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My self-summary
Who I am: a collector of religions, books and odd facts, an astrologer, a former psychotherapist, a person with a dry sense of humor, a sometime martial artist, a bad linguist, a lover of particular types of beauty, an intellectual (or pseudo intellectual, depending on who you are), an INTJ, Pisces with a moon in Scorpio and Capricorn rising, an expatriate Yooper, a bones and harmonica player (I like strange instruments but would like to learn a "normal one" someday), a lover of Ethiopian food, a non-conformist and occasional public speaker on various topics. I am considered a good and loyal friend, and somewhat of a romantic.

I have two degrees from the University of Michigan, I've been attracted to dogs on the street (no! Not THAT way!) and I'd love to date someone with their own dog. I am NOT normal by any means and to call me that would be to insult me!

Faults I have: I am considerably less than spic and span and range from disorganized to slobbish (however, I accept help in organizing things, it helps me get motivated). I turn 57 in March thus I may be too old for some and too young for others. I have too many books. I am occasionally melancholy. I look at other women. I sometimes get too involved in my thoughts or surfing the web. I've lost some weight but I still would need to lose about 5 pounds to feel the best. I'm not terribly motivated to have children.

About Religion: If you are a fundamentalist anything, sorry but I'm not interested. If you are "spiritual" as opposed to religious, that's okay. If you are a member of a minority religion (Buddhist, Taoist, Wiccan, Pagan, Unitarian or Asatru) that I would consider interesting. I would describe myself as a NeoPagan Taoist with a sprinkling of new ageism.

About Sex: Okay, I am really looking for the right person and would prefer someone with attitudes that would include being sexually adventurous to even slightly kinky. In fact, I've recently come to identify myself as polyamorous but that largely means I'm not jealous. If you are dating someone else, I really won't mind, but, with my schedule, I currently don't have time or inclination to see more than one person. I don't believe in playing games that include degrading someone but dominance and submission can be fun to play with. I've spent time as a psychotherapist and as a student of religion learning about sex in all its aspects and would love a partner with a lot of openness to experimentation.

Who I'm looking for: Someone who would NOT describe themselves as ordinary or normal (both of which I consider boring). I'm looking for someone who is intelligent and hopefully educated (although self educated counts). If you have similar interests to those above that would be great, or, if you'd like to learn about some of my interests, so much the better. If you are someone with interests of your own that you are passionate about and would like to share, great! If you have a strong sense of self, have your own occupation that you are happy with and would never marry someone and "take their name" then I'd be that much more interested. If you're looking for someone for the long haul, to spend time/years together and adventure through life, email me (if you send your birth data, that's a bonus to this astrologer!). Republicans and muggles need not apply.

Oh, and for updates, check out my journal entries! I put my User's Guide in there, along with an essay about my sense/take on relationships.

I am intellectual, flexible, and inquisitive

Two years ago, I almost died, which was quite an adventure, but not one that I would wish on anyone else. This has left me on disability, but the most outward sign of any of that is that I walk with a cane when I venture outside my apartment. Thus, I have more time than money lately and I would love to find someone I can spend real time with.
What I’m doing with my life
Preparing for a trip to Europe in August, and then seeing about some more education and more adventures in learning after that.
I’m really good at
Eating fire (for real!) lecturing and teaching, being a good friend, comparative religion and deep conversation
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, my beard, my dry sense of humor and the six foot tall invisible rabbit that keeps following me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Bob Dylan, Alan Stivell, Donovan, Joan Baez, Renee Olstead, Green Crown, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Led Zepplin, Arlo Guthrie, Babatunde Olatunji, Janis Joplin, Gaelic Storm and my friends in a band called Coyote Grace.

For books: almost too many to mention, but some of the major ones: Real Magic, The Way of Zen, I Ching, The Lord of the Rings, The Inner Sky, Orphans of the Sky,Stranger in a Strange Land, The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, The Structure of Magic, A World Full of Gods, Shibumi, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (just for the title alone!).

My heroes include: Gandhi, Giordano Bruno, Leonardo DaVinci, Archimedes, Einstein, Musashi Miyamoto, Lao Tzu, Bruce Lee, Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Gene Roddenberry, J.R.R. Tolkein, Del Close, The Dalai Lama, Jacques DeMolay, Emperor Julian, Socrates, Elias Lonnrot, Milton H. Erickson, Rhonda Britten (my cousin!), Hypatia of Alexandria, Benjamin Franklin, O Sensei Ueshiba, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Wilhelm Reich, Marlon Brando, Emperor Norton of San Francisco, Stanley Milgram, Woody Guthrie, Mother Jones, Richard Feynman, stetson kennedy,lenny bruce and the guy whose parachute failed to open and instead did flips and acrobatics all the way down!
Six things I could never do without
my computer and internet connection, friends, books, nature, learning and having fun.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
thinking itself, comparative religion and problems of faith and existence, my clients concerns and problems and how to help them, most recently, thinking about why I didn't really consider myself to be polyamorous before since it really makes sense to me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading tarot cards at five and dime in Evenston.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've had three open heart surgeries and I I have no intention of dying anytime soon!
You should message me if
You are interested in any of the above and want to hang out having interesting discussion or name your own possibility!.
The two of us