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Your new home for:

Tantra in Chicago, Sacred Lomi Lomi, Orgonite and more.

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Welcome


Your new home for:

Tantra in Chicago, Sacred Lomi Lomi, Orgonite and more.

Hey there! Just wanted to take a moment to say I'm really excited about my new website. Although it's not perfect, I think you'll find it enjoyable! Hopefully, I'll get a chance to meet you in session sometime soon. Thank you.

Thank you for visiting my website!

It is my true joy, as a social being, to connect with others in a healing and intimate way. As a healer/artist I strive to provide some kind of alternative viewpoint or action that expands ones options for self empowerment, spiritual growth, letting go of stress physical/emotional pain. I've studied many modalities and forms over the past 20 years, and I am certain that our work, together, will benefit you.

 I feel that the true expert is the HEART.

I believe that the client/practitioner relationship must be one of clarity, safety and trust. Once we can come to the table with our true heart’s desire, our gut needs, and a willingness to be truly seen and heard, then we can create a system for growth, fruition of goals and changing our lives for the better.

I believe in the healing  power of play.

Of course, if the issue is simply, “I’d like a Lomi session! I’ve heard it’s really awesome.”, well, that’s fine too. You’ll know that you’ll be in a safe and beautiful environment and I’ll be doing the work I love. It is important to have a place to leave the "worries of the world" behind. To open our hearts or relax our bodies, it certainly helps to unload our minds. 

It would be an Honor to connect with you.

In Breath and Heart!

Martin

Sacred Lomi in Chicago

Sacred Lomi in Chicago

healer/bodyworker

Bodywork practice for twenty years

Chicago Firefighter since 2000

Chicago Firefighter since 2000

Firefighter Emt

It's been an honor to serve the Chicagoland community.

Smashan Kali Yantra. Acrylic on felt. 2009

Smashan Kali Yantra. Acrylic on felt. 2009

Artist

I've always put my hand to work in wood, paint, carving, whatever. I believe we need to express ourselves in nonverbal ways. And it doesn't matter if anybody gets it.

Happy Orgone Buddhas

Happy Orgone Buddhas

ORGONITE MAKER

Something I do for our planet. Making and gifting Orgone Energy Generators is something I do with my beloved Lisa in spring and fall.

Practicing Sadhana and giving offerings on a summer's day in the old Temple.

Practicing Sadhana and giving offerings on a summer's day in the old Temple.

Ceremonialist

My healing practice is part of my personal Spiritual practice.  I often support my healing work with ceremony. Sessions can become a lovely combination of visual art, dance, sound, healing touch and heart energy and breath.

Suffering Bastard in wood

Suffering Bastard in wood

LOVER OF ART, nature and ALL THINGS TIKI

Jus trying to keep the Aloha flowing. From my first trip to Hawaii, I've come to love Tiki culture. The mugs, shirts, music, the drinks, all of it.

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Tantra, Living Ritual, Sacred Lomi Lomi, Tantsu


My work as a healer

Tantra, Living Ritual, Sacred Lomi Lomi, Tantsu


My work as a healer

creating An eclectic tantric practice for personal growth

Although I call myself a Tantric Practitioner, I have to admit that I am very eclectic in the techniques I use and strongly lean towards practicality in how I use them.

I believe that the power of one's practice is in the doing. I'm of the belief that honoring where you're at is where it's at! That in itself will steady a good foundation for a tantric practice and is the corner stone in nurturing self forgiveness and self love. One simply has to allow the time to actually do their practice in a committed way. Intuition and common sense work well together in this matter. Do what's right for you.

The 30 minute rule

I like this rule! 15 or 30 minutes a day makes for a strong practice. Whether it's stretching, meditating, running, reading, it will do wonders for you. But when it comes to city life, to continuously practice a daily routine can be tough. So bend the rule a bit! 30 minutes a day roughly translates into 15 hours a month. That could translate into weekly yoga classes or time at the gym. Maybe some long, weekend hikes or a monthly retreat. Then there's ceremony, meditation, massage and so on to fill in the gaps. Doing it this way isn't wrong. In fact, as long as one is committed to doing something rain or shine, then they are investing in their life in no uncertain terms. Choose how you want to connect with life and the Divine and then stick to it. Call it a yoga of self love. Read more..

Tantra and living ritual

Tantra has many aspects and meanings, it's used as a religious term, it represents schools of thought, it's a yoga style, even a name for a band or two. It's also considered as a technique for sexual enhancement, a means for extending life and a form of magic. My Tantric practice is one of personal liberation, honoring the Divine in all things and building a sense of connection to all. I use various Tantric practices and principles to help people develop their self awareness, develop connectivity with others through conscious touch, breath work and exercise, and learn to create healthy boundaries. Often the key word used when describing the goal of Tantra is "Liberation".  Read more..

As part of a Tantric session, Living ritual is a spontaneous endeavor to create a tangible, parallel or duplicate scenario for the purpose of visualizing and/or experiencing a needed emotional solution to a painful or inhibiting blockage to one's ability to live fully and happily. These rituals take many forms They can be very simple or elaborate. Sometimes, they're done in session, sometimes, as homework.

I feel the gentle, indirect approach I learned studying Ortho-bionomy, combined with my appreciation for ceremony, my experience with creative visualization and history in theater and art has helped me to develop this technique. 

sacred lomi lomi

Sacred Lomi Lomi is a blend of ancient Kahuna ceremony and philosophy, modern bodywork practices, Hawai'ian culture and heart, used to bring someone to a state of clarity and wholeness. Sacred Lomi Lomi's lineage is from Temple Style Lomi Lomi made public by Kahu Abraham Kawai'i, and taught to me by Tom Cochran and Donna Jason. 

For combining healing touch and ceremony, the Hawaiians have it figured out! Sacred Lomi Lomi combines touch, breath and dance to truly cause change in both the giver and receiver (practitioner and client). What sets Sacred Lomi Lomi apart from simple massage or bodywork is the inclusion of "sacred space" and "shamanic" intent. HIstoricaly, it was an initiatory practice used by Kahunas (Holy men) to help young members of the tribe find their purpose in it. Ceremonies may have lasted hours. Today, a Lomi session is still "initiatory", still useful for creating "right alignment" with life. A very powerful tool for detoxification and relaxation too.  Read more..

Tantsu bodywork

This is a sweet and intimate practice that I've worked with for a few years now as well. Based on Shiatsu done in water (Watsu), Tantsu mimics the task of keeping someone afloat while in the pool through cradled holds and stretches. Very loving and comforting. This practice is done on the floor, fully clothed. It refreshes the heart vibes and opens the body up for a more expanded feeling. Focus is on connecting with the base of the spine and the heart, through naturally flowing stretches and stillness based on ease of movement  A session is usually about an hour. Read more..

Ortho-bionomy

Ortho-Bionomy is a table based bodywork founded by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, a british Osteopath, in the 1970s. I studied it for some years and have always enjoyed it's noninvasive method of helping the body to correct itself from imbalance and pain. I feel that "Ortho" gave me my foundation for the way I approach and use other healing techniques. Read more.. 

 

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My art


My art


My art

I fought the urge to put every picture I've ever taken here. I am fascinated with beauty in all its forms. I love nature, minutia, surfaces, landscapes. I could stare at a flower or some moss as easily as a night sky or city lights. I thought these photos are a good, quick sampling of my art and what fascinates me, what stirs my heart.

At this moment the categories are paintings done in acrylic, Orgone accumulation devices (called Orgonite), agave carvings, nature pictures and other miscellany. There will be more to come. 

As a child, my Mother took me to the theater, museums, the parks and beaches. I collected shells and stamps and coins and pets. I liked sports but it never had the hold on me that some cool rock or strange bug did. I had an eye for all kinds of stuff. Later, for many years I used my hands in wood shops making scenery for theater and film and developed my ability to work with tools and to visualize and design. Today, I paint using acrylics, carve using agave leaves, make Orgonite, and build things for my home of salvaged wood from the renovation.

Making art is like a massage for the spirit

I feel making art is necessary to our emotional and creative maturity and health. Making art is like a massage for our spirit. It nourishes our individuality. Everyone should have such an outlet. I'm grateful I do. This page isn't for recognition, it's for developing my own ability to be genuine and to foster my own sense of self. If you like, or dislike, what you see, feel free to let me know. I'll make more regardless.

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In breath and heart


In breath and heart


In Breath and Heart!

This is often how I end my letters. To me it is representative of what it is I share with the world and how we are connected.

In so many cultures, the air we breath is considered sacred. It sustains us for sure! Without it we couldn't exist. So few of us think about the fact that our planet's oxygen supply remains at a constant. The air we breath today is the same air Thomas Jefferson, Jesus, the cavemen, even the dinosaurs drew in and out. This same air has gone deep into our cell bodies before returning to our atmosphere, to rivers, the oceans and through all the plants and trees. This, breath of life, truly connects all living things. How can we escape this fact.

Now the heart, although some would say it is merely an organ of the body doing it's function of keeping us alive, I would listen more to the music of it's beat. I don't know of a culture that doesn't use it's image as a foundation for the language of love. We find happiness when we "Follow our heart", being the home of our inner wisdom. The heart pounds with the rhythm of love and life. As long as it's open, it will overflow with the love that we, as sacred beings on this earth, have to share.

Together, the breath and the heart are the essence of Aloha, of Namaste.

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Thank you


Please take your time and enjoy the rest of my website. I hope you'll find it both entertaining and helpful. 

Thank you


Please take your time and enjoy the rest of my website. I hope you'll find it both entertaining and helpful.