Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
~Carl Jung


My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
~John Lennon


The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty “yes” to your adventure.
~Joseph Campbell


I live on Earth at present,
and I don’t know what I am.
I know that I am not a category.
I am not a thing — a noun.
I seem to be a verb,
an evolutionary process —
an integral function of the universe.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller


And those who were seen dancing
were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music
~Frederick Nietsche

Psychonaut (or Psychanaut) – a modern portmanteau of the Greek words for soul and sailor i.e. a traveler of the mind/soul.  A person facinated by our boundless inner universe.  A person who experiences intentionally induced altered states of consciousness in order to investigate the mysteries of his or her deepest inner space, and address consciousness/spiritual questions through direct experience.  Someone more attuned with philosophy, morality, and consciousness than with trivial persuits and mass distractions.

(PsychAnaut instead of PsychOnaut sometimes denotes a female psychonaut.)

I couldn’t say it any better than that. So, here’s labels that could be applied to me: vocalist, performer, songwriter, psychanaut, visionary – and generator of glorious ideas. 

I have many interests and skills, but all come from my main joy and personal passion: the evolution of our species.  What is our potential as human beings?  How much wiser can we be?  How much more loving?  I understand that all of our challenges, from environmental degredation to animal exploitation to greed to violence…all come from a lack of consciousness.  And so, to improve every aspect of our personal and global reality, we must open ourselves up to a higher level of consciousness that is available, right now, to us. 

That’s my passion.  It’s why I write and perform music,and  it’s why I counsel and teach.