Monday, February 19, 2018

Dear World, 

Welcome to my really weird little space tangled in the inter-webs.  A one stop distraction to follow whatever creative, fun project I may be working on.  It's also a great place to find informative, wild and cool, controversial, empowering useful links of people revealing truth and inventing things I really admire. "I'm all about challenging the paradigm of everything you think you know as truth and expanding the possibilities of a better world for every living thing, in fun and interesting ways."

I have spent a majority of my life doing personal research in the field of psychology, ethics, linguistics and philosophy, psychohistory, social science and the study of consciousness.  I have focused the last decade on the studies of persuasion, NLP, hypnosis, social engineering, subliminal marketing, personal development and the art of de-programming from social and cultural conditioning. 

I have an appreciation for the silly, weird, dark humor and satirical side of life and find joy in the beauty, the oddities and the ridiculous things - The Really Weird Stuff people, generations, societies and cultures are uncomfortable to talk about.  It's been said, "Religion is for people who are afraid to go to hell, Spirituality is for those who have already been there."  This may be where I get my sense of humor.

I AM LIVING PROOF THAT ANYONE CAN CHANGE - Really Change themselves, into whatever they consciously want to become.  I believe there is hope for mankind and the future of life on this planet. 

My name is Tracy (My friends call me Tré) I'm a San Francisco Bay area native.  (For the astrologers: 12/13/1962, San Rafael, CA 2:03am) My ancestors are from a line of very old Scandinavian European Nordic and Prussian lineage.  My family and maiden name is Lithuanian - Gregonis.  My father was born and grew up in a Polish neighborhood in Montclair, New Jersey.  He is the tall handsome dark brooding 'Tortured Artist' type, built like a Viking.

My mother was born in Boise, Idaho.  They were German, Polish and Irish decent - From a long line of open-range cattle herders, 'The First American Cowboys'.  Originally from "The South", who then came to the great state of Idaho.  She was a petite, beautiful, elegant, shit kicking, fiery redheaded woman and a 'Jill-of-All Trades'.  Both my parents ended up in the San Francisco Bay area and met in an art class at the College of Marin in the late 1950's, and later both became fine artists.  I am a chip off the old block.  You could say I was born an artist and have inherited many character traits from both of them.  I grew up in Sonoma county in the 70's. 

My family wasn't religious, but I was weird enough to explore them all at a young age.  I've been sprinkled, christened, dunked, splashed, anointed by fire, water, air, earth, sage, Gris Gris hand - You name it, I've got them all covered just in case.  I ended up not buying Christianity or ANY religion out there, but I really dig gospel music : )  I am a born intuitive and have had one eye in this world and one in the next for most of my life.  I'm more of a Mystic, Heretic and Gnostic Explorer.  To say that I question Reality is an understatement.  I majored in Psychology & Business Administration.  I kissed a few toads, I married, divorced, I kept the name Taylor.  I never had any kids.  

I have a soothing speaking voice and I love to sing.  I spent years in vocal training.  I studied with Raz Kennedy (Bobby McFerrin), The Jazz School in Berkeley, CA and studied with David Stroud (Seth Riggs-Speech Level Singing).  I worked as a lead vocalist and toured the country in Rhythm & Blues, Americana bands, Big Funk Corporate Dance Bands throughout the 1980's & 1990's.  Today, jazz is my true  passion.

In 1999, a very talented friend Doug Wendt and I started a jazz project called Tré Taylor and The Dangerous Martini Quartet. We were featured at The Plush Room, San Francisco, performed for a decade in the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District and the Wine Country, Napa & Sonoma, California and performed even at the Big Crosby mansion. We ended our jazz quartet in 2012. 

I am working on a new music project and will make sure to let you know when I'm back out there performing.  I am also attempting to learn to play slide blues on the Tenor Ukulele.  It's sad and cheerful at the same time. 

I used to be a runner back in the day to keep in shape. It finally caught up with me.  I started having knee pain last year. I found out I have the osteoarthritis in my knees. Yes, even younger people can get this. I tried injections, braces, industrial sized pain relievers galore and nothing helped for very long. One knee has been really bad since Christmas.  I asked Santa to bring me some knee cartilage. What he brought me was a few good bottles of wine and thankfully a good lead on a skilled orthopedic surgeon.

I am undergoing a full knee replacement surgery on April 4, 2018.  I'll be house bound for six weeks.  I have no cute significant boy in my life at the moment, but I do have a local tribe of silly and wonderful friends, but I will be under the care of a very dear fellow art car artist friend. My new years resolution is to walk without pain. SAVE ME A DANCE ROMANTIC MAN OF MY FUTURE, WHEREVER YOU ARE OUT THERE!  I'll be ready this summer. : )

I am a big fan of ART & STYLE.  I had been restoring a 1973 T2 VW Camper Bus in some interesting and creative ways for the last 15 years.  I have decided that I need a change.  I want a Stealth RV.  The SWANKY VW is at the perfect stage for the next level of fun restoration for someone new.  I had the 2000 cc engine rebuilt, still breaking it in. I replaced everything on the bus except the body (which I hand painted leopard print.) I sculpted the bumpers into custom art tiki-totems. IT'S DEAD SEXY and ready for someone who has always wanted to restore a vintage VW T2 Camper Bus and take it out on adventures.  FOR SALE AD HERE!

I have a big beautiful Coleman instant tent that I am customizing in some delicious ways, and the Leopard Lounge Camp that is becoming "A Kooky Swanky Music Jam Camp/Watering Hole for marauding musicians" at the Spring Strawberry Music Festival, in Grass Valley, CA.  We will be there again this year and other fun places in 2018! 

I started the West Coast Glamping Community. We are a bunch of fun folks who gather together a few times a year and set-up luxurious tents restored vintage trailers, classic camper vans, and other fun recreational vehicles and glamorously camp in select remote places all over the Western United States. 

There is something transformative about disconnecting from society and the world and just being in nature, where it's quiet and you can see all of the stars in the night sky when you are far from the city lights.  When you can hear crickets chirping and smell and see nature blooming reminding you - to slow down and come home and back to the roots of which you are.  It's good to reboot your system in simple natural goodness as often as you can.  It's even better to do it with silly, fun people in style and comfort.  There is great wisdom in reconnecting to your true natural essence in nature. 

I have spent years on a path of self-discovery and balance (Here I am at 5 years old "balancing"  - that little silver thing in the photo, is a thimble. 

I had a rough start. Some seriously traumatic things happened to me at a young age. As a result, my childhood was a difficult one.  Since the age of 8, I have lived with PTSD, depression and severe dyslexiaBecause of this, my body, mind and spirit developed special abilities to compensate for these short comings. I am a social creature and have always seemed to find wonderful people, friends and families to be there for me all through my childhood and all along my life path. 

I learned what I needed from other peoples families and found my own way.  I call these people my "Chosen Family." These are the people who may not be your blood kin, but they are the ones you trust, love and know you can count on.  I am a lucky person generally, things seem to always work out for me.  But there were serious rough patches.  During those times, I was prescribed depression medications and other meds to treat PTSD.  The side effects from the meds became worse than the original problems.

Without much support and against the 'over  prescribed' medical system, I fired all of the doctors and I saved myself and have found creative ways to heal and make it on my own.  Those "Side effects" are actually "Effects", they almost killed me!  I still have dyslexia, but I have found, that the more grounded in "Present time" I become, the less intense it is.  Staying present in the NOW helps everything really.  Kindle Reader, Audible, great podcasts and some narration software have improved my life greatly!

It's allowed me to study things I couldn't before. I'M A LEARNING JUNKY!  I have had all kinds of mystical experiences throughout my life and had spent years researching how to explain them.  I also explored deeper ways of healing and learning through sacred teaching plants.  I received much emotional, spiritual and even physical healing from my Ayahuasca experiences. 

In the 1990's, I became a Master Nero Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist.  I have the soothing voice that helps put even the hardest to relax people, into deep trance.  I even worked as Marketing Director for NLP Institute Comprehensive/California and Anthony Robbins & Associates for a time.  I love brilliant minds and have had the honor of studying some of the best minds out there.  I had a private NLP coaching practice, but I found it was not my thing long term.  I have taken my work in a bigger direction and have become a private investigator for the soul, heart and mind of humanity.  The study of consciousness and the unconscious mind have been my life's mission.  

The true meaning in the study of the occult is to go deep within ones psyche and find the hidden spark of the divine within you.  This opens your eyes to see the grand truths and the grand illusions.  We are all in trance most of the time, being out of trance and knowing the difference is the key.  After years of grieving, healing, studying and finally just sitting and accepting the darkest most disowned parts of my identity, I found that simply listening to nature and being patient and compassionate with myself greatly relieved my symptoms. 

I began to reconnect with the True Source of Life, that IS me.  I started to remember where I came from and who I Am, a Sovereign Being walking around in a meat suit being bombarded with disinformation, fear and mind control 24/7 to keep me in the dark, easily controllable and manipulatable. 

The more comfortable you are being able to be still and quiet and at peace with yourself, you will begin to remember who you are and break free from the mold that others have cast for you - be it YOU or your family, society, religion or culture.  Once the deprogramming begins, you will remember and awaken to distinguish between this false light matrix and what is real. You will resonate with True Source within you. Trust your gut and your heart.  You and I will escape this matrix once and for all.

Much of what I share on this website will challenge your beliefs and hopefully inspire you to explore new concepts of what actual freedom and gnosis is.  I learn more everyday. I look forward to exploring it with you.  I welcome any weird and interesting things you want to hurl my way!  Contact me via email here.

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"Well that's where we are. You say we're on the brink of destruction and you're right. But it's only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve."

 - A quote from the Day the Earth Stood Still 2008