azael93:

I’m memory of St. +Richard Payne Knight.

In celebration of the anniversary of the Greater Feast of St. +Richard Payne Knight. Hear thou, O saint of the true church of old time now essentially present, that of thee I claim heirship, with thee I claim communion, from thee I claim benediction in the name of IAO, whose glory and adoration thou did manifest unto men.  May thine Essence be here present, potent, puissant and paternal to perfect the feast within my heart, a joyous feast of Hadit’s rapture! AUMGN. 
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English antiquarian, philologist, numismatist, free-thinking Deist philosopher, expert on Greek literature, member of the Radical (Whig) Party of Parliament and the Society of Dilletanti, friend of Lord Byron, patron of art and learning, and country gentleman.
Knight was born at Wormsley Grange in Herefordshire to a parson, Thomas Knight, and his servant girl, Ursula Nash. He later fell heir to the fortunes of his grandfather, a wealthy ironmaster. He was sickly as a child and was educated largely by tutors and by himself. His wealth enabled him to travel extensively around the world, especially in Italy, and he developed a keen interest in ancient art. He was elected to Parliament in 1780 and was elected to the Society of Dilletanti in 1781. This Society, although founded as a club for cultured travellers (by Sir Francis Dashwood in 1732), became a prominent amateur archeological organization, and financed a number of archeological expeditions. It was under the auspices of the Society of Dilletanti that Knight’s Discourse on the Worship of Priapus was published in 1786.
This book, also published as Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus, is included in Section 1 of the A:. A:. reading list. By “the Worship of Priapus,” Knight did not mean specifically the cult of the Greek god discussed earlier, but phallic worship in general; including fertility cults. The book demonstrates in a scholarly manner the extensive and significant role phallic worship played in many and various parts of the ancient world, East as well as West, as told in the symbolic language of ancient mythology and art.
The metaphysical system set forth in the book is one of emanation. The Supreme God is a Quintessential, Male-Female Principle, embodying the principles of creation, destruction and renovation. The process of emanation takes place through a division of this “Intellectual Being” or “Fire” into two principles: active and passive, male and female, formative and solvent: the Divine Essence, or life force; and Universal Matter. All living beings are a result of the invigoration of the Universal Matter by the Divine Essence. Sexual intercourse could, then, be viewed as a sacred reflection of the divine Mystery of Emanation. Knight theorized that such a viewpoint was, indeed, that expressed in the sexual imagery and symbolism of the ancients— elements of which have survived and can still be seen even in the sacred art and architecture of modern times.
Knight’s other works include Analytical Essay on the Greek Alphabet (1791), Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste (1805), Inquiry into the Symbolical Language of Ancient Art and Mythology (1818), two didactic poems: “The Landscape” (1794), and “The Progress of Civil Society” (1796), and “Alfred, a Romance in Rhyme” (1823). Knight’s extensive collection of ancient coins, medals, stone carvings and bronzes is now in the British Museum, of which he served as Trustee.

azael93:

I’m memory of St. +Richard Payne Knight.

In celebration of the anniversary of the Greater Feast of St. +Richard Payne Knight. Hear thou, O saint of the true church of old time now essentially present, that of thee I claim heirship, with thee I claim communion, from thee I claim benediction in the name of IAO, whose glory and adoration thou did manifest unto men.  May thine Essence be here present, potent, puissant and paternal to perfect the feast within my heart, a joyous feast of Hadit’s rapture! AUMGN. 

From the Invisible Basilica of Sabazius hosted by Hermetic. com

English antiquarian, philologist, numismatist, free-thinking Deist philosopher, expert on Greek literature, member of the Radical (Whig) Party of Parliament and the Society of Dilletanti, friend of Lord Byron, patron of art and learning, and country gentleman.

Knight was born at Wormsley Grange in Herefordshire to a parson, Thomas Knight, and his servant girl, Ursula Nash. He later fell heir to the fortunes of his grandfather, a wealthy ironmaster. He was sickly as a child and was educated largely by tutors and by himself. His wealth enabled him to travel extensively around the world, especially in Italy, and he developed a keen interest in ancient art. He was elected to Parliament in 1780 and was elected to the Society of Dilletanti in 1781. This Society, although founded as a club for cultured travellers (by Sir Francis Dashwood in 1732), became a prominent amateur archeological organization, and financed a number of archeological expeditions. It was under the auspices of the Society of Dilletanti that Knight’s Discourse on the Worship of Priapus was published in 1786.

This book, also published as Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus, is included in Section 1 of the A:. A:. reading list. By “the Worship of Priapus,” Knight did not mean specifically the cult of the Greek god discussed earlier, but phallic worship in general; including fertility cults. The book demonstrates in a scholarly manner the extensive and significant role phallic worship played in many and various parts of the ancient world, East as well as West, as told in the symbolic language of ancient mythology and art.

The metaphysical system set forth in the book is one of emanation. The Supreme God is a Quintessential, Male-Female Principle, embodying the principles of creation, destruction and renovation. The process of emanation takes place through a division of this “Intellectual Being” or “Fire” into two principles: active and passive, male and female, formative and solvent: the Divine Essence, or life force; and Universal Matter. All living beings are a result of the invigoration of the Universal Matter by the Divine Essence. Sexual intercourse could, then, be viewed as a sacred reflection of the divine Mystery of Emanation. Knight theorized that such a viewpoint was, indeed, that expressed in the sexual imagery and symbolism of the ancients— elements of which have survived and can still be seen even in the sacred art and architecture of modern times.

Knight’s other works include Analytical Essay on the Greek Alphabet (1791), Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste (1805), Inquiry into the Symbolical Language of Ancient Art and Mythology (1818), two didactic poems: “The Landscape” (1794), and “The Progress of Civil Society” (1796), and “Alfred, a Romance in Rhyme” (1823). Knight’s extensive collection of ancient coins, medals, stone carvings and bronzes is now in the British Museum, of which he served as Trustee.

asylum-art:

Tibetan Buddhist monks Create Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand-The Mystical Arts

Imagine the amount of patience that’s required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala sand painting, pouring multicolored grains of sand onto a shared platform until it becomes a spectacular piece of art.

 

That’s here in Dallas as we speak!

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I sneezed on the beat, and the beat got sicker …

jockohomoremix:

James Turrell, Raethro, Pink, 1968 as it pertains to Enlightened Spaces, a brief article on James Turrell, who has been working with light in a way that merges art and technology.“Some of the research Turrell did in those years involved the Ganzfeld effect. This phenomenon, whose name is derived from the German for “complete field,” was first described by the psychologist Wolfgang Metzger (1899–1979), who noted that staring at an undifferentiated field of color causes changes in perception and even hallucinations. What we see affects how we think and feel: that is one of Turrell’s messages. But the artist has another, fundamental point. Many aspects of reality, such as color, are the products of our perceptions.”

Love me some James Turrell! But, seriously, James, get Roden Crater done already. It’s been 35 years

jockohomoremix:

James Turrell, Raethro, Pink, 1968 as it pertains to Enlightened Spaces, a brief article on James Turrell, who has been working with light in a way that merges art and technology.

“Some of the research Turrell did in those years involved the Ganzfeld effect. This phenomenon, whose name is derived from the German for “complete field,” was first described by the psychologist Wolfgang Metzger (1899–1979), who noted that staring at an undifferentiated field of color causes changes in perception and even hallucinations. What we see affects how we think and feel: that is one of Turrell’s messages. But the artist has another, fundamental point. Many aspects of reality, such as color, are the products of our perceptions.”

Love me some James Turrell! But, seriously, James, get Roden Crater done already. It’s been 35 years