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Visionary Art

   ...WHAT  IS VISIONARY ART? The sources of the visionary experience are many and varied: dreams, trance, madness, meditation... The Manifesto of Visonary Art examines 'Visions of Light' against the 'Visions of Darkness'. "The history of Visionary art is characterized by the attempt to find a new visual language - a language that may overcome the inherent contradiction (of seeing what cannot be seen) and express in visual form the 'supra-visual' or, Read more....

Visionary Art

...WHAT  IS VISIONARY ART? "The sources of the visionary experience are many and varied: dreams, trance, madness, meditation... The Manifesto of Visonary Art examines 'Visions of Light' against the 'Visions of Darkness'." ...WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF VISIONARY ART? "The history of Visionary art is characterized by the attempt to find a new visual language - a language that may overcome the inherent contradiction (of seeing what cannot be seen) and express Read more....

» ha oui maintenant je me souviens »

4 ans à passer par une batterie entière d’émotions, un siphon que je vois aujourd’hui comme salvateur et essentiel Et moi-même je l’ai maintes fois partagé : On a ce que l’on souhaite, on n’a pas ce que l’on décide. Quand on va dans le sens de ce qu’on décide, on est parfois sans s’en rendre compte, à contre courant de ce que l’on souhaite. Car ce que nous souhaitons émane de notre Moi-supérieur, ce que nous décidons émane Read more....

l’esprit lumineux Illimité

To stretch towards, to seek out, the mysterious and most fantastic creations. To perceive and to react to what is happening. To communicate. To 'leave the painful past behind, and with renewed vision create a peaceful present. To be responsive to the Earth, to landscapes, to colour waves, signals, projections of people's denial. To operate on frequencies and vibration for betterment. To demonstrate that cosmic influences about which there is nothing jejune Read more....

Poetry Therapy

Abstract Using a blog as a form of journaling is becoming increasingly common. With email we are familiar with the phenomenon of responding rapidly and emotionally. In the blogging world, the same phenomenon may take place. While this type of immediate cathartic release may be similar to placing words on the pages of a journal, the aftermath that follows the use of blogging as journaling may be experienced much differently. The authors discuss the Read more....

Psalm to Painting

Intriguing patterns and colour formulations. Inner vision; Beauty and Deep Serenity Visible. A conversation with the canvas, the paint brush, memories, imagination, textures, colours, tones, lines and shapes; building a real space and imagined space, connecting to the whole self and the rhythm of life. An inquiry into colour and light, as Goethe taught, the close observation of Nature and the effect of light upon phenomena; how Read more....

Write Path

What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life. Ted Hughes Poetry-Bibliotherapy is well-established in the US and there is increasing interest in the UK, Ireland and other countries. In the deserts of the heart Let the healing fountains start, In the prison of his days Teach the free man how to praise. W.H. Auden – In Memory of W.B. Yeats We shall not cease from exploration And Read more....

不可解な現象 Fukakaina genshō

"Imagine a person taken out of his room, and without preparation or transition placed on the heights of a great mountain range. He would feel an unparalleled insecurity, an almost annihilating abandonment to the nameless. He would feel he was falling into outer space or shattering into a thousand pieces. What enormous lie would his brain concoct in order to give meaning to this and validate his senses? In such a way do all measures and distances change for Read more....

Sir Winston Churchill

"I have fled in the shape of a raven of prophetic speech." Taliesin Photo from Stuart Piggot’s book The Druids shows a young Churchill flanked by a number of men, some wearing druid robes and others in ordinary suits. Churchill’s initiation into the Albion Lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids in August 1908 at Blenheim. The Druid Tradition, Phillip Carr-Gomm He describes Churchill’s initiation into the Ancient and Archaeological Order of Druids. During Read more....

τέμενος

astir Wood wind, sails turn in circles, rises from the Cheshire plain like Hawkstone Temenos cut off this domain, uncommon, godly, sanctuary: holy grove holy precinct. encounter here the unconscious where contents safely brought come into light of consciousness. I Once here, meet Mr. Shadow, posing as Woman, to show your self personified, in a different shade, recogonisible in any Culture. See: Read more....

侘 寂 Wabi-sabi

さび quiet simplicity 侘 寂 The changing colours of the mountain and landscape, crest of a sea wave, richness of nature. This beauty you must bring to the canvas, to paint bright nature's beauty. Can you represent the truth? -An exact copy? It is good to bring the sense of freshness, the wabi-sabi, to understand that nature moves in cycles and the Light.   Japanese painting (Nihonga) to perceive the invisible “essence” within Read more....

A Poetic Key to MerzSHED II (Continued)

[They don't necessarily see a conflict with] Jesus and Krishna, (and Mohammed and Moses, and Confucius, Lao Tzu and Mahavira.
) Syncretists would say they all have perspectives on the ultimate truth, and that is a syncretic approach towards faith. In the top right corner with have Jesus and Krishna together. I mean that is quite a syncretic
portion there. The Collage is a piece of Alchemy. (The concept of turning lead into gold is about Read more....

A Poetic Key to MerzSHED II

From my notebook during the creation of MerzSHED II following a visit to the MerzBarn, January-April, 2011. by Harry Matthews (Hazman)   The Gardener plants but the Sun Gives the Growth O feel, honour is to be invited to speak at the seminar, and to create the collage, inspired by Kurt Schwitters, in the company of locals, artists and academics. I am over-awed by what we did in the humble shed in Levenshulme. It was a great Read more....

The Light & The Merzbarn I

LIGHT DRAWN FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF NATURE AND OF MANUAL EXPERIENCE. TO WHICH IS ADDED A TREATISE CONCERNING THE LIGHT & THE MERZBARN PART I PART II PART III PART IV PART V by Harry Matthews 2014 Natura Artis Magistra. Nature is the teacher of art harry@harryart.co.uk Text & Images Ⓒ Harry Matthews HAZMAN 2014-22 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED With a Poetic Key to MerzSHED II & A Poetic Key to MerzSHED II (Continued) & A Transcription Read more....

Contemplative Prayer

 Something out of the Ordinary Awareness of God. Presence of God. Action of God. Glow of God. Glimpse of God. 'when the din of life is hushed and things calm down' (JH Newman). Living in the Presence of God. Unexpected 'Jesus said if anyone love me, he will keep his word, and my Father shall Love him and come to him. He who does not Love me does not keep my word ...We will come to him and make Our Abode with him.' John 14 'Such a thing happens Read more....

Oniomania: Lethargy of Vampire Squid

We Shall Tame the Vampire Squid My Dears, We Shall Tame that blasted Squid. Though he Vampirises Our Emereld Isle We'll Get 'em in the End; with the Trident sticking in, His Vast and Ugle Head, and his Nasty Tentacles that have Spread,   compulsion purchases cost of our purchases. shopping hall pilgrimages convenience purchase totems placate Cargo Cult gods. Aspiring to bland material acquisition. Where Read more....