CLAVIS 4 Book Launch and Art Exhibition

Celebrate the release of CLAVIS Journal Volume 4 ‘The Green Key’ at Ouroboros Press Gallery. The Green Key is the central arcanum of Clavis Volume 4, contemplating the intersection of the plant world with the occult arts, and is 112 pages. Artists featured in this volume are Madeline VonFoerster, Marzena Ablewska, Robert Stephen Connett, Johnny […]

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Realizing the Primordial Image

Aristotle postulated that “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” This aphorism is a richly layered observation that hints at the almost paradoxical nature of artistic expression. Whether wrought with painter’s oils, the dancer’s step, or the author’s words, art primarily communicates through the images […]

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Magic or Mysticism? Getting Lost in the Familiar Part of the Woods

A few months ago, I was walking through the woods. It is a familiar path, one I have walked so many times before that it feels as if I have every tree and rock committed to memory. In fact, I often drift into a kind of mental autopilot when hiking it. This particular time, however, I found myself looking up into an unfamiliar area about half an hour into my walk, not knowing exactly where I was.

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