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Celebrating the life of David LaChapelle

Celebrating the Life of David LaChapelle: Visionary teacher, see-er of souls, wisdom keeper and devoted follower to the great stillness. Friend to many. Dream coach, author, publisher and speaker. Chanter, painter, builder, philosopher and patriarch. His body let go. His gifts live on...

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Monday, March 15, 2010

From Evan: Back from Brazil

Sure, you’re welcome to post whatever you’d like to on the blog. To add something to my original post;

About David – first, he just kept coming to mind in a very intimate way, actually more intimate
than I was ever with him in form. It wasn’t an intentional thing on my part at all. Sometimes with the images there was an energetic component, a gentle, supportive presence. Hard to explain, but it was palpable and happened repeatedly. As you say he did have a connection with what’s happening there, if from a distance. In any event I think he would’ve felt much at home
in the unique healing / spirit / psyche environment known as the Casa de Dom Ignacio where
John of God offers his healings.

You’re welcome to include my name on it if you like.

Glad to hear you are doing well and a week with Snatam sounds beautiful. She will be here in Ashland in a couple weeks, I always try and make her shows but alas this year I’ll be in CA working.

Wishing you safe and supportive travels to Hawaii, may we all find peace in the endings and beginnings that unfold before us.

love -evan

Hi Ananda,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the lengthening days in the northern hemisphere.

I recently returned from Brazil, where I spent a month with friends, and also experienced the healing work of John of God. It was a good trip for me in many ways, andgetting outside the American cultural bubble was a real breath of fresh air. The thing I want to tell you is that I really felt David’s presence in Abadiania, which was unexpected and somewhat mysterious to me. He came to mind/heart many times and in different ways, sometimes quite strongly. In fact I can’t help but wonder if he’s connected to the healing work that is going on there somehow, as there are many beings beyond this reality that do the work there. It was quite something to experience first-hand, also difficult to explain but very powerful. Strange as it is, I think David would have felt right at home with the whole scene there. I heard stories of spontaneous cures from various illnesses and witnessed a few physical surgeries, which were intense but helpful in dispeling doubts that something extraordinary is happening there.

Mostly I just wanted to share this with you, hope you’ve had a good winter and finding your way withnew directions and possibilities.

all the best, love -Evan

Monday, March 8, 2010

From a happy reader

David LaChapelle's book is really a find for me that brings balance to my I Ching practice. Of all the I Ching books I've seen, it is the most poetic, clear and gentle. In LaChapelle's words I hear the voice of a wise and joyful teacher who points me in the direction of the Truth, both personal and universal. He allows for mistakes, sudden inspiration and transformation. I love the way he links each hexagram together to give a sense of their ebb and flow. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the I Ching or spiritual growth.

To Devin (layout design, Chinese medicine element keeper)

I am sorry you have lost your teacher, but am glad he left this incredible book. I hope it gives you comfort and continued guidance, as I know it does.

Let me know how you are doing.

Thank you!