Archives for July 2011


Hugging is akin to eating comfort food, also like being rocked, and oh how we all love that! Hugs are joy incarnate, a tangible lesson in being AT-ONE. Whenever two people embrace, the Universe smiles and Love is realized, solar plexus to solar plexus. The effects? Healing, nurturing, being able to go inside each other without penetrating the boundaries of the flesh. Indeed, we could equate hugging with a soul to soul rendezvous ~ an alignment opportunity that goes far beyond the two entities in question.” ~ Rudolph Valentino


Valentino Filmography: “Moran of the Lady Letty”

Question: what is your favorite film and how do you remember it?

“Actually I had several but will pick one today to discuss that is often overlooked in my lexicon of performances. Paramount wanted a hit so they came up with an offbeat story in the form of Moran. Do you think the title character was written as a lesbian? No, but as a woman doubtful that a man could fulfill her, at least not the kind that frequented her father’s ship. An interesting pastiche, Moran. I had to tip her over, so to speak, make her more supple, encourage her to be open to love. This I did and I stretched in my role as did Dorothy (Moran was played by Dorothy Dalton) in hers. We were pals and conveyed that fact in the scenes we shared. I got her (or rather my character got her) to crack open the door, the one that leads to the heart ~ where passion lies, sweet and artfully constructed. Out of my character’s element too; actually both of our characters were ‘at sea’ by dint of being together, of attempting to be a couple.

I felt carefree in this role, like I did not have to prove a thing. The physicality came easy. I relished the fight scenes, and there was a moral: even odd ducks find love, and tenderness is afoot in the strangest of circumstances. Life-changing events, that’s what took place in “Moran.” Audiences did not appreciate this film at the time but in retrospect we could have improved on some of the details.

Salt of the earth meets a salt of the sea, or playboy meets working girl, a theme as old as the pyramids. There was some sadness too, wistfulness, as both characters are a little out of the mainstream in relation to their peers. Moran and Ramón had that in common. Dandy goes to sea and finds out he loves it, also loves a girl who is rather strange for the most part, definitely not the lacy sort or the landlubbing kind. The villains were fun too, broad strokes. Certainly not a masterpiece yet on some levels instructive, this was “Moran of the Lady Letty.” ~ Rudolph Valentino



Another term for channeling, i.e. creating a link between the physical and non-physical worlds.

What can “Valentino Speaks” do for you?

Stretch your consciousness; in fact, think of it as a cosmic taffy pull, also an invitation to tango with a master dancer.

How to describe it?

In a word, transformational; you cannot not see at least some things differently once you’ve read it. Indeed, this book is intended to expand awareness and thereby further sensitize the reader to the myriad of potentials and possibilities that are constantly in our energy fields, waiting to be actualized.

Is “Valentino Speaks” also about Rudy and his most recent life-time?

Very much so yet at the same time only tangentially. Certain people, places and things are referenced for a reason, as teaching devices, a context in which to speak his truth.

What will people gain from reading this book?

Personal insight, wisdom and greater sense of alignment with themselves and the “All That Is.” Strategies for thriving in the midst of momentous change. And for those who are ready, it can lead to quantum leaps in consciousness. Warm, witty, breezy and engaging, “Valentino Speaks” successfully combines metaphysical thought with fun and a sense of adventure.



How perfect is this? When resting on its side, the number 8 translates to the symbol for eternity, two circles joined at a single point of contact. The number on Valentino’s crypt at “Hollywood Forever” Cemetery in Los Angeles is 1205, (1+2+0+5 = eight) a reminder to those who ‘get it’ that Life is eternal. So goes the logo of that place too, all very fitting. (It even appears on their custom doormats, like the one at the entrance of the mausoleum where Rudy is buried.)