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Old 05-16-2018, 07:28 PM
mrka mrka is offline
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Poet that knows it.

Has anybody heard about my deceased cousin Andrzej Sulima Suryn?🙄
He is a poet.
I remember him before he started writing his verses in Poland behind the Berlin Wall.
After he died in Canada his friends and his mother began collecting his work and publishing it.
Check out Suryn-Slowo-Sztuka on Facebook.
A book has recently come out with his poetry in Czech and Polish.
He wrote in Polish.
He is called the poet wanderer.
The book's title is behold the path of your name.
I never thought that he would be so expressive.
And get into print.

Near the end of his life he sought out of this world things and stopped eating. He desired to plunge into shamanistic magic.
He lost his strength and died which is the opposite of what any self respecting poet would do.
Meaning let himself go. Lose his power.
It wasn't logical.
If he wanted simultaneously to carry on his creative process.
I wonder if he's going to get translated into English.🙃
Old 05-16-2018, 08:34 PM
Jim Peebles Jim Peebles is online now
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No I never heard of him. A google search only brings up results not in English. Can you write a wikipedia type article about him in this thead in English? Actually I am just interested in his fasting while trying to achieve shamanistic magic. Much detail on that please. How do you pronounce his name?
Old 05-17-2018, 10:42 AM
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An jay sou lima sou r in.

Andrzej was born in Krzyż Wielkopolski Poland in 1952.

He died suddenly in Montreal Quebec Canada in 1998.

He worked in a "House of Culture" in Gorzów.

Andrzej was the director of a youth center for people with psychological problems in Warsaw.

He had a lot of friends among the Polish artists and musicians of his generation. Stanisław Soyka for example.

Soyka put his poems to music and sang them. You can buy recordings of this music.

He loved to wander in many regions of Poland. Especially in the forest and on the bank of the Drawa river near Krzyż.

He always returned home to his mother. He cocooned at her apartment.

That's where his heart was.

He came to Canada to give a talk and read his poetry at the Polish library of McGill university.

I went with him to the country for a week before his poetry reading.

He lounged outside in the sun. He escaped to the woods to be alone and disappeared over the hilly fields.
Oops. I was thinking about the song by Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick.

Animal deals? He spotted a moose one day and told me excitedly.

Do the lyrics of the song apply to a poetic start-up? I gave him the record on my first trip to Krzyż.

Andrzej refused to eat though. He only ate some bran that he brought from Poland. It looked more like tailings of some sort.

He also brought Polish cigarettes and chain smoked them.

He spoke about "magic mushrooms" but I didn't see him ingest any.

I don't realize if he reached a different state of consciousness.

But I worried for him. He was visibly weakening.

So I suggested that he go visit his sister Irene in Montreal. Irena.

I cooked like crazy but with no results. He only ate the husks.

Andrzej died at his sister's house a few days later.

Before we left the country place, he raised a couple of stone pillars.

He also gave me a drawing he made of the US president's eye hovering above a pyramid with the top blown off.

He returned to Poland in almost the same state he came to Canada in.

In an urn. Reduced to dust.
Old 05-17-2018, 06:41 PM
Jim Peebles Jim Peebles is online now
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So I liked some of Soyka's youtube music videos. Can you provide links to his greatest hits? To some of your personal favorites? I am a fan of early Jethro Tull, which mentioned (pre-"Crest of a Knave"). And any youtube links to the ones with lyrics by your cousin Suryn? I must warn you: I have trouble appreciating poetry. If it is not in English there is almost no hope (probably no hope at all). I was hoping for details into Suryn's attempts at shamanism. You mentioned his fasting: is that of any practical utility in regards to shamanism? Or was it simply Suryn's undoing? I read he died in 1998. Why do you bring him up here 20 years later?
Old 05-17-2018, 07:03 PM
mrka mrka is offline
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A practical utility to his fasting?
I think he was used to fasting because he lived behind the Berlin Wall.
He just mixed up fasting, detoxing, shamanism and so forth.
Of course it was useless to him as a poet.
Unless he had some esoteric knowledge I'm not aware of.
I mention him since there's renewed interest in him in his native country.
Other poets have admitted to being influenced by Andrzej Sulima Suryn.
The book in Czech and Polish just got printed recently.
I will try to find those links for you and everyone else too.


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