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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: It’s a boy!!

26804786_144516246339701_6129875215219691962_nWas hoping to update a few days back but I was in Corpus with my daughter and her boyfriend welcoming into existence my grandson Isaik Nicholas Hadley who was born 1/18/2018 at 12:55AM. We were initially told that he may be born with either intestinal blockage or a nerve disease, either of which may have involved surgery. Fortunately all is well as of today and hopefully he will be home tomorrow.

I will be updating first week of Feb. I will be sending out a group email pertaining to free advertisement and classifieds.

Until then….welcome Isaik!!!!

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

Heavier bands that are of interest at moment 12/16/16

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BETRAY MY SECRETS
This band is no longer together but I found them while doing search on another band associated with this band, SHIVA IN EXILE as well as a band called SpiRitual. Formed in Germany in 1997 . Favorite song from them is “From the Goddess” which is a heavier version and a mix of “We All Come From the Goddess” from Moving Breath (YouTube) and the “Witches Chant”, which I remember from the band Inkubus Sukkubus (YouTube)

IN HEARTS WAKE – (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter)
Band out of Australia. Fell in love with their Earthwalker CD which came out in 2014. Really looking forward to seeing them when they come to the states in 2017.

TIMES OF GRACE
Another band that is no longer together and only put one album out. Original singer for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and is now re-singing for them. This was one of the side albums before going back to Killswitch Engage. Had an opportunity to interview him when he was in Times of Grace. Great vocalist.

THE HEALING (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Actually just found this band today when I was looking up links for previous bands listed above. Their “Elevate” CD came out earlier this year. From Canada. Really enjoying this first listen to them.

Three bands Im totally digging at moment….

Havent posted any new music in a while so here I am posting on a few bands I caught live a few weeks back.

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TRUNIVERSAL – (Website) (Facebook) (Soundcloud) (Twitter)
Met these guys back at a community festival in Houston a few weeks bank. Spoken Word/Hip-Hop/Ambient/Chill out of California. Really cool vibe all around.

POSITIVE DISTURBANCE – (Facebook) (Reverbnation) (Youtube)
Another band I caught at that Houston festival from Houston. Consciousness Alternative Hip-Hop.

THE DIGITAL WILD – (Website) (YouTube)
Austin based three piece I caught at a Standing Rock #nodapl benefit. Beautiful slow ambient Soulful music. Really digging their music especially Tall As Trees

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