The Performance of Poetry

Steve TasaneAuthor and performance poet, Steve Tasane, share his wisdom on the power and potency of words. He treats us too to two performance poems, one on The Zone and one about Saving the Libraries.

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Topics we explore:

  • Transitioning from performance poet to author
Making a living as a performance poet
  • How Charles Dickens was a performer
  • A live poem on The Zone
  • The mathematics of poetry
  • How words are loaded with meaning
  • Why read a book out loud so readers can read them ‘in loud’
  • Why all books should have a map
  • A live poem on Saving the Libraries

Useful Links

Find out more about Steve, his books, poems and performances at:

Steve Tasane’s Blog Site
Walker Books UK
Ink Slingers

Watch Steve’s performance and interpretation of The Old Curiosity Shop

New Magic for a New Era

Tom Evans and Lilou Mace

New Magic for a New Era

I had the real honour at the end of last year of being interviewed by Lilou Mace on GaiamTV.

At the time, I had no idea what the interview would be about, what I would say and certainly how it would be entitled.

When it was first broadcast it was a bit of a wake up call for me and a reminder that I had so much to share that was hidden either in my head, buried in my heart or stuck on my hard drive.

You can watch the interview here to get an idea of what magic awaits you …

It's lead me to repackaging and relaunching my eLearning courses and workshops and to redesign them to bring magic into your world. If you are fed up pushing water uphill, these programmes will show you how to go with the flow and how to lead a charmed life.

Check them out here

… and in turn, this has lead me to writing a book about it all which is coming out early in 2015.

New Magic for a New Era

The Abundance Zone

RUNAThe hexagonal shape of zones in my new book, The Zone, allows for the synthesis of Super Zones. These Super Zones have powerful, transformative properties.

For many people these days, money is a bit tight so I’ve created a special Abundance Super Zone to help change fortunes around. It’s completely free and the instructions to use it are both simple and effective.

How to use this Superzone

Step 1 – Click the image below to get a high resolution version.
Step 2 – Either Print the larger image from your browser or Right Click and Save Link/Target as.. to download it and then print it from any graphics programme on your computer.
Step 3 – Put the image on a wall where you will see it each day.
Step 4 – For 30 seconds each day, stare at the centre of the Super Zone and defocus your eyes. You may find all or part of the image jumps out at you into 3D.
Step 5 – Watch and notice your fortunes change, just like magic. Let me know by way of Comments below what unfolds.
Step 6 – If you want the magic to work faster and want to understand how and why it works, get a copy of The Zone.
Step 7 – To make it work even faster still, share this blog with at least five other people you know who could do with some abundance in their lives.

The Abundance Super Zone

Zones of Abundance

Timing – being in the right place at just the right time is essential. Blink at the wrong time and you may miss the serendipity.
Kindness – when we perform random acts of kindness daily, they bounce back at us, sometimes in surprising ways.
Creativity – the abundance only arrives because we create it. To do this most effectively, we create ’some thing’ that then creates the abundance.
Healing – to get a win-win, at the same time we generate abundance, we can heal an old rift, a tired pattern of behaviour or an unwanted way of being.
Entrepreneurship – the etymology of the word ’entre-preneur’ means to ’under-take’. So we must undertake doing an action or deed which stretches us and that is somewhat different from the norm.
Learning – after the abundance arrives, we can create even more of it by learning what it is we are now doing right compared with what we previously were doing not-so-well. This allows us to create an Abundance Spiral.

P.S. one last thing : when abundance visits your door, remember to say “Thank You” – so thanks in advance for giving this a go and sharing it with your friends and family.

Get your copy of The Zone in print or for ereaders today

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Related Links

The Abundance Code
Introduction to Super Zones
Constructing a Super Zone
Mega Danger Zones
Neutralising Danger Zones

Crossing the Zones

In these three short interviews with me and Jackie Walker, find out how :

– we perform at our peak in the Doing Zones
– how we can unwittingly find ourselves in the Danger Zones
– how to take up permanent residence of the Being Zones

The Comfort Zone

The Comfort ZoneThere is strange limbo of a zone that is not quite like being either in or out of the zone. Many people can wallow in this place for years.

When we sit in our Comfort Zone, we are both at peace with the world while also not challenging it, and perhaps experiencing it to the full. If we don’t stick our heads above the parapet, nobody can take a pop at us.

If the Comfort Zone was a place, it would sit geographically between a Doing Zone and a Danger Zone. It is safe harbour and somewhere we can’t get hurt whilst also not truly shining our light.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Some choose to spend their whole lifetimes in the Comfort Zone. Why rock the boat? Why take risks? It something isn’t broken, why attempt to fix it?

There is quite a close similarity between the Comfort Zone and a Being Zone. The difference though is subtle.

When we spend too long in the Comfort Zone, we can atrophy. On an individual basis, stimulation and change promotes good mental and physical health which, in turn, fosters good health, well being and longevity. Collectively, the human spirit strives to know and achieve more in each generation. This means that it is natural that things have to change. When they do, we find we have to wander into new, uncharted territories.

This is not about change for change’s sake. Many human activities have proven to have a negative impact on our health and environment. Our modern world has many faults but they are perhaps outweighed by our marvelous achievements, all of which have required some brave souls to step out of their Comfort Zone.

The technology of war ironically has some surprising peace-time spin offs but many have lost their lives in the process of such ’advancement’. Many surgical techniques were first pioneered on the battlefield. The use of fossil fuels has given us mass transportation but at the expense of an altered environment. Our use of natural resources has brought, for many, an improvement in well being. It has also scarred the planet and many species have been decimated as a consequence. Many peoples have lost their natural homelands too.

It’s clear then that stepping out of our Comfort Zone has to be done with care and diligence. What helps us take the right steps in the right direction is having purpose and high intent. It may be altruistic but it helps to take steps out of our Comfort Zone with the aim of helping others, and only ourselves in the process.

When we move out of the zone and make our intentions clear, we will find support from those around us should we stumble. Any faux pas will only serve to strengthen our resolve and show us the right path should we wander down a blind alley. We may be entertaining others with our art or teaching others with our learnings and research. We may be inventing the next amazing life changing gadget.

Without doing a survey, it is common sense that there are many more half-finished manuscripts than published books. There are many more patents that never made it off the drawing board than inventions in use in some form or other today.

Many of us will sit back and let someone else carry to baton. There are over 7 billion of us and some people have a natural disposition to lead, to explore and to be change-makers. The explorations of the zones in this book are designed to help those who want to get out their armchairs and off their sofas to make something happen.

My new book, The Zone will introduces the qualities needed to escape your Comfort Zone by wandering into in a Doing Zone. By exploring the Danger Zones, the book gives strategies to help cope when the wheels come off the bus.

The last section of the look explores the Being Zones. These are a place where we reach a new level of comfort. We find then a Comfort Zone that exceeds all our expectations. These are places where we make change by just being who we came into this world to be.

The Zone is available for Kindle, Kindle readers, in print and as an audiobook with guided meditations.

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