Thursday, 8 November 2012

The Night Watchman

At Amid Night Suns one of my main goals is to illuminate dark or challenging subject matter, illuminating it with a certain kind of intellectual and artistic insight.  Whether I succeed more often than I fail is up to you to decide.  I'm well aware that my work is not for everyone, but it is sincere and heartfelt.  I feel that we're at a strange time in our society, a confusing period of transition.  I'm not certain what we as a collective are transitioning into, or what fruits and labors await us there.  All I know is that each of us needs to give the best of what we can accomplish.  There is still a war happening all around us, a war for our minds and hearts.  A War of Imagination can be very time-intensive and emotionally draining, but we must continue to fight.  And when I say fight I mean we must continue to counter lies with truth, deception with insight, and stagnation with creativity.

In short, we must evolve.  Evolution in ink and deed.  We all have a part to play.  As a writer it's my job to delve into the deepest parts of the psyche and return with Gnosis and storytelling.  And as one of the Ragged Magi it is my duty to share holy secrets that others have been blinded to.  One of these secrets is the fact that the figurative realms also have their own spheres of autonomy.  Dreams imagine us as much as we imagine dreams.  It is my duty to remind people that everything is connected.  There are secrets hiding in words and images and perceptions.  Hopefully I can help people to harness these secrets and use them to empower themselves and others.

I believe that while the world seems to be getting ever darker, there is also a counter-current of political, artistic and spiritual resistance that is growing in this world.  I am trying to use my own methods to help add to this counter-current in incremental ways.  I believe this Resistance is slowly becoming able to perceive the non-local aspects of this reality - the pulsed frequencies, unseen dimensions and various intelligences that dwell therein.  We are living through a time that asks that we find ways to sustain our creativity, find ways to continually look with fresh perspectives.  Perhaps then we can see what is right before our eyes, and realize that our world is far more exotic, dangerous and magical than we were previously willing to believe.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! Amazing stuff here! Since the first time I read your blog, I have been absolutely stunned at how "in sync" you and I are. Suddenly, I'm in a big hurry to get my work done tonight and start writing. Inspired is the word for what I feel right now...absolutely inspired!