Video Games and Spiritual Development, a preliminary analysis

Introduction Video games are a huge global phenomenon, driving well over $70 billion dollars in sales in 2011—a number that is only rising year by year.  For comparison, global music sales in 2011 was about $16 billion, while global theater tickets was about $33 billion.  This has consequences—largely unexplored—for people that are interested in spiritual...

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Contributing artist at New Forms Technology

If you don't know about the discovery of the Chestahedron, a volume with seven faces of equal area, you should check it out at New Forms Technology (shameless plug: I'm the webmaster). I have been experimenting with the form in its sculptural capacity, and have come up with some interesting designs that are featured on...

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Identity

Metaphor: The unknown attempts to know itself. It marks itself. Space arises in no space. Identity marks itself in time. Time transforms identity. Identity dissolves in time. Space yields no space. The mark unmarks itself. The known is newly unknown. Time for a new metaphor.

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Canyon

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Goethean Studies Notebook

PDF: Goethean Studies Notebook (40mb) PDF: Higher quality, print version (180mb) This notebook was created as a personal record of the 1999-2000 Goethean Studies program at Rudolf Steiner College. This unique course, conceived of and taught primarily by Dennis Klocek, is still being offered -- it is now called Consciousness Studies. When I took the course,...

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Remedios Varo

What an amazing and subtle artist!  Look for her many alchemical references, both explicit and structural.  These images are what you might call "kindling for the alchemical fire"... httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV_TPGDP0cY

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Dissydoodle

  I was asked to draw my dissertation (which is in its beginning stages). Here's what happened:

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The Art of Nature: Alchemy, Goethe, and a New Aesthetic Consciousness

Are you fascinated by the beauty of forms in the natural world?  Do you sense something amazing at work out there, like an intelligence that lies just beneath the surfaces of things?  Then I invite you to read a new essay that explores the building of a new aesthetic consciousness that seeks to connect us...

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Consequences of the discovery of perspective in art

The “discovery” of perspective was a radical point (pardon the pun) in the development of art, and was intimately tied in with a whole shifting of consciousness during the time of the Renaissance and forward, having correlative expressions in the increasing reliance upon an “objective” perspective from which to view the world.  Science in...

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Musings on Paleolithic Art and Consciousness

I’m actually somewhat uncomfortable calling Paleolithic renderings “art” – not because they don’t meet some standard set of criterion, but because of the very nature of the ‘calling’ itself seems to go against the experience of the makers of the art.  See, there again, an assumption: “the makers of the art”, which includes a...

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alchemical shirts… because I can

There's something amazing about alchemical imagery. Deep spiritual symbolism, specific practical advice about transformation, archetypal aspects, meditative visualizations, and esoteric mysteries can exist together all in ONE image. For how many other works of art can the same be said? In my opinion there is not enough alchemical imagery out in public on...

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