Even more CHAOS in the OMNIA merchandise!
We have finally added the "OMNIA est CHAOS" Hoodie to our collection of shirts in the webshop and live-merchandise!
Chaos is Creativity, Creativity is Everything, Everything is Chaos...
This is the design Shaman SteveSic used to paint (by hand) on his own teeshirts when he was a teenager...
"Everything is Chaos" is one of the basic religious principals of Sic's non-dogmatic paganism.
NOW he has re-designed it and this Chaos-star has been skillfully printed onto a zipped Hoodie!, so that YOU can wear, feel and spread the CREATIVE CHAOS too!!
Have a Creative Day!
the OMNIA merch-team
picture by Myrthe Fortuna Evans , model: Damien Raven Evans
Behold! The mighty WYRMSLAYER!!!
Stenny. Pic by Sic
"Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits."
William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
pic of Jenny's eye by Sic
Storm Winds may Blow, but we'll just blow back harder!!
Today the Neverlands and Germany were hit by MASSIVE Storm Winds... in holland the worst storms in more than a hundred years in the middle of the Summer!
The festivals playing on this weekend in Germany (like MPS Karlsrühe) were getting a lot of heavy weather and EXTREMELY hard winds! (good luck and gute laune to all our friends there!)
The festivals building up in holland this weekend, Like our dear old CASTLEFEST are feeling the hard-edge of climate change right now!
I just got a quick report from Mark at the Castlefest site about trees blown down , Huge Branches ripped off and a lot of weather bother during the build-up today (Keep it up there guys! You're doing a great job!)
But we all keep on going! As long as we stand together we can keep on making these festivals work , no matter what happens!
The theme of Castlefest this coming weekend (31st of july) will be LOVE, so we'll be there to PAGANFOLK ROCK for you on the village stage on FRIDAY EVENING (and as a "Love Special" we will be sharing our stage set with some well-loved friends of ours from now, as well as from long ago ;-)
On the saturday (1st of august) we'll roll over to MPS FESTIVAL in KÖLN there to bring the feeling of LOVE to the Festival Buhne over there!
Then on SUNDAY AFTERNOON (2nd of august) we race back to Castlefest to pour all the collected LOVE of this whole weekend onto the ForestStage ...Oh YEAH!
We hope as many as possible of you can join us somewhere in this giant Musickal Orgasm of Pagan-Love!
The StormWinds Blow HARD on the Golden Barley
But we will keep on Dancing till we DIE!
Let's celebrate LIFE and LOVE together!!
See you NEXT WEEKEND!!!
Shaman SteveSic et OMNIA pic by Kees Stravers
OMFG! ... It's my Birthday AGAIN!?
happy birthday to me
happy birthday to me
happy birthday dear me-heeeeeeeee!
happy birthday to me!
(to quote one of my favourite literary characters Logen Ninefingers)
"I'm still Alive..."
Peace and Slainte!
pic by Kees Stravers
Baby BlackBirdy no.3 "Spirit bird"
This bird is a ghost...
BUT...he's still alive and growing fast!
This little bugger is the reason why we don't sleep so much anymore (baby birds need a LOT of feeding!) and this is also the reason why we have suddenly turned into full time hunter/gatherers to take over the job of the parents in finding the right food for this little hunter/gatherer.
It now seems that this little mite will never be able to have a "normal" life again in the wyld because (as I feared) his leg will never be fixed properly again ... (the animal doctor that examined him gave him no hope at all of regaining the use of his right leg...)
This means that as a young birdy in the wild he will die, although he is really healthy, he does not have any pain, he's very happy and full of energy and curiousity...
so what to do?
If we take him to the "proper authorities" in holland (the society for the protection of animals) he will die... they will "put him to sleep" (ie: kill him) because they feel that is the only "animal friendly" option.
If we set him down in the forest outside on his own he will die.
(he would be a hopping fluttering little snack for the first preditor that sees him)
So we do the only thing we feel we can do, we look after him ourselves for as long as he needs us... for as long as we can...
Hopefully like this he'll have a "good life" and a "meaningfull existence" for as long as possible... it's strange to think that if we wouldn't have intervened he would have been dead within hours...
So look at this little bird on my hand... he should be dead... but he's not
(oh boy! I can tell you he is NOT dead! ;-)
he is a GHOST...
he is unreal...
actually he shouldn't exist....
Just like us!
Greenthingz on little flappy wings
Stenny and the spirit bird** pic by Jenny
**no we haven't given him/her a name yet...he just answers to "peep" at the moment, if he/she ever grows up completely then he/she will be named.
the NEW "OMNIA est CHAOS" Girlie-shirt!!
Because SO MANY of you have asked for a "girl" version of the now famous "OMNIA est CHAOS" tee-shirt...
HERE IT IS!!
the beautifull, open-backed V-neck Summer top for those hot summer days!
Available for €20,- from our online webshop
and ofcourse from our merchandise stand at the upcoming OMNIA live-shows on Castlefest, Köln MPS and throughout the rest of this festival season!
Greenthingz and Chaos!
the Omnia-Merchandise team
SteveSic Stabbed himself?!! AGAIN?!!
Yep it's time for some new tattoos... and because we like to do things "old-school" I've decided to make all my new tattoos using the pre-historic "hand-poke" technique. For this ancient style of tattoo-working (as found in old archeological digs) I simply use a nice sharp needle and some black ink and a lot of patience...
more pagan tattoos on my skin!
I have heard some of you ask what Jenny and My tattoos represent, well, it's like this:
they are simply intuitively free-drawn flowing shapes that mimic nature...which I've drawn directly onto our bodies while being in a trance-like state, thus following our energetic and physical lines.
The drawings themselves are intuitively made but lightly based upon ancient Celtic patterns as found on excavated pottery , stone and metalwork (mostly from the LaTéne period, the style which later helped to inspire "art-nouveau" and "jugendstil").
These plant , feather and leaflike patterns signify the ever-present shadows of nature as they fall upon our bodies. To strengthen the bond between us and the living planet for all time.
I also put these designs on everything I make for OMNIA (from CD-artwork to TeeShirts and other merch etc.)
and before you ask:
Yes... you ARE allowed to copy any and all of these sacred-nature tattoo designs onto your own skin***
This is free spiritual ART and I make it for everybody who has a heart for nature to enjoy :-)
***Except one: please NEVER copy the tattoo that Jenny and me wear between our shoulderblades because this is our private wedding-tattoo...
Didgeridoo Workshop for beginners by Daphyd Crow!
(learning the basics)
Have you always wondered how to play the Didgeridoo? How to be able to create that beautiful droning sound without passing out after 12 seconds? How to create a basic rhythm ?
How to add your voice?
How to do that strange "circular breathing" thing while playing?
Then here is your chance to learn it!
If you want to participate in my Beginners-Class Didgeridoo workshop and learn how to play this magical timeless instrument then please mail to: Daphyd@worldofomnia.com and put “Didgeridoo Workshop for beginners” in the subject.
The workshop will be given in Eindhoven.
Date: 8th of August 2015
Time: from 13:00 untill 16:30
Location: Anker Studio Eindhoven(details and adres in mail)
Workshop didgeridoo's provided by me
I hope to see you there,
Greenz Daphyd Sens
Baby BlackBirdy part:2
Ok.. so we are back to parenting again for a while...
All is well with the little blackbird, which we are very happy about because he was in really bad shape when he joined us in our forest studio. (weak , undernourished with a busted leg)
We have tonnes of young blackbirds rummaging around our house all the time (on any given day we get about 20 different adults on just our veranda alone) ... and all their young are discovering the world in our forest together with the young of countless other birds that live here ,(which can be bloody hilarious to observe)... so we are quite used to clumsy little runners in our garden (blackbirds usually leave the nest before they can fly) and I've rescued a couple of them from tight situations before , always setting them on their way again. (it's always best to let the young birds that can flap and run around and who seem strong and feisty to sort things out for themselves, the parents are usually close by)
But this poor little chap is really much too naked and young to be out and about on his own ... as anyone who knows ANYTHING about birds will know just by looking at him.
...pause for effect...
(mutters something about 'fucking ignorant humans and their pitifully uneducated FB opinions"...ahem ) also his right leg has been damaged, and he's unable to stand at all (temporarily we hope)
This little pecker would have been dead by now if we hadn't taken him in... which would be all fine and natural in the forest ... if it wasn't for the fact that he has been the victim of an (un natural) house-cat attack which some some (un natural) human has introduced into this wild enviroment... so now it has no nest, no siblings... I have no idea where or who it's parents are... and we are stuck with another mouth to feed ;-)
We like it though...we love birds!
This is what you do when you are an Earth Warrior...
you don't only FIGHT... you HEAL
you don't only EDUCATE... you LEARN
to DO what you CAN!
we are all just casualties in the "War on Nature", let's HELP one another!
Greenthingz on halfnaked stumpy little bird wingz
Stenny and the baby blackbird
pic by sic