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SPHOTA-MERAKI – 2019

SPHOTA: “That from which the meaning bursts forth”
In Hindu linguistics “sphota” relates to the theory and understanding of what words and phrases represent when someone reads them and relates them on a deeper level. It is the ‘light-bulb effect’, that ‘Ah-ha!’ moment of understanding aspects of words, sentences, mantras etc.

MERAKI: “The love one puts forth into something. The creative essence of putting yourself into your work”
In Greek, “merkati” represents the passion and soul one puts into their work.

Sphota-Meraki.com represents the drive and passion individuals feel in making change in their personal life as well as putting it forth out into the world. It is that moment of clarity before, during and after when one puts their whole essence into creating something anew.

This is that process….that moment of thought, turned into reality. The belief of doing what you love and how it enhances others in the process.

SPHOTA-MERAKI…. It may be difficult to say or comprehend…but that is part of the point….to learn something new and see where it leads you.

There are six sections that are in the menus above, These sections will have a brief description of what that section will entail. More info will be available soon enough.

1. Consciousness – Aspects of religion and spiritual understanding.
2. Wellness – Physically and mentally, traditional and holistic.
2. Ecology – Aspects dealing with the flora and fauna. Animal rights issues and environmental concerns
4. Education – Aspects relating to the education sector and well as government concerns
5. Fringe – Anything related to conspiracy theories
6. Frolic – Music and the Arts

 

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UPDATE – PRINT PUBLICATION – INFO

Name: Sphota-Meraki (meaning)
Promotional Issue: #00
Release Date: 3/2018
Page Count: 24
Circulation: 3000+
Distribution: Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Victoria
– Promotional issue will be primarily be distributed through advertisers and contributors, special events and few locations. More info on that coming soon.
Content: See below


SECTION CONTENT

There will be six sections in the publication. In the dropdown menu above, these sections have been divided and will, eventually, house articles that will appear in the print publication. A brief description is below and further info will be included in the actual print publication along with sample articles and info.

1. Consciousness – Aspects of religion and spiritual understanding.
2. Ecology – Aspects dealing with the flora and fauna. Animal rights issues and environmental concerns
3. Wellness – Physically and mentally, traditional and holistic. Continue reading “UPDATE – PRINT PUBLICATION – INFO”

Meaning of Sphota-Meraki

SPHOTA-MERAKI is the continuation of Along Your Path.

SPHOTA – “That from which the
meaning bursts forth.”
MERAKI – “The creative essence of
putting yourself into your work.”

Meaning behind SPHOTA:
The word sphota can be traced back to various Indian philosophers such as Pânini and Patanjali, but is most notable through Bhartrihari  (450—510 C.E.) and his theory associated with it in his writings, Vākyapadīya (treatise on words and sentences).
In a discussing with Steven J. Rosen, Continue reading “Meaning of Sphota-Meraki”

New Beginnings

Isn’t it funny that all ‘Beginnings” are just a reiteration of what has been before?! Yet it is always redefined and brought into a new light for further exploration and deeper analysis.

With that being said a new chapter is unfolding.

TWO STONED BIRDS have been doing shows in and around South Texas, mainly San Antonio and Houston and have been connecting with a lot of amazing people and a lot of talented and creative people throughout. We will continue selling our merchandise at selected events and are in the process of bringing new designs and products to the masses.

PRINT PUBLICATION: Yeah, this has been a continuous loop for sometime, mainly in me trying to figure out howto bring into creation a print publication for mass distribution. Well….here I am again in regards to ‘trying’ to bring this into fruition. Yet this time, this time the funds are in place for this to transpire into more than just an idea. It was funny cus earlier today I realized that little under a year ago I posted an updated article on Sphota-Meraki, the initial title of the next print publication. Keeping that name is still up in the air but the initial meaning is there. I will say that by the end of Feb 2018, there WILL BE a print publication! So stay tuned.

SOUNDCLOUD PLAYLISTS: I have slowly been building up various playlists that include a variety of musicians and bands that create music with meaning. Along with the print publication, more information will become available on the music we include on our playlists. For now you can check out the HIP-HOP Soundcloud Playlists below…

TWO STONED BIRDS – Vendor Dates

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Updated: 2/17/18:

Vendor dates are located below.

We havent been doing many shows as we are vamping up to start on the print publication. We are still making contacts, updating our mailing list, and focusing on a full update for the website, which will come on Feb 15th. After that date we will be heading to get this magazine printed and released in March.

More info on the print publication available is here.

Pics and info on our merchandise are located at this link. Thanks

  • 3/16-17 – HOUSTON – Groove and Vibe Festival FB Page
  • 3/17 – VICTORIA – Shenanigans Fest FB Page
  • 3/24 – AUSTIN – Coexist Metaphysical Market FB Page
  • 3/25 – SAN MARCOS – Metaphysical and Holistic Fair  FB Page
  • 3/31 – SPICEWOOD (Near Marble Falls, TX) – NORML’s 5th Annual Puff-N-Putt at Willie Nelson’s Golf Course FB Page

Fish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired

fishdaddyFish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired

Fish Daddy Glass is the collaborated effort of “two guys looking to make great glass art” (aka Michael Fisher and Xavier Juarez) from the central Texas region. Saw these guys blowing glass a few days back at Art Haus@Pour Haus in New Braunfels (Between San Antonio and Austin) and was impressed by the quick items that were created, including glass pipes, necklace pieces and little animals. Continue reading “Fish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired”