Fakir Musafar is a Master Piercer and shaman with over 40 years experience in the body arts. Starting in 1948, he has championed the ancient practices and modern techniques in general use today. Fakir is a co-developer of the established techniques of contemporary body piercing. He has been called "Father of the Modern Primitive Movement". Excerpt from Fakir.org.
Fakir Musafar, passed on yesterday peacefully at his home, which he shares with his life-partner, Cleo Dubois, the shamanatrix who guided me in spiritual BDSM rites so many years ago. I had sought out rituals of flesh hook to turn my masochistic desires towards a path of warrior seer. Their practice of embracing BDSM with spiritual and energetic joy transformed everything that kink meant to me.
Reading his farewell letter, I am again touched by the grace, and passion for community that Fakir embodies.
I bow my head three times to the ground. Fakir Musafar, Thank you. I am honored that you touched my soul, fed my brian, and pierced my flesh. Love to Cleo Dubois and all the leather wings that fly into this night.
with tender, leather heart,
I am sad, a friend replied honestly when the perfunctory question of "how are you" was posed, As an Empath, I can't seem to lift out of everything that is happening in the world.
another perfunctory output.
But we are all truly contending with this issue. How do we continue with pleasantries when rage and despair is the daily headline?
My first answer is to commit to an action-- whether it is to recycle, carry your own grocery bag, write a weekly letter for a cause or phone call to a politician. To pick your passion niche where and how your time and energy is most effective. I'm sorry, but I don't march. I am agoraphobic and have two small children in tow. I can deploy my utility in more focused ways. But--if you march for a cause I care about, feel free to hit me up for child care (as long as it's less than 3 beings-- all toilet trained ;)
Second-- community. It's BBQ time, it's poetry reading by moonlight time, it's beach time with friends, Yes. Say yes to yourself and do it. Hang with friends, drink something sweet, sour, and cold. and if you need to rant then, so be it.
let yourself delight in the world.
In the trajectory of humankind, we are upward. The bumps let us know something needs to be fixed along our way. And yes, I mean bump as a rhyming pun.
I've shared this podcast in the past and will again. On Being lifts me when I need another voice in my head besides my own...and my mother's. lol.