Monday, July 20, 2009
Mystical Mother, intuitive artist and cosmic musician, Hetty MacLise, is the wife of the late percussionist (original Velvet Underground drummer), poet, calligrapher, shaman and visionary, Angus MacLise. She met her husband in San Francisco, where they were married by Timothy Leary in Golden Gate Park. She played music with him in various projects in the late '60s and 1970s. They went to New York, where Angus MacLise had become established as an important figure in the city's multimedia avant-garde, collaborating with various partners in experimental music, film, and poetry projects.
Hetty played organ, tanpura, and other instruments in the Universal Mutant Repertory Company, which played psychedelic drone trance music with an Indian flavor. One track by the Universal Mutant Repertory Company, "Heavenly Blue Pt. 4 & 5," appears in The Invasion of the Thunderbolt Pagoda, a collection of musical endeavors in which Angus MacLise participated between 1968 and 1972. The 39-minute title piece, a live improvisation while Ira Cohen's Invasion of the Thunderbolt Pagoda film played at St. Mark's Church in New York. It is not explicitly credited to the Universal Mutant Repertory Company, but the five musicians listed, including the MacLises, are the ones that comprised that group. The MacLise's work has made them bona fide legends among vintage psychedelia enthusiasts! Hetty and Angus produced a magickal child, a son by the name of Ossian. The couple moved to Kathmandu, Nepal where Ossian was later 100% recognized as a Tulku (an incarnation of Sang gyes Nienpa Trulku Rinpoche) at the Swayambu Buddhist Monestary by His Holiness, The Gyalwa Karmapa! A Tulku "literally means, an emanation body; a term used for the incarnations of Buddhas, Arya Bodhisattvas and Bodhisattvas, as well as for the reincarnations of spiritually achieved practitioners or Lamas"
Hetty has a blog called the Phantomly Oracula! What an amazing and inspiring story this woman has to tell! Go check it out...send your love and leave comments so she continues to share her incredible life experience with us!