Cracked up. Small and broken and beautiful — these lovely pieces reside in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Julia took this photo while playing hide and seek with the angels, during a period of “ecstatic vision.”

The Spiritual Gift of the Oregon Shooter

The Icarus Project is a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation… The Icarus Project seeks to overcome the limitations of a world determined to label, categorize, and sort human behavior. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences. We demand more options in understanding and navigating emotional distress and we want everyone to have access to these options, regardless of status, ability, or identity.

I can totally see that you want to write this book; you see the importance of what you have in mind that can connect the dots — that this is really important for the movement — but I’m sure that a part of you is also like, “I want the movement. I want the movement, I want the people, I want to be part of the movement that doesn’t exist yet, and I’m trying to create it.” I’m maybe reminding you of what you already know. It is all around us, and that’s something that you tune into, it’s a frequency that you tune into, that universal love story where it’s like you and God, and here we are in our universal love story… but don’t let ego get in the way. (p.233)



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Julia Macintosh

Fundamentally I am a light-hearted person. That is, I enjoy all the things that light-hearted people enjoy. (J.Bowles)