'Curly' was born when the
Moon was conjunct his mid Heaven in Scorpio - making him an apt
match for 'Lili', though one destined to be feisty due to his
Sun Rising in Capricorn. Some astrologers say that Leo-Capricorn
matches are karmic. 'Curly's' marriage with 'Lili' is certainly
a powerful connection.
was born in Austria to very bohemian parents (though was
naturalised as an Australian while still a child). His
father had roots in the upper classes but his mother was from
solid peasant stock so they were ostracised by their families
when they got together (such were the times, after the last
world war). They traveled through Europe, having five babies
along the way (one died) until they decided to migrate to
Australia. 'Curly' was ten months old as they crossed turbulent
seas to their new life and his mother had trouble stopping him
slipping under the old ship's wire railings into the ocean as he
crawled on the tilting decks.
his family arrived in Australia, his parents spent their savings
on a motorbike with a sidecar and traveled with their four
children in it to get to know their new country. (Well, they
were a bit 'bohemian').
(showing the back of his head) and his siblings, in the
traveled their new country, his parents promptly settled down
and began producing a further three children, bringing the
sibling group to eight (including a daughter from his father's
previous marriage, who also came to live with them, and not
counting the deceased baby), so 'Curly' didn't remain the 'baby'' for
(sittng on the shoulders of a 'beach belle' family friend)
with his parents (Mum playing a concertina) and some of
his siblings on an Australian beach in 1962.
up, 'Curly' was serious and responsible, and loved to fix
things. He became an air cadet in his youth and also played
competition level table tennis. In his teens, he underwent
training to become a television technician but it was through
the sport of table tennis that he met 'Lili', who had been
brought home as a school friend by his younger brother one
Public Holiday to play a game on the family table. He was 19 and
she 16, and within months she had run away from home to be with
him. Two years later they were married and a year after that,
they had their daughter, 'Puddin'. What attracted them to each
other immediately were their views on spirituality which were
surprisingly deep in each of them at a very young age.
regard to the table tennis, 'Lili' would go along to watch him
play competition games in their early courtship and was
surprised to see a particularly fancy move he regularly made
during play. Whenever he reached along the side of the table to
hit back a 'long shot' ball, he would deliberately tumble into a
complete somersault. Later, he told 'Lili' that he had concluded
that doing a somersault was less taxing on the body than
stretching and stumbling, and possibly hurting himself. ('Lili'
gave him the benefit of the doubt on that one, since she thought
it astonishing that he didn't hurt himself doing it). As
their courtship continued, 'Lili' was to discover that this
'somersault' precaution was also used when he walked along the
pavement whilst holding her hand and found himself slightly
tripping on a crack. Life with 'Curly' was going to prove quite
'Curly' has three adult children and
five grandchildren. He lives with 'Lili' in a specially built house
with their disabled son, 'Pumpkin' (who was run down in a traffic
accident as a child ), and their pets, and is visited
regularly by his other children and grandchildren. Along the
way, he achieved a career as a television technician and shared
a repair business with 'Lili.' He has also been an actor,
producer, director, and committee member for the theatre group
selling his home and business, and moving his family to a new
state, he achieved a degree as a computer engineer and has thus
created much of the background programming and shop package for
Lilipily Spirit. ('Lili' created the web design). 'Curly'
is the Webmaster of Lilipily Spirit.
life, so early entwined with 'Lili's', has shared many of the
same battles and tragedies. Like 'Lili', he has special psychic
qualities of his own inclusive of a very handy 'psychic radar'
that enabled him to find his errant run-away son time and again,
many years ago, and which 'Lili' often asks him to use to help
her find one thing or another, today. 'Curly' has particularly
strong healing energies that come through when he gives massages
to people. He learned to do 'hands on' healing along with 'Lili'
in their youth and later joined the groups she attended to learn
more. When their son, 'Pumpkin', was run down in a traffic
accident, he joined 'Lili' at the hospital daily to form a
'healing link'. A favorite past time is meditating under a
particular giant fig tree whilst sitting on its tangled yet
comforting roots. He also follows the neo-druidic rituals that
'Lili' does, which bring his family together regularly with
is highly creative and does most of the wood preparation for the
staffs, wands, and athames created by the members of Lilipily
Spirit. He is also the person running the vinyl art section,
making sure all decals are cut well.
sees 'Curly' as the vedic King of the monkeys god, 'Hanuman,'
who never really believes in himself until someone else points
out the great and magickal powers inherent in him. When asked,
'Curly' can almost do anything !
old and grainy photo of 'Curly' and 'Lili' (age 21 and 18)