Peaceful Hippo

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I pledge Mother Earth as my one country
I pledge Humanity as my one people
I pledge Life as my religion
I pledge Love as my prayer
I pledge Peace and Freedom as my birthright
And the birthright of all humanity.
My heart beats one with all my Relations."

- Grandmother Drum pledge
from Whirling Rainbow Project
"You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour,
now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour.
And there are things to be considered:
    Where are you living?
    What are you doing?
    What are your relationships?
    Are you in right relation?
    Where is your water?
    Know your garden.
    It is time to speak your Truth,
    Create your community,
    Be good to each other.
    And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
    This could be a good time!
"There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore and push off into the middle of the river,
keep our eyes open and our heads above the water.
And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate! "At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally.
Least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. "The time of the lone wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word 'struggle' from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. "WE ARE THE ONES WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR."
 - Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation

Many people used to know me by Harry Smothers or J. Random Folksinger. Most people know me as Moss Bliss.  My mother knows me as Gerald "Moss" Bliss. I turned 65 on Dec. 4, 2017, am approximately 6' tall, long brown hair, beard (sometimes... ), blue eyes, and generally am not bad looking.

Member of

SerpentStone Family since 1996

Temple of Wicca (2003)
Universal Life Church (1996)
Progressive Universal Life Church (1996)
Church of Spiritual Humanism (2010)
Sponsor of The Witches' Voice, Inc. (#753) since 1999
I live in Blaine, TN, where I have lived off and on since 2010 (along with other addresses in Sevierville, Knoxville, and Dandridge). Prior to that I spent 12 years in Asheville, NC, and previously have lived in Greenville SC, Camden/Bishopville SC, Sterling KS, Browns Mills NJ, Denver CO, Grand Junction CO, Colorado Springs CO, Talladega/Sylacauga AL, and Detroit MI, in no particular order, after having been born and raised in Norwalk CA.

I got married just after Thanksgiving 2016 to the former Louise Suzanne Sellick, a Canadian woman who variously lived in Montreal PQ and Green Hill NB. It has been a struggle, but a good one and we're winning. We have two cats, Cecil and Narasimha, both black shorthaired with some Siamese blood.

For a complete listing of my current websites and other activities, select "Websites & Activities" on the menu.

I am on Disability, with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, Asperger's Syndrome and memory deficit disorder as well as a bunch of minor things. I'm doing lots of things for my health, have been totally without psych medications since November of 2003, and I feel better than ever. I have replaced the drugs with some nutritional supplements (see my Mental Health page for details).

I am Owner of the Med Free or Working On It group, a loose affiliation of people diagnosed with various psychiatric and medical problems who are being harmed by medical "cures" and "treatments" and are exploring natural alternatives and adjuncts to drug therapy. (We have a website, Recovery Empowerment Resources, if you're interested in learning the overall details of what we're doing.) I'm involved in other groups that have shown the current basic premises of psychiatry to be a lie, and offer support to people who have been abused by this system. If you are taking medications, you might want review what we're doing.

Religion, or spirituality, is very important to me. (Click here to view some details of my personal spiritual journey.) I am a monist in my beliefs. I am not the least bit humorless; if you cannot laugh at your beliefs, you are taking things too seriously. Follow your own heart, and you will know what is right for you. Besides my degrees in Gardnerian Wicca, I also hold honorary Doctorates of Divinity (D.D.) degrees from (1) Universal Life Church and (2) Temple of Wicca (3) Pathways Sanctuary, and (4) Progressive Universal Life Church, as well as ordinations in those and other group.

Me knitting

My Music
My musical tastes run to Folk and Filk, with excursions beyond those boundaries. Reading tastes include SF/Fantasy fiction and non-fiction, especially on a variety of religion and spirituality subjects. I have 3 books in print, 2 containing my lyrics to s/t/o/l/e/n/ borrowed tunes displaying my wicked sense of humor and the 3rd with mostly original songs and a couple of short stories and poems. I have been taped at several science fiction conventions, pagan festivals, and on Free Radio Asheville. I have written many excellent original songs, and my songs "Raven and Crow", "Fifty Years Ago" and "All The Love In the World" draw cheers and tears everywhere I play them. Irysa RavenForest is fully responsible for providing the wonderful inspiration for the "Raven and Crow"; the love my parents have held for each other for over 50 years provides the inspiration for "Fifty Years Ago", and "Mary Ellen-or Rigby" is a whimsical look at the Beatles' Eleanor Rigby returning to life as a vampire -- set to the music of Stan Rogers' "Mary Ellen Carter". My song of forgiveness in the face of religious intolerance, "Mother, Forgive Them", have been picked up on Internet Radio Stations through Click on the My Songs link on the Menu to read some of my lyrics, hear some of my songs, or maybe even order my books. Also see the Websites and Activities page for a new project.I recorded a CD in 2013, titled "All the Love". It finally got published in 2018 and can be purchased for $15 from me or at my Kunaki page for $15; however you can purchase the MP3 files at my Bandcamp page for $10 , including a few songs that wouldn't fit on the CD, or purchase them for $1 per song.

All my lyrics are published on THIS website; select My Songs on the menu to the left.

I have been a musical guest at many Science Fiction Conventions over the years, the latest being 2016 ConCarolinas in Charleston, SC. I'm planning on attending GAFilk in January 2019 as I have since 2012.

Look around the website to find even more about me -- and about things you can do to help yourself. If you have any questions, please email me!

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Winner of the Purple Pentacle Award
May 22, 2000

This website is written, constructed, and professionally maintained by Moss Bliss

The original design and programming was by Laura Parks Bliss in 1997, with all testing and debugging by Moss.

This site is owned by Mordewis ap Llys. All content is copyright ©1998-2010 by Mordewis ap Llys and Gerald L. Bliss, who are the same person.

Last Update: January 10,, 2018.