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Conquering Babylon

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  • Mathew Morrell
    The very nature of art is asceticism: the negation of reality as it is for that which is suffered for, willed, that a new reality may be forged closer to the
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 14, 2006
      The very nature of art is asceticism: the negation of reality "as it
      is" for that which is suffered for, willed, that a new reality may be
      forged closer to the hearts desire. The world "as it is" simply
      exists. It is unconscious and un-willed, a world seen but not
      perceived, heard but not listened to---in short Babylon, the reality
      of the un-illumined senses. The true ascetic never falls into the trap
      of believing that simply thinking infinite thoughts, or simply
      existing in a state of beingness, is enough to break free of Babylon,
      which is little more than mediocrity. Effort is required to bridge the
      imagination (the astral body) with the pen, the brush or the bow. In
      that way what is gained from the soul-spiritual realm has resonance
      within the self, elevating the artist above the poverty, hunger,
      loneliness, that Babylon is heir to.

      Mathew Morrell
      www.kcpost.net
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