Lo! The “Choose One Word” Ritual of Becoming
Here’s a secret code for free access.
It has been a while since I wrote to you, yes. And in this video below, I introduce to you the source of the reason as to why, pray tell, your wizard has been *such* a hermit this year.
The reason behind my relative lack of epistle flex is none other than the fearsome Snorri o’Tau, pictured below, who has the dangerlam and I very much ensnared.
But I did want to write to you before the year end. (And, to those many kind folk who have written me letters in a quest for my dubious and confounding perspective, thank you (!)—I still very much intend to respond).
What follows is a thread I conjured on a whim, containing a code to the mythical “Choose One Word” Ritual of Becoming. The code is valid for ~5 more days now.
Here’s the thread…
What-ho all! In this video I share a brief hello and a not-so-brief meandering proclamation that I, your wizard, bequeath to you this secret code so as to access The “Choose One Word” **Ritual of Becoming** for free.
The incantation is “LETSGETMYTHICAL22” and you can find the programme at cleverness.com/word (the redeem code button is tiny so keep your eye out for it before checking out, so as to save 100% 😘).
This code is valid for one week only (from today).
The program itself has always been free for those who find themselves in a position where the $150 ticket is prohibitive. I asked folks to simply email me, and then I would add them to the programme—no questions asked. But... I understand this may be needlessly awkward.
My worry has been that, by making it free and easy to attain, it will attract the tire kickers looking for an instant ‘fix’, or the parasitic consultants looking for new IP to claim/corrupt and commercialise into their own neohustle promulgations.
I also worry that, by making it free, it becomes something that isn’t valued. Without the minor sacrifice/tribute/pledge, is the elegance of the gift somehow subverted?
And yet, at the same time: the past two years have been ‘a bit shit’ for many of us. Or at least: not quite as wondrous as it could be.
So! If this program can help liberate some friends from the tyrannical narratives they have woven for themselves—if it can help some of us to find/fabricate new meaning, myth and enchantment in lyf—then I am very happy.
Ergo: if you know of anyone who may warm to the Ritual of Becoming—please, pass this on to them. And maybe do it with them.
The program itself embraces generative ambiguity and frequently flirts with paradox so as to be most vexing to any seeking a paint by numbers approach to self/character-development. But to those of us with enough scepticism and jadedness, it is refreshingly enlivening.
Oh: and it takes *time*, too. At least a month. Reflection, Introspection, Projection. It can’t be rendered or reduced. It’s a spiralling and meandering kind of mythopoesis; utterly magical. “The way reveals the way”, or so they say.
(And by the way, there is no Way). (No ‘One Way’, at least).
The Ritual of Becoming asks you to reflect on questions like: “What are you pretending to not know?”
It beckons you to become so thoroughly over your own convenient yet stifling narratives that, somehow, a constellation of fledging alternatives reveal themselves to you.
My own /word page is *particularly* shabby this year, don’t look at it, lest ye be met with a deficit of whelm – drjasonfox.com/word
This has been The Year of the Hermit for me.
The year has—and continues—to bring about the kinds of insight and rejuvenation otherwise unattainable to me in my previous roles. And the Word itself—‘hermit/heremtic’—has served as a beacon-attractor to guide me.
I’ve previously had beacon Words like wizard, bard, jester, pirate, fool, gentleman, rogue, and so on. Each Word bringing its own dispositional wisdom to integrate into this unfurling story I find myself within.
But enough of me; I could wax poetic on this topic for aeons. The “Choose One Word” Ritual of Becoming awaits you. And a close friend.
Here’s to 2022 bringing about an enchanting new chapter of discovery and growth for you. 🧡✨
PS: The Ritual of Becoming can be conducted at any time; once you’re in you have lifetime access. For the past decade I would Choose One Word at the start of each calendar year—but I now embark upon this ritual-quest around April Fool’s Day. There are no rules! Only thoughtful provocations that may bring us closer to who we may yet become. Whenever you choose to embark upon this quest, I wish you bountiful fruit. Warmth! jf