Kaleidoscopic Phoenix

 

” Who would be born must first destroy a world.”
—Hermann Hesse

 

I choose a new world of being and leave the old one in flames.The old me died of realized misconceptions and took his world with him. What is a world but an outlook, a way of seeing that crystallizes around belief and cracks when the belief changes. No world I’m in ever stays around too long for I was fostered by the phoenix and the flame will never die.
Blessings, G

 

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Amid a Storm of ColourAmid a Storm of Colour by G A Rosenberg

 

A Song of the GladeA Song of the Glade by G A Rosenberg

 

Opal Landscape (Redux)

 

Discover meanings
when the abstracted jewels
shift into new forms.

 

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Opal Landscape (Redux)Opal Landscape (Redux) by G A Rosenberg

 

Artistic Doggerel

 

“All we have to believe with is our senses: the tools we use to perceive the world, our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.”
— Neil Gaiman

 

Colours flashing lights fading
creatures of the night invading
Daemons soar on angel wings
Real are my imaginings

 

My senses in and out of control
what I can see may take its toll
madness, inspired lunacy
may inspire or undo me.

 

Animals with human heads
mermaid, gryphons, the undead
greater knowledge do they bring
my inspired reckonings

 

Used to wish that they would stop.
constantly my brow would mop
then with my visions, made my peace
now my panic has surceased.

 

On my screen I bring to life
all my visions, I midwife
Unreality tunnels shared
my art leaves my soul unbarred

 

Colours, symbols still recurring
archetypes my soul are stirring
Through me tho not by me come
From my art I’ll never run
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Blue WebBlue Web by G A Rosenberg

 

Lizard's VisionLizard’s Vision by G A Rosenberg

 

Artistic Statement

 

“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you”
― Henry Rollins

 

Because I contain far more
then the contents of my content
Because I need somehow
to empty my being
before I explode
Because I need to relieve the pressure
of emotional storms and idea that
strike like lightning too fast and hard
I will create from the inside out.

 

Because as I express myself
I learn more of who I am
Because when I create art
I create myself as who I wish to be
Because there is expression
that comes through me not from me
I will create from the outside in

 

Because I see things in ways
no one else can or will
Because I have talent
and unused it will putrefy
Because I’ve grown addicted
to artistic expression
as a growth medium
I will to create
and I will create.
— G A Rosenberg

 

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Owl's Flight in FireOwl’s Flight in Fire by G A Rosenberg

 

While the World Dissolves Around MeWhile the World Dissolves Around Me by G A Rosenberg

 

Projection (Redux)

 

The Power within
flows through and out towards her
She is the adored

 

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Projection (Redux)Projection by G A Rosenberg

 

New Gallery on Waking Spirals

 

A Gallery with the complete set of pictures depicting the Goetia has been added to Waking Spirals (http://wakingspirals.me). Check it out and let me know what you think.

 

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Method Acting Myself

 

“The roots of language are irrational and of a magical nature.”
— Jorge Luis Borges

 

“Determined will is the beginning of all magical operations. It is because men do not perfectly imagine and believe the result, that the (occult) arts are so uncertain, while they might be perfectly certain.”
— Paracelsus

 

According to wikipedia, “In the dramatic arts, method acting is a group of techniques actors use to create in themselves the thoughts and feelings of their characters, so as to develop lifelike performances.” Yet how often in life do we act as our true selves? Too often it seems that we spend so much time worrying about the effect of our words and actions that they become more of an expression of how we wish to be perceived and not who we are. Even that tends to change depending on whom our perceived audience maybe.
I would play my true being and self consistently in all the moments of my life. Even more I would play the person I wish to be, unfettered by the expectations of others or the emotional dross and baggage that make up so much of my actions and reactions, Perhaps by adopting the form of my true self I could become my idealized self and thus become the stage for future becomings.
Blessings, G

 

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Howling at the NightHowling at the Night by G A Rosenberg

 

43-SabnockSebnock (#43 in Goetia series) by G A Rosenberg

 

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