RESEARCH STRUCTURES
Enquiry into Ceremonial Research



My research is made in both ordinary and non ordinary realities, embracing altered states of consciousness as valid access points to ancient wisdom and embracing the sensorial body as truth teller of experience - a gateway to transpersonal and abstract realms.

The process for how ideas come about and how projects form as ‘finished’, is networked - Research topics flow on from one another with blurred or no boundary between them.

The structure of my research process is made through future(s)-focused ceremony praxis, which invites a collective of heart/minds together to learn and ask questions from multiple individual perspectives.

I share what I have and invite research participants into a collective experince where each of our individual portals towards collective consciousness is valued.

We collect data from each participant who is willing to share with me their experiences, feeding back into the work either as case study or backgrounding information on where our collective is ‘at’ with each topic.

Research participants are recognised as co-creators.

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Seeking a non-dogmatic approach for artistic speculation, I open up current research projects as open-source ‘guides’, for other practitioners, [also reiki healers, or qi-gong practitioners, astral-travellers, crystal-cave inhabitants, yogi’s, dancers, painters, or otherwise] who have interest.

An authentic future focused shamanic way of being would be based on trusting dynamic, non-heirachical, hypernetworks of abundance - community.

Without being in dynamic interplay with one another’s creativity and desire, we cannot move our personal power into the world. It has nowhere to flow.

Having connection - resonating - being seen and in turn, seeing - expands our energy, supports our transformations and helps making ‘the impossible dream’, possible.

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The most current research doc which was open source in 2020/21 was a deep dive into co-creating our relationships with digital spaces / social media from the project
Saya Soma: Shadow body in encoded system.

The last research ceremony made was online in 2021 - “Dance the Digital Waterfall” hosted by residency Zero Corners.

I also have an instagram channel which shares Open Source Research as much as possible, always with book references and a little side project growing called #opensourcealtars 

#ResearchAsCeremony



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Project-Based Research topics:



- 13+++ Astral Chakras / Earth Chakras / Embodiments of 5D / Whale & Dophin Matrix, 2021-2022




- Hydro-Feminism as Water-Healing / Water as our Way Home, 2021-2022


- Core-Shamanic Practice and The Post Human Body, Digital Futures 2015 - 2022






Paper, 2020:
“In Search of the Invisible: Dreaming of Embodied Computation”,
Published by the Foundation of Shamanic Studies Europe, 2020.
Link to E Pub.



What is the psychic matter held within what we call "the internet" and what beginning precedence is this giving to the psyche and spirituality of virtual spaces and in turn, towards .ai consciousness?

How is collective consciousness distributed over the internet as a medium?

How much, and which energy is held within, in a transitory state - given by users and trapped ('un-manifested') within the system, creating residue 'psychic matter' within this virtual space?

How much and what exact energy is not originating directly from users, but originating from the network, itself?

What does this mean for [core] Shamanic Work, all energetic healers and therapists?

Can the digital realities be seen as a tool - like a drum, or a mirror - in order to see the unconscious, transfer power, mediate emotional suffering of the collective and empower the human species on a spirit level?

Paper, 2022:
“SAYA-SOMA: Shadow Body in Encoded System”
Forthcoming - Published by Zero Corners, 2022.





[TRAUMA + SOUL RETRIEVAL WITHIN THE DIGITAL]


The digital mirror provides a sharp and dynamic reflection, as witness, giving opportunity for rich, mass integration.

Shamanic cultures view the mirror as tool, and the mirror’s greatest source of power is light.

On this pretence, we’ve a vital and relevant chance to heal through shining light (awareness, consciousness) into the digital. My work activates this ‘tool’ in use.

I propose a text from the perspective of Shamanic Soul Retrieval work and initiation, discussing the body-psyche within the coded system of trauma fragmentation.

Topics: Co-emergence, Soul Retrival, Glitch, Posthuman Body, Dissection, Gaze, MirrorMind, Trauma of the Soul, Witness, Multiperspective Praxis.



This is part of a much larger work currently being arranged into a book-length, which goes much deeper into the embodied alchemy, waterfalls and glitch-spirit methodology. And includes drawings and sketches on a potential cosmology of the Digital Spaces and Collective Shadows. 
June, 2022.





- ONGOING RESEARCH: The Collective Intuition Wounds


Dream Archive

Collecting dreams since 2014 - over 35,000 dream-words archived.

This is a private archive and anyone is welcome to submit.

What are the current shared landscapes within dream images?


What can this tell us about collective shadows, spirit intrusions or power imballances [over-or under-abundance]?

What needs to be integrated here for greater collective consciousness?

How does it need to occur?










Background Topics....



- Identity, Self-Perception, Instrospection, Fragmentation [+schizophrenia] of the Self - Body - Psyche: Trauma Soul, Ritual. [Ritual distances Emotions]

- Human Technology: Consciousness, Intuition, Creation, Compassion. [imballances in the emotional dynamics, pity/compassion, guilt/selfconsciousness, doubt/trust]

- Capacity for Authenticity and Discernment in Navigating Multi-Realities

- Soul Retrieval, Psychomagick Act, and how this transforms Trauma in a non-dual way [Anti-resistance, wholeness]   Ref: Re-Visioning Soul Retrieval: The Spectrum of Active and Passive Healing in Shamanism and Jungian Psychotherapy by Maureen B. Roberts, Ph.D.

- Somatic Practices for Energy Resonance [Qi Gong, Structure & Flow]

- WIN-WIN-WIN vs LOSE-LOSE-LOSE

- The Wounded Feminine / The Wounded Masculine

- Hypnosis / Theta state.  [ Frequencies, Drum Patterns, Guided and active meditation journeys ]         



︎︎︎Esoteric links over at Consumer Refund






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Past Topics.... The Open, Grotesque Body...


In 2008, I wrote a thesis on;

“Food, Shit, and This Lump of Flesh in Between:
A study that traces the Open Grotesque Body used in the works of artists Orlan, Mike Parr and Paul McCarthy.“

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