Rise Up Rhythm

Seen on a T-shirt.

It took a double take to capture the essence. And when I did, I really dug the link between the power of chant or drum and the casting out of the undesirable: rhythm to be rid of them. If only change in the world were a matter of incantation... necessary but not sufficient. I fondly remember the goddess chant of the Radical Faeries. Charlie Murphy's "Burning Times" incorporates the chant by Deena Metzger: Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna. And it was through the Faeries that I first heard a rendition of the inspiring "Brother Warrior" by Kate Woolf. Insufficient but necessary.

And so for day 295