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 …

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.’

A Few Words of Warning

A viewer who had been participant in both possibilities within the Soul Biographies Experience (a witness from the audience and the witnessed in front of the camera) wrote to me with these few words of WARNING …

Words by Way of an Invitation

I wrote these few words by way of general invitation to all Soul Biographies Programs;

To truly bear witness to another allows for a voice that seems rare in this age. A voice that doesn’t set out to convince the world of right and wrong. A voice that starts without knowing where it might end up. A voice alive with truth and vulnerability, that travels without fear of consequence. The unfiltered voice of the human soul. The strength and wisdom of such a voice can change the course of a life. Even an organization. This time is about such a voice. This is where we will go …

I Simply Must

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Events, Soul Biographies Method, Viewer Words

I received these few words on an enquiry form, regarding one of the Soul Biographies Programs.

Yes, please.
I simply must attend.
For my soul.
For my work.
For my life.
For my service to others.

The 2017 Program will be out soon. Much expanded.

In Search of Who I Am and What I’ve Been Pretending Not to Know

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Events, Soul Biographies Method
In Search of Who I Am and What I’ve Been Pretending Not to Know

The second I sat down in front of the camera I found out that something else was already there in search of me. In search of Who I Am, What I Stand For, and What I’ve Been Pretending Not to Know. Instinctively, I ducked. I weaved. I recited poetry. But I discovered you can’t spar with silence. And in the end …

The Artist Who Works with Nothing

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Poetry, Soul Biographies Method, Viewer Words, Words

A someone who recently sat in front of the Soul Biographies Camera woke up a few days ago with these unexpected few words in her imagination. She had no idea where they had come from. Or why, but thought that they pointed to something of importance with respect to this somewhat mysterious work […cont]

Thankful Words from a Single Photograph

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Events, Images, Poetry, Soul Biographies Method
Thankful Words from a Single Photograph

Thankful for it all.

For the seemingly unjust
alongside the
well deserved.
Its stark opposite.

Each plays its part.

Each might hold
equal measure …

Sister Jenna Radio Interview and Washington DC Live Events

Sister Jenna Radio Interview and Washington DC Live Events

A Radio Interview. What might be the experience of filming Donald Trump, and more. And news of Washington DC Events 30th November and 1st December.

Summer Weekend English Retreat

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in Behind the Film, Events, Soul Biographies Method
Summer Weekend English Retreat

A Weekend Retreat Gathering for those inexorably drawn to the possibility hidden in a weekend lost in the depths of the Soul Biographies experience in an extraordinary property within the New Forest National Park, England …

Leadership and the Art of Listening

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Films, Soul Biographies Method
Leadership and the Art of Listening

‘I knew I was in the presence of the finest leader I would ever know. What I don’t know is how he knew to do that.’ A short film about leadership and the art of listening …

Stripped Bare Interview

Here is a 42 minute conversation between David Taylor and myself entitled ‘Stripped Bare’. Examining the nature of Soul Biographies and its method …

Leadership and the Art of Listening

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Films, Soul Biographies Method
Leadership and the Art of Listening

‘I knew I was in the presence of the finest leader I would ever know. What I don’t know is how he knew to do that.’ A short film about leadership and the art of listening …

A 4 minute film …