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the Dark Angel

A sword is intended to divide things. A rapier to pierce. A short dagger to the heart from a place of concealment. And so it is with messengers from places of concealment. Among us arose an Angel of depravity who…

the Artist's Eye

    An effective symbol must portray a dilemma of opposition that requires a synthesis to solve. An argument between two ideas requiring a third idea - a resolution. This process mirrors the logic of thesis - antithesis - synthesis.  The symbol…

Alien Queen

While reading Friedrich Nietzche's Thus Spake Zarathustra I came across a sentence (in quotes at the end of this post) that was so powerful I spent many midnight evenings thinking what kind of mythological narrative could support such a statement…

Shamanism

What sort of artifacts do we find in the toolbox of the Shaman?  It matters not what culture or century you explore. The artifacts are always the same. Symbolism of form, colors, musical instruments, costuming specific to the ceremony at…

Word World

As impressive as technology is you must never forget that language is the first and most primary of virtual worlds. Life experience is translated into language after the fact and then exists in the mind as a virtual world. But…