Philomena Höltkemeier is creating musings & The Institution Of The Muses
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$1
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>> For a short German version please scroll down!
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ENGLISH
Hello, I am a muse!...

...A muse in the tradition of the Greek understanding of muses. In this original sense, my work is dedicated to everyone in this world who embraces inspiration, who wants to create, change, develop and do good. If you like to know what my work looks like, keep on reading :) I will tell you more about my goals on patreon and my goals as a muse, about the experiences I have made and what my work looks like.

Dear friends, family, former and future receivers of musings,
if you want to support me on my path,
if I have already inspired your path,
if I have given you new connections,
here is your chance to ensure I can and will keep on doing this. 

Your support means the world to me! Whether your backing is a Thank You or an encouragement, I would like to thank you by giving back. Be aware that if you contribute to the well-being of a muse, you create a connection the muse will contribute to your well-being, too, directly or indirectly. It might be in the form of what you chose from the list of rewards, but it is also possible that by establishing this connection, inspiration wants to flow your way!

Why Patreon
Muses have always been the patrons of arts and sciences, giving inspiration to those who ask for it, nurturing the search for wisdom and peace, truth and happiness. And to be able to allow this flow of inspiration, and especially to let it flow unconditionally, work with people unconditionally (which a muse should do and which is my biggest dream for my future), the muse needs patrons, too. This is why I am here, to find patrons who want to support my work and by that a flow of inspiration in this world. 



My goals:
I would really like to concentrate on my profession as a muse full-time. This would allow me to: 
1) work with people unconditionally 
2) create awareness for this profession
3) find the time to write about my experiences
4) discover and encourage other muses
5) go on all the journeys and meet all the people I need to develop as a muse
6) after all this slowly and organically form the modern Institution of the Muses one day

From my experiences I know that there lies a deep demand for the work of muses, especially in our modern society. But there is no awareness for the work of muses. 99,9% of all people do not even know that muses (in this original, mythological meaning) really exist. And if you do not know something exists, you cannot know it needs to be supported to have a happy, healthy existence and to do the best job one muse can do.

We all need inspiration to be able to create, not only in the field of arts, us human beings are creators. We create this world every day with our doings - in positive or negative ways. I support people's journeys by opening up their universe to find their own calling and by that enable positive creation. You could be one of these people!

And I am assuming that there are many more muses out there in this world who might not be totally aware of their gift or have not yet been encouraged to follow this profession. But I know one when I see one and I want to encourage them to be who they are and not hide behind other jobs. I would like to statute an example that this is a relevant job to do and that a community supports this work. 

Your Pledge
Your pledge will allow me to work as a muse full-time.

I try to bring as much empathy, positive thoughts, energy and progress into this world as I can. By supporting my work, you will give me the freedom of spreading inspiration unconditionally, which means I could afford to sometimes work with - or can go on working with - people who just have a big heart & a great potential, but no money to spend. Or a small and scared heart that needs to be opened. Or big influence that could be more loving and positive.

It will support me in my striving to develop today's understanding of what muses are and how to find them and connecting people with my network through the Institution of the Muses (IOTM). I will also give seminars and workshops, ranging from personal storytelling to nature communication and write about my experiences to let you in on my journey and encourage other muses to work in this field.



What it means to me:
Becoming a muse to me is like a caterpillar finally turning into the butterfly it is meant to be.

I have always been a muse, this has been my heartfelt profession since I was twelve or so. But I knew that this was not a typical job description, that it would be hard to earn money to make a living (and I have to eat and sleep, too!). I didn't guess that I would be confronted with at least half the people thinking this was an escort service. It's not. 
I tried a hundred other jobs before finally committing to being a muse, and these jobs were all meaningful and interesting, but never a hundred percent fulfilling. The things that came closest were my networking events and when I started working as a storytelling consultant, focusing on people's personal stories.

Funny enough, inspiring other people has been that one thing people appreciated most about me in all my jobs and I know that by concentrating on this gift, I will be able to give so much more to the world than with anything else I could ever do.

I hope you understand this mission and support it. Whether you pledge here or just tell your friends that there is a muse out there who would be happy to work with them!

What does my work look like?
You may think of me as a person's mental ping-ping-partner. Imagine you yourself need a little push to get started with some creative process, a little or a little more inspiration to find and follow your path. I can accompany you for parts of this path. The day you come to me I will feel where I have to take you and what I will have to say. We might go for a walk or I will take you on a journey. I will take you to places you have not seen before but need to see for there will lie a creative impulse there waiting for you. I will connect you with the people you could need on your journey or with the beings of nature. I might just sit down with you and sort things out over coffee and cake and put a smile back on your face.

But there will be magic in every piece of our path and you will feel the flow of inspiration with many good vibes coming along. My work usually involves a lot of fresh air and walking. I work with empathy, intuition, nature communication, a great network, my special expertise in writing and a curiosity for this world that stretches from a puristic life to our digitalized societies.

I am based in Bad Oeynhausen an Darmstadt, Germany.


A picture of the temple of the muses, Bad Oeynhausen


Inspiration helps
- in changing your life, no matter if personal or professional. Find out what you want to change and get into the flow to approach it.
- to generate new ideas for new projects to change the world.
- to connect with somebody who can help you realize your ideas and projects, to reach your goals.
- in finding one's place in this world, to raise mindful self-awareness and emotionally connect to your natural environment.


My experiences
So far, I have worked with artists, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, inventors, teachers, students and pensioners. All cooperations have been different, but very interesting and the feedback I got was amazing. Here are two international responses:

"The collaboration with Philomena was a travel through chains of associations, with her abilitity to precisely extract the essence of an idea and give it a vivid, unique shape." - Ana Mrovlje, Artist, Slovenia

"I met Philomena for a little collaboration [...] I couldn't explain quite well what the project I was developing was about. It took just a short chat for her to understand it, another one to explain it to me... And now, I know what it's about." - Juan Tobal, Curator and Musician, Argentina


TV and newspaper coverage:
TV Coverage "Muse Philomena" / WDR 2016 (German only)
A feature on me and my musings on WDR, a german television station. (You need to be logged in on facebook to be able to watch this, it's not available on the WDR media platform anymore.)

Philomena ist hauptberuflich Muse (Neue Westfälische, German only)
A newspaper article.


Institution Of The Muses (IOTM)

I try to create awareness for all the male and female muses out there, human beings who can be truly inspirational. This is why a good friend and I founded the Institution Of The Muses, a re-invention of the temple of the muses, to let people know that we (and so many other muses) are out there, to establish a new understanding of this profession and to write about where to find and how to work with modern muses.

In the long run, I wuld like to open up a seminar-centre as the manifested temple of the muses, a place where people find inspiration, with seminars ranging from writing to networking to nature communication. www.institutionofthemuses.com


More stuff to know about me:
These are some of the things I inspired myself to do/ or I am a part of:

STAMMTISCH DER FILMEMACHER - My Filmmaker's network

The Stammtisch der Filmemacher is a free monthly networking event for filmmakers. I founded it in 2013 and became rather popular because of its very uncommon setup. It is open to everyone who wants to join, we connect students with professionals, which is very rare in the German industry as most events are either strict business events or for the "elite" only. But the SDF is about communication on eyelevel and I personally connect my guests (40-100 per evening). If you want to see me saying a few words about this event, watch this video.

SALONARA - my salon events

I founded Salonara in 2011, it was designed to be a salon in which people would meet on a curated basis. You could apply for it with a personal letter. Our goal was to bring 16 people together who would usually never meet if it was not for this event because of their different backgrounds. We mixed midwives with soldiers, film producers with students and housewives, programmers with entertainers. We had dinner together and an amazing time.

NETWORK BLOG

Philo Stellt Vor - My hand curated network blog. Become a part of my network or read about interesting people (in German & English).

ART FOR SPACE (StellarT)

SellarT - Art For Space is dedicated to environmental engagement through space and art.
With StellarT (former ArtForSpace) we won the Startup Weekend Space in Germany, 2015.
I am a member of the founding team.

SMALL MINNA - my fairy tale, collector's edition

Small Minna is a children's book, created on different continents by a writer and illustrator who share a passion for analogue art, heartwarming storytelling and high quality print finishing. This book is designed to please the eye, heart and mind.

You will make me the happiest person alive by supporting my mission. If you have questions, feel free to ask here or write to me via [email protected]institutionofthemuses.com

Thank you and be inspired,
Philomena







GERMAN
Meine lieben deutschen Freunde,
liebe Familie, Neugierige und Herzmenschen,


ihr wisst, dass es in meiner Natur liegt Inspiration zu schenken und mit meiner Lebensfreude anzustecken, Menschen zu vernetzen (auch wenn ich selbst nichts davon habe), Menschen mit der Natur zu verbinden und ihnen auch als Medium zum Universum zu dienen. 

Wer fühlt, dass ich ihn jemals in besonderem Maße unterstützt, inspiriert oder vernetzt habe, hat hier die Gelegenheit etwas zurückzugeben. Ich weiß es sehr zu schätzen.
Wer sich wünscht in Zukunft unterstützt, inspiriert und vernetzt zu werden oder einfach möchte, dass ich anderen auf diese Weise helfe, diesem Weg folge und dass es (endlich wieder offiziell) Musen in dieser Welt gibt, dessen Patronage ist mir eine gleichermaßen große Freude. Groß ist auch eure Tat, denn Unterstützer der Musen gibt es in der Welt noch nicht viele.

Im vergangenen Jahr habe ich euch Bescheid gegeben, dass ich der Inspiration, die ihr von mir gewohnt seid, nun endlich eine klare Richtung geben möchte. Die Berufung, die ich für mich schon früh gespürt habe ist die Muse. Die Muse im mythologischen Sinne, als Wegbegleiterin der Selbstfindung und der Schöpfung in allen Lebensbereichen.

Diese Entscheidung ist mir zwar innerlich leicht gefallen, äußerlich kommt sie aber natürlich mit vielen Hürden daher. Mir macht das große Freude und ich kann mir nichts anderes für mein Leben vorstellen. Eigentlich möchte ich den ganzen Tag nur bemusen und danach über all die spannenden, verrückten und augenöffnenden Erfahrungen schreiben, die ich dabei mache. Aber um zu musen, muss man es von ganzen Herzen tun, mit voller Kraft und Konzentration und nicht zwischen Tür und Angel. Man muss den Kopf dafür frei und das Herz voll haben. Das Herz ist schon da und der Verstand geschärft und die Intuition angeknipst, aber ich möchte mit euch die letzte Hürde nehmen: den Kopf frei zu bekommen.

Die Schwierigkeiten einer jungen Muse
Warum ist der Kopf nicht frei? 
Weil mich das Musen erst ernähren muss. Bemusung ist etwas, das man nicht als Dienstleistung bezeichnen kann, denn die Inspiration fließt dann, wenn sie fließt und nicht, wenn jemand Inspiration bucht. Das heißt ich lasse die Inspiration schon mein Leben lang - und das finde ich auch sehr wichtig so - Menschen zuteil werden, die nicht unbedingt etwas zurückgeben können oder müssen. Ich finde es aber wichtig diese Inspiration dorthin fließen zu lassen, wohin sie gehört. Unabhängig der Bedingungen und unabhängig dessen, was zurückfließt. So bin ich gestrickt. Ich möchte keinen Preis auf Inspiration drucken, denn sie hat keinen. Ich möchte von Herzen und mit Mitgefühl geben und nicht nach einem Businessmodell. Ich finde die Welt braucht das.

Leicht ist es in der heutigen Welt aber nicht unbedingt als junge Muse, als Mensch mit einem in Vergessenheit geratenen Beruf. Ich bin frisch gestartet. Und der Kopf wird frei sein in dem Moment, in dem ich weiß, dass ich ein Netzwerk habe, das meine Arbeit genauso selbstlos unterstützt, wie ich meine Besucher. Wenn ihr sagt "Toll, dass es dich gibt! Ich möchte dich auf deinem Weg als bestärken und Schutzpatron der Muse werden", das ist der Moment der größten Freude für mich, denn es ist ein großartiges Zeichen der Anerkennung meiner Arbeit und meines ganzen Wesens.

Mein Ziel mit deiner Unterstützung
Ich möchte mich auf das Musesein konzentrieren können. Deshalb wünsche ich mir eine Grundsicherung über Patreon, damit ich alle Ziele verwirklichen kann. Zu meinen Zielen gehört:
1) Mit Menschen unabhängig ihrer Möglichkeiten zu arbeiten
2) Das Verständnis für diesen Beruf zu etablieren
3) Über meine Erfahrungen als Muse zu schreiben
4) Andere (potentielle) Musen zu erkennen und auf ihrem Weg zu unterstützen
5) Alle Reisen zu machen und den Menschen zu begegnen, die ich benötige, um zu lernen und eine noch bessere Muse zu werden
6) Langsam die moderne Institution der Musen neu zu formen, einen Treffpunkt / Seminarort / Rückzugsort, an dem sich Muse & Muse finden lassen.

Ich danke dir für deine Unterstützung und möchte im Gegenzug auch etwas zurückgeben. Bitte schau dazu in die Liste, ich habe mir viele besondere Gaben überlegt. Sei dir gewahr, dass du mit deiner Unterstützung eine Verbindung zu mir schaffst. Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass Inspiration in diese Verbindung fließen möchte.

Ich wünsche dir alles Liebe und einen wunderbaren Gedanken,
Philomena
Tiers
Patron of Smiles / Patron des Lächelns
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  1. You make me smile. Be aware that this smile can and most likely will start chain reaction. It will have a positive influence on other people and lead to positive actions. You created a positive influence!
Patron of Writings / Patron des Schreibens
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. You give me the freedom of taking time to write about my experiences as a muse, you will receive a pdf of an early book version once it's ready!
  2. Donate 10$ or more: I will send you one of my poems, signed.
Special: Patron of Filmmaker Salons / Patron des Stammtisch der Filmemacher
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
1. The SDF (Filmmaker's Salon) is a networking event for filmmakers that personally connects filmmakers and creatives for all kinds of projects. If you want to say "thank you" for previous connections or support the future of this event and the community it builds, do it here. Filmmakers everywhere will benefit of your support and you will always be invited to future events.

*Extra: If you donate 10$ or more, I will send you an SDF T-Shirt in your size

Patron of Connections / Patron der Vernetzung
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. You make it possible for me to unconditionally and spontaneiously connect people. I will send a special connection your way. 
  2. You receive access to the networking blog www.philo-stellt-vor.de (German + English) 
Patron of Nature Communication / Patron der Naturkommunikation
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. I will search the grounds for a little piece of nature, a magical personal item that helps you enfold your connection with nature. This can be a special stone, a twig or another natural item that wants to be connected with you. I will send it your way (or store it for you to pick it up if it could break on the way).
Patron of Musings / Patron der Bemusung
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. You are an enabler of the unconditional flow of inspiration. This basic support makes it possible for me to do musings for people who cannot give back in a monetary way. You can be so proud of this! I know I am.
  2. You will also be one of the first people to receive a PDF of the early book version of my musings.
Patron of Travels / Patron des Reisens
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
1. Your help me go to places I need to see. Places that will hold messages for me and other people. As you are the enabler, it is very likely one of these places will hold a message for you personally. If so, I will connect you with this place or deliver the message. 
Special: Patron of the Institution Of The Muses / Patron der Institution der Musen
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
1. You will be named on the website as one of the early supporters of the Institution Of The Muses. In the long run, your support will help to discover and encourage other muses to follow their path as well as to create awareness for the muses in general.


2. As long as I am based in Bad Oeynhausen, the IOTM will be based here, too. Bad Oeynhausen is a forgotten spa, a city formerly dedicated to holistic healing through its many springs. As the muses are known to be  close to the spring of inspiration, I feel obliged to support all efforts to create inner- and outer city awareness for the versatile ways of healing and the revival of former healing options.

Grand Patron of Potentials / Grand Patron der Potentiale
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. You are a grand patron for someone! You give me the freedom of working with one person of my choosing who cannot afford to give back anything materialistic but whose potential wants to be found, seen and developed; I have a list of arists, musicians, healers, elderly people and I meet more and more potentials. I will let you know who you are supporting! 
  2. You will be mentioned as a grand patron of potentials on the website & museletter.
Grand Patron of the Muse / Grand Patron der Muse
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
1. You are an angel! You support all my developments, doings and musings. You give me the freedom of deciding what to do next. And of course your support takes away a big part of existential fears. Thank you for your generosity. A muse never forgets. 


2. You will be mentioned in the books, websites and museletters as one of the muse's grand supporters. And of course I will be happy to welcome you for a musing in Bad Oeynhausen, show you aroud and send wonderful connections your way.

Goals
$1 of $2,500 per month
Reaching this goal will allow me to follow my path and do musings unconditionally. I will be able to work with people who need inspiration, but cannot contribute in a monetary way.
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>> For a short German version please scroll down!
>>Für eine kurze Version in Deutsch bitte bis ans Ende scrollen!

ENGLISH
Hello, I am a muse!...

...A muse in the tradition of the Greek understanding of muses. In this original sense, my work is dedicated to everyone in this world who embraces inspiration, who wants to create, change, develop and do good. If you like to know what my work looks like, keep on reading :) I will tell you more about my goals on patreon and my goals as a muse, about the experiences I have made and what my work looks like.

Dear friends, family, former and future receivers of musings,
if you want to support me on my path,
if I have already inspired your path,
if I have given you new connections,
here is your chance to ensure I can and will keep on doing this. 

Your support means the world to me! Whether your backing is a Thank You or an encouragement, I would like to thank you by giving back. Be aware that if you contribute to the well-being of a muse, you create a connection the muse will contribute to your well-being, too, directly or indirectly. It might be in the form of what you chose from the list of rewards, but it is also possible that by establishing this connection, inspiration wants to flow your way!

Why Patreon
Muses have always been the patrons of arts and sciences, giving inspiration to those who ask for it, nurturing the search for wisdom and peace, truth and happiness. And to be able to allow this flow of inspiration, and especially to let it flow unconditionally, work with people unconditionally (which a muse should do and which is my biggest dream for my future), the muse needs patrons, too. This is why I am here, to find patrons who want to support my work and by that a flow of inspiration in this world. 



My goals:
I would really like to concentrate on my profession as a muse full-time. This would allow me to: 
1) work with people unconditionally 
2) create awareness for this profession
3) find the time to write about my experiences
4) discover and encourage other muses
5) go on all the journeys and meet all the people I need to develop as a muse
6) after all this slowly and organically form the modern Institution of the Muses one day

From my experiences I know that there lies a deep demand for the work of muses, especially in our modern society. But there is no awareness for the work of muses. 99,9% of all people do not even know that muses (in this original, mythological meaning) really exist. And if you do not know something exists, you cannot know it needs to be supported to have a happy, healthy existence and to do the best job one muse can do.

We all need inspiration to be able to create, not only in the field of arts, us human beings are creators. We create this world every day with our doings - in positive or negative ways. I support people's journeys by opening up their universe to find their own calling and by that enable positive creation. You could be one of these people!

And I am assuming that there are many more muses out there in this world who might not be totally aware of their gift or have not yet been encouraged to follow this profession. But I know one when I see one and I want to encourage them to be who they are and not hide behind other jobs. I would like to statute an example that this is a relevant job to do and that a community supports this work. 

Your Pledge
Your pledge will allow me to work as a muse full-time.

I try to bring as much empathy, positive thoughts, energy and progress into this world as I can. By supporting my work, you will give me the freedom of spreading inspiration unconditionally, which means I could afford to sometimes work with - or can go on working with - people who just have a big heart & a great potential, but no money to spend. Or a small and scared heart that needs to be opened. Or big influence that could be more loving and positive.

It will support me in my striving to develop today's understanding of what muses are and how to find them and connecting people with my network through the Institution of the Muses (IOTM). I will also give seminars and workshops, ranging from personal storytelling to nature communication and write about my experiences to let you in on my journey and encourage other muses to work in this field.



What it means to me:
Becoming a muse to me is like a caterpillar finally turning into the butterfly it is meant to be.

I have always been a muse, this has been my heartfelt profession since I was twelve or so. But I knew that this was not a typical job description, that it would be hard to earn money to make a living (and I have to eat and sleep, too!). I didn't guess that I would be confronted with at least half the people thinking this was an escort service. It's not. 
I tried a hundred other jobs before finally committing to being a muse, and these jobs were all meaningful and interesting, but never a hundred percent fulfilling. The things that came closest were my networking events and when I started working as a storytelling consultant, focusing on people's personal stories.

Funny enough, inspiring other people has been that one thing people appreciated most about me in all my jobs and I know that by concentrating on this gift, I will be able to give so much more to the world than with anything else I could ever do.

I hope you understand this mission and support it. Whether you pledge here or just tell your friends that there is a muse out there who would be happy to work with them!

What does my work look like?
You may think of me as a person's mental ping-ping-partner. Imagine you yourself need a little push to get started with some creative process, a little or a little more inspiration to find and follow your path. I can accompany you for parts of this path. The day you come to me I will feel where I have to take you and what I will have to say. We might go for a walk or I will take you on a journey. I will take you to places you have not seen before but need to see for there will lie a creative impulse there waiting for you. I will connect you with the people you could need on your journey or with the beings of nature. I might just sit down with you and sort things out over coffee and cake and put a smile back on your face.

But there will be magic in every piece of our path and you will feel the flow of inspiration with many good vibes coming along. My work usually involves a lot of fresh air and walking. I work with empathy, intuition, nature communication, a great network, my special expertise in writing and a curiosity for this world that stretches from a puristic life to our digitalized societies.

I am based in Bad Oeynhausen an Darmstadt, Germany.


A picture of the temple of the muses, Bad Oeynhausen


Inspiration helps
- in changing your life, no matter if personal or professional. Find out what you want to change and get into the flow to approach it.
- to generate new ideas for new projects to change the world.
- to connect with somebody who can help you realize your ideas and projects, to reach your goals.
- in finding one's place in this world, to raise mindful self-awareness and emotionally connect to your natural environment.


My experiences
So far, I have worked with artists, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, inventors, teachers, students and pensioners. All cooperations have been different, but very interesting and the feedback I got was amazing. Here are two international responses:

"The collaboration with Philomena was a travel through chains of associations, with her abilitity to precisely extract the essence of an idea and give it a vivid, unique shape." - Ana Mrovlje, Artist, Slovenia

"I met Philomena for a little collaboration [...] I couldn't explain quite well what the project I was developing was about. It took just a short chat for her to understand it, another one to explain it to me... And now, I know what it's about." - Juan Tobal, Curator and Musician, Argentina


TV and newspaper coverage:
TV Coverage "Muse Philomena" / WDR 2016 (German only)
A feature on me and my musings on WDR, a german television station. (You need to be logged in on facebook to be able to watch this, it's not available on the WDR media platform anymore.)

Philomena ist hauptberuflich Muse (Neue Westfälische, German only)
A newspaper article.


Institution Of The Muses (IOTM)

I try to create awareness for all the male and female muses out there, human beings who can be truly inspirational. This is why a good friend and I founded the Institution Of The Muses, a re-invention of the temple of the muses, to let people know that we (and so many other muses) are out there, to establish a new understanding of this profession and to write about where to find and how to work with modern muses.

In the long run, I wuld like to open up a seminar-centre as the manifested temple of the muses, a place where people find inspiration, with seminars ranging from writing to networking to nature communication. www.institutionofthemuses.com


More stuff to know about me:
These are some of the things I inspired myself to do/ or I am a part of:

STAMMTISCH DER FILMEMACHER - My Filmmaker's network

The Stammtisch der Filmemacher is a free monthly networking event for filmmakers. I founded it in 2013 and became rather popular because of its very uncommon setup. It is open to everyone who wants to join, we connect students with professionals, which is very rare in the German industry as most events are either strict business events or for the "elite" only. But the SDF is about communication on eyelevel and I personally connect my guests (40-100 per evening). If you want to see me saying a few words about this event, watch this video.

SALONARA - my salon events

I founded Salonara in 2011, it was designed to be a salon in which people would meet on a curated basis. You could apply for it with a personal letter. Our goal was to bring 16 people together who would usually never meet if it was not for this event because of their different backgrounds. We mixed midwives with soldiers, film producers with students and housewives, programmers with entertainers. We had dinner together and an amazing time.

NETWORK BLOG

Philo Stellt Vor - My hand curated network blog. Become a part of my network or read about interesting people (in German & English).

ART FOR SPACE (StellarT)

SellarT - Art For Space is dedicated to environmental engagement through space and art.
With StellarT (former ArtForSpace) we won the Startup Weekend Space in Germany, 2015.
I am a member of the founding team.

SMALL MINNA - my fairy tale, collector's edition

Small Minna is a children's book, created on different continents by a writer and illustrator who share a passion for analogue art, heartwarming storytelling and high quality print finishing. This book is designed to please the eye, heart and mind.

You will make me the happiest person alive by supporting my mission. If you have questions, feel free to ask here or write to me via [email protected]institutionofthemuses.com

Thank you and be inspired,
Philomena







GERMAN
Meine lieben deutschen Freunde,
liebe Familie, Neugierige und Herzmenschen,


ihr wisst, dass es in meiner Natur liegt Inspiration zu schenken und mit meiner Lebensfreude anzustecken, Menschen zu vernetzen (auch wenn ich selbst nichts davon habe), Menschen mit der Natur zu verbinden und ihnen auch als Medium zum Universum zu dienen. 

Wer fühlt, dass ich ihn jemals in besonderem Maße unterstützt, inspiriert oder vernetzt habe, hat hier die Gelegenheit etwas zurückzugeben. Ich weiß es sehr zu schätzen.
Wer sich wünscht in Zukunft unterstützt, inspiriert und vernetzt zu werden oder einfach möchte, dass ich anderen auf diese Weise helfe, diesem Weg folge und dass es (endlich wieder offiziell) Musen in dieser Welt gibt, dessen Patronage ist mir eine gleichermaßen große Freude. Groß ist auch eure Tat, denn Unterstützer der Musen gibt es in der Welt noch nicht viele.

Im vergangenen Jahr habe ich euch Bescheid gegeben, dass ich der Inspiration, die ihr von mir gewohnt seid, nun endlich eine klare Richtung geben möchte. Die Berufung, die ich für mich schon früh gespürt habe ist die Muse. Die Muse im mythologischen Sinne, als Wegbegleiterin der Selbstfindung und der Schöpfung in allen Lebensbereichen.

Diese Entscheidung ist mir zwar innerlich leicht gefallen, äußerlich kommt sie aber natürlich mit vielen Hürden daher. Mir macht das große Freude und ich kann mir nichts anderes für mein Leben vorstellen. Eigentlich möchte ich den ganzen Tag nur bemusen und danach über all die spannenden, verrückten und augenöffnenden Erfahrungen schreiben, die ich dabei mache. Aber um zu musen, muss man es von ganzen Herzen tun, mit voller Kraft und Konzentration und nicht zwischen Tür und Angel. Man muss den Kopf dafür frei und das Herz voll haben. Das Herz ist schon da und der Verstand geschärft und die Intuition angeknipst, aber ich möchte mit euch die letzte Hürde nehmen: den Kopf frei zu bekommen.

Die Schwierigkeiten einer jungen Muse
Warum ist der Kopf nicht frei? 
Weil mich das Musen erst ernähren muss. Bemusung ist etwas, das man nicht als Dienstleistung bezeichnen kann, denn die Inspiration fließt dann, wenn sie fließt und nicht, wenn jemand Inspiration bucht. Das heißt ich lasse die Inspiration schon mein Leben lang - und das finde ich auch sehr wichtig so - Menschen zuteil werden, die nicht unbedingt etwas zurückgeben können oder müssen. Ich finde es aber wichtig diese Inspiration dorthin fließen zu lassen, wohin sie gehört. Unabhängig der Bedingungen und unabhängig dessen, was zurückfließt. So bin ich gestrickt. Ich möchte keinen Preis auf Inspiration drucken, denn sie hat keinen. Ich möchte von Herzen und mit Mitgefühl geben und nicht nach einem Businessmodell. Ich finde die Welt braucht das.

Leicht ist es in der heutigen Welt aber nicht unbedingt als junge Muse, als Mensch mit einem in Vergessenheit geratenen Beruf. Ich bin frisch gestartet. Und der Kopf wird frei sein in dem Moment, in dem ich weiß, dass ich ein Netzwerk habe, das meine Arbeit genauso selbstlos unterstützt, wie ich meine Besucher. Wenn ihr sagt "Toll, dass es dich gibt! Ich möchte dich auf deinem Weg als bestärken und Schutzpatron der Muse werden", das ist der Moment der größten Freude für mich, denn es ist ein großartiges Zeichen der Anerkennung meiner Arbeit und meines ganzen Wesens.

Mein Ziel mit deiner Unterstützung
Ich möchte mich auf das Musesein konzentrieren können. Deshalb wünsche ich mir eine Grundsicherung über Patreon, damit ich alle Ziele verwirklichen kann. Zu meinen Zielen gehört:
1) Mit Menschen unabhängig ihrer Möglichkeiten zu arbeiten
2) Das Verständnis für diesen Beruf zu etablieren
3) Über meine Erfahrungen als Muse zu schreiben
4) Andere (potentielle) Musen zu erkennen und auf ihrem Weg zu unterstützen
5) Alle Reisen zu machen und den Menschen zu begegnen, die ich benötige, um zu lernen und eine noch bessere Muse zu werden
6) Langsam die moderne Institution der Musen neu zu formen, einen Treffpunkt / Seminarort / Rückzugsort, an dem sich Muse & Muse finden lassen.

Ich danke dir für deine Unterstützung und möchte im Gegenzug auch etwas zurückgeben. Bitte schau dazu in die Liste, ich habe mir viele besondere Gaben überlegt. Sei dir gewahr, dass du mit deiner Unterstützung eine Verbindung zu mir schaffst. Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass Inspiration in diese Verbindung fließen möchte.

Ich wünsche dir alles Liebe und einen wunderbaren Gedanken,
Philomena

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Patron of Smiles / Patron des Lächelns
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  1. You make me smile. Be aware that this smile can and most likely will start chain reaction. It will have a positive influence on other people and lead to positive actions. You created a positive influence!
Patron of Writings / Patron des Schreibens
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. You give me the freedom of taking time to write about my experiences as a muse, you will receive a pdf of an early book version once it's ready!
  2. Donate 10$ or more: I will send you one of my poems, signed.
Special: Patron of Filmmaker Salons / Patron des Stammtisch der Filmemacher
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
1. The SDF (Filmmaker's Salon) is a networking event for filmmakers that personally connects filmmakers and creatives for all kinds of projects. If you want to say "thank you" for previous connections or support the future of this event and the community it builds, do it here. Filmmakers everywhere will benefit of your support and you will always be invited to future events.

*Extra: If you donate 10$ or more, I will send you an SDF T-Shirt in your size

Patron of Connections / Patron der Vernetzung
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. You make it possible for me to unconditionally and spontaneiously connect people. I will send a special connection your way. 
  2. You receive access to the networking blog www.philo-stellt-vor.de (German + English) 
Patron of Nature Communication / Patron der Naturkommunikation
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. I will search the grounds for a little piece of nature, a magical personal item that helps you enfold your connection with nature. This can be a special stone, a twig or another natural item that wants to be connected with you. I will send it your way (or store it for you to pick it up if it could break on the way).
Patron of Musings / Patron der Bemusung
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. You are an enabler of the unconditional flow of inspiration. This basic support makes it possible for me to do musings for people who cannot give back in a monetary way. You can be so proud of this! I know I am.
  2. You will also be one of the first people to receive a PDF of the early book version of my musings.
Patron of Travels / Patron des Reisens
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
1. Your help me go to places I need to see. Places that will hold messages for me and other people. As you are the enabler, it is very likely one of these places will hold a message for you personally. If so, I will connect you with this place or deliver the message. 
Special: Patron of the Institution Of The Muses / Patron der Institution der Musen
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
1. You will be named on the website as one of the early supporters of the Institution Of The Muses. In the long run, your support will help to discover and encourage other muses to follow their path as well as to create awareness for the muses in general.


2. As long as I am based in Bad Oeynhausen, the IOTM will be based here, too. Bad Oeynhausen is a forgotten spa, a city formerly dedicated to holistic healing through its many springs. As the muses are known to be  close to the spring of inspiration, I feel obliged to support all efforts to create inner- and outer city awareness for the versatile ways of healing and the revival of former healing options.

Grand Patron of Potentials / Grand Patron der Potentiale
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. You are a grand patron for someone! You give me the freedom of working with one person of my choosing who cannot afford to give back anything materialistic but whose potential wants to be found, seen and developed; I have a list of arists, musicians, healers, elderly people and I meet more and more potentials. I will let you know who you are supporting! 
  2. You will be mentioned as a grand patron of potentials on the website & museletter.
Grand Patron of the Muse / Grand Patron der Muse
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
1. You are an angel! You support all my developments, doings and musings. You give me the freedom of deciding what to do next. And of course your support takes away a big part of existential fears. Thank you for your generosity. A muse never forgets. 


2. You will be mentioned in the books, websites and museletters as one of the muse's grand supporters. And of course I will be happy to welcome you for a musing in Bad Oeynhausen, show you aroud and send wonderful connections your way.