The alchemist’s vessel or alembic is hermetically sealed (sealed in lead) where the spirit imprisoned in matter is cooked and suffocated. On a psychological level, it is the process of suffocating or cooking our natural tendency to blame other people and outside events for our problems. I
Duchamp thought of the infra-thin as representing a space beyond the world of solid things and beings—higher modes outside our ordinary experience.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences (Los Angeles Community Group) presents Stephen Linsteadt and Scalar Heart Connection.
There is a moving session about opening up to our creative expression at the end of the presentation:
The Egyptian goddess, Bastet, has a human body and the head of a cat. The feline head contains the feminine aspect with its innate preponderance of thinking of fantasy, festivity, emotions, sense of community, music, magic, and about spiritual activity. This is in contrast to the rigid scientific and mechanistic thinking mode of the male.…
Drowning Nymphs in Paint Water nymphs lurking beneath pools of paint shape-shift into images of my paranoia and the foolishness of flesh. If my mind could glimpse my soul it would not return, mesmerized by the radiance of essence. Yet it remains vacant behind blobs of paint laid out on my disposable palette. Anticipation is…
The power of the Oxyrhynchus to stop the largest ships gives us a visualization of the paradoxical nature of the process towards ‘wholeness.’
Cranes are said to carry souls to Paradise at death and represent the ability to enter higher states of consciousness – heart consciousness.