Archive for June, 2009

Awakening: Pure Form

June 30, 2009

 

Katherine Crockett performing "Lust" by  Richard Move

Katherine Crockett performing "Lust" by Richard Move

Narrative: Inanna returning to the Collective Consciousness.  She takes form in the female body between the Crescent Moon and Venus (Lucifer) as Morning Star.  The conjunction with Mars in  Taurus when this blog was launched (see first posting) at HP Garcia Gallery.

 

Inanna in her Crescent Boat

Inanna in her Crescent Boat

 

Inanna in the Underground

Inanna in the Underground

Awakening

 

Return

Return

 Oracle by Janet Rutkowski & Walter Kenul

Pentagram: Venus Revisited by HP Garcia and Mark Wiener at HP Garcia Gallery for the exhibition Black Madonna until August 1, 2009.  wwwhpgarciagallery.com

The Divine Androgyne

June 27, 2009

 

Michael Jackson, the Divine Androgyne

Michael Jackson

 

THE MAN IN THE MIRROR…

Michael Jackson carved the form of the divine androgyne through his life as entertainer…  

Michael Jackson: Birth (outer) and Death (inner)

Michael Jackson: Birth (outer) and Death (inner)

The soul of this world famous figure chose to depart (yes, astrologers believe that the soul chooses the energy matrix to depart the body, as it does upon entering the body) under a Leo Moon on his Venus/Uranus (an EXACT hit from the August 5 Lunar Eclipse) with the Mars/Venus conjunction (see my initial post) triggering the natal square which gave him his fabulous rhythm as well as inner struggle regarding his sexuality.  With his Pisces Moon opposing Pluto making his affinity for the mythological real, Michael Jackson was the divine androgyne of our time.  He erased boundaries between black and white (“It doesn’t matter if you are black or white”), class, culture and gender.

With his natal ascendant of 23 degrees Libra (the sign of Venus) returning at the time of his death, he departed the planet as a mythical being (his natal Jupiter/Neptune/North Node) who gave form to the 21st century icon of the Hieros Gamos.  The truth was quite another story though, his autopsy report revealing he had nothing in his stomach at the time of death but pills and was an anorexic  addicted to narcotics.  The UK Sun reported: Jacko had developed stage fright for the first time and was terrified of performing the comeback gigs.  Aides claimed the ailing star even believed he would be KILLED if he pulled out on health grounds.  He was having Saturn in Virgo, which rules health, square his natal Saturn and oppose his highly sensitive Pisces Moon.  What this means is that, quite simply, his body gave out.  And the public rules the body, so he reached the limit of what he could give (Pisces Moon in the Fifth house of fame) to an audience (Sun conjunct Pluto in the Eleventh House where Saturn is transiting) of the collective consciousness. Do we feel, as one visitor to this site suggested, a collective guilt for his soul suffering?  The chart indicates so.

Carl Jung stated, in a letter to Wolfgang Pauli (www.psychovision.com) that he couldn’t reach the hieros gamos because his heart wouldn’t allow it; the truth was, he hadn’t dug down to encounter and embrace the Black Madonna.  We could say the same of Michael Jackson.  Dead of cardiac arrest on the eve of his widely anticipated comeback, he hadn’t penetrated the Black Madonna to incorporate the dark face of Venus with Lucifer bearing the light of universal love as required by the elevated Venus Uranus conjunction at his birth.  The Wounded Healer (Chiron in Aquarius opposing the Venus/Uranus configuration in his tenth house of career) made him feel undeserving of his gifts.  His failure to incorporate this wound into his art form precipitated his early demise.  

Yet,  dying young preserves a recognizable image of the human struggle to enter an archetype, the Divine Androgyne — smashing all boundaries to communicate the Aquarian message of universal love.  What could be a more thrilling?

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SOLSTICE MiRaCLe

June 25, 2009

 

SSummer Solstice, 2009

Summer Solstice: June 21, 2009, 1:45 AM in Stamford, Connecticut

 

On the night of the Summer Solstice, I attended the Mary of Persephone (MP) Ascension Circle in the Birthing Room, deep in the Connecticut woods.   The invitation read as follows:

“After a guided chakra clearing, you are invited to join me in a guided imagery journey to open an Ascension Gateway and work with Sacred Alchemy to usher in the next Ascension water in the Ascension Line. This water is the third in the Ascension Series and will be named MiRaCLe.”

The slide door was open to allow the night sounds to engage in the meditation that MP had planned, but an insistent frog was croaking so loud that it threatened to interrupt her connection to Spirit.   We were eight, a lively group, very chatty under the androgynous Gemini energy (this circle included a man!) marking this Dark Moon Solstice. The round table was set before us with symbols of the four directions (a feather in the east where I was sitting) along with multi-colored gemstones with the hermetic properties assisting in the Ascension Gateway.  MP passes a naturally formed zincite Hummingbird around the circle.  As I hold this mystical object, I imagine this must be the symbol of Mercurius, the patron of alchemy, as an agent to fertility.  Positioned in every direction was a card with the same image of the androgynous divine child bathed in a golden light.  The frog continued its croaking and I blurted out: “The frog about to become a Prince!”  And, with this insight of Hermes, who rules the alchemical experiment, we relaxed into an understanding that Mr. Frog was a messenger informing us of his very role, as Guardian of the Gate, who brings luck to those who pass through the transformation.

In this very space, dubbed the “Birthing Room” by the Priestess who founded it, the seed for this Aquarian birth was planted with the initiation of the Women’s Sacred Circle in 1997.  Just up the stairs is where I met Margaret Starbird twelve years ago.  The author who investigated early Christianity sent me on my path to source Magdalene in the Sumerian archetypes.   And now, a full Jupiter in Aquarius cycle later, we are giving birth to MiRaCle! 

MP’s Sacred Alchemy began with our collaboration at the Winter Solstice, 2006.  In establishing the dialogue preceding The Alchemy of Love (www.thealchemyoflove.blogspot.com), we created a space for the Aquarian Age Goddess to enter at the Lab Gallery on Lexington Avenue. 

VENUS ASCENSION RITUAL: The Lab Gallery, January 20, 2007

VENUS ASCENSION RITUAL: The Lab Gallery, January 20, 2007

On January 20, 2007, the eve of the opening of The Alchemy of Love, we performed a ritual commemorating the rise Venus from the Underworld as the Evening Star in Aquarius.  This 20 degree point has been hit by the Chiron, Neptune and Jupiter conjunction and triggered by the eclipses in Aquarius of the past two years.

But back to Summer Solstice 2009! 

The wonderful symmetry of opposites containing this Sacred Alchemy of Mary of Persephone reveals a narrative conveyed by her name, a new Mary born of the courage of Persephone to enter the dark of the Galactic Center, the Earth Goddess from whence all things are born anew.  From the modest beginning of a sliver of hope in the Return of the Sun in 2006, and culminating with a Dark Moon Solstice under the long shadow of an impending Lunar Eclipse, the 2 ½ year journey has been an amazing teaching about the power of the authentic feminine Being arising from a surrender to the unfolding.  In fact, our descent into the dark resulted in my first poem!  It was entitled “Surrender” and I performed it for the first time at a family Solstice dinner and then publicly on New Year’s Day 2007 at Bowery Poetry Club!

“A miracle means the unexpected,” MP told us as we sat in rapt attention with the frog.

If there is one characteristic I have embraced on this mystical journey, it is the never-ending ability to be amazed.  My connection with MP was through a common enthrallment to the archetype of Persephone, whose fated identification with the Underworld had bound us to the shadows.  My personal voyage of penetrating this goddess meant risking everything, my life included, to descend to Argentina in 1984, where I began the reinvention of myself as a novelist.  MP’s descent meant work as a full time healer that has delivered an amazing gift as a psychic, a direct channel to voices,visions and feelings delivering uncanny prophecies for myself, and others, in her Connecticut and Westchester circles.

MP introduced the meditation by recounting her process with the Ascension Waters.  First she inspired the Gypsy Goddess Blessed Waters.  PERSEPHONE was born on the Spring Equinox following the  FIRE chapter of Alchemy of Love (www.thealchemyoflove.blogspot.com), with its opening ritual in which MP invited in the Aquarian Age Goddess. Then, with MP’s further inspiration, Gypsy Goddess birthed the  Blessed Laurel Water of the BLACK MADONNA (Lady of Loreto).

Evoking the Deep Inner Power which the exhibition is all about, the Blessed Laurel Water  gave it a  title when MP responded to my confusion by spraying it on me in her inner sanctum.  By then, the initial pair Ascension Waters had come into existence: the radiant Aquarian VENUS, which brought the two faces of the Love Goddess, her Morning and Evening Star phases together again.  This holism of the Creatrix, who balances dark and light, gave birth to the Ascension Water sequence.  It started with BeLoVeD, the empowered goddess desiring equal partnership who, through her being, calls to her aWaKeNeD, the lunar emotionally available male capable of receiving the Aquarian Goddess in Equal Partnership.  And now, having been the midwife to all these liberated Aquarian archetypes of the enlightened feminine and her masculine counterpart, MP is welcoming her circle to assist in her delivery of the divine child of the Age of Aquarius! 

As a manner of removing myself from the rigor of daily life challenges (yes, there are many)  so I can manifest my Aquarian vision through the miraculous unfolding that carries me along despite all obstacles, MP had suggested that I place myself at the Galactic Center and view my natal chart from that space in order to see it objectively.  This I had difficulty with because the precise point of the Galactic Center conjoining with the Winter Solstice (Zero degrees Capricorn) is my Midheaven, the height of my ambition. And here was the paradox:  how could I remove my consciousness from my own ambition in order to manifest my ambition in the world?  This was a quandary from which I couldn’t escape…

Until the night of the Summer Solstice 2009, when I gained the body awareness of entering Galactic Consciousness…where the Winter and Summer Solstice connected.  From this point of balance, under MP’s watchful eye in this Sacred Ascension Portal, I was freed to roam beyond the Solar System and into the inexhaustible depths of the Milky Way…and beyond…

How to Go Galactic as a daily spiritual practice?  In the joyful proclamation of Nassim Haramein:

“HAVE FUN!!!”

CONVERGENCE

June 22, 2009

June 21, 2009  HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!

Speaking about the intersection of pop culture, cutting edge expression and a bold new theory integrating art, science, archeology, mythology and religion…

"Structure of the Vacuum" by Harlan Emil Gruber

"Structure of the Vacuum" by Harlan Emil Gruber

…After launching the BLACK MADONNA blog at HP Garcia Gallery at 6 PM on June 19, I headed down to the Lower East Side, Collective Hardware where I gave a Tuesday evening presentation on “The Challenge of 2012.”   Harlan Emil Gruber’s “Structure of the Vacuum” was still hanging, like a symbolic doorway to the mysteries of space…

Nassim Haramein was speaking on his Unified Field Theory.  The room was packed with a rapt audience when I entered just after 8 PM.  I  spotted an empty spot beside the black couch and squeezed through the back row to be pulled towards Rick Prol’s iconic East Village painting…a familiar image from BLACK MADONNA…

"Crying Caren" by Rick Prol

"Crying Caren" by Rick Prol

…and passed the path of STING, who was sitting on the amplifier!

Experiencing this contradiction between Prol’s image of the Black Hole personified in a miserable woman suspended over a toilet and STING’s unified energy field meant a leap into a Galactic superreality that I summed up in my talk with the Mayan World Tree at the Galactic Center: the CONVERGENCE of past (unconscious), present (body) and future (superconscious).

Entering the state of Galactic beingness means experiencing all three levels in a single instant.

Leaving out the mathematical equations, my notes illuminate this evolution of consciousness expressed by Haramein in his…

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Visualization of the Coriolis (the double Torus)

Black Hole.  If you take all the matter of the universe, it obeys the condition of the Black Hole.   The universe is black because light is curved.  Light curves out itself.  Light from stars doesn’t reach us – we live inside a Black Hole that expands and constructs the infinite.  There will be a Black Hole at the center of all galaxies.  We find Black Holes prior to Galactic Structure.   

Linear progression is not random.  The ratio we find in nature  — the Golden Mean Ratio.

 

Diamond Portal, Harlan Emil Gruber

Diamond Portal, Harlan Emil Gruber

To point out something that is everywhere what would it be?  The volume…you can’t extricate yourself from the universe.  You interact and feed it back.  Do you know this is occurring?   Every one of your atoms is informing the atom and coming out.  Vacuum needs information to self-organize.  If you are aware that you are informing the vacuum, you can become vacuum engineers in an infinite fractal structure.   Whre is the center?  Everywhere.  We are literally at the center of our universe.  There is a universe out there that you are the center of – it is the center of a universe that is even larger.  Everything else is the center of its universe.  Reality is creating.  You create your own reality.  In complexity theory, there is scale underneath that you can’t violate.  Scale relations can’t be escalated.  There is a consensus. 

Boundaries.  If I can create a new boundary, I can get the energy to start playing with matter.  How much of the energy of the Vacuum would have to be transferred to matter in order for the nucleus of the atom to become a Black Hole ?

Quantum Theory.  Scientists invented new forces in quantum theory when they didn’t need it. The continum in physics is gravity; gravity is the strongest force in the universe.  Gravity holds to the center. Without it, nothing would come to exist.  There is a Black Hole at the center of the Earth. 

Gravitation/electromagnetic force.  One force that pulls in; One force that rotates out towards center.  From 1919 until 1965 people with ideas concluded thatt there are non-spinning Black Holes. Physicists hate spin.  They like things to be stable so they can analyze them.  Stable is the (only) frame of reference and then they add spin to seek a stable solution.

Coriolis Spiral is the centrifugal effect.  Earth expands at the equator and contracts at the pole. In the middle of the Coriolis is the Vacuum.  All power is connected through the Vacuum.  It is real structure made up of fractals. 

Equator.  When we cross the equator there are cataclysmic effects.. more debris…more dust…the effect on sun, which is also moving through space.  Mayan Long Count reflects the Sun moving across the Galactic Center – an increase in activity as we pass from one Torus to another .  Dense.  Activity creates heat because we are polluting and heat becomes more trapped.  It is crucial to our evolution that this is taking place just at the right moment of our consciousness — to go Galactic.

Structure of space time.  Rejuvenating the way we interact with the Cosmos.  We are constantly quantum leaping into the universe.  Every time we go into infinity, we go to the singularity of the center.  We need to underline the fundamental structure of matter and gravity in accordance with ancient knowledge…

A break and then Haramein, who seems to be positively energized by this pouring forth of knowledge, takes questions.   The woman beside me shows me her cell phone.  It is 11 PM.  

Q:  What are the galactic practices we can incorporate in our daily life? 

A:  “Have Fun!  

Finding your Center.  Vacuum is connected everywhere.  Coriolis is the  Yin & Yang — a dynamic structure of reality.  What we see at the center is where it goes into infinity.  Small geometry goes to perfect equilibrium center of human is stillness.  All rotation has stillness at its center.  

Healing is engineering the vacuum.  Healers sends impulses to those areas whose integrity is compromised

As I listened, I incorporated this holistic view into my knowledge of  fractals and the archetype of the Strange Attractor which I correlate with the hieros gamos, the icon of the 21st century which integrates the opposites.  As he shifts in his seat, I can feel STING‘s solid embodiment of this energy, a Libra who integrates his masculine and feminine through an intense yoga practice.

What of this synchronicity to be standing under Prol’s personification of the Black Hole — an iconic East Village work incorporating a broken window that I selected for Black Madonna — and beside STING, who after all, advanced human evolution by popularizing the word synchronicity?   Isn’t his awareness of my body in the present moment precisely what Haramein is talking about??

In the end, this holistic theory of everything is poetry, as my notes transform into verse:

Vacuum is a conceptual structure

There is something in nothing 

We find nowhere with nothing

From the lowest vacuum to the space between galaxies

There are fluctuations everywhere

No beginning and no end

Coriolis is self-awareness

A feedback loop,..

Afterwards I asked Haramein if the planet is becoming aware of the space time convergence because of the line-up of the Winter Solstice at the Galactic Center on December 21, 2012.   He said we have only known about this line-up for a few years.  “How did the Mayans know it centuries ago?”  He smiled, “It came from the Sun God,” he said, with a completely straight face.

How poetic!  A new breed of physicist who has resolved the 20th century problem of space-time convergence, yet accepts the mystery of ancient knowledge…

Crescent Moon

June 19, 2009

 

STILLIFEINRED

"Still Life in Red" by Mark Wiener, 2009

H.P. and I began this blog at 6:00 PM on June 19, 2009 — an auspicious day in the Tibetan calendar, I was told by Dechen Thurman when I attended his Tuesday yoga class.

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In western astrology, there is an alignment of Mars, Venus and the Moon in Taurus, the sign of Venus. Black Madonna has been guided by this planet all along. Therefore, the present line-up in the sign ruling the tactile, physical expression of Value is the portal by which we reveal the process illuminating the dark feminine energy that has been repressed for so long

Venus has been dancing with Mars on the eastern horizon since her heliacal rise in Aries on April 4. This rare solidarity between the planets of sexual attraction has given birth to the conception of a multimedia art exhibition as a union between the long repressed sacred feminine and her masculine consort. In the yearning together of these qualities for holy intercourse, the form of a new art movement would emerge; this is the vision guiding our curatorial vision that is shepherding a impetus into Times Square, a center of international media.

The central image of the exhibition, revealed here in the masthead of this blog, is Pentagram: Venus Revisited, a collaboration between HP (who made the pentagram) and Mark Wiener, (who illuminated the interior with his performance painting). The unifying contradiction between HP’s mentally calculated architectural rendering of the central symbol created from five successive pentagrams radiating outward from a central design, and Wiener’s intuitive process of contracting inward, layering geometries of paint to arrive at the central focus of a undulating wave and hexagon in the center is, both in process and content, an evocation of a new holism in art. This process of revisiting the horn of the Venus cycle to uncover the symmetry (the hexagram, or Seal of Solomon) at her core, creates a new face of the feminine merging the opposites of the active Morning Star (Lucifer, the Light Bringer) and contemplative Evening Star, Hesperus (meaning western), into a single dynamic deity within the space of the Crescent Moon of Janet Rutkowski and Walter Kenul’s Oracle and the solar feminine Meditation Mediation Vessel 1997 by Daniel Rothbart, which was a receptacle for actions bringing through the new archetype of the hieros gamos.

Within the context of Black Madonna, this holism is the NEW (Lucifer in Aries, the sign of new beginnings) — a convergence of cutting edge art and pop culture with archeology, mythology, physics and a new theology. All this can be found by discovering the sacred feminine within the psyche. We are only beginning to comprehend this universal order of wholeness through consciousness and art shows us the way.

A dream of a human figure emerging from underground to a landscape marked by geysers inspired the exhibition long before it had a name. The rich underground legend of the Black Madonna is a spring erupting at auspicious times, like the present, to irrigate the drought caused by western religion and its denial of sacred in matter.

This blog is an adventure to uncover the source of the mystery that has lured seekers over the millennia to give structure to the universe. The dynamic evolution of life itself, which is constantly changing even as the human mind struggles to affix a lasting identity, sums up our vision of a holistic art for the 21st century.

View the video link to hear Mark Wiener discuss his process of making art embodied with a sacred geometry.