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90 Days to 2013 & a 2012 3:15 Experiment Poem

October 1, 2012

August 1, 2012 3:15am Ventura CA

I can’t believe it’s 3:15am August 1 2012
Another year has passed
And it’s a birthday of sorts
A birth day birth way
writing is a birth way of sorts
A fast pen is the fast car
the get away from here to there
taking you from the expected to the
unexpected if you’re lucky
the pen will drive you to find out
what you actually believe in

what’s real at 3:15

may not ever be real again (vertical going up the page)

The harvest moon is gorgeous and full and it’s actually Monday, October 1, not August 1. ‘m celebrating that I got my summer field paper in for my PhD at Pacifica Graduate Institute in community, liberation and ecopsychology. The paper is 28 pages long–cover, abstract, 2 pages of references, and 24 pages of text (including two of my own 3:15 experiment poems on how to write at 3:15am and another on the topic that I call “the dodo.” )

Curious? Here’s the title and the abstract:

Spell of the numinous, search for the synchronous:
A Depth Psychological Approach to The 3:15 Experiment
and To Producing a Social Dreaming Matrix at a Feminist Art Exhibition


Using the tools of writing in altered states of consciousness, social dreaming, and active imagination as described by Mary Watkins, Steve Aiszenstat, and others, along with the depth psychological approach of James Hillman of “seeing through,” I prepared to produce a social dreaming matrix that will culminate in dream theater; I facilitated the 2012 3:15 Experiment and invited participants to record dreams; I reviewed past 3:15 Experiment poetry looking for convergences, divergences, and synchronicities; and I began the selection of 3:15 poems for a 2oth anniversary anthology.  Preliminary research indicated the timing, scope, and scale proved greater than the timeframe; however, results suggested pathways for discovering ways to bring aesthetic experiences to daily life, to heal the disease of the absence of Aphrodite (Hillman, 1998, p. 63).  The production of the anthology may lead to more insights about synchronicities in the 3:15 Experiment.

Photo by David Pu’u

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