I’M COMING OUT … CHAIN REACTION

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I’M COMING OUT

CHAIN REACTION

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Living and embracing the five trees that do not change from winter to summer
“Thought, Feeling, Reflection, Intellect, Reasoning,
Ears to hear the song of silence within the sound,
Eyes to see the invisible through the visible, this is the sense of paradise, revelation of being in the human microcosm, Carry on to our Lapokalupsis. ”
The Gospels of St. Thomas, interpreted by Jean-yves Leloup

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“My friends do not lose heart…Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach…One of the most powerful actions one can do is to intervene in a stormy world, stand up and show your soul…” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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“Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are artists of one kind or another. The function of the artist is the mythologization of the environment and the world…
Rollo May says there is so much violence in American society today because there are no more great myths to help young men and women relate to the world or understand the world beyond what is seen…Myths, they are stories about the wisdom of life, what they are learning in our schools is technologies, information…”
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

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“Without the arts you can express nothing. Without expression you can communicate nothing. Without communication you can negotiate nothing. Without negotiation you do not survive. Without the arts you have no clothes to wear, no house, no buildings, no cars, no books, no magazines or papers, no music…
Artist Barnett Newman stated: “I believe that man discovered his godhead in the mud with a stick before he discovered that he could throw the stick as a lance.” There is also visual evidence that in prehistoric times, humankind scratched its hopes and fears and dreams on the walls of its caves. If this is the case, it would indicate
that the arts preceded science, technology, business and other vital enterprises in the unfolding of our civilized world and what their essential roles would obtain today.”
If the forgoing statements are true, should we not continue to support, and indeed increase our support for the visual, literary and performing arts and do so as a matter of vested interests and survival. ”
Joseph Perrin, Head and Professor Emeritus, School of art and Design, Georgia State University

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