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A Portrait Of Emotional Transmutation

The 47th Gate by Epiphanio Alexander. 36″x 48″ Oil impasto on Board with UV Gloss Varnish.

Transmutation is change, absolute change. In Biology it’s the change of one species into another, in Physics it’s the change of one element into another. Here, I’m referring to Spiritual Alchemy.

E-Motion is Energy in Motion —the movement of energy through the body and the consequence of our interactions with life. We use emotions to create, supply and maintain but they can also be used to destroy.

And how do we experience our emotions? Do we use them to guide us as compass? To feel and enjoy the surge of life as we go about our day? To process what we may need as we let them pass through and cleanse us, like with mourning? …Or do we become a slave to their whims by denying them passage and holding them hostage? …And what about impersonal emotions? Is there such a thing?

The day I took some time to contemplate the 47th Gene Key I had been working on a painting with different hues of rose and purple and a faint silhouette of turquoise as foreground, and as usual I had no idea what was going to happen… Continue reading A Portrait Of Emotional Transmutation

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The Presence Of Nothing

A great place where I find “nothing” is dance, Group Ecstatic Dance to be precise. Again, like with painting, there are no words in the dance so there are no misunderstandings, things are what they are and unless you’re blinded by your own desires, there’s only the movement within the rhythm. It’s not a given but the “presence of nothing” can be experienced in this environment if you know how to open the door.

There is a point in the dance where you reach a barrier when Continue reading The Presence Of Nothing