I have reached a point in my life where authentic expression as an act of self creation is essential to my very existence.
Each morn I take a fresh new page and place my mark upon it… puking and wailing, singing and dancing in the mud of my prima materia ~ the material of my life ~ of the current moment.
This Clay of existence expressed and witnessed moves along a continuum, sculpting itself into what Jung refers to as the individuation process. Maslow calls it self actualizing. I call it the Art of Self Creation. It is facilitated through the Embodied Arts… movement, painting, writing, and dream work. It plays out in the theatre of our lives.
I am the artist of my life. I work/play with the hieroglyphs of this waking dream, the events of my life, in an attempt to apprehend their truth and continually actualize the life that is mine to live.
“Every man’s condition is a solution in hieroglyphics to those inquiries he would put. He acts it as life, before he apprehends it as truth.” Emerson
This work is dedicated to those women I know who feel both necessity and passion for having direct experience with and expressing their authentic wild selves. May it become a haven for our Wild Criaturas who ceaselessly roam seeking a birthplace for their travailing.
With sacred intention we are the Witness for each other’s eternal becoming.
The Dark Eros Salon is a secret sacred membership dedicated to women and men who feel both necessity and passion about fashioning and expressing their authentic RAW wild selves. It is a haven for the Dark Self… the one that is NOT acceptable to the world’s standards of morality.
This One needs to stay veiled in Her alchemical process before unleashing herself out into the world. She is the Raw force of our Natures. Perhaps She never goes out. There is necessity for the Hidden One. The Witches and Alchemists of old knew this, those who were specifically working on the transformation of consciousness. Their credo was… to know, to dare, to be silent. I would add, to witness and be witnessed by those who have eyes to see… To Be is to Be Perceived.
As depth artists know the source of their greatest most authentic art is found in the Dark Self, the prima materia, the lump of lead which through their relationship to it (authentic movement, art and writing) they are transformed into the authentic gold of the Self.
The Jewel is in the Wound. This Tao is rarely taught. Most strive for the light rather than choose to enter the Darkness. Most strive to be “good and happy and successful striving citizens of the world” rather than work with and evoke the dark revolutionaries of the soul… the shadows… the naysayers, the wounded, the exiled, the anti-light. And yet herein lie the forces of their nature that support the transformation for our and the World’s wholeness
This is a haven for the Wild Criatura who ceaselessly roams seeking a birthplace for her travailing. With sacred intention we are the witness for each other’s eternal becoming.
Here, when the danger to his will is greatest, art approaches as a saving sorceress, expert at healing. She alone knows how to turn these nauseous thoughts about the horror or absurdity of existence into notions with which one can live. ~ Nietzsche