Vita

F. Christopher Reynolds, M.Ed.
Singer, Teacher, Shaman
spiriman@aim.com
89 Hartford Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
440-876-7610

Website: www.urrealist.com

Education:

1983
Bachelor of Science in French Education
Bowling Green State University

1996
Masters in Education Curriculum and instruction
Ashland University

Master’s thesis:

Rites of Passage and Postmodern Curriculum Theory

Experience:

1983-1984
Assistant d’Anglais, Lycee Jacques Decour
Paris, France (Fulbright Scholarship)

1984-2014
French teacher, Berea City Schools
Berea, Ohio

2004-2014
Department Chair of World Languages, Berea High School
Berea, Ohio

1997-2005
Master Class Professor in Creativity Studies/Songwritig-recording
Ashland University Summer Institute for the Gifted
Ashland, Ohio

1997-present
Adjunct professor in creativity studies for the gifted and talented
Knowledge is the Anti-drug course
Ashland University
Ashland, Ohio

2002-2014
Shaman in residence and board member
Angel House Life Enrichment Center
Brunswick, Ohio

2012-present
Adjunct professor in religious studies and art
Ursuline College
Pepper Pike, Ohio

2014-present
Shaman in Residence
HeartSpace @
89 Hartford Drive
UCC Church in Development

2014-2016
Presenter on integrating Earth-based
and Christian spiritual practices
Crown Point Ecology Center

2014-present
Consultant for Healing Lodge
Warriors Journey Home
Tallmage, Ohio

1976-present
Singer and songwriter

Publications:

Interview in Cool Cleveland for LENSC Planetarium Healing Concert

Healing Concert and Workshop in Fremont, Ohio, October 28-29, 2016 – Fremont News Messenger

Phallos and the First Gulf War: Minnesota Men’s Conference Website: Real Men, Real Words, March, 2016

Heed the Call to Ecological Conversion, Cleveland Plain Dealer Letter, August 16, 2015

Holy Night, Silent Night, http://www.minnesotamensconference.com/real-words-real-men/, 2015

Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do: Nurturing Creativity in The World Language Classroom: Organic Creativity, Ed. Jane Piirto, Prufrock Press, 2013

Phallos and the Gulf War, Pt 1, Firestories: Further Thoughts on Radically Rethinking Mental Illness. Ed. M. Poore. Vocal Virginia, 2011

“Faithfulness in Education”, The Holistic Embrace: The Fruits of our Practice. Ed. Paul Royes. (in preparation).

“Depth Psychology and Integrity”, with Jane Piirto, Morality, Ethics and Gifted Minds. Ed. Tracy Cross,
Don Ambrose. Boston: Springer, 2009.

“Honoring and Suffering the Thorn: Marking, Naming and Eldering”, with Jane Piirto, Roeper Review, 29, 45-53, 2007.

“Depth Psychology and Giftedness: Bringing Soul to the Field of Talent Development Education”, with Jane Piirto, Roeper Review, 17, 164-171, 2005.

“A Gathering of Orphans: Struggling for Liberation and Awakening within the Goal.” Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education: Breaking New Ground. pp. 207-214, New York: SUNY, 2005.

“Two Lyrics (Monticello & Orfeo)”, Alexandria 3: Journal of Western Cosmological Traditions, 2003.

“Mentoring Artistic Adolescents through Expressive Therapy”, Clearing House, 64, 83-86, 1997.

Music and Music Videos

“Unio Corporalis: And the Flesh Was Made Word.” : Shirtless Records, 2014.

“Alive and Well”, (video, with Chris Keffer) www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PPm9ZfHvIM, 2011.

“The Highway Home: The Urground Railroad”, Shirtless Records, 2009.

“The Highway Home: Answering Brent Tully”, (video by Tully, song by Reynolds)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhwcqsnPCgU,

“Recollector: The Urground Railroad”. Berea, Ohio: Shirtless Records, 2007.

“The Age of Magnification: Lamp of the Archer”. Berea, Ohio: Shirtless Records, 2006.

“The Age of Magnification: The Urground Railroad”. Berea, Ohio: Shirtless Records, 2002.

“The Urrealist Manifesto: Intercede”, published at www.urrealist.com.

“Creation: The Pyramids and the Suns”, Berea, Ohio: Shirtless Records, 2001.

“Unio Mentalis: The Mind of the Land”, Berea, Ohio: Shirtless Records, 1999.

“Released from the Past”, Berea, Ohio: Shirtless Records, 1997.

“Aquarium of the Amphibian”, Berea, Ohio: Shirtless Records, 1996.

“Ex Uno Plura: Out of One Come Many”, Berea, Ohio, Shirtless Records, 1994.

“A Suburban Nigredo”, Berea, Ohio, Shirtless Records, 1991.

Presentations:

Creativity, Healing and Peace – Winner of Tyrian’s Artist of the Year for 2016 – Decemeber, 2016.

“Father’s Day: A Journey out of Patriarchy Home to the Sacred Masculine”, All Souls UU, Bellville, Ohio June 19, 2016

“The 12 Steps and the Good Red Road” – Greater Canton Unitarian Universalists

“De-colonizing Our Relationship with Our Ancestors: the Departed Bring Healing Gifts”, All Souls UU, Nov. 8, 2015 Bellville, O.

“De-colonizing Our Spiritual Traditions”, Unitarian Universalist of Greater Canton, August 16, 2015

“Eco-spirituality Concert and Workshop for the Labyrinth and the Sweatlodge.” Crown Point Ecology Center,
June 19 – 21, 2015

“Comsic Mass: Healing Waters,” Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland. (music director, leadership team)
May 16, 2015

“A Gathering of Orphans: Coming Home Through Creativity:, Holistic Learning Conference: Breaking New Ground, Toronto, Ontario, 2013

“A Gathering of Orphans: Strengthening Our Relationship with the Earth and the Living Classroom”, Holistic Learning Conference: Breaking New Ground, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2011.

“Holisitic Education: The Fruits of Our Practice” (with Jack Miller and Paul Royes) Holistic Learning Conference: Beraking New Ground, Toronto, Ontario, Cananda, 2011.

“Weaving the Traditions: Sophia, the Red Road and the 12 Steps”, Merging Hearts, Canton, Ohio, 2011.

“Praying with in the Christian Tradition with the Medicine Wheel”, (with Diane Pinchot) Centering Space, Cleveland, Ohio, 2011.

“The Wisdom of the Earth-based Traditions”, (with Diane Pinchot) Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, 2011.

Depth Psychology and Giftedness, (with Jane Piirto) N.A.G.C. (National Association of Gifted Children), Charlotte, North Carolina, 2005.

“Inner and Outer Activism” (with Four Arrows) Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Austin, Texas, 2005.

“Creativity Development” (with Jane Piirto), Conference by the Sea, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2004.

“Creativity and Spirtuality” (with Jane Piirto and Michael Olin Hitt) Art and Soul Conference, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. 2002.

“Enchanted Lands” (with Sandy Willmore) Central Ohio Windstar Event, Columbus, Ohio, 2001.

“The Dark Side of Creativity”, (with Jane Piirto) Creativity and Consciousness Conference,
Tuscon, Arizona, 1999.

Currently working on:

Healing Concerts and Workshops

De-colonizing Spiritual Traditions

Reaching Students Who Fall Through the Cracks: Strategies from Rites of Passage.