“Artemis” | Anthony Satori
“Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets [of nature] have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them?”
— Orville Wright, co-inventor of the first airplane. (1903)
Nature holds so many wonderful mysteries. It’s like a giant cosmic Easter Egg hunt that has been carefully set in place for us to enjoy, and I picture a benevolent Creator just sitting back and watching, with pleasure and pride, as we seek — and gradually discover — the endless gifts and surprises that have been hidden for us throughout nature, around the universe, and even within our own souls.
Historical Note: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which sent two American astronauts to walk on the moon for the first time in human history. Just this week, as well, a brand new mission has been announced by NASA, scheduled to return humans to the moon by 2024. This new mission is called Artemis. In Greek mythology, Artemis is the godess of wilderness, exploration, archery, and the moon. She is also the twin sister of Apollo.
“I, Bacchus” | Anthony Satori
“Music, [poetry, and art] are the wine which inspire people to new generative processes, and we [artists] are Bacchus, pressing out this glorious wine for mankind and making them spiritually drunken.”
— Ludwig van Beethoven
“Cat on a Window Sill” | Anthony Satori
“If you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will eventually gaze back into you.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche
“Big with Wonder” | Anthony Satori
“Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.”
— Thomas Aquinas
“Sphinx” | Anthony Satori
There have been countless attempts throughout history to decipher, represent, and/or access the spiritual world. Such efforts usually take the form of religion, philosophy, ritual, or artwork, and they are almost always fueled by our innate human drive to discover and/or create a door between the known world and that which exists beyond. As can be expected, every door that has been created by man up until now has been, by necessity, inherently flawed. The simple fact is that it is almost impossible to escape the corrupting influence of human imperfection, especially over time. But the destination is true. That which lies on the other side of the veil is real. It is pure, it is powerful, and it is eminently worth pursuing. So keep trying. Keep seeking. Every genuine attempt to expand our understanding of — and our connection with — the compassionate creative Spirit which pervades the universe is a gift to the future of the collective human soul.
“Inner Beauty” | Anthony Satori
For me, art is a kind of magic. It is the act of bringing inner beauty out into the light.
“Dream the Myth Onward” | Anthony Satori
“Even the best attempts at explanation [of an image] are only more or less successful translations into another metaphorical language. Indeed, language itself is only an image. The most we can do is dream the myth onward.”
— C. G. Jung