Presence Before the Story

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Audio, Behind the Film, Films, Soul Biographies Method

The words that people say are pretty much insignificant when set next to how they are. This is important to understand if one is to catch the ‘stories’ of this human race. An AUDIO FILM …

Forever on the Far Side

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Poetry

A man moves silently to
the far side of a room.

To the far side of
another man
bearing
different
circumstance …

The Hardest Kind of Love

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Events, Films, Poetry, Soul Biographies Experience

Unconditionally
she gave.
Love in all
its many shades.
Word, and act.
And kind thought.

Generosity unbound.

Gave to all
but one,
that is …

I Wish People Would Understand Each Other. That’s it.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Images, Soul of America
I Wish People Would Understand Each Other. That’s it.

America has an inner voice. A voice that’s been mostly ignored. A voice that exists beyond the opinions of right and wrong. And so I have set out to capture it on film. America’s very Soul.

In starting such an adventure there have been some definitive moments. In a 3rd Grade in Tucson, Arizona a young girl stood by my shoulder, and when it came time to sit in front of the camera she said ‘I wish people would just understand’. When I asked her ‘Understand what?’ she replied ‘Each other. I wish people would understand each other. That’s it.’

And with that she stood up and walked off. As if she had come from far off to say just those few words. To tell us how simple it might be. But of course hearing the words and the words falling deep and irrevocably inside are so often poles apart …

We Actually Look At Each Other Differently

Olav de Maat and his girl friend came along to an evening entitled ‘How to See the Human Soul’ in Amsterdam a few weeks back. And that is what we set about doing. With the image from the Soul Biographies camera projected on to a large cinema screen. Imagine the subjects – thank you Goor and Carolien – left with nowhere to hide and the beyond intimate black and white image leaving the audience similarly with nowhere to hide.

He wrote me this simple line a few days ago, about the experience of seeing deeper from inside their relationship.

‘… we actually look at each other differently now. Literally.’

In That Silence Everything Changed Forever

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Behind the Film, Events, Testimonials

I’m often contacted by those who have been in front of the camera. A few weeks ago I received these few words from one such subject, filmed recently on Continental Europe;

“… in that silence everything changed forever.’

Soul of America Journey Starts on 9/11 in an RV Headed for Dallas

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in News, Soul of America

We have acquired the use of an RV for September and will be heading South for Dallas and beyond …

Soul of America to Get It’s Own Home

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in News, Soul of America

We are currently building a website specifically to house the film, imagery and observations we will capture on this journey. It should be up by early August.

Tucson Soul of America Footage

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Films, News, Soul of America

Raw, unchecked, truthful inner voices from the Tucson leg of the Soul of America Tour. Hate to Compassion, Overwhelm to Fierce Love, Profound Sadness and more …

What Does the Future Want From Us

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Films, News

A two minute film wondering about the future of education.

What does the future want from us?

3 Places in London

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Events, News

Amsterdam full. 3 places in London. For the Intuitive Intelligence Program …

I Didn’t Want to Hide Anymore

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Viewer Words, Words

‘… when you asked me why I wanted to meet you I said I didn’t want to hide anymore.’

Line from an email received not so very long ago …

Truth, Freedom and an Invitation

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Audio, Events, News, Soul Biographies Experience

It’s 2am. You’re wide awake.
Feeling alone. Unseen.
And inexplicably lost.

Discontent despite all
that you have around you.

The people. Your life.
Your dreams.

You wear a face that tells
the world you’re OK,
but you’re not.
You’re bone achingly tired
from the relentless
game of belonging.

You long for a meaningful place
in the world. And to
belong without condition.
Without struggle.

You long to be seen …

The Meaning of Cake

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Observations, Poetry, Words

Might we exist in a world of too much, where much of that much doesn’t actually bring us what we are truly after.

And so a few words on the subject, written in view of a large cake stand … ‘The Meaning of Cake’.

The Most Unusual Game of Walkabout

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Behind the Film, Events, Films, Interviews, News, Products

There was a time where I was almost between Worlds. The Business World and the World that would come. But a World I didn’t know existed. And I made a game up. In retrospect it drew my notice to something that would define the way of Soul Biographies. The way of so much that I now experience. Last week I sat in front of the camera, and recounted the experience of this game …

Seeking One Courageous Business Owner

One place has come free for a courageous Business Owner on the Dynamic Truth Process Program in Hertfordshire, UK on 17-19 July. Film + Truth + Purpose …

109 Seconds Concerning the Point of the Films

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Behind the Film, Films, Interviews
109 Seconds Concerning the Point of the Films

‘… the idea of doing this (Soul Biographies) just turned up one day. There was no thinking it through. It was one of those intuitive ideas that exists in the realm of knowing. I knew I have to do this. But I have no idea why, how or in service of what.’ 2 Minute Film …

People Say It’s Ok But It Isn’t

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Images, Soul of America
People Say It’s Ok But It Isn’t

‘… I see a lot of loneliness, desperation and anxiety out there. People say their lives are OK
but their faces tell a different story.’

An image from the ‘Square Portrait’ Soul of America Series …

Fade into Time

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Poetry

For those who believe that their own two feet are planted firmly on the earth’s surface.

‘Fade into Time’

When all is said.
And done.

And my ashes
return
to dust.

The footsteps I
leave behind me
will fade into time.

They just will …

[+ there is a film]

How The Camera Can Capture Consciousness

How The Camera Can Capture Consciousness

3 very recent minutes on the camera’s capacity to capture consciousness …

You Have No Reason to Hate Me

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Images, News, Soul of America
You Have No Reason to Hate Me

In this journey that lies before me to find and witness the #SoulOfAmerica, I imagine there will be challenging times. Included in this will be the cameras exposure to the subject of racism and hate. Because it exists. Sometimes visible, often hidden.

As we travel the country, I imagine the camera will end up catching its visceral experience from both sides. The giver of hate, and its unwilling recipient. Having such experience in the full exposure of light for all to see beyond simply the idea of it will be useful at the very least.

An image from the ‘Square Portrait’ Soul of America Series … …

For UK Business Owners and Coaches

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Events, News, Soul of Business

Imagine three days of utter immersion with a small truly courageous group of business owners examining the vast depths of why you do what you do, so that we are able to capture the essence of that on film. That is the Dynamic Truth Process Program. We have a place remaining in the UK in July. You and I would need to speak …

Soul Biographies in Amsterdam for the First Time

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Behind the Film, Events, News

I am coming to Amsterdam. This is what I emailed to everyone on the Film List in the Netherlands and Belgium …

The US Congress Should Pay Attention to Evelyn

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Films, News, Soul of America

On this particular day, I imagine US Leadership might do well to listen to these few minutes of Evelyn, 98.

#HouseOfRepresentatives #Senate #USCongress

‘I have been so fortunate in my 98 years but now I look at my country and I’m almost ashamed that we let such hypocrites make decisions for the masses of people who are good. But I am here for something. I am not ready to go. What an opportunity a human life is.’

See the 2 minute film …

Raw, Unchecked, Truthful American Inner Voices

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Events, Films, News, Soul of America
Raw, Unchecked, Truthful American Inner Voices

Raw, unchecked, truthful inner voices from the Tucson leg of the Soul of America Tour. Hate to Compassion, Overwhelm to Fierce Love, Profound Sadness and more …