Psalm 22

I
Am
Neither
Kevin
Nor
Not-Kevin

Neither
Christian nor not-Christian
Neither
Taoist nor not-Taoist
Neither
Shaman nor not-Shaman

I
Am
Neither
&
Not

I
Am
Both
&
Becoming

&
A fountain of tears floods forth from the mountain

When I name you my name

 

Kevin Moran 16/8/10

Whakapapa: Perhaps the greatest question in the human search is: ‘Who am I?’ I find the question a helpful focus in meditation. At the time I wrote the psalm I was reading ‘William Everson, The Shaman’s Call, Interviews, Introduction, and Commentaries’ by Steven Herrmann. Herrmann spoke of ‘my own life, as a non-Christian’ (contrasted with William Everson’s life as a Catholic). The phrase ‘non-Christian’ interested me. I wondered if I was a non-Christian, but that didn’t ring true; however, nor did naming myself Christian. Out of this axis the psalm arose.

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