It may be best to sanctify her scorched shell instead. To turn it into a true sanctuary, a hortus conclusus or enclosed garden, a teaching of the noble truth of impermanence.
For twenty years David Charles Plate has explored the mysteries of synchronicity in films and music. Enlightened by his occult and cultural studies, David has brought light to a little understood area of human experience..
The present Hilma af Klint exhibition at the Guggenheim is not the same old art for art’s sake. This is art for the sake of imprinting, and even initiating viewers into higher realms of consciousness.
For our book Women of Visionary Art, which was recently published by Inner Traditions, we interviewed 18 brilliant and extraordinarily talented female painters about how visionary experiences inspired and influenced their artwork. Here’s a sampling of selected quotes, and beautiful artwork, from the contributors to the book.
The 5th Drone Cinema Film Festival, featuring cutting-edge digital media artists working in dronge, glitch, and industrial ambient sound art, owes its existence to Kim Cascone. Best known for musical compositions, Kim released more than fifty records since 1984, and his indie label Silent Records serves as a cutting edge digital distribution hub for electronic sound art.
In March of 1992, William S. Burroughs underwent an exorcism — a healing ceremony led by Diné shaman Melvin Betsellie. Allen Ginsberg was visiting at the time and sat in on the ceremony. What follows is transcribed excerpts of 16 hours of recorded conversation between Burroughs and Ginsberg after the ceremony.
I caught up with Tom Robbins to hear more about the musical adaptation of one of his novels, and found him as nimble as ever as we wound up in a wide-ranging conversation about storytelling, God, creativity, language, laughter, and politics. What follows is Part 2 of a 2-part interview
“The Scientist: An Evening with John C. Lilly” by Jon Leon Torn is a multimedia solo performance piece that depicts the spiritual and experimental journey of one of the most creative and controversial thinkers of the 20th century. He took some time out of rehearsals to chat with his brother, actor-director Tony Torn, about the piece.