"There is no coming to consciousness without pain"
Well, I just got here. That's not really true anymore, but all this still feels new and exploration-worthy to me.
I'm not really good with this whole 'talk about myself' affair, so if you'd want to know what, why and how I got into all of this, please read the story of my personal ascension.
I definitely seem to have developed a passion for body suspension. And because this community seems to be THE place to be to live that passion, I decided to join your little world here. I want to learn as much as I can about it.
No Forum - but I like getting messages. And don't be afraid of the tracking thingie; it doesn't bite.
10/27/2007 | 42 comments
only a few days remaining until - MY MEETING
- an ancient, giant greenhouse in Konstanz, Germany.(click here to find it in google maps, and click through the pictures below for details!)
- Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2007. The event will start off on Friday, Oct. 26 with a private suspension seminar on the art of body suspension with a lecture and some hands-on teaching. Anyone who would like to attend this, please send me an .
- Suspensions will be facilitated by Steve Truitt (IAM:stainless) and Emrys (IAM:Tyler Durden) from the US - two of the most experienced suspension practitioners out there. Additionally, Benoit (IAM:lefrog) and Alice (IAM:namesofthedead) from France resp. London will be there to celebrate Ben`s birthday in style - and local hero Marc (IAM:swastika-freakshop) will also be there - so this one`s going to be a truly international gathering!
whatever you want - we're open for (almost) anything! Please get in touch with me (send me an ) or post in the forum if you have any suggestions/wishes/questions so it can be accommodated. Everyone is invited to attend, you DO NOT have to hang from hooks to enjoy the company of fellow community members!
I have collected some practical infos here; you might want to check that out, too...
If anybody would want any work from from Steve while he's there, just contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if anyone is interested in a copy of the super-awesome "suspended in time" book for a good price and no shipping costs, drop him or me a message.
please note alternative communications channels:
Please bookmark THIS page - I´ll post contact information and updates there if there`s any issues with IAM again!
If anyone wants/needs my phone number - please send me a message.
10/9/2007 | 0 comments
9/4/2007 | 0 comments
My dad was rushed to the hospital tonight - he just collapsed. No diagnosis yet, could be a stroke.
What a shitty way to start retirement - he quit working last month when he turned 65.
Vacation/Suscon travel plans are on hold for the moment
He's out of the hospital again. It`s still unclear what exactly happened. Most likely diagnosis seems to be a kind of "mini stroke" called TIA. Further checks/treatment required in the next few days, in a special clinic 90 minutes away. Since he's not allowed to drive, it's going to be me who'll be taking him places. I REALLY hope this will clear up as I`m holding a non-refundable and non-exchangeable ticket to leave for beautiful Albuquerque, NM, USA on Thursday to attend Southwest Suscon - something I`ve been looking forward to for over half a year now!
so he´s fine again. For the moment, anyway. They`re going to put him on some mild anticonvulsant medication for the next few months.
Anyway, I was amazed at the amount of sympathetic feedback I received from members of this community and woud want to say "thank you" to all who were sending me supportive messages. Much apprechiated!
And I learned that there
s going to be a 2008 edition of southwest suscon, so although I had to miss this trip (and had to forfeit my paid-for-since-February flight ticket) Ill end this with See you there next year!
8/31/2007 | 0 comments
...wird endlich gut: Die T-Shirts sind da!
Auch das letzte, verlorengegangene Paket von BMEshop ist jetzt gekommen!
Alle, die noch was aus dieser Lieferung zu bekommen haben - bitte bei mir melden!
6/27/2007 | 13 comments
As promised, something about the suspension part of last weekend:
I got to experience hooks in my back for the first time. Something I was afraid of, partly because I feel that I need visual control to feel comfortable, partly because I wasn't sure if my spine/neck issues would prevent a successful suspension.
The decision to go up that night was made rather spontaneous and mainly influenced by the beauty and serenity of the setting. I didn't put much consideration into it, but just said: “I want to be next”.
Well, I did it. And I have to admit that this is NOT my favorite
position. Starting with the hooks - being pierced back there actually
felt more uncomfortable than any of my previous suspensions which all
were hooked from the front of my body.
Going up was a lot harder than expected - I had another case of being unable to 'let go'. Despite being up in the air with my body weight being fully supported by the hooks, I spent a few agonizing minutes where I didn´t dare to let go of the person supporting me. I didn't trust myself enough to handle this.
But in the end, I did manage to break free and had a few minutes of fun – swinging around a little, ‘walking‘ in the air and even kicking myself off a tree. Lydia (IAM:Noiz) and Andreas then started to do some fire-breathing below me. That was really awesome , and I got a free hot petroleum shower as a bonus.
But after a few minutes of this, my neck/back was telling me that it absolutely didn’t like what I was subjecting it to, and started to *really* hurt. This ended my first suicide suspension rather suddenly – I had to come down and call it a night.
But the experience was worth it. Absolutely.
Enjoy the pictures, taken by Martin with my cheap camera, so excuse the less-than-optimal quality. Last pic is the Visavajara team right after me coming down - I was last to suspend that night....(click through to enlarge).