The Magic Calendar

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The Magical Calendar is an ancient masterpiece in Western Hermeticism showing the secret cosmological tables of Celestial and magical correspondences. It is said to be one of the most important documents from the seventeenth-century renaissance showing the hidden magical symbolism of the Rosicrucians.”


 

Also, if you’re feeling particularly esoteric, check out Enochian, the “language of the angels.” Not sure how I ended up in that corner of the internet, but it is a dark, strange place.

 

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Beware the paradoxes

This article is basically a quick summing up of the types of time travel usually found in fiction. It was interestingly timed as this topic seems to keep cropping up. The author talks about the difference in closed and open loop time travel, or whether one’s actions in the past will alter the future.

Best understatement of the year:
“Please note: time travel in fiction introduces the potential for massive plot holes.” 

Interesting use of miniatures.

Slinkachu

Self Interview

Self Interview  Questions

 

In front of the built-in camera on a computer (personal or lab) record this interview as you ask and answer the questions below. Try to answer the question as honestly as possible. Notice if your awareness of the camera alters your instincts of censorship in your answers. Are you thinking about who might see this video? Does this alter the way that you answer? How vulnerable are you willing to be?

 

Listen to your questions and answer them thoughtfully. Try to learn something new about yourself by following your own rabbit trails.

  • Why do you want to make moving images?
  • What matters to you as a person?
  • What kind of person would you say you are?
  • How would you describe your artistic style?
  • What are you afraid of?
  • Define magic.
  • What word makes you smile anytime you say it?
  • What are the components you need to satisfy a sense of unity with a group of people?
  • What makes you angry?
  • What have you read that has really stuck with you?
  • What makes a good image?
  • What is a memory you recall often?
  • Why that memory?
  • What are you trying to say with your art?
  • What are you willing to confess right now?

Lighting at night… with drones!

This Photographer Lit Landscapes at Night Using LEDs on Drones

What would you mother think?

This was an interesting little piece about the way we tend to try and reframe women writers into more traditional roles, but isn’t really limited to just them. The author is responding to the way that more often than not it’s her family and her personal life that ends up being discussed rather than her work. She observes that, “We don’t ask male artists to consider the consequences of their work, we don’t reframe them as fathers or boyfriends or sons. We don’t keep trying to pull them back down to earth, to admonish them, the way we do women.” While her piece is very one-sided it is interesting to consider how much this influences the way we approach others’ work.