manifestation, perfect becomes flawed- inevitable, horrible, beautiful
is there hope?
ancestors frown upon our mantle of destiny,
yet not all is absolute
Believers, ye who still see light!
shine unto this dark world
The sun breathes, the drums pound, the holy order chants auummmmmm
A premonition of musical projects to come, meditative harmony achieved through spiritual wandering, tones unending.
Not all passes, truth unchanging weathers time and distance immortal.
Merkaba will soon be releasing a split with Wheels within Wheels, a tape on Flenser records
in the meantime, wander HERE for other Merkaba music,
or HERE for the upcoming Xelas full length album.
My robe has become a garment of dew.
Unable to sleep I walk out into the
Suddenly, above the highest peak,
the full moon appears!
|Herb Spiral Garden at 2 weeks old|
Above are two spiral arrangements I have personally constructed. The first, a print made by combination of two techniques- stone lithography and monotype-depicts an ammonite fossil. Ammonites are extinct today, but their chambered shells are preserved in stone through geological magic.
The second image, a garden constructed in my backyard, is based on a similar spiral as the form. The size of the spiral is about 12-15 feet across, and the soil slopes upward as it spirals inward, forming a mound. At regular intervals are various perennial herb plants, a design feature further mimicking the spaced chambers of the ammonite spiral. The plants are arranged around the mound such that heat-loving herbs inhabit the south-facing slope, while shade-tolerant species occupy the northern side, and the diversity of species together create various microclimates and habitats around the garden.
The spiral garden is part of a larger permaculture project undertaken by some friends and I, and an essential part of permaculture is recognizing the superiority of non-human design principles and motifs, which abound and replicate themselves in nature, and also applying them to human creations. Bio-mimicry, another term for this idea, is a wise philosophy. Part of my exploration with geometric shapes is a study in the sacred patterns of nature, which appears in each living creature, and harmonize diverse and seemingly chaotic trajectories into unity.
There are many ways to manifest sacred geometric practices and ideas into your everyday existence, and your experience will always be the richer for it.
For this too shall come to pass, when ancient darkness recovers the night from modern glorious usurpation. Many voices shall silence, yet too many eyes open to morning sunlight.
Everything is quiet and empty,
All the incense has been swallowed up
by the endless night
The sacred number nine has a complex, powerful resonation which is also sublimely beautiful. The square of three, the number nine contains within it layers of triplication which magnify allied forces within the sphere.
At night, deep in the mountains,
I sit in meditation.
|"Shimmering Radiance" (2011)|
Singularity is Multiplicity. The universe as we apprehend it can be interpreted as the sacred interaction of many separate, distinct pieces; or it can be seen as a single unit which contains within itself the divinity of complexity and diversity.
Both interpretations are correct when they acknowledge and celebrate each others truth.
Embrace the cosmic aum.
heres the first, a linoleum cut print of a holy torus, created by encircling points on a single center circle. The collection of the encircled points create an emergent sunflower-esque pattern, and focus their edges to form more concentric circles.
Gaze upon the circles within circles, meditate on the circles within your own life.