Critical Trilogy

a critic's millennial journey

A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST: From the Sublime to the Erotic…


At the time of this blog’s one year anniversary (the solar return chart is above), I was leaving John McWhinnie’s office at Glen Horowitz Bookseller and rushed down Madison Avenue for a meeting with Mei Ling Israel, dropping a letter about a new project along the way (I missed the intended time of drop off, in the above chart, by about 18 minutes).

The horse was all too apt for the Sun’s passage into Sagittarius…

The beginning of the week delivered such illumination about the necessary grounding I have achieved to fulfill my goals.  The dream was fulfilled at 2:07 AM today, November 26, when I got an e-mail informing me that I was the feature for the Huffington Post arts section,

Lisa Paul Streitfeld: The Erotic (R)evolution of Steven Klein


There is a strong message of “letting go” in this Solar Return chart.   Freedom.  Transcendence (Neptune on the MC).  A job well done.

The year looks good for business partnerships (Capricorn in the 7th house).  Strategizing.  Athena in Aries opposing Venus in Libra.


Is what happens once you let go.  The grand trine in Air between the Moon in Gemini, Neptune in Aquarius and Venus in Libra.

Grounding the vision (Sagittarius Sun and Mars in Sixth House) through writing.

And the happy tension between the elevated Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and Mars/Mercury on the angles.


The Lobby of the Gershwin Hotel

Mei Ling met me at the Gershwin Hotel and we walked a few blocks to the Indian market, discovering an Indian vegetarian restaurant along the way.  Over dinner, she handed me a bag of goodies — books by and about Adi Da Samraj.  She told me about her experience as his assistant.

Mei Ling Israel, former assistant to Adi Da Samraj

She interpreted my dream from her Adi Da Samraj holistic perspective.  In my language, the “flying object” has landed.  I reminisced about my first visit to a yogi, who was also a palm reader.  “When will I have any success?” I asked.  He replied: ‘When you get into your body.”

Yes, at last!  We were similarly convinced that Adi Da Samraj was behind this sudden evolution in my state of perfect beingness!   It seems that the push from the guru that I couldn’t accept if he was alive, is accepted in the due course of my finishing a cycle of the Ouroboros (my progressed Sun returning to my Natal Moon position) via his spirit!

Mei Ling handed me Adi Da’s last essay: “The Visual Realization of Insecurity and Truth.”  This gift had special meaning because the image on the cover, The Goddess of New York,  originated with her photo!   The airplane over her right eye, representing the left brain.

“In order to participate in Reality Itself, “point of view” (or ego-“I”) must be transcended — and, therefore, the illusion of separate “self” and all of its effort to “know,” to control, to dissociate, to size everything down must be transcended. “

— Adi Da Samra, “The Visceral Realization of Insecurity and Truth”


This feeling is beyond anything I have ever experienced — far beyond the opening of the crown — it is a complete feeling of integration and connectedness between heaven and earth that capped a week of illuminated dialogue with Dianne Bowen about the “falling away” (Scorpio) of this season revealing the sturdiness of the ground (Taurus) we are standing on.

This shift delivers me to a new definition for my profession, not as critic, but interpreter.  The same definition I give to “shaman.”

And speaking of Shaman, I passed from the sublime to the…erotic!


Neke Carson, who lords over Tuesday nights at the Gershwin

In an Max Blagg was performing his new publication, Slow Dazzle, within the scarlet walls of the Gershwin Hotel….

Max Blagg's performance of "Slow Dazzle" at the Gershwin Hotel on November 23, 2010

Sophie Matisse and Max Blagg at the Gershwin Hotel

Thus, fulfilling in one energy packed day, the promise of the Kundalni Daughter blog Solar Return, recapped here.

Max Blagg with his new text, "Slow Dazzle"


November 26, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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