The Force at work / La Force en action

The Force at work / La Force en action
As the past is removed, a new beginning emerges.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

At the movies this week-end

Mary Shelley

It is unavoidable that historical dramas are tainted by a modern perspective. It is hard to endure the sexism of that time even though the movie is very beautiful to look at. The two lovers: writer Mary Shelley played by Elle Fanning and poet Percy Shelley played by Douglas Booth: are simply gorgeous and glow with the romanticism of their time. Through their writing they explore the mysteries of life and death that inspired Mary Shelley's iconic character the Creature in Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus. I enjoyed the movie but I felt it remained superficial since the protagonists of the story were asking such deep and interesting questions.

Shock and Awe
Director: Rob Reiner
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Rob Reiner is very vocal about how much he deplores the Trump presidency. This film was a sort of cautionary tale about protecting the First amendment and the free press. Unfortunately, this past Monday's ( July 16 2018 ) bizarre summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin seem to take the wind out of the sails of this subdued movie. I found it hard to get into as I was preoccupied following the fallout of what I consider a huge treason on the part of Trump. I am not saying there should not be better relations between countries but, honestly, these relations should not be the fruit of treason.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Astrological insight into the Donald Trump / Vladimir Putin meeting of July 16 2018

This Emerge Art was taken on October 30 2016. Water reacted by creating images that strongly evoked Donald Trump. This image in particular evokes the 45th but in a caricature like way with jackass ears and a weasel face. This is how he is approaching Vladimir Putin on July 16 2018: he has spurned all of the US allies, he has corrupted the GOP even more, he has been ridiculed by huge demonstrations in England while Putin was elegantly hosting the FIFA. The face drawn by water reveals his weakened ego as he will face the man who helped him get elected at the cost of the USA. Photo © Lena Ghio, 2018
First I will summarize the synastry chart between the two men. The synastry chart illustrates how they
Chart drawn by the excellent site 
relate to each other. The red glyphs are Trump and the blue Putin. They combine with each other splendidly: Putin's Libra planets form harmonious trines to Trump's Gemini planets. Their Mercury planet also form aspects of easy communications. Their Mars are exactly trine. This means ease in taking action. Putin's Pluto is very close to Trump's Mars in house 12. The definition of this signature is secretive actions with wide ranging consequences. Mars and Pluto combined equal aggression and war in an hororary horoscope chart. Trump IS aching to become a violent dictator. All normal people who are not under his spell can see he has a bloodlust that he will do anything to satisfy. We can all observe his cavalier cruelty towards American citizens let alone immigrants and their children. Both men are liars as demonstrated by their squares of Neptune: Putin has Neptune square his native Sun and Trump has Neptune square to his native Mercury. The strongest aspect in the synastry is Trump's Jupiter on Putin's Saturn in Libra. We do not know Putin's hour of birth but for Trump this falls in his 2nd house of earned income. Trump looks to Putin to consolidate his interests. This is how he is approaching the meeting of July 16 2018, like a beggar and a traitor to his country.

On that day, Putin is enjoying a powerful trine from Pluto to his native Jupiter enhanced by the recent eclipse in Cancer. He has ALL the cards. Trump on the other hand is damaged by the eclipse that falls in close conjunction to his Saturn in Cancer.

The real question is: What does Vladimir want? Will he really want to support a buffoon like Trump has proven himself to be? If Putin wanted to enhance Russia's standing by helping Trump will he honestly want to pursue an alliance with such a disgraceful leader?

Trump's planets suggest a serious downfall. The law is after him and his treason of the USA is so clear. We can all see that he misjudges almost everything he talks about, he doesn't know how world affairs work, and possesses many flaws a US president should never have on the world stage. Putin is already regarded with suspicion by the world at large so for him it is business as usual.

Pluto has been in a square aspect to their conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Libra since the beginning of the Trump presidency. Their alliance will not prosper. Putin will reap the benefits and Trump will be left to hang by himself with his GOP traitors. Putin does not have to give Trump what Trump wants. After all, Putin has been in it for himself all along.

To resume, and no one will be surprised, the meeting is about Trump begging Putin for help in retaining his power.


Friday, July 13, 2018

The New Header

I wanted to see what water would do beside books about Cirque du Soleil. This image is the clearest.

-Lena Ghio

Monday, July 9, 2018

E = MC 2, Life and Death

Woman on a train, © Lena Ghio, 2017 
FRANÇAIS app de traduction à gauche

Since May 1 2018 I have been dismantling my life. The process is not over yet and some facets are so embarrassing. I have been living at the same Montreal address since the last millennium. I periodically shared the huge space with my siblings  who moved in and out while one, my only sister, died. During that time I studied painting, sculpture, print making, watercolors, and drawing at the now closed Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. I was not paying attention to the stockpile of art supplies, art works and books I was accumulating. I was also oblivious to the stuff my siblings left behind each time they moved. This summer I have lost all my furniture and about 80% of my books. The past was encrusted in the wood and my books had done serving me. It was time to let it go. I am praying I can still save my artworks that are stuck in my landlord's garage as I wait for a storage unit to be delivered. The wait seems endless. This process led me to the idea I will stretch out for you below: E = MC 2, Life and Death.

I imagined I could live from my art like many artists do. When I began this blog in 2010 I was compelled to understand certain aspects of physics and astrophysics because I now had a digital camera to record phenomenon that were hard to describe without sounding foolish. Case in point, the extraordinary apparition in a bowl of water shown above. When I began creating Emerge Art, I did not know there had been a spiritist art practice in the late 19th century that was cast aside because scientific thought was taking over the 20th century and those who practiced these art forms were considered lunatics. Check this article in French.

I see my transdisciplinary art practice as an exploration of natural manifestations of physics that merit to be understood in scientific terms. Many occurrences that were classified as occult are now documentable and shareable. This changes the perspective about what is going on when an incident like the one above occurs. 

The 19th century understanding was that the phenomena of apparitions in water, mirrors, gases, and so on, that artists of that time could not document directly but perhaps re-create through art, were manifestations of the dead. My 21st century understanding tells me that the "visitations" are unified fields during  moments of pure, intelligent creation

So as I am moving towards an unknown future, like so many humans are doing right now, leaving everything behind, just focusing on staying alive and tuned into the force that creates our lives in the first place, I saw how E = MC 2 applies to my current process and I saw how what I am going through is a life and death metamorphosis we go through once, or often, in a lifetime. 

Gold atoms MORE HERE 
Physics has demonstrated that objects only appear solid from our perspective but that if we look at them at the molecular level we see atoms divided by infinite space. It then occurred to me that the MC 2 of my life was turning into E and that this is the exact thing that happens when we die, symbolically or actually. The MC 2 part of our totality dissolves, fluids escape from our bodies that eventually revert to various elemental molecules.

In this personal process, I am challenging the E of my total being to re-create a new MC 2 for my on-going life. I am trusting my personal power to create events and circumstances as delicious and surprising as those that have defined my blog so far.

I will keep you posted and I hope you will share your rebirth experiences in the comments below.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

IX IMMERSION 2018 @SAT What is reality? > 02.06.2018

Luc Courchesne, the curator of the event synthesizes past IX Symposium leading to this fifth one. Phyllis Lambert, famed architect and founder of the Canadian Center for Architecture is listening intently with Monique Savoie, the artistic director of SAT and La Gaieté Lyrique in Paris to the keynote address by Nora Bateson and Eames Demitrios. Photos © Lena Ghio, 2018 

I attended the opening cocktail and launch of this year's IX Symposium The opening keynote speakers, Nora Bateson and Eames Demitrios set the stage for the subject that is now being explored during this fifth IX Symposium: What is reality? How do we create reality? How have we learned to edit certain qualities of reality to fit into our biases and preconceptions.

What I observed about this exciting IX Symposium is that expertise and developments the SAT team has been working on for decades are now coming together where the creative event is shared in multimedia around the world.

If you want to exercise your neurons, take in a few activities going on right now until June 2 2018. This year accessibility is the key! You can purchase your ticket on line for a master-class or other event, you can decide on a whim and just show up to buy your ticket. Check this Facebook link to see what the excitement is all about.
Nora Bateson  giving a talk about reality and complexity in Copenhagen
Eames Demitrios giving a TED talk

Finally, a little editorial comment: it is a fact that we humans edit what we consider to be reality BUT it is also a fact that there is not one discipline (art, science, religion etc) that can prove what Intelligence, Life, Love, or Reality are!


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Postes Canada à vos risques et périls• Éditorial

•ENGLISH translation app on the left - note the Twitter comments may not be translated by the app.

Fin avril début mai 2018, j'ai fait venir des billets d'expositions et des produits par la poste. Ma comptable a aussi envoyé une copie de mon rapport d'impôts par la poste.

Le musée a dû m'envoyer une autre paire de billets et je n'ai jamais reçu mon colis ainsi que mon rapport d'impôts. J'étais très déçue. J'ai perdu près de 200.00$ à cause d'une erreur à quelque part. Comme vous verrez plus bas, j'ai contacté Postes Canada par Twitter car, bien sûr, tout est attente et robotisation maintenant! Vous pourrez lire l'échange passionnant plus bas.

Alors que j'étais au bureau de Postes Canada, j'ai pris connaissance d'une autre personne qui n'avait pas reçu une lettre importante du gouvernement. La caissière de lui dire:" Si vous n'avez pas de numéro de repérage- autrement dit si vous n'avez pas payé au moins 15.00$ pur enregistrer votre courrier- Postes Canada ne "peut rien faire"!

HORS même si on paye le prix d'un timbre pour envoyer une lettre, n'y a-t-il pas une sorte de contrat public qui fait que a) on s'attend à ce que notre courrier soit livré et reçu et b) y-a-t-il des gens qui travaillent à Postes Canada pour s'assurer que le travail est bien fait? Pourquoi est-ce que le répondant plus bas ne se soucie même pas à savoir s'il y aurait eu un problème sur la ligne de service qui est censé livrer notre courrier à sa destination? Parce que tout ce que les employés de Postes Canada disent est: On ne peut rien faire pour ça. OU est-ce que cela veut dire: On (Postes Canada) ne vous dédommagera pas même s'il y a des incompétents ou des criminels qui s'occupent de votre courrier en notre nom CAR vous n'avez pas de numéro de repérage, vous avez payé seulement pour la poste régulière, celle dont on se fout!

Ironiquement, Postes Canada charge un montant mensuel pour vous assurer que vous recevrez correctement votre courrier après un déménagement! Ce serait amusant si mon courrier arriverait chez nous là là, maintenant avant que je déménage! Est-ce que cela veut dire que si vous ne payez pas pour faire le changement d'adresse Postes Canada perdra votre courrier et vous dira qu'ils ne peuvent rien faire pour vous? [Postes Canada ou MAFIA?]

ps désolée pour les erreurs dans mes tweets ;)
  1. Bonjour! Plusieurs personnes m'ont envoyé du courrier il y a plus de 10 jours et je n'ai rien reçu! Est-ce normal?
  2. Bonjour Lena - merci de nous contacter. Nous sommes désolé des délais. Si votre article n'a toujours pas été livré, veuillez demander à l'expéditeur de faire un suivi : Merci!
  3. Bonjour, Je n'avais pas besoin de vous pour faire cette démarche!!!!! Je viens de recevoir que mes colis ont été envoyéil y a plus de 10 jours. Qu'est-ce que je peux faire auprès de Poste Canada pour repérer mes colis qui m'ont coûtés une fortune? C'est ça que je veux savoir! Merci!
  4. ps j'ai visité le lien attaché. pas très utile!
  5. Bonjour Lena - saisissez vos numéros de repérage ici pour plus d'informations sur vos colis : Merci!
  6. Bonjour encore, J'ai contacté les gens qui m'ont envoyé du courier par courier régulier soit le 2 mai de Montréal, le 2 mai de Grande Bretagne, dont 2 colis, et j'aurais dû les avoir reçu déjà. Il n'y a pas de numéro de contrôle. Est-ce que cela veut dire qu'on ne peux plus se fier au service de Poste Canada sauf si on paie plus de 15$ pour envoyer une lettre?
  7. Bonjour Lena - Nous sommes navrées pour tout inconvénient. Si votre article n'a toujours pas été livré, veuillez demander à l'expéditeur de faire un suivi : . Puisqu'il s'agit d'articles n'ayant aucun numéro de repérage, il ne nous permet pas de pouvoir effectuer une recherche.
  8. Re-Bonjour Depuis mon dernier post le Musée Stewart m'a envoyé une deuxième fois les billets que j'ai commandé par la poste- j'ai reçu ce paquet mais jamais l'original: j'ai reçu 1 de mes colis d'Angleterre mais à date, je n'ai pas reçu le 2e!? : Ma comptable m'a envoyé une copie de mes rapports d'impôts - jamais reçu! Entre temps, aujoued'hui, 17 mai 2018, je suis au bureau de poste ( je suis brave n'est-ce pas?) quand un homme vient demander de l'aide auprès d'une caissière(?) à Poste Canada car il attend du courrier depuis plus de 2 semaines du gouvernement Canadien qui ont assuré cet homme que sa lettre a été envoyé! Bien sûr la caissière lui a répondu qu'elle ne pouvait rien faire! OR il me semble que si on tente de savoir ce qui arrive à notre courrier POSTE CANADA a le devoir de porter attention au cas où il y aurait un problème. Je ne suis qu'une humble cliente de vos services et déjà je connais 2 personnes vivant dans le même secteur qui n'ont jamais reçu du courrier qui leur était adressé!?
  9. Bonjour Lena - merci pour la mise a jour de votre article. Les articles de courrier ordinaire sans numéro de repérage suivent le flot de courrier ordinaire. Il est impossible pour nous de faire un suivi : Merci!
  10. Bonjour encore, Je trouve la condition déplorable. Aujourd'hui j'ai vraiment bien reçu l'annonce de Vidéotron! Mon courrier, pas tant que ça! Jevais préparer un article en dénonçant Poste Canada qui se sert de l'argument qu'on a pas de numéro de traque donc Poste Canada se fout de ses petits clients. C'est clair que vous avez tous les arguments pour nous faire perdre dans tous les cas MAIS Poste Canada est toujours un organisme gouvernemental supposé bien servir les citoyens. Vous faites très dure! PS le paquet perdu vaut 175$ Cnd! Mon erreur: Croire au service de Poste Canada!
  11. Bonjour Lena - nous sommes désolé des délais. Si votre article n'a toujours pas été livré, veuillez demander à l'expéditeur de faire un suivi : Merci!
  12. Et cela ne vous passe pas du tout par la tête que, peut-être, quelque chose ne va pas dans ma région alors que notre courier disparaît? Vous m'envoyez un lien qui m'avise que vous ne pouvez rien faire au lieu de penser à ce qui devrait être, au moin, une de vos préoccupations et cela est de savoir si il y a peut-être des incompétents ou des voleurs qui ont pris mes choses au bureau de livraison? Est-ce que le postier est honnête? Êtes-vous un robot? 😒