Speculations surrounding life post death and the existence of the soul have been a constant presence in religion, culture and science. In 1907, Dr. Duncan McDougall conducted the first of hundreds of experiments under the hypothesis that “If, as most religions held, people leave their bodies behind at death and persist in the form of a soul, then mustn't this soul occupy space?” Motivated by this question he ultimately proved the existence of an unexplained weight loss of twenty one grams (¾ of an ounce) post death. The weight came to be known as the “death weight” or to some, the “soul weight”.
With this is mind, I (and three wonderful friends) created seed pods to weigh roughly twenty one grams. Seed pods or seed bombs are small clods of soil combined with seeds in order to become a concentrated burst of vegetation when dispersed. These particular pods contain wildflower seeds native to the NW Florida region and are embalmed in local beeswax for durability. After sprouting, these seed pods will provide a much needed boost to our regional wildflower population as well as to the bees who enjoy them.
Self taught fire poi dancer since 2006.
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A brief fire poi introduction:
Poi refers to both a style of performance art and the equipment used for engaging in poi performance. As a performance art, poi involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns.
Poi originated with the Maori people of New Zealand, where it is still practiced today. Poi has also gained a following in many other countries. In the Maori language, poi can mean the physical objects used by the dancers, the choreography itself, or the accompanying music.