The word itself looks like someone was drunk and playing scrabble, but the concept has been something I have been desperately searching for since I was a child, and the lack thereof has been something that has always held me back. Maybe it was because I grew up by myself, and in understanding my own talents and abilities, I also knew how much greater things could be with like-minded souls to build and expand with. I obviously never found those souls, and have wasted most my life waiting for the universe to give them to me. Back to the word, the complicated word to define a simple concept. I fumbled across it reading James Hillman, but he was referencing the concept as coined by Alfred Adler: a sense of community. I have yet to read Adler, so I can't speak for how I feel about his general psychologies or philosophies, but I did enjoy reading Hillman (with obvious discrepancies around the whole acorn theory). That sense of community immediately translated to the creative community I was always searching for, and I've known since high school that it was something I would need to create, but didn't know how (maybe that's my oak in the acorn? Shut up, Hillman). In writing this down, I also realize that I've always felt my service and worth to this existence was helping souls understand themselves, and I have felt the full frustration of trying to explain to a general audience, thoroughly conditioned, something that they didn't care to understand. Working with individuals directly, which is easiest for me by capturing who I see in them photographically while engaging in what I used to refer to as psychological warfare (similar to Nitzsche's admitting to philosophizing with a hammer), created the kind of bonds with souls that I always needed in the community I never found. Those souls, however, were never really interested in what I was trying to do. The lower frequency souls are perfectly ok with not really accomplishing anything significant, and the higher frequency souls are completely occupied with their own accomplishments. That has been my conundrum. So, I am creating this platform, and anyone out there who might be interested in raising their frequencies through creative energy will find me. This is a place to grow, and learn, and discover, and be, through whatever interpretation of community you need in this moment. I will continue on my creative and spiritual path, and you are all welcome to join me, directly or from your little corner of the world. Enjoy this space, and be beautiful to each other. Sven Ellirand *Please do not ask me how to pronounce this word, as it sounds similar to the sound of a cat coughing up a hairball while having a mild stroke. I'm not that German.