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 …

Mr Askew I Believe You Might Be An Itinerant Confessor

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in News, Soul of America

Last Summer I spent a week on an Island in British Colombia with a gang of unacceptable thinkers. Unacceptable to the status quo that is. During dinner one evening RUPERT SHELDRAKE, the renowned and unacceptable Biologist, stopped the conversation at the table with these few words ‘Mr Askew, I believe you might be an itinerant confessor.’

I’m off to Tucson tomorrow on the first leg of the search for the SOUL OF AMERICA. Perhaps Rupert was right. Perhaps my role is as an itinerant confessor. To the inner voice of a Nation. Witnessed and caught on film for all to see.

Twelve Years a Film Maker

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in News

Twelve Years ago today I picked up the camera for the first time. With no idea why, how or in service of what. But knowing is knowing. Its experience is far beyond wanting or believing …

Guitar for the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Audio, Guitar, Soul of America
Guitar for the Soul of America

I imagine that this search for the Soul of America and the many and diverse inner voices I shall share with you through film will require me to record many more original guitar pieces. This does not appear to be a hardship …

The American Voice We Ignore

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in News, Soul of America
The American Voice We Ignore

I recently heard an intelligent radio program. About the divide in America and what might be done to bring the Nation together. You know the type of considered program. Intelligent views from a number of ‘sides’. But they were views. They were opinions. They absorbed the mind in extravagant possibility. But views and opinions shall never recognize their opposites. They shall never resolve conflict. At best they might agree to live alongside each other. To tolerate …

A First Step into the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in News, Soul of America

Tuscon, next week. I am thinking that this is one of my more unhinged ideas. I have made the decision to capture the Soul of America on film.

I have an idea that to find the Soul of anything one needs to get utterly lost. To simply start somewhere, and take each step as it appears. And so I have picked a random City in which to start. Somewhere I have never been, somewhere where I know close to no-one …

Towards the Sun

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Poetry

Each fraudulent step
through a life
he had never
once desired …