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I am, first and foremost, an ordinary human being, one of a seven and a half billion other such entities sharing the same life and the same death. Consequently, in my relationships as well as in my art and writing I seek no other distinction than that granted at every instant by this miraculous participation in undivided existence. This sense of an intimate participation in life as a whole is not, however, without responsibility, because this same awareness must come to every human being alive, and this implies able communication of the fact that, after fifty thousand years of what is commonly thought of as civilizing progress, our species remains as divided, and therefore as primitive and torn by injustice, conflict, and sorrow, as it has ever been.  

Everyone has the right to find out that further superficial changes in political, cultural, professional, and psychological matters are not enough. Everyone must see that slight modifications of the same patterns of tribal and egocentric thought and behavior that have brought us to the psychological, social, geopolitical, and ecological mess we are presently confronting, are merely the means whereby the same dysfunctional patterns of thought and emotion project themselves onto the future. We must all awaken to the necessity of a fundamental revolution in consciousness, and this involves a veritable leap away from who we each "think" we are, and into an unprecedented state of mind —a mode of being— free of the dysfunctional strictures of ethnocentric tradition and self-centered memory and desire.
 
This radical departure from a predetermined, mechanistic existence is the only motive for this artistic and publishing effort; an effort that for reasons that will soon become evident to you is increasingly detached from traditional venues of exhibition and publication, and consequently dependent for its continued operation on the generous support of individuals who may find its yield useful. Artist Kim Schrag, my partner of many years, shares this project with me, and joins me in asking you to consider purchasing a piece of art or a book, or making a donation, which will help us satisfy our basic needs while continuing to sharpen our contribution to the emergence of the intelligently caring action that is so urgently necessary.
Your interest and generosity are
greatly appreciated.                                        This way you get to see Kim's own art and writing.

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