A Surprisingly Simple Game of Chance

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— photograph by Michelle Tennison

 

How to play The Question and Answer Game:*

 

A question is written down and the paper folded to conceal it. Another player writes an answer without reading the question. The paper is unfolded to reveal the results.

 

What is a dream?
          one note
         of
          Mozart

Question Dietmar Tauchner,  Answer Michelle Tennison (2017)

 

 

*(Also known as “Definitions”) as found in The Book of Surrealist Games, Shambala Redstone editions, Boston, 1993.

 

Synchronicity

 

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… synchronicities are moments in time in which there is a fissure in the fabric of what we have taken for reality and there is a bleed through from a higher dimension outside of time. Synchronicities are expressions of the dreamlike nature of reality, as they are moments in time when the timeless, dreamlike nature of the universe shines forth its radiance and openly reveals itself to us, offering us an open doorway to lucidity.

 

— Paul Levy

 

 

What is humanity?
                somewhere inside
a torus
of crows

Question Dietmar Tauchner,  Answer Michelle Tennison (2017)

The Subtle Realms of Dietmar Tauchner

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— haiku by Dietmar Tauchner

How can we experience some of the vast portion of reality that exists beyond mind and even beyond form? The haiku of Austrian poet Dietmar Tauchner seem to me like an excellent place to start.  Tauchner’s  poems feel like vibrational conversations with multidimensional reality and speak a language of the soul “which commonsense hesitates to confront ” (Gooding, Intro to Surrealist Games). And they exhibit some of the magic of the best haiku … they engage the heart, and they use language — the medium of the mind — to help redefine mind.

 

 

bullet train   the world    unformed

 

 

at the abyss
lilac scent
at the abyss

 

 

 

—  Dietmar Tauchner

 

What might we discover if we learn to open to more of the invisible and subtle energetic realms, as it is said that 94% of reality is currently unknown to us? Tauchner, who writes such deeply subtle and sensitive haiku in English even though his first language is German, may well be a step ahead of us in the journey.

 

What is the aroma of a poem?
          Something that is breathing me in

Question Dietmar Tauchner,  Answer Michelle Tennison (2017)

 

The Integrity of the Heart

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Opening Sunflower, photograph by Michelle Tennison

 

What if we can feel our way through illusion with the integrity of the heart? Novel universes might be waiting there.

What does the heart see that the mind cannot?
          The aisle to eternity

Question Michelle Tennison,   Answer Dietmar Tauchner  (2017)