Thanks for the love, guys
Simon: Yep, I bought/downloaded the full dvd, I think it's worth every penny, they even include a package of custom brushes with it.
Whew, just got home from doing visuals at Bass Chamber. We experimented with some VJ mixing algorithms my friend Andrew Sorkin programmed in Jitter/Max MSP, shifting some of my pieces into crazy kaleidescopic fractal animations. We also played with using feedback on Chryseph's camera, doing martial arts and contact juggling in front of the projector screen, watching the image repeat and spiral off into infinity. Quite a visual feast!
Here's the latest...
I feel truly prosperous this year. I have so much to be grateful for, I feel love for so many people and I feel it reflected back to me everywhere I go. I feel joyous abundance with so much more on the horizon. I wanted to express that feeling with this piece I started at Prosperity Festival. It was the best night of my life, which is not to say that tomorrow won't be better
This festival seems to call in some heavy shadow psyche material each year. Two years in a row now, blood has been shed there. Last year it was a cowboy, this year it was a hippy, but in both cases there were serious physical self-inflicted wounds that were symptoms of deeper psychological ones. I won’t go into the darker details, but it seems to surface right where there are ample positive vibes from all the campers to help deal with it. Strange, beautiful place. The canyon walls are divided into bands and ridges that look like foreheads, eyes, noses, mouths, etc, as if the mountains are watching all the commotion go down.
The darkness that happened earlier in day was counter balanced by an evening of rapture and beauty. I had an unexpected deep personal healing that Saturday night. In the arms of the people I love most, waves of ecstatic bliss rising through me, I felt a two year old knot inside my sacrum give way, and before I knew it, my whole body was vibrating with an unknown force. Though I was far from cold, I could feel myself shivering, teeth chattering. I was quickened, my body surging with more energy than I have ever felt in my body at one time before. I was having exquisitely beautiful visions of iridescent human eyes, folding and shifting and transforming within pyramidal geometry, decked with bejeweled scales turning to feathers turning to lotus blossoms. I quickly reviewed my memory for an explanation and realized I was having a Tantric Kundalini Awakening.. http://www.anmolmehta.com/blog/2008/01/03/kundalini-awakening-symptoms/
I started toning a powerful mantra, channeling that limitless energy through my voice into Self realization. "OM NAMAH SHIVAYA, OM NAMAH SHIVAYA..."
The vibration continued for a long time. When it had passed, I returned to my painting, quietly signing to myself. The experience left me feeling very humble and blessed. The vibration returned at a significant point during a conversation I had with a friend while I was painting, showing me that it will always there for me to tap into. I will devote attention to learning how to cultivate this.
Tomorrow is a big day. More soon...