About Psalmistice

The about page for Psalmistice can be found here. This article contains more information about Psalmistice than what is found in that link.

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Colin McKay had a blog prior to this one (which I cannot find as all the links to it on his website are broken), and I do not know when that one began or ended. I do know that it was called The Blissful Ignoramus.

Colin McKay reports that his current blog was going to have the name Mystic Biker, but after having a flash of inspiration, he titled it Mystic Motorcycling. He lives in New South Wales, Australia and has loved motorcycling since the age of 13. He says Psalmistice is intended to journal his journey in Silence, or even more-so his journey in awareness of Silence. He says that the word Psalmistice is a new word resulting from a moment of inspiration and also that it represents many things to him. He invites people along to find out more about it, I’m still not exactly sure what it means. Here he has what he calls a picture of Psalmistice.

At the end of his about page, there is a video which is about 15 minutes long. In this video is Colin’s 61 stanza poem from 2010 titled Returning. He mentions it in his Learning to fly post from May 29, 2014. Its inspiration rose out of Colin’s care for a friend who had declared that his choices in life were determined by the single criterion of following the passions.

The video is posted on Vimeo, and there Colin reports that this was his first poem. He also reports that the video background footage is of a White-Bellied Sea Eagle soaring over one of his favorite places for contemplation.


There is music which accompanies the poem.
The songs are:
00:00-2:02, Yann Tiersen’s La Noyee
2:03-4:17, Yann Tiersen’s Comptine d’un autre été, l’après-midi
4:18-8:08, Yann Tiersen’s Summer 78
8:09-11:30, Yann Tiersen’s Le Moulin
11:32-13:02, Yann Tiersen’s Le Banquet
13:03-15:03, Yann Tiersen’s La Noyee

His about page doesn’t say anything about when he started his blog. However, after I dug around on the blog, it looks to me like his first post was titled Listen and was published on November 11th, 2013. It is 4 minutes and 30 seconds long and shows what I believe to be Colin McKay riding the Harley that he got in October 2013. He has pictures of I think the same bike in his December 6th, 2013 post, “Good luck with your ministry“, as well as a story about his travels and interactions with other people.

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First Year of Psalmistice (13/14)

These are the links to Psalmistice’s First Year articles. Colin documents his reason for starting a blog and then begins posting about his journeys, especially his motorcycle trips. He posts beautiful pictures of his motorcycle, humorous stories from his travels, poetry, insights into his internal dialogue, commentary on the local wildlife, as well as information about what he’s been reading, such as The Cloud of Unknowing (one of his favorite books, see Sept.25,2015). There were a total of 47 posts in the First Year.

November 11, 2013: Listen.
December 6, 2013: “Good luck with your ministry“.
December 11, 2013: Gold and silver coins.
December 16, 2013: No Man’s Land.
December 19, 2013: A good paddock.
December 21, 2013: These go to twelve.
December 25, 2013: 180 +/- 180.
December 31, 2013: Old school.
January 19, 2014: The best part.
January 23, 2014: Two strokes.
January 29, 2014: Love is.
February 1, 2014: How to love.
April 13, 2014: To be near, is enough.
April 24, 2014: Strange days indeed.
May 9, 2014: Remember to surrender.
May 29, 2014: Learning to fly.
May 30, 2014: An extraordinary gathering of angels.
June 4, 2014: Afraid of nothing.
June 5, 2014: The physics of True Love.
June 6, 2014: Just breath.
June 7, 2014: The language of the birds.
June 9, 2014: Movement with rest.
June 11, 2014: Deus in calceus.
June 13, 2014: I give you.
June 14, 2014: God is in the gaps.
June 15, 2014: A kindred spirit.
June 16, 2014: Was it something I said?.
June 17, 2014: Harleys, Druids, and the Atlantean Tradition.
July 1, 2014: When spared the toll.
July 16, 2014: From were comes that light.
July 29, 2014: Naked stretching.
August 3, 2014: The heart of Lucy.
August 5, 2014: Seek peace.
August 8, 2014: Reflections.
August 9, 2014: Oh my god.
August 9, 2014: We are one.
August 25, 2014: On lonely road.
August 28, 2014: Imagine a world with no words.
September 7, 2014: Turn around.
September 10, 2014: These Present Waters.
September 14, 2014: Please be seated.
September 17, 2014: Before everything got amplified.
October 7, 2014: No regrets. – presents perhaps his “only truly great idea”.
October 21, 2014: Do you see what I see?.
October 22, 2014: So wise to accept.
October 26, 2014: Heads up.
November 9, 2014: Dead Souls.

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Second Year of Psalmistice (14/15)

These are the links to Psalmistice’s First Year articles. Colin continues to post about his travels and studies. There were a total of 16 posts in the Second Year.

November 30, 2014: I’m the money.
December 19, 2014: You are meant to be here.
January 16, 2015: Guilty of nothing.
June 6, 2015: If only I were Russian.
June 7, 2015: Time to go home.
June 16, 2015: Love your enemies, or go to hell.
June 18, 2015: On Principal and Interest, Hermetic Magick, and the Lords of Time.
September 8, 2015: Better Together.
September 23, 2015: This matters.
September 23, 2015: Caesura. –
September 24, 2015: Hear hear, Vladimir.
September 25, 2015: The cloud of forgetting.
October 1, 2015: I wish you were here.
October 2, 2015: Beautiful Springer Day.
October 2, 2015: Chasing the sun home.
October 5, 2015: National Blessing [ Национальные благословения ].

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Third Year of Psalmistice (15/16)

November 24, 2015: Aye.
December 26, 2015: Birds of a feather...
December 26, 2015: Oceans of the heart.
March 19, 2016: Once Upon A Time – An Allegory For Usury On Primetime American TV.
April 13, 2016: The Money $hot: Even Banking Is All About Sex.
May 9, 2016: Dishonourable Debt: Why Borrowers Are Not Legally Bound To Repay Bank Loans.
June 7, 2016: #324 – Now you see it.
June 15, 2016: Lonely road.
June 18, 2016: Double (Entry) Trouble.
August 14, 2016: The Magic Chain of Enchanted Economists.
August 16, 2016: As Below, So Above: Economists Are Macro Modelling Lucifer.
August 18, 2016: Keen On A ‘Perfect’ Society.
September 16, 2016: The Life of Bodily and Spiritual Virtue.
September 29, 2016: Experience.

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Fourth Year of Psalmistice (16/17)

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Fifth Year of Psalmistice (17/18)

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Sixth Year of Psalmistice (18/19)

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Seventh Year of Psalmistice (19/20)

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