Sunday, November 30, 2014

PHENOMENE ART IV : The Fourth Dimension, Phase 3, preface The Warrior's Recapitulation p.2

In the spring of 1999, I began work on Phenomene Art IV : The Fourth Dimension. Phenomene Art was my way of using art to Turn The Wheel of Time:

      When I talk about time, I am not referring to something which is measured by the movement of a clock. Time is the essence of attention; the Indescribable Force 's emanations are made out of time; and properly, when one enters into any aspect of the other self, one is becoming acquainted with time.       The wheel of time is like a state of heightened awareness which is part of the other self, as the left side awareness is part of the self of everyday life. It can physically be described as a tunnel of infinite length and width; a tunnel with reflective furrows. Every furrow is infinite, and there are infinite numbers of them. Living creatures are compulsorily made, by the force of life, to gaze into one furrow. To gaze into it means to be trapped by it, to live that furrow.       Will belongs to the wheel of time. It is something like the runner of a vine, or an intangible tentacle which all of us possess. A warrior's final aim is to learn to focus it on the wheel of time in order to make it turn. Warriors who have succeeded in turning the wheel of time can gaze into any furrow and draw from it whatever they desire. To be trapped compulsorily in one furrow of time entails seeing the images of that furrow only as they recede. To be free from the spellbinding force of those grooves means that one can look in either direction, as images recede or as they approach.       * * *       Warriors have no life of their own. From the moment they understand the nature of awareness, they cease to be persons and the human condition is no longer part of their view. You have your duty as a warrior and nothing else is important. So do your best. - Carlos Castaneda

to fulfill and be free, once and for all, of the metaphysical and disturbing link I had with Michel de Notre-Dame, the famous prophet known as Nostradamus.

Sketch Century I Quatrain 2 © Lena Ghio 1999
  La vierge en main mise au milieu de Branches
De l'onde il moulle & le l'imbe & le pied:
Vn peur & voix fremissent par les manches:
Splendeur diuine. Le diuin pres s'assied.

The wand in the hand is placed in the middle of
the tripod's legs.
With water he sprinkles both the hem of his garment
and his foot.
A voice, fear: he trembles in his robes.
Divine splendour; the god sits nearby.
To research my artistic project, I read all the annoying quatrains and pulled out those that referred to le Verbe, the Word, or l'aigle, the eagle because these expressions are metaphors of the symbol of the pentagram, the five pointed star, that was imprinted in the palm of my right hand during a very specific Alignment Geometry of Celestial Mechanic.

The directive idea of the exhibition was that Notre-Dame was also a healer. My reasoning was that this must have been the motivation behind his bizarre corpus that captured human imagination, to bring forth a healing energy to mankind.
Sketch Century II Quatrain 27 © Lena Ghio 1999
  Le diuin verbe sera du ciel frappé,
Qui ne pourra proceder plus auant:
Du reseruant le secret estoupé,
Qu'on marchera par dessus & deuant.

The divine word will be struck from the sky,
One who cannot proceed any further:
The secret closed up with the revelation,
Such that they will march over and ahead.

Although I wish every living creature a blessed life, my motivation was to liberate myself from what I can only describe as a singular possession by forces I did not understand.

To be continued...


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