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 […]
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 […]
In what is now southern Turkey stand the remnants of a city called Harran. Part of long ago Babylon, Harran was once the site of the Temple of the Moon god-Sin, one of seven temples in seven cities sacred to the seven classical planets. Unlike the other great celestial temples, though, the Temple of the […]
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.
We are embodied beings. As a condition of the embodied state, we possess an interface, namely what are termed the “senses,” which functions as a point of mediated exchange between ourselves and all that is other. Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch are the canonical five senses, but we should also consider those which are […]