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Remembering Jim Morrison’s 71th birthday December 08, 2014.

The Spirit of Jim Morrison

The Spirit of Jim Morrison

Wow, it’s hard to fathom Jim Morrison at 71 years of age.  There are some people that come in to this world who are not meant to be here for long periods of time and Jim Morrison was one of them.  He was an old soul and knew this at a young age when most children are still playing games.

Whatever Jim did he gave it 100 percent of himself.  He never compromised who he was for anyone, despite the enormous pressure on him once he became famous. He was a true free spirit, who lived his life the way that he wanted to.

Some of you may know the music of The Doors and not be aware of the many volumes of poetry that Jim Morrison wrote.  He really wanted to be a filmmaker and he was making a movie called HWY that never got completed. I am enclosing the video below so that you can see how unlimited his talent was.

Many people try to give an opinion of who or what Jim Morrison was in life, but I believe that he kept a lot of who he really was to himself.  He gave so much of himself as an artist that he had to have a little bit reserved for him.

There was far more to Jim Morrison then just being a rock superstar. Let me show you what I mean.

At a young age he was exposed to shamanism and throughout his life realized he was a spiritual teacher. To many he did not come across as such, but when you read his writings and study his life you realize this man saw spiritual truths and tried to convey them through his music, poetry, and performance.

According to Jim Morrison, one of the most important events of his life occurred when he was a child in 1949, during a family road trip in New Mexico, when he and his parents and grandmother came across the scene of an accident in the desert. Jim realized the Native Americans were bleeding to death and was afraid. He came to believe that the souls of the newly-dead Indians were running around, “freaked out,” and that one had leaped into him. This experience greatly influenced the content of his songs, poems, and interviews.

As Jim Morrison said of poetry:
“Real poetry doesn’t say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities… opens all doors you can walk through any one that suits you. If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.”

Greatness was thrust upon him at an early age; he was a superstar by 22.  Despite this he never had the trappings of the newly rich.  He never owned a car or a house.  He lived in $10.00 a night motel rooms and only owned a few clothes and books. He lived a simplistic lifestyle, because it was enough being a superstar.  The other members of The Doors at this time all had homes and cars.

The pressures of being a rock star was overwhelming for Jim Morrison and ultimately he used excessive amounts of alcohol and drugs to kill the pain of not being the free spirit that he was before stardom. Sometimes we get trapped by our life and don’t know how to undo the web’s that surround us.

I am grateful that he graced this world for a moment, but he will always live on.

Some may say that he burnt out, but to burn out you first have to be on FIRE!

Sending you lots of love on the anniversary of your birthday Jim. Cherokee Billie

My Collection of Photographs and Music of Jim Morrison

Video of the uncompleted film HWY starring Jim Morrison.

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Jim Morrison’s 70th birthday December 08, 2013.

The Spirit of Jim Morrison

The Spirit of Jim Morrison


Wow, it’s hard to fathom Jim Morrison at 70 years of age. There are some people that come in to this world who are not meant to be here for long periods of time and Jim Morrison was one of them. He was an old soul and knew this at a young age when most children are still playing games.

Whatever Jim did he gave it 100 percent of himself. He never compromised who he was for anyone, despite the enormous pressure on him once he became famous. He was a true free spirit, who lived his life the way that he wanted to.

Some of you may know the music of The Doors and not be aware of the many volumes of poetry that Jim Morrison wrote. He really wanted to be a filmmaker and he was making a movie called HWY that never got completed. I am enclosing the video below so that you can see how unlimited his talent was.

Many people try to give an opinion of who or what Jim Morrison was in life, but I believe that he kept a lot of who he really was to himself. He gave so much of himself as an artist that he had to have a little bit reserved for him.

There was far more to Jim Morrison then just being a rock superstar. Let me show you what I mean.

At a young age he was exposed to shamanism and throughout his life realized he was a spiritual teacher. To many he did not come across as such, but when you read his writings and study his life you realize this man saw spiritual truths and tried to convey them through his music, poetry, and performance.

According to Jim Morrison, one of the most important events of his life occurred when he was a child in 1949, during a family road trip in New Mexico, when he and his parents and grandmother came across the scene of an accident in the desert. Jim realized the Native Americans were bleeding to death and was afraid. He came to believe that the souls of the newly-dead Indians were running around, “freaked out,” and that one had leaped into him. This experience greatly influenced the content of his songs, poems, and interviews.

As Jim Morrison said of poetry:
“Real poetry doesn’t say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities… opens all doors you can walk through any one that suits you. If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.”

Greatness was thrust upon him at an early age; he was a superstar by 22. Despite this he never had the trappings of the newly rich. He never owned a car or a house. He lived in $10.00 a night motel rooms and only owned a few clothes and books. He lived a simplistic lifestyle, because it was enough being a superstar. The other members of The Doors at this time all had homes and cars.

The pressures of being a rock star was overwhelming for Jim Morrison and ultimately he used excessive amounts of alcohol and drugs to kill the pain of not being the free spirit that he was before stardom. Sometimes we get trapped by our life and don’t know how to undo the web’s that surround us.

I am grateful that he graced this world for a moment, but he will always live on.
Some may say that he burnt out, but to burn out you first have to be on FIRE!

Sending you lots of love on the anniversary of your birthday Jim. Cherokee Billie

Click Here to See My Collection of Photographs and Music of Jim Morrison.

Touch Me By The Doors

Video of the uncompleted film HWY starring Jim Morrison.

The passing of a Legend-Ray Manzarek Co-Founder of The Doors

Ray Manzarek
May 20, 2013 Ray Manzarek passed away from cancer. He was the co-founder of The Doors. He leaves behind a legacy that will remain forever. Ray was a talented musician, songwriter, author, filmmaker, and much more. He will always be remembered for creating one of the most famous rock groups ever-The Doors.

Ray and Jim Morrison met at UCLA film school and became friends. Ray had been trained as a classical pianist and had been playing jazz at various clubs around Los Angeles. After they finished school they met again and Jim started telling him about the concerts he heard in his head. Together on the beach in Venice California they came up with the idea of the group and the name The Doors.

The magic that they created that fateful day will live on, just as the legacy of Jim Morrison has. Despite the difficulties Jim Morrison created Ray always remained his friend and paid countless tributes to Jim after his passing.

He directed and produced several short films. He won an award at the Cannes film festival for his direction of the short film “LA Woman” in 1985.

For me personally Ray’s passing represents a loss of another part of my youth. Life is certainly short and it brings home the point when someone famous who impacted your life passes. After Jim Morrison died I continued to follow the other Doors and there work over the decades. Ray always struck me as a very kind and gentle soul. He certainly stood out in The Doors with his tall lanky body and blond hair. Watching him play piano and bass at the same time was nothing short of incredible!

Throughout the Internet tributes are being paid to Ray. The most appropriate are those remarks from the remaining members of The Doors.

Robby Krieger (Doors guitarist)
“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek. I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”

John Densmore (Doors drummer)
“There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison’s words. Ray, I felt totally in sync with you musically. It was like we were of one mind, holding down the foundation for Robby and Jim to float on top of. I will miss my musical brother.”

I spent time last night in meditation and went into a trance and I saw Jim Morrison greet Ray and there were no words just a big smile on Jim’s face at seeing his old friend. I’m sure that Ray and Jim will continue making great music in the Spirit World.

Thank you Ray Manzarek for being an important part of my life.

With love,
Cherokee Billie
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