Thursday, July 19, 2012

Spooky Blue


"A matéria também sonha."
"O escuro aumenta a solidão e torna o espaço infinito."
"... realidade e pesadelo se misturam..."
"Não há mais esquecimento, nem sono."
Iberê Camargo, Gaveta dos Guardados

"É um sonho doce em transição com um pesadelo."
Júpiter Maçã, A Odisséia

"Cela peut se passer pendant le jour, mais cela se passe
en préférence en général pendant la nuit..."
Artaud, Van Gogh le suicidé de la société

"The first room is not illuminated. The pale moonlight is thus blended here
with the stronger lighting of the inner room... Everything is transformed
into a scenic backdrop... a dreamlike dusk..."
Kierkegaard (translation M. G. Piety)

"... encender una vela, andar com ella por el corredor... nos asomamos
a vezes a lo que fuimos antes de ser esto que vaya a saber si somos."
Morelli/Cortázar

"The soul is not confined to the head but extends throughout and the
body. It is linked to the ancestors; connected with the life of animals,
plants, the earth, and the heavens; it can travel out the body in dreams,
in trance, and at death; and it can communicate with a vast realm
of spirits—of ancestors, animals, nature spirits, beings such as
elves and fairies, elementals, demons, gods and goddesses, angels
and saints."
Rupert Sheldrake












pictures by A/Z
(for more see here)


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Jean-Michel Basquiat
To Repeal Ghosts (1986)
Image taken from Leonhard
Emmerling's Basquiat









Edvard Munch
detail from Night in St. Cloud (1890)
Image taken from Ulrich
Bischoff's Munch




Edvard Munch
detail from Moonlight (1895)
Image taken from Ulrich
Bischoff's Munch








Edvard Munch
detail from Moonlight (1893)
Image taken from Ulrich
Bischoff's Munch








Edvard Munch
detail from House in Moonlight (1895)
Image taken from Ulrich
Bischoff's Munch







Edvard Munch
detail from Stormy Night (1893)
Image taken from Ulrich
Bischoff's Munch






Edvard Munch
detail from The Three 
Stages of Woman (Sphinx) (1894)
Image taken from Ulrich 
Bischoff's Munch







Anselm Kiefer
page from Kyffhäuser (1980)
Image from Daniel Arasse's
Anselm Kiefer






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A Lung (The Knife):


Code Morel & One Hundred Forty Nine Inches (A/Z):

"Some of the phenomena studied under rather artificial conditions by parapsychologists show only fairly weak effects, but in the real world telepathy may operate much more reliably. For example, I have done studies on telepathy between mothers and their babies, and the mothers often know quite accurately when their baby needs them even when they are miles away. Similarly, many dogs and cats seem to know when their owners are coming home and wait for them at a door or window in a reliable and repeatable way," (Rupert Sheldrake's interview, TBS);

"Satan is pure spirit. He often appears as something else, to mislead. He appeared to Padre Pio as Jesus, to frighten him. He sometimes appears as a raging animal. The ritual of exorcism is not practiced by an ordinary priest. An exorcist requires specific training and must be thought to have a personal sanctity. He can be exposed to dangerous behavior and personal threat. His prayers often cause a violent response as he attempts to shine a beam of light into the darkness," (Father Amorth, "The Devil and Father Amorth: Witnessing 'the Vatican Exorcist' at Work", William Friedkin/ Vanity Fair);

"Prayer is a form of intentional magic, a mental act intended to affect the world in some way. Wearing a sacred symbol is a form of sympathetic magic, a symbolic correspondence said to trancend time and space..." Dean Radin, Real Magic (Harmony/Penguin 2018, p. 3);

"Spiritualism, as practiced in the form of séances, was a modern form of the ancient magical practice of theurgy" Dean Radin, Real Magic (Harmony/Penguin 2018, p. 60);

"It appears however that, while significant to him from an intellectual point of view, naturalistic interpretations were not adopted consistently, nor did Crowley remain faithful to them in the follow- ing years. We have in fact plenty of instances in Crowley’s magical curriculum where he makes contact with entities that he is far from considering as mere ‘‘portions of his brain’’ or as parts of his unconscious psyche (as his discovery of psychoanalysis may have lead him to believe)," Marco Pasi, "Varieties of Magical Experience" (Magical, Ritual and Witchcraft, Winter 2011)

***See also:
- "Seeing Dead People Not Known to Have Died: Peak in Darien," Bruce Greyson (Anthropology and Humanism, vol. 35, n. 2, 2010, pp. 159-171);
- "Near-death experiences between science and prejudice," Enrico Facco and Christian Agrillo (Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 6, July 2012);
- "Metaphysics of the Tea Ceremony: a randomized trial investigating the roles of intention and belief on mood while drinking tea," Yung-Jong Shiah and Dean Radin (Explore November/December 2013, vol. 9, n. 6355);

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