Eli T. Mond is the pseudonym of David A. Davis, a writer, artist, and mystic from Detroit, MI. He is the Founding Editor of Hyperlimenous (f.k.a. The Ibis Head Review), a contemporary art and culture site, and has had work published in various journals. He is also a member of the Silver Pinion poetry collective, alongside Rus Khomutoff, Casimir Wojciech, and Joseph Delgado.
I believe human beings are inherently spiritual creatures, perpetually searching within and without for signs of something beyond our sphere of comprehension. As a species, we’ve spent millions of years creating, reforming, and reviving stories meant to explain the seemingly inexplicable mysteries of life. On the surface, these tales from around the globe and throughout time may seem too different to speak of in the same breath. However, by utilizing various styles of poetry, music, and visual art, my goal is to not only explore the differences between these myths but to engage with their unifying similarities, the elements that speak to us all, regardless of our backgrounds. As a self-described mystic with an eclectic Neopagan spirituality, my creations also serve as a representation of my personal connection to the Divine. My work aims to be a conversation between the past and the present, a dialogue rooted in a desire to create a future built on respectful and responsible understandings of humanity's oldest spiritual traditions. It is my goal to explore the human condition, in all its existential highs and lows, through an explicitly mystical lens, imbuing everyday moments with the sublimity of spiritual transcendence.