Eros as the Unifying Force of a New Modernism

Lisa Streitfeld’s New Observations article defining a New Modernism of gender balance and equality: New Observations issue #33 page 22! Click here for link to Dr. Streitfeld’s podcast with Mia Feroleto on the topic of Kundalini in art.

“Paul is Dead” at 50: An Excavation

PAUL IS DEAD is a subject ripe for mediological excavation requiring occult tools that have always factored into interpretations of Beatles’ messaging.  The time and place to introduce a new “Science of Magic” with its forbidden apparatus into the academy has never been better.  Conspiracy theories surrounding Paul McCartney have been ramped up after the release of his new album Egypt Station and triumphant Freshen Up World Tour ending in July, while a virtual stream of mediology phenomenology (here is one from Revolver where the band’s transformation began) about The Beatles’ creative process keeps the online investigations fresh.  There is always something new to discover, which keeps the discussion open-ended.

Zadik Zadikian’s Leap into the Third

The spectacular Zadik Zadikian 21st century icon, Hermaphroditus, innovates the point of the feminine downward triangle as the pregnant belly, rather than the vulva, as is typical in ancient artifacts. This is surely an indication that we have moved beyond conception, beyond gestation…to the 21st century birth!

Leonard Cohen Park

Pour ma chère J-F: Les Hasards Nécessaires Penn Station to Gare Centrale de Montréal crossing the border by means of a test originating in Quebec’s magical forest La Reine des jeux has spoken: “Necessary Chances are the first step to the Hieros Gamos.” Did I write test? I meant text! Les Hasards Nécessaires is aContinue reading “Leonard Cohen Park”

The Quantum Leap of the Critic into the Third

Was it merely an accident that the trademark for this historic event has Marilyn above a diptych of Adam & Eve? Marilyn’s split identity — of the celebratory champagne blonde Marilyn Monroe & the brooding brunette Norma Jean — was that of the American Love Goddess resurrecting the pre-patriarchal Venus, with her two faces ofContinue reading “The Quantum Leap of the Critic into the Third”

In Memoriam 2017: Dianne Bowen, Anne Dufourmantelle and Kate Millett

Three amazing women delivering the re-emergence of the feminine archetype passed away in 2017, leaving a crucial legacy of the 21st century journey — to internally embody the hieros gamos. Their collective contribution is lauded here as the essential crossing of boundaries between word/image for the collective goal of the physical embodiment of the Aquarian icon of gender equality.

(R)EVOLUTION IN GREECE: Michael Mantas’ “Receta” for the Avant-Garde

It is a cinematic breakthrough that perhaps could only come from the monk.  Michael Manta’s Receta expands the vocabulary of film to fold the personal journey into the universal quest for transcendence. Mike Mantas enacts his inner monk on a spiritual journey in his “Receta”. While this is no small feat, the surprise is howContinue reading “(R)EVOLUTION IN GREECE: Michael Mantas’ “Receta” for the Avant-Garde”

REVIVING POP: Barbara Rachko’s “Black Paintings”

Barbara Rachko is an American artist with a personal and professional trajectory unique in contemporary art. As a Naval officer stationed on active duty at the Pentagon (Rachko is a retired Navy Commander), she made a slow transition to artist through studying drawing. In 1989, she became a full time professional artist doing realistic portraitsContinue reading “REVIVING POP: Barbara Rachko’s “Black Paintings””