By Alexander Castaneda

I first meet Eric in downtown Royal Oak. He was living on the streets, sleeping near some trees. We would hang out on Main Street and talk about astrology, and chaos magic. I brought him to The Innate Healing Center on 8mile and Woodward where he lived with squatters and read tarot for drum circle attendees. He then left to live in Sedona, but had a mental breakdown and stayed in a hospital for while. He then moved to California, living off odd jobs before coming back to Michigan and settling in Flint. Eric is a Type 1 Rapid Cycling Bipolar. In another time and place, he would have been some sort of shaman, or magi, monk, or philosopher…

 Alexander Castaneda is a film student from Detroit