"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.
5/7/2007 | 0 comments
Went to Marc`s
place yesterday and spent a really nice day there at the suspension
BBQ he hosted. Thanks again for that nice day!
Picked up Benny and Wolfgang for the ride and met quite a few fellow IAM members there: Keff, vespaman, deerheart, moritura and a few others... Due to the less-than-stable weather outlook, it was decided to have this inside instead of going out into nature as originally planned, so the BBQ was held on the sidewalk in front of his shop. That was fun! (look at derkaiser`s page for a few pics)
Oh, and there were suspensions, too. Lots of them!
Both derkaiser and zera decided to check for themselves if pulling oneself up really is as rewarding as I always said it it is (it really is!), Sandy and IAM:deerheart did their first one; and a few others suspended as well. Lots of knee suspensions that were awesome to witness - I really think of doing one myself this year.
Unfortunately my camera decided to go on strike early into the day, so I didn't get to take lots of pictures, but I did manage to capture IAM:Zera spinning like crazy during his knee suspension.
Update: Wow! This has been modblogged! I would never have expected that - Thanks Roo!
5/2/2007 | 0 comments
First, I went to the Paris Tattoo Art fest, met with a few of my newfound friends from this community, learned a great deal about everything related to organizing a suspension meeting (thanks IAM:lefrog and IAM: namesofthedead!) and generally had a great time there.
And when I came home, I had a package waiting for me - my long-awaited copy of "suspended in time" had finally arrived. This book is awesome! Go get it!
3/13/2007 | 42 comments
As some of you might know, I was trying to secure a dream location (an "indoor jungle" in a giant old greenhouse) for a small suspension meeting this fall/winter. Well, finally, after a meeting with officials a few days ago, I was told that, in principle, the city administration (it`s a public building) is OK with renting me the space for a day or maybe two (thanks, dad!)
All that remains now is filing an "official" application. The deadline for this will be around the last week of June, so I`d need to know until then if there`s enough interest to warrant the expenditure. This is going to be a one-time opportunity that I wouldn't want to miss. Go see for yourself - and imagine suspending in there (click on the link below for a small site with the description of the place)
As it stands now, the most likely date this might well be happening is OCTOBER 27/28.
If this is going to be an one- day event or a weekend event will depend on 1.) how many people would want to come and 2.) if I can get the building for one or two days. Please voice any opinion in the forum!
I have secured the building! So, on October 27/28, this is going to happen!
I`ll update this when there`s any news, so check back here using this Link.
2/10/2007 | 0 comments
IAM Anahata sent me a few pictures of my resurrection suspension. Thanks!
What strikes me as odd is that serene facial expression, which, let me tell you, doesn´t really reflect the pain.
Trying to drink a cup of water isn´t an easy task any more when you have to maneuver around the rigging :-)
And I wonder if I could submit the last shot to BME, in the "navel piercing" section ;) ... hmm...
1/3/2007 | 0 comments
I've finally done what I wanted all along - and did a resurrection suspension at the New Year`s suspension meeting in Holland. It`s been a great experience: extremely intense and brutally painful, but equally enlightening. I now know that I`m really able to 'let go'. All in all, it was worth everything.
Thanks to everybody who made that possible! I really have enjoyed the atmosphere at the gathering and met some great people there. I hope to be back next year.
Oh, and I got to go from "mortally afraid of these hooks" three months ago to "So, that`s actually the first ever time you´re going to shove a giant needle in someone`s body? - be my guest" in two sittings. Now, that`s what I`d call an effective therapy :-)
And I`ve learned another thing: Never ever I`ll do something stupid "just for show" again. When you have six hooks in your upper torso already restricting breathing, it`s kind of a bad idea to have a seventh one in the center of your belly as that one will make correct breathing virtually impossible...
pictures by Gacksy. Thank you!