Posts Tagged ‘Mysticism’

As Above So Below

Published April 6, 2010 by Molly

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As Above So Below is a book by Will Sweeney recently published by Nieves. Sweeney describes the book as “a visual narrative based on a series of randomly selected photographs from my collection of National Geographic Magazine dating between 1940 and the present day.”

Its creation involved random number-generations, a Corsican pagan tomb, a street market in Hong Kong and more. The book’s title derives from medieval hermetic philosophy and relates, according to the author, to the alchemical relationship between microcosm (the body) and macrocosm (the universe).

Well, there’s nothing better than artfully-expressed mysticism and subconscious journeying! As Above So Below is that rare project with rewards that are visual, conceptual, and possibly even metaphysical.

FATE Magazine

Published July 13, 2009 by Molly

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One of my favorite media experiences is when you discover something and literally have no clue whether it is supposed to be a joke or not. A recent addition to this category is FATE Magazine, a pocket-sized rag dedicated to keeping everyone updated with “True Reports of the Strange and Unknown”.

A recent issued featured a stock photo of The Rock superimposed against a picturesque alpine scene, with cover articles like “Confederate Prison Ghosts” and “UFOS in Little America”. Other topics addressed in the text-heavy magazine included coyote-dog hybrids, vampires, ju-ju men and the Devil Snakes of Ansuam (what are those?)

Needless to say, FATE is a confusing and fascinating publication––and one with an ample history, having allegedly been established in 1948. So I guess it is real. Or real-esque. You can decide for yourself.