- TONGLEN BREATHING AS AN ENTRY POINT TO SHADOW WORK / BODILY SENSES AS FILTERS FOR SHADOW WORK
- DESCRIPTION OF TONGLEN BREATHING & SHADOW WORK, FURTHER EXAMPLES
- HOW CAN SHADOW WORK BE AN ACT OF HEALING & THEREFORE RESISTANCE?
- ACTS FOR READER THAT INCLUDE: BREATHING / VISUALIZING MEDITATION, BODY MOVEMENT, SOUNDING (VOCALIZING), DRAWING SIGIL / MANDALA, GRIEF, PUBLIC ACTION
SYMBOL FOR ZINE:
- 5 pieces to represent 5 senses
- shapes alluding to a vertebra, but also a fluid quality to them
- circular shape – holding space, creating a container to work within, middle is empty
INSPIRATION & EXAMPLES:
Art that becomes more integrated in daily life – we are overly categorized as a byproduct of the dominance of Eurocentric thinking, whose foundation is individualism. Part of this idea is highlighted in “Art of Living on a Damaged Planet” that I read over the summer. Not only is science compartmentalized to a point of scientific inaccuracy, we are learning more and more, so have we divided many other aspects of life due to this particular lense.
Some ideas to also explore: “Object / Subject” “Non-dual Perception”
“The art/life institute handbook” – designed to make performance available to everyone
Each page contains a topic with preparation, possible events and room for personal comments.
SIGILS / HYPERSIGILS & PORTALS
“A common method of creating the sigils of certain spirits was to use kameas (magic squares) — the names of the spirits were converted to numbers, which were then located on the magic square. The locations were then connected by lines, forming an abstract figure.
The use of symbols for magical or cultic purposes has been widespread since at least the Neolithic era. Some examples from other cultures include the yantra from Hindu tantra, historical runic magic among the Germanic peoples, or the use of veves in Voudon.”
“In modern chaos magic, when a complex of thoughts, desires and intentions gains such a level of sophistication that it appears to operate autonomously from the magician’s consciousness, as if it were an independent being, then such a complex is referred to as a servitor. When such a being becomes large enough that it exists independently of any one individual, as a form of “group mind”, then it is referred to as an egregore.
Later chaos magicians have expanded on the basic sigilisation technique. Grant Morrison coined the term hypersigil to refer to an extended work of art with magical meaning and willpower, created using adapted processes of sigilization. His comic bookseries The Invisibles was intended as such a hypersigil. Morrison has also argued that modern corporate logos like “the McDonald’s Golden Arches, the Nike swoosh and the Virgin autograph” are a form of viral sigil:
Corporate sigils are super-breeders. They attack unbranded imaginative space. They invade Red Square, they infest the cranky streets of Tibet, they etch themselves into hairstyles. They breed across clothing, turning people into advertising hoardings… The logo or brand, like any sigil, is a condensation, a compressed, symbolic summoning up of the world of desire which the corporation intends to represent… Walt Disney died long ago but his sigil, that familiar, cartoonish signature, persists, carrying its own vast weight of meanings, associations, nostalgia and significance.“
The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love): Psychology of Ecstasy is a book written by Austin Osman Spare during 1909–1913 and self-published in 1913.
PAUL LAFFOLEY “Mr. Laffoley thought of his “architectonic thought forms” as portals allowing the viewer to enter, transcend time and space, and achieve an expanded state of consciousness.”
MOVEMENT / SOUNDING
From artist Peter Sciscioli’s sound & movement practice and workshop “Sounding Body: Voice as Movement”
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