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Parable (The Door Of The Law part 3)



Ganjoji in Izushi » by 663highland)



The third part of « The Door Of The Law » is entitled « Parable » and presents the part of the story wherein Simon, the Zen student, reads to his master the bewildering…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Prologue & Plight (The Door Of The Law parts 1 & 2)



Huike Thinking » by Shi Ke)



« The Door Of The Law » is a suite in six chapters inspired by « A Parable About A Parable » from RAWilson's « Quantum Psychology, » itself inspired by Kafka's «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 22, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

De Profundis (Lifeforce part 5)



(« De Profundis 1 » by Kate Parry Evans)



« De Profundis » is the fifth and final movement of « Lifeforce. » I discovered the title when time came to name the various sections of « Between Worlds. » I opened my encyclopedic dictionary and started looking for words beginning with « d » in…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 18, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Mechanics Of Karma



A free body diagram of a mass on an inclined plane » by Mets501)

How long have I hankered

For the right way to go

How far have I wandered

To know what I now know



Laying under the moon

Rising up with the crow

And the wail of the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 15, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Derelict (Lifeforce part 4)



The Sea of Ice » aka « Polar Sea, » aka « The Wreck of Hope » by Caspar David Friedrich)…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 11, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Uncertainty Principle



The Crystal Ball » by John William Waterhouse)



« Uncertainty Principle » gets its title from Heisenberg's quantum mechanics principle which states by precise inequalities…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 8, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Infused (Lifeforce part 3)



Tea In The Studio » by poligraf)



« Infused » is the third movement of the suite and is intended to communicate the energy felt in the state of inspiration and hyperactivity, prior to the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 4, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Into The Ashram



Ashram » by Nicholas Roerich)



« Into The Ashram » is the opening chapter of the « Entering The Stream » trilogy, which also comprises « The Chrome Lake » and « Leaving The Ashram. »

This first chapter is…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Flashback (Lifeforce part 2)



In Search Of Lost Time » by bogenfreund)



In « Lifeforce, » the story is told in non-linear time. It begins just after the collapse, and its various stages are presented as objects of an introspection. Eventually, this…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Stonecutter



(Detail from « Quarryman at work » by Unidentified Artist)



« Stonecutter » is intended as an anthem to perseverance and is based on one of my favourite citations, one which has helped me on several occasions, the following quote…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Forsaken (Lifeforce part 1)



Lifeforce » by poligraf)



« Lifeforce » is the story of a personal catastrophe, an individual end of the world, beginning from a state of inspiration and hyperactivity, through doubt, destabilization, failure, consternation,…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 20, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Exposition (Polygraph part 1)



(Untitled Artwork by Fred Bonneau)



« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant genuineness. The composition lasts a little over 10 minutes and is composed of the following four sections…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Come Back



Magnetic field of two bar magnets with unlike poles » by Alexander Wilmer Duff)



« Come Back » dates back to the epoch of The Fall Children, the band that was supposed to be but never really was, and whose unexpected but timely demise cleared the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 13, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

On The Wings Of My Guardian Angel



Guardian Angel, » sculpture by Josep Llimona, photography by P. B. Obregón)



« On The Wings Of My Guardian Angel » is one of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Creeper (part 2)



Two portraits of Ryogen » - Author Unknown [Copyright Holder is Kiemon Tsuruya])



« Creeper » is an allegory wherein destructive mental processes are compared to creeping plants. It depicts a confrontation between creeper and host in four stages : introduction, growth, conquest,…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Child Of The Sky



Aurora Borealis » by Frederic Edwin Church)



« Child Of The Sky » is a lullaby for grown-ups, sung from the point of view of Mother Nature.

The song is arranged for…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Essay : Takers Economy : An Inquiry into Illegal File Sharing

I've been nearly completely inactive in my social networks since mid-July or so. Not that I wouldn't have liked to participate, but I have been engrossed in the redaction of the above essay.

When I tackled the project, I thought it would take a few weeks at most, and that I would be able…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 1, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Creeper (part 1)



Climbing Plant » by Popperipopp)



« Creeper » is directly inspired by the following aphorism from the Dhammapada :…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 30, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Asking For A Miracle (revisited - with poetry)



The Miraculous Draft of Fishes » - Artist Unknown - photography by TTaylor)



« Asking For A Miracle » is a short instrumental arranged for acoustic instruments, and written in a time of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 28, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Procession (Juggernaut part 3)



Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India » by James Fergusson)



The third part of « Juggernaut, » entitled « Procession, » evokes the arrival of the crushing force before it unleashes into a frenzy of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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