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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Shaman's Brew... the video

A video inspired by sunlight in a puddle. Next time you see a puddle remember what might be in it.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tango With The Sun

I made some neat images from video clips of the sun reflected in a puddle.  My eye was captivated by the reflections of the sun and the tree branches along with the clouds in a fluid sky.  I used my phone camera and my Canon Rebel.  I took the video on separate days and each time the results were productive.

The objects reflected in the water are transformed by the properties of light.

I captured snapshots from window live movie maker and worked on them more fully with The pair of dancers is one of the images I worked on.  I needed them to dance together. I did the best I could and was pleasantly surprised at the result.


The image below is a derivative of the clustered sun rays.  You will recognize the origins of this design in the opening segments of the video.  The image may be purchased at as a poster by clicking on the image.  It is titled "Shaman's Dance".

Shaman's Dance
Shaman's Dance by Hermenutic
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Light of the World: encountering the LOGOS

I have been meditating on the theme of the Messiah. The Messiah, as the story is told in the Bible, is the response of divinity to the plight of the human condition. We are held in bondage all our lives by the fear of death. Life itself is bittersweet at best. Jesus said each day comes with all the troubles necessary. Buddha summarized human life as 'suffering'.  But here we are in the middle of it.

Having been raised in a fundamentalist Christian family I am pre-disposed to understand society is going to hell in a hand basket. Some say such a view is preposterous. However I would offer to you this Coast to Coast discussion with remote viewing teacher Ed Dames.  His report should be an eye-opener. Below are the credentials he brings to the discussion.

" Edward A. Dames, Major, U.S. Army (ret.) is a decorated military intelligence officer and an original member of the U.S. Army prototype remote viewing training program. He served as the training and operations officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency's psychic intelligence (PSIINT) collection unit, and currently serves as executive director for the Matrix Intelligence Agency, a private consulting group."

It seems right to me to value the spiritual over the present.  In the LOGOS is an explanation that was able to answer my questions.  I can see in this philosophy that the Kingdom of God is based in reality.  It corresponds to the fact that consciousness is the foundation of reality.

It is becoming obvious those who have lead us here to the present state of affairs have no idea how to solve the problems accumulated on our trip to the present moment.  From what Major Dames says it's not going to be getting better.

Already predisposed to this conclusion I find this source which confirms the worlds darkest fears both discomforting and heartening.  Both he and Jesus seemed to have uncovered the same scenario.

It leads me to the conclusion the best condition to find myself in is in close relationship with the source of my existence.  In the LOGOS philosophy I find something that makes sense. When the LOGOS philosophy is clothed in the teaching of Christ it can illuminate humanity and bring peace of mind. It is a meme  which is able to completely transform consciousness.  (Jesus called his words 'seeds')

Below are two videos.  "Light of the World" and "Fellowship of the Mystery" I made while meditating on the theme of the LOGOS.  God Bless.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Magical Misperceptions

Included are two videos I made over the past several days.  The visual images are accompanied by original musical scores created entirely by Bill Canino. 

The visual images in "Magical Misperceptions" resulted from video of reflections in a puddle.  I saw it with my eye first and then decided something could be made from it.  I made the video and Bill provided the music. It works!

Magical Misperceptions

Angel of Light Prince of Darkness

The video below is the result of contemplating spiritual themes regarding the nature of mankind and what kind of society that nature produced.  It's the kind of society known as 'western civilization'. Western civilization is mankind's crowning achievement.

Looking around at the world around me it appears the human mind is a bottomless pit of creative influences constructing the future.

I approach this collective quagmire we call human society objectively as an observer would do. But I try to figure it out. My first question is:  "Why would anyone do something like this?"  The short answer is "for money."  Whatever was done, resulting in the present was done by a society bent on making money.

So that is an example of what Jesus understood to be the God of this age. He illustrates it here: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon"

Since Jesus is commenting on money and his purpose in incarnating himself was to teach the gospel of the kingdom there is a spiritual link in the relationship of the mind of man and how it relates to money.

A God, in the way Jesus is using it, is that which is your 'ultimate concern'.  Your faith is the expression of devotion to your 'ultimate concern'. It mattered to Jesus that men trusted in diamonds and wealth and political power.  It mattered to him that men did this because he knew what they were missing.  This was not merely a major theme in his teaching.  Communicating this spiritual teaching of the Kingdom of God was the reason for his existence as Jesus of  Nazareth. 

Many people liked what they heard and then Jesus always raised the bar. The rich will find it the hardest of all when they have to make the choice. On top of that when Jesus told people his teaching of the spiritual knowledge of the Gospel of the Kingdom, sometimes people would say he was nuts, talking crazy talk. Or Devil possessed. 

Well I wasn't there of course.  For some reason I worship Christ, the Logos revealed in the pages of the New Testament. He claims there is spiritual warfare going on for the control of consciousness.  Christ's teaching on the Kingdom of God he understood as an antidote, and as a means of understanding the spiritual forces at work directing the events of the physical world before our eyes.

The art in the video below is made while thinking on the themes of a race of creatures who sold their birthright for a pile of gold and think they won. Creatures clinging to Carbon when they could be Children of Light.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The God of This Age

Below is a poem I wrote the other day.  I appreciate both the Buddhist and LOGOS centered explanations of human experience.  This poem reflects a synthesis of the two expressions of truth I have arrived at in my quest for faith and meaning.

Many religions have the understanding of one momentous age following another.  Jesus and his followers have designated what we have now as our experience of life as 'this present evil age'.

That seems like a fairly accurate description to me. Jesus lived under the thumb of a totalitarian world empire which used military might as a political tool just because it was effective.  So I wrote the poem.  I have had other poems published along the same theme.  "The Warlords" was published in aaduna.  You can read it by clicking the link.

Another Look At Original Sin

Existence is the original sin,
an evil thought
from out of within.

Divided from one
we fell on our face
now we're known
as "the human race."

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The God of this Age
The God of this Age by Hermenutic
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A Reading of the Bill of Rights

Respect for the constitution is at an all time low. How do you feel about it?

A couple videos made with sorrow. We know what the President and many elected representatives think of it. How do you feel about it? The best politicians money can buy are generally bought by the wrong people.

Visitation: breakthrough to the other side

An invocation of the Spirit.

God and fire are intimately linked in the archetypal makeup of the human mind. God makes and sends his ministers as "flames of fire". The "Fire People" are here to help. And you know you need help making sense of this life which has a gravestone at the end and suffering all along the way as the governments pick your pockets clean and destroy your way of life by the decisions they make. The Beast has no conscience in the ordinary sense.  Keep asking for help. The "Fire People", the angels of God, will come.

 Christians have identified God as a consuming fire. Fire is that which releases the essence of what is burned. It is a refining, purifying process. This is foolishness to some. But inasmuch as it is foolishness their suffering increases along with their misery. The trip to the grave is much more difficult for those without faith as the governments of this age collapse the future, stealing everything worked for and hoped for on their miserable journey which has now taken on a distinct sense of despair and fear for their future.

Keep the faith baby.  It's going to get worse, much worse, before the light of a new day dawns. Those in charge of things now are merciless.

God is that to which we appeal in our helpless state and God is that which responds to our collective agonies from the soul of the universe. Cry, cry, cry, God will hear and send the "Fire People."

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