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when the prophet Elijah
was standing in the
marketplace
a friend came up to him and
asked

"is there anyone in the
multitude
who will have a share in the
world to come?"

Elijah looked about him
and with a sigh he answered,
"No"

Then he looked about again
and he pointed to two men
who had just entered the
marketplace
and were making their way
through the crowds.

"Those two men will have a
share in the world to come."

"What is their occupation
and what have they done to
deserve it?"
asked Elijah's friend.

"They are Clowns"
Elijah replied,
"and when they see people
troubled in mind
or heavy with sorrow,
they make them laugh,
and when they see people who
quarrel,
they make peace between
them."

This site is dedicated to
Canadian Clown teacher  
Richard Pochinko,
and to the artists, clowns,
teacher/guides and friends
who have been inspired
to "know themselves"
by exploring his
Mask/Clown technique.

It documents the history
and evolution of the work
beginning  in Paris 1970,
continuing to this day
and provides
a guide to

"facing yourself in 7 directions"

Richard's
essential"mask exercises",

Ian A.Wallace a.k.a. nion
Vancouver, Canada
keeper of the house

you are a dissident
bodhisattva
in charge of
overthrowing
the sour and
crippled
mass hallucination
that is mistakenly
called

"reality,"
and replacing it
with an authentic

reality


built on
the principles of
insurrectionary
beauty,

ingenious love,
reverent justice,
rigorous equality,

and rowdy bliss.
inspired by   trickster societies of this
continent   and by our
"guide"  
JAH-SMIH, (jonsmith),
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