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

Focus On Building The New

Aperture #9 by Epiphanio Alexander. 36″x 48″ Oil impasto on Board with UV Gloss Varnish.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” -Buckminster Fuller

I admit that I’ve messed up on this one massively. Continue reading Focus On Building The New

See Things As They Are

Aperture #4 by Epiphanio Alexander. 36″x 48″ Oil impasto on Board with UV Gloss Varnish.

 

One of the few things I know with absolute certainty, and I get the feeling that you’ll agree with me, is that people lie.

In the past I’ve chosen to bypass, unobserve what’s downright obvious —those big red flags— in the hopes that they may not exist at all, even though they were right there for me to see regardless of what I would’ve wanted them to be. I’m mostly referring to people’s behaviour in my personal interactions but I’m also referring to culture in general …and science.

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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

Only You Can Decide Your Future

 

Aperture #2 by Epiphanio Alexander. 36″x 48″ Oil impasto on Board with UV Gloss Varnish.
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I still remember going to see Return of the Jedi in the theater in Mexico city, must have been 5 or 6 years old but I was blown away. I hadn’t seen the previous installments so I didn’t know the story but it didn’t matter, it still got me to a degree that very few movies (to this day) have. It was amazing: the characters, the special effects, make up art, the spaceships, laser saber duels… George Lucas had made a world of fantasy as real as this one …or maybe even more, but what really got to me was The Force.

I was just a child but I could feel deep inside my being that The Force was real… Continue reading Only You Can Decide Your Future