Monthly Archives: February 2013

Harry Smith and “Heaven and Earth Magic”

          Harry Everett Smith (May 29 , 1923, Portland, Oregon  – November 27, 1991, New York City City) was an American archivist, ethnomusicologist, student of anthropology, record collector, experimental filmmaker, artist, bohemian and mystic. Besides his films, Smith is widely known … Continue reading

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Henry Darger and the “Realms of the Unreal”

          Henry Joseph Darger, Jr. (ca. April 12, 1892 – April 13, 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously-discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The … Continue reading

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Adolf Hungry Wolf and “Good Medicine”

          I first encountered Adolf Hungry Wolf in 1973 when I purchased a copy of his small pamphlet entitled, “Good Medicine – Living in Harmony with Nature”. What exactly is “Good Medicine”? Not just a way of becoming self-sufficient and … Continue reading

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