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i am an eXperiment. a Syncopated word & image coLLage imported from Our minD sEnse-thoUght collective stream. a trial 2 eXpress the aRhythmia & the off beat that lies in-betwEEn the bond made of: imAge narrative & senSation. an aEsthetic act and aim of WondeR in the search for a CRaCK. as for if anything eXists at all it exisTs i n - b e T w e e n.
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    I am a deeply religious nonbeliever.

    This is somewhat new kind of religion. I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.


    My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver. Especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.


    To assume the existence of an un-perceivable being… does not facilitate understanding the orderliness we find in the perceivable world. I don`t try to imagine a personal God. It suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.












    text : Albert Einstein
    images : Butoh Master Kazuo Ohno.

    Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata, are considered the origin of Butoh (originally called by Hijikata: Ankoku Butoh, the "Dance of Utter Darkness"). Butoh was evolving in the turmoil of Japan's postwar landscape. It can be described as a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, and movement - that is aiming to reach beyond the local identity of the practitioner, unto an embodied-conscious-state which is open and inter-connected to all Life.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2010  Permanent link
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    It is an undeniable fact that The Tibetan Book of The Dead is created out of the archetypal contents of the unconscious. Behind these there lie - and in this our Western reason is quite right - no physical or metaphysical realities, but “merely” the reality of psychic facts, the data of psychic experience. Now whether a thing is “given” subjectively or objectively, the fact remains that it - is.

    The Bardo Thodol was no more than this, for its five Dhyani-Buddhas are themselves no more than psychic data. That is just what the dead man has to recognise, if it has not already become clear to him during life, that his own psychic self and the giver of all data are one and the same. The world of gods and spirits is truly “nothing but” the collective unconscious inside me.


















    text : Carl Gustav Jung, Psychological Commentary on "The Tibetan Book Of The Dead"
    image : Nadav Kander, "Bodies. 6 Women, 1 Man", 2011

    video : visit in Nadav Kander London studio
    film : Bodies. 6 Women, 1 Man (10:50) by Nadav Kander

    * at the end of Psychological Commentary, Jung writes:
    "The Bardo Thodol began by being a 'closed' book,and so it has remained, no matter what kind of commentaries may be written on it. For it is a book that will only open itself to spiritual understanding. and this is a capacity which no man is born with, but which he can only acquire through special training and special experience. It is good that such to all intents and purposes 'useless' books exist. They are meant for those 'queer-folk', who no longer set much store by the uses, aims, and meaning of present-day 'civilization'."
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    You should never ask me what I can do.
    If you do not find my gift without asking
    I
    have
    none
    for
    you.

    Would you ask a woman wherein her loveliness consists? Those to whom she is lovely will not discover it so. Such questions are but curiosity and gossip. Besides, I cannot tell you what my gift is unless
    you
    can
    find
    it
    without my description.







    text : Ralf Waldo Emerson 1803-1882
    image : photos by Syncopath, Yarkon river, Tel Aviv, 2010
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    You are the butterfly


    I am Chuang Tzu


    dreaming you up















    text : Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) is often recognized as the greatest master poet of Haiku
    English translation byDavid Young from the book "Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times"

    image : Dana Levy "The Wake" video work (04:50) 2011
    video : 1min excerpt
    text about this work : http://danalevy.net/projects/the-wake/ 
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    When you observe the world, you see people, you see houses, you see the sky,
    you see tangible objects.
    But when you observe yourself within, you
    see
    moving images,
    a world of images generally known as fantasies. Yet these fantasies are facts.

    You see, it is a fact that a man has such and such fantasy.
    and it is such a tangible fact, that when a man has a certain fantasy
    another man may lose his life. Or a bridge is built.
    These houses were all fantasies.
    Everything
    you
    do
    here,
    all these houses we sit in... everything was a fantasy to begin with.

    And fantasy has a proper reality…that is not to be forgotten. Fantasy is not nothing.
    It is of course not a tangible object, but it is a fact nevertheless. It is a form of energy,
    despite the fact we can’t measure it. It is a manifestation of something, and that is a reality.















    text : Carl Gustav Jung, from interview with Dr. Richard Evans, 1957
    images : Daniel Gordon is an American artist that lives and work in Brooklyn.

    * video : The World Within, C.G. Jung in His Own Words, 1990
    a 1hr documentary film which shows some edited parts of this 1957 interview

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    To become a warrior, every Cohiuano man must leave everything behind
    and go into the jungle, guided only by his dreams.
    in that journey, he discover, in solitude and silence, who he really is.
    He has to become a vagabond of dreams.
    Some get lost and never come back. But those that do, are ready to face whatever may come.

    You are a Cohiuano now. go back to your people.
    Give them more than what they ask for.
    Give them a Song.
    Tell them everything you see.... Everything you feel.
    Come back a whole man.



















    text : from the movie Embrace of the Serpent, Directed by Ciro Guerra, 2015
    image : stills from the film
    * trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ff7TcnqHUc



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    Great minds discuss

    ideas.

    Average minds discuss

    events.

    Small minds discuss people.

















    text : Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962
    image : The artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset erect "Van Gogh’s Ear" at Rockefeller Center in New York, 2016
    online : designboom / art
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    I share the belief of many of my contemporaries that
    the spiritual crisis
    pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be remedied only by
    a change in our world view.

    We shall have to shift from the materialistic, dualistic belief that people and their environment
    are separate, toward a new consciousness of an all-encompassing reality, which embraces the experiencing ego, a reality in which
    people
    feel
    their
    oneness
    with animate nature and all of creation















    text : Albert Hofmann 1906-2008 was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first known person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

    image : Hyperreal Whale beaches on the banks of the Seine river, Paris, 2017
    by Captain Boomer Collective, a Belgian activist art group. This installation comes to to raise Environmental Awareness.

    video : A sculpture of a beached sperm whale
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    A rowan like a lipsticked girl.
    Between the by-road and the main road
    Alder trees at a wet and dripping distance
    Stand off among the rushes.

    There are the mud-flowers of dialect
    And the immortelles of perfect pitch
    And that moment when the bird sings very close
    To
    the
    music
    of
    what happens.


















    text : Seamus Heaney, "Song", 1979
    photos : Syncopath, A Stormy Day, Tel Aviv Beach, 2013

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    So

    walk on air

    against

    your

    better judgement.


















    text: Seamus Heaney 1939-2013
    the famous Irish poet used this phrase in his 1995 Nobel Prize lecture
    this is also the epitaph inscribed on his gravestone.
    The line is taken from the final stanza of The Gravel Walks.

    photos : Syncopath, Scharmützelsee, Branderburg, 2015

    more about this line:
    Historian Eugene Kielt: "It is a beautiful line, very inspirational. It is about going for it.
    We are naturally cautious and sometimes someone should throw caution to the wind.
    It is about keeping your feet on the ground but looking up as well. It is about risk taking and not being inhibited, losing your inhibitions."
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