Afrodelic

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A Spiritual journey through, Jazz, Sufism, Blues, Zen, Hip-Hop, CG Jung, World Music, Afrofuturism, and the Psychedelic popular culture of the 1970's Liverpool music scene,

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Nero's Cafe

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Spiritual Autobiography. Jazz, Sufism, Blues, Zen, CG Jung, '70's Psychedelia, Travel, World Music, Liverpool Counter Culture. Read Chapter

Ghost Dance.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 2. Ghost Dance. So I’m sitting there with a mug of apple-cider vinegar and manuca honey,thinking about what to writ... Read Chapter

Tao and Drums.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 3. Tao Drummers. The Human Being is unknowable. Inwardly it is as vast as the Universe is outward, and everything in between... Read Chapter

Dreadlocks.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 4. Dreadlocks. In between 1979 and 1981 when I was at Cartrefle College in Wrexam, when I was wood shedding in sociolog... Read Chapter

LSD.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 5. LSD. OK so far so good. Let me just add... this is based on semi-autobiographical material, but as it’s based on... Read Chapter

Texas

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 6. Texas. I’m at my Pop’s in Austin, Texas, it’s a warm Fall, 1999. It's about six in the evening. I'm in my room... Read Chapter

Blues Dervish.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 7. Blues Dervish. I’d concieved the notion of the existence of a sort of Blues Dervish tariqa, or path. It’s an ide... Read Chapter

Urban Jazz..

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 8. Urban Jazz. Liverpool, 1982, Pickwicks Night Club, July 4th, and it’s an event called “Independance Day”. It’... Read Chapter

Emptiness.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 9. Emptiness. Summer time, London 2008. I sat on Dollis Hill, and held shura with the silence amidst the council of rav... Read Chapter

Ancient Frequencies.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 10. Ancient Frequencies. For about 3 months each year in the years leading up to the New York jaunt, from about 1994 to... Read Chapter

Experimental Dub Starz.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 9. Experimental Dub Starz. These are just fragments of random experiences, but each situation was necessary to bring ... Read Chapter

Bluesology.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 12. Bluesology. I’m in Manhatten it’s 1999, I’m 43. We drive past a parade, New Yorker's love parades. This one... Read Chapter

Spiritual Liberty.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 13. Spiritual Liberty. Virtual communities, had replaced much of what was once an actual gathering of the tribes, back i... Read Chapter

Nuyorican Cafe.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

New Yorican Poetry Cafe some of the Poetry Slam. Read Chapter

Pow Wow.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 15. Pow Wow. Now here I am Lower East Side Manhattan making my way to the HQ of the Gathering of the Tribes. The Span... Read Chapter

Rumi.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 16. Rumi. Alternatively, and there’s always an alternative as they say in South Africa, or at least the Zulu’s do... Read Chapter

The Calabash.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 17. The Calabash. I’m staying with my Pop in East Austin, Texas. Pop went to court this morning. He'd left before I... Read Chapter

Harlesden.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 18. Harlesden. London 2012. Sitting at a delightfully tiled mosaic table in Roundwood Lodge Park Café -Harlesden. La... Read Chapter

Congo Bongo.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

 Chapter 19. Congo Bongo. I love the blend of influences in the Spanish Caribbean, and that Moorish-Latino bongo culture... Read Chapter

Heartical.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 20. Heartical. So many coincidences like a flux in the unconscious, synchronicity increases as you travel, until uncanny... Read Chapter

Spanish Harlem.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 21. Spanish Harlem. Yep! All the American toys, and cultural artefacts that I had growing up, never came from my real... Read Chapter

Tea Ceremony.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 22. Tea Ceremony. I’m sitting outside Nero’s havng a coffee, with my Karl Kani jacket, a present my step-son brou... Read Chapter

Coda.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Chapter 23. Coda. Well I’m back in Nero’s again on a breezy, but sultry Autumn sunset, and I’m alone just chilling. It... Read Chapter

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