Timothy White Eagle says this time were in is very unique. Its a threshold moment. And when we pass through this, the world will not be the same.
Timothy White Eagle says, "This time we're in is very unique. It's a threshold moment. And when we pass through this, the world will not be the same." Courtesy of Timothy White Eagle

It's Tuesday, March 24, and this morning's message comes from visual artist, performance artist, and ritualist Timothy White Eagle.

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A new work of his, The Violet Symphony, was supposed to open at On the Boards on March 19. Obviously, that did not happen, because nothing is happening right now.

"All of my artwork stems from a ritual practice," he explains in his message today. "With my work I am looking to heal parts of myself and parts of my community. And I have spent the last 20 years in some pretty intense environments, learning about ritual and learning about traditional practice. And I want to offer a really simple ritual that you can do all day long—many, many times, if you need to."

"I also want to acknowledge that this time we're in is very unique," he says in his message.

"It's a threshold moment. And when we pass through this, the world will not be the same. And it will be to our shame if we allow it to return to exactly as it was before."

In the late-1990s in Seattle, Timothy was best known as the owner and impresario of Coffee Messiah, "an espresso shop/performance space/free-range-freak sanctuary that lit up East Capitol Hill," as David Schmader once described it.

I invite you to take this time to consider: What kind of world do you want to live in?
"I invite you to take this time to consider: What kind of world do you want to live in?" Photo by Will Wilson

You can find Timothy's more recent work here. His mother was Native American and his father a traveling Pentecostal minister, but he was given up for adoption at birth and raised by a working class white family in Washington state, as his bio states. He graduated from University of Utah with a BFA in Theater Arts.

If you want to keep listening to Timothy White Eagle's voice, follow him on Instagram.

Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us, Timothy.

Have a good day at home, everyone.


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Also in this series:


John Rodericks message to the city on April 3.
John Roderick's message to the city on April 3.

Bill Cartys message to the city on April 2.
Bill Carty's message to the city on April 2.

Price Suddarths message to the city on April 1.
Price Suddarth's message to the city on April 1.

Kary Waysons message to the city on March 31.
Kary Wayson's message to the city on March 31.

Ellen Forneys message to the city on March 30.
Ellen Forney's message to the city on March 30.

Major Scaless message to the city on March 29.
Major Scales's message to the city on March 29.

E. J. Kohs message to the city on March 28.
E. J. Koh's message to the city on March 28.

Ken Jenningss message to the city on March 27.
Ken Jennings's message to the city on March 27.

Demarre McGills message to the city on March 26.
Demarre McGill's message to the city on March 26.

Lynn Sheltons Message to the City on March 25th.
Lynn Shelton's Message to the City on March 25th.

Timothy White Eagles message to the city on March 24.
Timothy White Eagle's message to the city on March 24.

Cookie Coutures message to the city on March 23.
Cookie Couture's message to the city on March 23.

Sarah Rudinoffs message to the city on March 22.
Sarah Rudinoff's message to the city on March 22.

John Osebolds message to the city on March 21.
John Osebold's message to the city on March 21.


Ben Gibbards message to the city on March 21.
Ben Gibbard's message to the city on March 20.

Nathan Chans message to the city on March 19.
Nathan Chan's message to the city on March 19.

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