Richard Hodges

email: rbhodges@gmail.com

photo: B. Van Duyn


Published and unpublished works

Images

Universal Woman
Mask, paper and acrylic
© 1975

Cosmic Being
Digital image
© 1993

Photographs from a pilgrimage to Angkor

Writings

Essays

The Crown of Unknowing
Where is Man Going
The Musical Scale and its Intervals
Why Is There Nothing, Rather Than Something
A Life Worth Examining A Review of A Time To Keep Silence by Patrick Lee Fermor

Published in Shambhala Sun magazine

The Way of a Tourist, a personal account of a mystical experience

Published in Material for Thought

Drum is The Ear of God on African music and spirituality
The Quick and the Dead: The Souls of Man in Vodou Thought
From the Mat to the Street: Judo and Life some reflections on the practice of Martial Arts

Stories From My Native People

Traditional Creation Story
The Teachings of My Native People
Who Song Is the origin of magic and wisdom
The Heart of the Sky a conversation with Baba
Songs in the Sea a story of life and death

Personal Accounts

And God Created Great Whales
Rhythm, Ego, and the Real Self a search in Time and in Africa

Essays on Science and Meaning

The Mind in the Machine: Absurdity and Meaning in Cognitive Science
Fruitful Chaos, a meditation on the meaning of unpredictability

Gurdjieffian Reflections

The 27 types, as combinations of parts of centers
Digital image
© 2016

Myriagram
Like Enneagram, but with 10,000 points
Digital Image
© 2013

The Way of Sacrifice and the Light Within

Kundabuffer
The arc and secret of Gurdjieff's teaching
Music and inner work
A Brief History of God
The Breeds of Dogs
Music and Work
Thus Spake Beelzebub (published in Gurdjieff International Review)
A Musico-theosophical Point
Fragments of an Unknown Teaching: an appreciation
The Riddle of the Sphinx
The Voices of the Silence
The Gurdjieff Foundation


The Ever-Present (versions of traditional poetry & scripture)

Song (from Cantares Mexicanos)

Beauty (from Cantares Mexicanos)

Ayat an-Nur (Verse on Light, Koran 24:35)

Creation Hymn (Rg Veda 10.129)

Poetry

New Byzantium
The Forests of the Self
The Fine and the Coarse
Like Genesis
A Meditation in the Middle of the Night
Our Present Life
Painted Love
The Law of World Creation and World Renewal
Aphorism
Now
Elements
What Does the Elephant
Be Still and Know
Monkey Mind
The Twisting Mind
The Twisting Mind (Hebrew translation)
Frequent Flyer
The Plan
Sailing
The Point
A Pilgrim's Tale (Around a campfire somewhere in the Milky Way)
Questions
Experience
Recipe for Man
Poem's Sound

Cartoon

Boehme Shave


Productions (R. Hodges & Gurdjieff Foundation San Francisco)

          Music of Three Worlds 2003

          Music of Three Worlds 2005

Gurdjieff Rumi Concert 2010


2009 World Masters Judo Championship Gold Medal


Studies of African music, dance, and spirituality

African Sources List (books, recordings, media)
An article Drum is the Ear of God: Africa's Inner World of Music
The home page of CK Ladzekpo the great African musician, choreographer, and teacher
Don't miss CK's seminal Foundation Course in African Music
Ladzekpo African Music and Dance Productions.


Co-founder (2000) and VP of Technology of Octiv Inc., which was acquired
in 2005 by Plantronics Inc.

Currently Principal Scientist, Conexant Systems.
Consultant on DSP and Machine Learning research and development.

Click here for résumé.


Email: rbhodges@gmail.com

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