to the winter issue celebrating the Past, Present and Future, of
Meniscus Magazine and the creative counterculture we reside
in. Coming off a heavy fall of change this Autumn, we see that the
world is in the process of transformation.
Its hard to believe we’re already
up to issue #6 of Meniscus Magazine. When the idea solidified
two years ago, only potential graced the pages of this positive
online art forum. What we discovered is quite remarkable. This is
a movement of Great Organization: People are coming together.
We’re at the first half of an
eight year cycle to bring the Venus
energy of loving awareness to earth. The first half is the destruction
of the old. This is good when the current system is designed to
control people. We are here to power their empires.
Consumerism baits us with new shoes
and snacks for which we work our entire lives. And a third of what
you work for goes to the system to buy $400 billion worth of ops
every year to do stuff we don’t approve of. As Brian O’Connell
points out in Wake Up Call, we’re
lulled into submissiveness by corporate media. But you can affect
change by talking to people about what’s really happening
in the world.
Now that the elected administration
settles in however, its time for the artists to press on with our
creative pursuits. As Wesley Ratko so optimistically narrates in
his Practical Reaction to November
3rd, we are stronger as a counter culture than ever.
Deep in the crevasses of this multicultural
creative revolution, amazing things are happening. Take for example
when fine artist Yuko Adachi collaborated with composers Ai Isshiki
and Sakiko Mori in Sound of Paintings
this December for a night of contemporary classical music inspired
by vibrant oil paintings. What you’ll find with artists however,
is what you see is not necessarily what you get—it goes much
deeper. Intricately woven in the visual language of the painting,
Adachi’s philosophy of life is revealed: A philosophy of unlimitations,
metaphysical intrigue, growth and most of all, love.
While Yuko is a prime example of the
powerful creative energy surging through America’s culture,
she is not the only one to tap into it. As you’ll see flipping
through this issue over the holiday season, love can be transmitted
in many ways…. Which leads us to the immediate future, the
Moving forward from here, we’re
gearing up for the future of Meniscus Magazine and I’d
like to invite YOU to participate. Please remember that Meniscus
Magazine was birthed for you, so if you have ideas to spread
to like-minded people; this is your venue!
So here’s what’s coming
Carl Jung described a “mutual
attraction of related objects,” an elective affinity from
a “greater and more comprehensible consciousness which is
unknowable.” He is describing an energy relationship that
made him want to put his hands up and bask in the field. Where do
you see supernormal luminosity? What is your potent primal causa?
Tell us about it.
Chaos creates small pockets of organization
within turbulence. Think of a series of small eddy currents in a
swift river—order in superstring physics. The little tornados
of current become micro-autonomous systems that breed innovation
It has been nearly a century since
Einstein realized Relativity. In the most pivotal moment in scientific
history, he equated E=mc2, meaning that MATTER IS LIGHT. The unfortunate
use flattening of Hiroshima was one result. We have yet to fully
discover the remaining benefits of that equation. Scientists proved
that the universe responds to what we think—literally. What’s
going on that we should hear about?
What other kind of science are you fascinated
with? Neuralogy, nanotechnology? astronomy, chemistry? Throw down
Contribute to Meniscus, let your creative
Feel the energy coursing. As Aaron
Ades explains in Sustainability,
we are in the process of experiencing social Kundalini. Intentions
through thoughts become reality. As you progress, focus on that
artistic pursuit of yours, what ever it may be. And enjoy each moment.
“Have no fear for atomic Bush and Cheney, cause none of them
can stop-a ‘da time.”