Here is the follow-up to the research work. What I am proposing is to use the original set of platonic solids, the first mathematical ideas about space, as archetypal models that can act as gateways to an astral space (an imaginary, creative realm) through the use of Hermetic magickal techniques and Chaos magick, where I will attempt to communicate and record the entities that I discover there. This project will be process-based, documented as much as possible.
The shapes which I have constructed will become fetish objects, for use as focal points for daily meditations (40 min per day, rotating schedule). I will set up my meditation-station (astral-spaceship) in a specific way for each solid, emphasizing the qualities of the essence it corresponds to. I will use particular lighting, incense, and sound to direct my perception towards the realm that the solid represents. Here are the pictures and correspondences:
Incence: Dragons Blood
I’ll be recording, sketching, and taking notes during these times, and presenting them all at the critique. The decorated spacial models along with my documentation (notes and photos) and a small zine-book detailing my experiences and communications from the past few weeks.
Having been interested in the western occult tradition for a number of years, and I’ve found that the art world is one of the few places it can be investigated and talked about openly as an art-form. I wish to promote an awareness of magick as a tool for creative insight as well as encourage a dialogue in hopes of dispelling some of the cultural misunderstandings that are prevalent.
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