Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Gayatri Mantra

drawings 96/97 by Ivona Batuta

video with Gayatri Mantra (27 repetitions)

Revered by both Buddhists and Hindus worldwide.
The Entire Mantra says, "I invoke the Earth Plane, The Astral Plane, The Celestial Plane, The Plane of Spiritual Balance, The Plane of Human Spiritual Knowledge, The Plane of Spiritual Austerites, and The Plane of Ultimate Truth. Oh, great Spiritual Light which is the brilliance of all Divinity, we meditate upon You. Please illuminate our minds."

The Theosophical Society Library

drawings 96/97 by Ivona Batuta

on the path of Self discovery? those living in Amsterdam , have privilege of using book treasury of Theosophical Society of Nederland , their library caring extensive collection on Comparative Religion study , Theosophy , Esoteric , as well as related work in literature , philosophy, psychology , astrology and much more…/ www.theosofie.nl / De Theosofische Vereniging in Nederland

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - I'm New Here

Monday, 23 May 2011

Silent Disco - Again

Silent Disco Club / gewoon knallen met de koptelefoon! / www.club-8.nl / 11-juni-2011 / www.silentdisco.com

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Goddess Zodiac : Lakshmi / Goddess of Wisdom

Lakshmi-Goddess of Wisdom,Abundance and Sovereignty/ When merchants closed their their yearly account books,they stopped to give Lakshmi thanks. Fearless and pure of heart she exists in all forms of wealth, both internal and external - wherever a beautiful garden grows or place of harmony is created and cherished , one can find Lakshmi / concept by artist Amy Zerner

learning reading :" The Qabalistic Tarot" by Robert Wang , philosophical qabalistic work that will take you life time to read /  "The Qabalah" by Will Parfitt; to spark some ideas, how to start interacting with the idea that World is alive

constructing your own Tree of Life is helping your learning process and inspiring new ideas / this is combination of traditional redention of the tree with personal symbology and ideas , in this case focus was understanding Pillars of the Tree

Goddess Zodiac : Hekate / Goddess of Mysteries

Hekat was worshiped in pre-dynastic Egypt as symbol of tribal matriarchal ruler, and later assosiated with woman's knowledge of mysteries of childbirth and occult , magical side of life/sign of Scorpio / Hecate - Selene / concept by Amy Zerner

essential reading : "Man and His Symbol" / Carl G. Jung , M.L. von Franz, Joseph L. Henderson, Jolande Jacobi, Aniela Jaffe

Goddess Zodiac : T'ai Yuan / Goddess of Duality

T'ai Yuan - The Great Original Goddess / Goddess of Duality/"Yin" (the female principle) receptivity, darkness, the Earth, the Moon/"Yang"(the male principle) action, light, Heaven, the Sun , reason/ concept by artist Amy Zerner

essential readings : Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli

Goddess Zodiac : Artemis / Goddess of Discernment

Artemis, independent Goddess of Moon and Woods / She rules primeval natural world of perfection , unknown in the cities . She follows her own path and is perfectly complete without the man , and when she does choose one , she's equal / altho in her Huntress aspect she represents The Goddess as Destroyer of Life , she is Protectress of The Mother , her tenderness extending to animal mothers and their offspring / Her joy is to sleep under the stars, excel physically and seek her own destiny / Sign of Virgo / concept artist Amy Zerner

fun & information : The Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends by Stuart Gordon / while most of Dictionaries try to remain "objective", this author took sides / wonderful read to inspire you look further in that direction

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Goddess Zodiac : Freya / Goddess of Leadership

Freya-Scandinavian and Germanic expression of The Goddess , living in the Sky-Palace Folkvang / fully armed ,she rode across the bloody battlefields accompanied by her band of Valkyries , maidens following dramatic goddess on flying horses , while grasping flaming spears / she is the sender of Trance state from which knoledge and wisdom arise / shapeshifts into bird / sign of Leo / concept by Amy Zerner

Goddess Zodiac : Diviana / Goddess of Protection

Diviana meant Divine Being (Great Mother Goddess) in ancient Rome / she is associated with the Moon , sign of Cancer and Mother in astrology / when we look up at the moon we see symbol of Motherhood, Womankind and The Goddess / concept by artist Amy Zerner

Black Cat . White Cat / Ivona Batuta ink drawing and photocopy on plastic, last page diary 96/97

Learning Reading : The Mystical Qabalah / Dion Fortune

Goddess Zodiac : Brigit / Goddess of Communication

Celtic expression of goddess from western European countries,representing learning,culture,and skills,agricultural pursuits,goddess of eternal spring and poets,she invented written word so that knowledge and creativity can be conveyed to the world / She is The Triple Goddess of Poetry , Heeling and Smithery / her soldiers are known as outlaws to those who sought to impose religion on her old ways / she is as dear to Pagans and Christians , alike/ Brigit is Mercurial force , and the written word she creates results into new realities / sign of Gemini / concept by artist Amy Zerner

drawing Ivona Batuta 2002 / www.darkstarfashion.com

Isaac Asimov (Isaak Yudovich Ozimov) / Nemesis

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Goddess Zodiac : Aphrodite / Goddess of Affection

Aphrodite- Risen from the Sea Foam/ Goddess of Affection/ Beloved of the Queen of Heaven / Her Love unbounded by convention / Sign of Taurus / concepts by artist Amy Zerner / Goddess casual wear

Drawing by Ivona Batuta / to see garment and more about the "Water" concept , visit www.darkstarfashion.com

Goddess Zodiac : Romi Kumu / Goddess of Willpower

Mythical Brazilian female Shaman, manifestation of Creatrix, holder of powers of flood and fire,the One who creates in barren place where no thing existed / once venerated in tribal communities as the original separator of Night and Day , Romi Kumu is manifested in the rain forest of Brazil and has to be strong, powerful , and aggressive figure to survive , even in the very world she created /the gift of pottery is symbol of Romi Kumu / Sign of Aries/ concept Amy Zerner

Goddess Zodiac : Erzulie / Goddess of Sensitivitiy

Erzulie is Haitian Goddess of beautiful dreams and desires which are beyond fulfillment , a vision of transcendent life , to join with her was to take off  shackles of the mundane / but unattainable nature of dreams , made expectations placed upon Erzulie excessive, thus she's portrayed as a small tragic figure - The Weeper,she is dreamer finding comfort in dreams resting only there her tear-stained face

Sign of Pisces / concept by artist Amy Zerner

Fashion Illustration by Ivona Batuta 2002 / to see garment and more about "Water" concept visit www.darkstarfashion.com

Goddess Zodiac : Atlantia / Goddess of Unexpected

mythical Atlantian Goddess expresing idea that all matter is made of the same energy,and "Law of One"that all of Creation is one/she embodied both feminine and masculine atributes and symbolisied the strength of collective /

Legend says the final destruction of the land in 10,000 B.C. came as a result of the struggle between the disciples of The Law of One and the disciples of Belial or Baal (a name that appears with many variations in numerous religions from ancient times). The Law of One taught that all of Creation is one, while the worshippers of Belial thought that Nature and the powerless were theirs to use and abuse.
The people of Atlantia are thought to have been extremists, and so ATLANTIA might have symbolized too great a detachment and too much tolerance for the views of others. This might have enabled the worshippers of Belial to hatch their ruthless plots to gain absolute power without, at first, the opposition of the worshippers of ATLANTIA.

beautiful goddess concepts by artist Amy Zerner www.amyzerner.com

fashion illustration by Ivona Batuta 2003 / to see garment and more about "Soundscapes" concept , visit www.darkstarfashion.com

Arthur C. Clarke fan / Childhood's End