La Scapigliata ('The Lady with Dishevelled Hair') - Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1506-8

This relaxing poetic tale is one many “guided experiences” by Silo that have been described both as “short stories with happy endings” and as “psychological practices based on an original literary form.”* All the Guided Experiences are available for download at, as well as in print at Latitude Press, where audio recordings can also be downloaded. This reading of “The Protector of Life” was recorded by Trudi Lee Richards to the music of Erik Satie, Gymnopédie no. 1 (for Harp) (available courtesy of


Day of the Winged Lioness Podcast – “The Protector of Life,” a Guided Experience by Silo