These images depict the fall of a crumbling society, from the myth The
Fall of Atlantis.
When we choose to journey beyond the visible world, we are left like a
light in the dark. Without the "mirrors" of a living environment
or a healthy culture to reflect who we really are, we must constantly question
and explore. Advancing beyond the comfortable and conventional, we trespass
to find shadowy evidence of the unnoticed, the hidden and the imperceptible.
Some say this kind of lifestyle, combining the lessons of Nature and Culture,
can achieve an awareness that grows to suit the world we live within.
Every spiritual tradition involves challenging faith and knowledge, to know
ourselves and what we are all part of, while another strategy has been to
analyze what makes us up. To fully contemplate Truth, we develop a personal
trust of our relationship with the known and unknown worlds. It is often
felt that a teacher or parent ought to come to our aid to show us the meaning
of a discipline or explain away the mystery, someone to serve as a guide
to lead us through the unseen realms.
Following a flickering candle's flame, our intrepid path extends past
shadowy evidence of prevailing forms. As we impinge on vast spectrums, we
bring cascading rainbows through our conscious illumination simply by noticing.
A casual observer might forget previous ideas of good and evil, of angels,
ghosts, anima or animus, by looking from within, beyond the sizes and surfaces,
embarking on the many planes of existence. This is where mysteries are refined,
the unknown becomes revealed and self-reflective light transforms a picture
into numinous symmetries combining.