Friday, May 15, 2009

Mystic Intervention: Beyond Understanding

Interior of "Mystic House" shot about two Saturdays ago when three of us (artists) went to get familiar with its energy. On the floor, stones I had collected from the beach the day before, swirling in an instinctive pattern. This was the day I did some video and took all the shots with the rainbows, futuristic leaves, etc.

'Mysticism' is not something that is concretely understood in the way that we humans traditionally know 'understanding' to be:

1. belief in or experience of a reality beyond normal human understanding or experience
2. the use of prayer and meditation in an attempt to achieve direct intuitive experience of the divine

Yesterday I got a call asking me to come on Gayelle's morning programme which runs from 6 - 9 a.m. to talk about Mystic Intervention. So that's where I'll be heading shortly.

Thus far I haven't explained to you anything of what Mystic Intervention is. To put it simply, there's an old wooden house on the way to Macqueripe Beach, off a stony little road just before the ruins of St Chad's Church. The house will be referred to as "Mystic House" since it was used in the Merchant Ivory Film, Mystic Masseur. (Look at the shot of the two men sitting down at this link ... I believe they are in the House. I recognise the window in the background, the texture of the walls and the wooden floor).

The House is very simple and humble, but I feel it has a strong spirit and many messages. Mysticism allows us to be in touch with those messages and creativity/art allows us to then translate the messages we sense ... both for ourselves and for the general public. It's not something that can really be 'planned' ... It has to be allowed.

For Mystic Intervention, several artists will be 'going into' the House and creating (things you/we will find out about once they are created) ... inspired by the energy of the House and the theme of Red Earth Eco-Arts Festival 2009 (of which Mystic Intervention is a part).

The artists:
Dean Arlen
Elspeth Duncan
Michelle Isava
Kitt Joseph
Maikim Ponhong
Consciousness Raising
Johnny Stollmeyer

Red Earth's theme this year is The Dreamtime, as defined by the Australian Aborigines. In fact, an Australian Aboriginal group, Descendance, will be coming to perform and do workshops for the festival, which is an outdoor nature/art/culture event (May 29 - 31, 2009).

Mystic Intervention will be an interactive experience. We all are the artists.

I can't explain any more because:
(a) I have to go otherwise I'll get stuck in morning traffic heading from East into POS ... and I have to be at Gayelle for 6:30 a.m. (it's now 5:19 and I'm still in my yoga clothes!)
(b) If you read the above explanation of "Mysticism" you will see that it is beyond the traditional scope of human understanding. So it is with the experience itself (Mystic Intervention: Saturday 30 May 2009, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

No one can explain to you what it will be. You will have to be there to understand and experience it in your own way.


Samantha said...

What can I say except that this will be a great and moving experience for all who participate in whatever way. the time when concioussness is linked. It is the time when we get signals from the collective consciousness.....some are universal, some are personal....wonder what it would tell us?

Elspeth said...

We'll find out.