrained sensuality of nature with a divine level of empathy and
love. Such fear does not constrain or worry me. The undines' love and
empathy are required for the work I seek to accomplish.
Global Casting Call
One Suggestion for Movements in a Shoot
I should clarify that the movements described below as suggestions or a
rough outline subject to individudal interpretation are meant to be
performed nude and to be videotaped. Undines are perhaps the most
politically incorrect creatures on earth. In an instant they can get
inside you, sense you from within, and intimate what it is like to be one
with you. They have no barriers or boundarires much less social identities
What I am looking for is a really deep meditation in which the woman
becomes an image of the sea, an embodiment of the magnetic fluid. I don't
consider this to be just about art. I consider it to be necessary for the
survival of the human species. All the same, I also write comedy to
maintain perspective. In magic, you have to know when to maintain your
boundaries and also when to over come them.