My name is Whitney Griffin, Whit for short. I've written several books, among them We Who Saw Everything (Cultural Society) and Extramission (Lunar Chandelier Collective). I'm originally from the South, but have bounced all over the country and currently reside along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. In my twenties I was an intern for the Jargon Society, living with and working for Jonathan Williams and Tom Meyer. My time with Jonathan and Tom has proven immensely valuable to me. Another important mentor for me was Ted Enslin, who from my first meeting with him invoked the mantra, "If you are true to the Work, the Work will be true to you."
It is my belief that there is an intelligent agent / an occult agency behind serendipitous discoveries. That an invisible creative essence, the Living Poem itself, chooses which texts to place before me, out of which I give shape / a tangible body to It. My work is a collaboration with archives / libraries / texts. I believe that my work is an outer manifestation of an inner unfolding. I am fascinated with the intersection of the spiritual and the poetic, each fueling and furthering the other. The transmission of gnosis - the knowledge / awareness that we are all divine, all connected in a web of consciousness - we carry forward the myth, we work with spirits to evolve and move the stories onward. We are engaged in a mystery that never stops unfolding.