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Updated: 2017-04-15 16:32:23


Currently I am segueing from an exploration of accumulations of stuff to the accumulation of influence and power, or the inability therein.
My next series is called, "The people I know, and the people THEY know," which is about the circle of influence, both in reference to Steven Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People mass bestselling book, as well as the more familiar vernacular version of that circle.


HTMR, the abbreviation for "Hot Tub Mystery Religion," is a real organization, if you will, who's main organizer appears to take it quite seriously (or so I gather from our email correspondence).
Others would claim that the whole thing is a joke, though they must admit it's a rather extensive one.
Rather than visit its headquarters, interview its members, and take part in its rituals, I chose to use my imaginings of the whole enterprise as a jumping off point; a forum in which to explore the intersection of hedonism and religion, spirituality and materialism, Zen and people with a high ratio of water in their chart.

Don't be alarmed: you may not be proselytized to.

Michael Shaw-

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