11 April

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

Mark Strand, born 11 April 1934, Sun in Aries and Moon in Pisces, Canadian-born American poet

Anton Szandor LaVey[1] (April 11, 1930 – October 29, 1997), born Howard Stanton Levey, was the founder of the Church of Satan as well as a writer, occultist, and musician. He was the author of The Satanic Bible and the founder of LaVeyan Satanism, a synthesized system of his understanding of human nature and the insights of philosophers who advocated materialism and individualism, for which he claimed no supernatural or theistic inspiration.

François Bérenger Saunière (1.10.5) Roman Catholic priest in the French village of Rennes-le-Château, (Montazels, France, April  11, 1852 – 22 January 1917)

Gustav Vigeland (1.1) Norwegian sculptor ( Norway,  April  11, 1869 – 12 March 1943)

Sandor Marai (1.6) Hungarian writer ( Kassa in Austria-Hungary, April 11, 1900 – February 21, 1989)

Lokua Kanza (1.10.4)  singer-songwriter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (born April 1958)

Lisa Stansfield (1.10) , English singer (Lancashire, England, April 11, 1966)

1715 – John Alcock, English organist and composer (d. 1806)

1722 – Christopher Smart, English poet (d. 1771)

1755 – James Parkinson, English physician (d. 1824)

1798 – Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854)

1810 – Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)

1819 – Charles Hallé, German pianist and conductor (d. 1895)

1862 – William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer (d. 1938)

1866 – Bernard O’Dowd, Australian poet (d. 1953)

1876 – Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)

1887 – Jamini Roy, Indian/Bengali painter (d. 1972)

1889 – Nick LaRocca, American musician (d. 1961)

1896 – Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)

1905 – József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)

1908 – Leo Rosten, American humorist and author (d. 1997)

1916 – Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (d. 1983)

1916 – Howard W. Koch, American film director (d. 2001)

1926 – Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer (d. 2011)

1931 – Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer

1932 – Joel Grey, American singer and actor

1934 – Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet

1935 – Richard Berry, American singer and composer (d. 1997)

1941 – Shirley Stelfox, English actress

1944 – John Milius, American director and writer

1947 – Uli Edel, German film director

1947 – Lev Bulat, Russian physicist

1949 – Bernd Eichinger, German film producer (d. 2011)

1950 – Tom Hill, English bass guitarist (Geordie)

1951 – Paul Fox, English guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007)

1952 – Nancy Honeytree, (Nancy “Honeytree” Henigbaum), American Christian musician

1955 – Michael Callen, American musician (d. 1993)

1957 – Michael Card, American Christian singer-songwriter, musician, author, and radio host

1958 – Stuart Adamson, British musician (Big Country) (d. 2001)

1961 – Doug Hopkins, American musician (d. 1993)

1968 – Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author

1969 – Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer

1969 – Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer

1970 – Delroy Pearson, former singer Five Star

1971 – Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein)

1974 – David Jassy, Swedish musician, songwriter, and music producer

1975 – Walid Soliman, Tunisian author

1978 – Tom Thacker, Canadian musician

1979 – Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician

1987 – Lights, Canadian singer-songwriter

1987 – Joss Stone, English singer

 

ACIM: 101. God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.

Saints: Saint Stanislaus, bishop and martyr – Memorial

Gospel of Thomas: (93) <Jesus said,> “Do not give what is holy to dogs, lest they throw them on the dung-heap. Do not throw the pearls to swine, lest they […] it […].”

Concise Epitome: 10.1 La stirpe di Handor era assai sbigottita e non riusciva a concepire cosa il Picco aveva voluto intendere.