our highly materialistic culture, time, money and the gathering of possessions
has taken precedence over the flux of our spirit. Our collective consciousness
is cramped or closed because we are living our lives dominated by egos
and the hollow pursuit of human earthly success. We cling to this vacuous
lifestyle believing that we are in full control of every aspect of our
And yet underlying this paper thin veneer of our imagined achievement
is a powerful and creative life force that animates everyone and everything
in a generative cycle of becoming. My own deep awareness of this vital
energy grows and matures daily. I often have little glimpses of it,
especially when I'm concentrating on an image working outdoors in a
field. It is as if the veil between this present dimension and the next
is drawn back, for just a split second, and then it just as quickly
closes up again. I
sense something very powerful that's waiting just beyond our finite
cosmic understanding. An underlying concealed and parturient duality
in universal creation that is resting there, ever watchful at the core
of all cosmic existence.
But just exactly what is this unfathomable and expansive cosmos in which
we are presently alive, and precisely how do we as the short lived aware
but mortal sentient creatures that we are, actually fit into the overall
grand scheme of things? It's estimated that there are 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
stars in this entire cosmos. Bare in mind that I am not referring to
the estimated 100 billion galaxies, but just to stars that are like
our own sun is. To attempt to comprehend the magnitude and scale of
that number if you were to take all of the grains of sand on all of
the beaches here on Earth and count up each and every grain, it still
would not add up to the number of stars that are presently existing
in our Cosmos, and bare in mind that our own Sun would be just one of
those tiny insignificant grains of sand.
planet, this Earth, a little whirling living oasis of life, has progressed
on each and every day eventually coming to the point of magically producing
cosmically aware organic offshoots, what we today think of as human
sentient life. While working away on its cosmic spells it passed millions
of years totally and completely oblivious, in fact not even caring in
the slightest about the potential of our and your imminent earthly conception,
birthing, and arrival.
you consider and reflect on it, we ourselves are awakened from a state
of eternal blissfulness, one of pure genuine honest ecstasy, snug and
safe carefully protected within the ageless endless universal soul,
awakened to face a very limited organic awareness. We
are tenuously conceived in an awkward flailing and grunting seminal
squirt of driven uncontrolled human desire, then are matured and nurtured
within an oven warm living breathing organic womb.
Then organically in a gush of lukewarm living fluid of life and quite
dramatically as all mammalian birthing is, you are forced out of your
sweet unknowing bliss, literally pushed out head first and quite rudely
from uncaring solitude, into a chaotic hostile fretful human life on
this tiny and cosmically insignificant living whirling space orb, but
one that's also teeming and brimming full of other organic life forms.
This happenstance occurring only by sheer cosmic fate and the careless
quirkiness of utter random spurting seminal milky chance. Literally
the blind and frenetic flailing meeting of an egg with sperm.
When your short stress filled organic human life here is all but spent,
you prepare yourself to dissolve back into endless safe eternity. That
more normal place and in fact the true natural state of cosmic existence.
A place of genuine unknowing bliss where you will remain ensconced there
for literally trillions of years on into the never ending future, always
perfectly safe in fact hugged and nestled tightly in the lap of the
much greater infinite wholeness of the universal soul.
The Cosmos metaphysically comes forward to meet you at that moment of
your earthly human demise and more or less regain, recapture and quietly
welcome and enfold you back into its own being. You return to the complete
final ultimate truth of Cosmic reality, that of unity and a total oneness
at the basic level of reality. You are returning home, because you and
this actuality of the Cosmos are ultimately and in fact always have
been nothing less than one and the same thing, whether you know or even
care about this or not.
In a desperate but failing incompetent attempt to explain our Earth
bound life, its place in this cosmic domain and the perceived but unanswerable
questions of, why are we here, what is our purpose, and is anyone in
control, we have resorted to contriving and concocting various forms
of intellectually justified but unfortunately very misleading and erroneous
Essentially creating roles for ourselves, tales and fabrications of
life and its imagined creation that we consider to be our spiritual
philosophies. We collectively think of this type of spiritual inklings
as harbouring and sheltering our faiths and beliefs and call them "religion".
This dogma of faith has over time been adopted as humanities core ideology
and has become our moral and ethical code. In fact they now represent
what are considered to be our underlying foundation stones of being.
many of these "religions" originated countless of centuries ago, coming
from the best of human intentions and in reality do generally mean well,
they are in the end simply hijacked by an inbred flawed human gene.
One of a thinking imperfection coming from an intellectually distorted
rationalization, caused by a mind altering blight. As a result our faith
systems are thoroughly derailed and derisive or are simply misinterpreted
or agonizingly twisted by those who are introduced too or simply adopt
Religions which are meant to bring comfort and attempt to provide an
impetus for explaining our frail human drama and existence, in the end
fail miserably at correctly informing us of the truth regarding the
cosmic and earthly situation. Thus inevitably adversely affecting human
life here on this Earth in a multitude of ways never ever conceived
or even dreamt of by the original spiritual thinkers and their hard
working faithful scribes.
The unvarnished raw reality is this; almost all of our egregious aggression
towards our birth place, this little planet of ours, and its multitude
of totally innocent creatures, including most of our human conflagrations
conflicts and fundamental human disagreements have been ignited, fanned,
and stoked by the notions and concept coming from a warped and distorted
insanely ridiculous adherence to flawed religious dogma, continually
egged on by its contorted twisted insufferable feeble human interpretations
of regilious doctrine.
Sadly our history lays littered with the scattered gnarled corpses once
infected by this human mind based blight. Numerous examples where arrogant
powerful controlling humans infected with a mind withering, I call it
"intellectualitis", have strayed ever further away from their core cosmic
based roots. They infect others and at times entire societies who follow
along in their corrupted and tainted paths. It is the age old, well
known battle fought between good and evil, plain human decency versus
tangible moral and ethical putrefaction.
I seek out an explanation of life and of cosmic existence I do not think
of looking towards or even remotely consider human concocted and contrived
spiritual and religious attempts. I totally forsake and discard those
untruthful organized fabrications that have insidiously invaded human
faith. I completely abandon and will not swallow nor tolerate the cerebral
lies and spiritually manufactured deceit that is being perpetrated on
a very naive unknowing humanity, by its own insane inbred mind twisted
What I do believe is this, organized earthly religions are nothing more
than a blight of faith and a form of intellectual mind cancer that's
constantly nibbling away at the human core and its weary soul. When
you really look at the magnitude and sheer numbers of stars and galaxies
in this cosmos, what silly fool would believe that any God figure would
be paying the slightest mind to us ? The searing truth is this, we are
on our own and are responsible for making the best of this tenuous situation
we find ourselves in. The threat to life is not necessarily anything
that's coming from the Cosmos, but instead comes more from the greed,
arrogance, ignorance and sheer blatant stupidity that's being demonstrated
on a daily basis by our fellow human beings.
unfortunately have always tended to make human beings the central and
leading focal point of all universal existence. Humankind actually has
the incredible gall and conceited nerve to think everything revolves
entirely around them. This arrogant patriarchal Lilliputian style and
petty level of thinking has licensed and authorized humans to usurp
total but in effect unearned control over this frail delicate planet.
And to continually use and abuse it with extreme malice and prejudice
accompanied by a complete disregard and cruel cavalier arrogant carelessness.
Many religious convictions indulge intellectually blighted and patriarchal
arrogant attitudes and thus cloak ulterior motives pertaining to the
darker side of human existence. These tainted dispositions are literally
dragging much of the human race down to the bottom of the spiritual
ocean of thought into the mud of the unlit slimy netherworld, far away
and carefully concealed from any genuine core cosmic awareness.
There is no all powerful deity actually peering in and even remotely
interested in us. The bare naked truth is this, we are living on an
oasis, a beacon containing intelligent life in the cosmos and just one
among many. One that is whirling around an ordinary yellow star called
our "sun" which is located at the very outer extremities of
a small sized many million stared galaxy which we call the "milky
way". All this contained in an ever expanding cosmos that's made
up of literally billions of such continually growing and expanding galaxies.
Our present day scientific thought now is even beginning to suspect
that there are possibly many such cosmos, all floating like little cosmic
bubbles in a pseudo foamy like mixture that's strangely in an analogy
being likened to something like bubbling over beer foam. My own intuition
and understanding of our Cosmic creation is that its probably more likely
two intertwined Cosmic bubbles each of them joined in an intimate creative
embrace with the other. Imagine our own Cosmos as it was thirteen odd
billion years ago, a relatively compact ball or could it have been a
Cosmic egg containing everything that's ever going to be in our present
That big bang our scientists talk about was actually the beginning of
a new Universe in the form of a Cosmic egg simply being impregnated.
This explosion or "big bang" of creative fertilization resulted
in the formation and growth of a new Cosmos. Repeating the exact reality
that we see played out in creating organic life here on this Earth.
The Cosmos truly provides us with clues and hidden messages that come
directly from the core of existence, if only we human beings would stop
thinking exactly like the Lilliputians, smarten up pay attention and
begin tapping into the central core's main highway. As it is now we
are just moseying down back country lanes trying only half heartily
to look for answers to our purpose.
clues to understanding the relation between the Cosmos and our psyche
are all there if we humans would just untie our blinkered minds and
seek out our true Cosmic destiny. There are no doubt many such Cosmic
offspring's like Earth each of them with differing developmental time
frames and containing a multitude of varying aspects stemming from core
primal Cosmic creation.
This creation is truly so incredibly vast and immense and infinite that
we as humans amount to literally a mere wisp of complete but aware nothingness
in its midst. A outpost of life located in the firmament. It is not
truly benign and completely indifferent to us. It affects us in ways
yet still not fully understood. We probably would not even rate a line
or notation in the vast book of mentions if there was one, except that
is, among ourselves where we are the leading and star attraction and
yes wouldn't you know it, the centre of everything there is anywhere.
fact is we humans are more than a mere minor byproduct of sheer happenstance
and the fortunate off shoots of never ending on going immeasurable cosmic
creation. We are the eyes and ears and mind of the Cosmos itself. The
sooner we come to realize this and the fact that we are just another
organic species, only one among many and are of no more real consequence
other than being aware of that fact, than any of the other organically
based creatures are, the better off we and our home planet will be.
That being said I do sense inwardly intuitively and instinctively, a
passion and hunger for some level of human emotional intimacy or possibly
its wanting a closer tie and kinship with the true central cosmic core.
need in me has gradually transformed itself into a passionate yearning
into trying to comprehend our role and place within the infinite cosmos.
It does seem to be slowly inevitably revealing itself through my visually
based interpretative creative inner translations. I believe that my
recent photographic art has opened a cosmic doorway and has granted
me permission to journey into an area of some as of yet limited cosmic
cognition, and no doubt that's accompanied by an imperfect finite human
level of comprehension.
At times though I must confess that I feel exactly like the lone individual,
the one stranded and living out their merger frustrated life in the
distant middle ages, who knew for certain that our planet was a round
celestial globe and that it did indeed circle once a year around a yellow
star our sun. But at that time they were living, trying just to survive
amongst an ignorant population where the scientific learning of the
time thought that the world was actually flat and everything in the
universe actually revolved around us.
I do believe that this cosmologically centred universe is actually us
and we are it. The duality of good and bad found in human beings is
echoed and mirrored endlessly throughout the cosmos. It too contains
commendable aspects like planets and warmth bringing solar furnaces
but it also is made up of endless inhospitable blood curdling cold vacuous
In the world at large on an intimate level human beings by themselves
seem approachable and reasonably decent. However its when they are formed
into many layered assemblies and the individuals become impotently anonymous,
at this point the dark side of our nature rises out of that veiled and
cloaked anonymity. Its a corrupt and morally depraved side of us, selfishly
bent on greedy profits, careless disregard, societal control and domination.
We on this planet face an ongoing mind numbing invasion of privacy and
a constant bashing, belittling, and disregard of decent moral and ethical
standards. These anonymous human founded entities, our religions, governments
or the numerous mega corporations become no different than an uncontrollable
runaway train, one of depraved constantly competitive hostile patriarchal
thinking. A train of life which we are travelling on, fully embracing
and all participating in, and of course mentally swallowing and accepting
as being completely sane and rational behaviour, when in fact and in
truth it's not.
As frail humans alive and surviving on this planet it's not hard to
see the innumerable problems we face, but for the most part we feel
somehow helpless to change them. After all how much can one lone individual
do? However if we all played just a little part and allowed humanities
strengths and goodness, our imagination and thinking to rise above the
carnal pursuits of a mud bound world we would see our future potential
role in the wider cosmos.
Those of us on this planet who care, and what is care but a mixture
of kindness infused with inner strength, must harbour and lend shelter
to wholesome universal values. The cosmos after all has generously allowed
us to exist by sharing its breath of life and soul awareness with each
of us. We should not forget nor simply dismiss the significance that
flows directly from a well spring of a cosmically centred foundation.
I believe eventually these foundations, the very fabric that is cosmic
time and space might itself eventually be enfolded to create new dimensions
for us. We are able to do it with mathematics as fractals prove, and
with imagery as seen in image factual work. In the distant and far off
future perhaps if we could ever surmount the current Lilliputian magnitude
of our imaginations, we will learn how this time bending and spatial
enfolding works. Then new realms of cosmic and universal being, including
untold multidimensional realities will open up for us just like a flower
in full bloom revealing itself to us. I am hopeful that one day we will
come to know and learn how to intertwine our tangible reality with the
For now in my own quiet life, like everyone else who cannot accept that
the cosmos is completely and utterly indifferent to us, I attempt to
coax from within a core based artistic love, a form of what I believe
is tangible visual proof that the cosmos benignly acknowledges and knows
full well that we do actually exist. It is a benevolent message that
comes to us affirming a universal cosmic awareness of our trivial insignificent
arrival in the Cosmic neighborhood.
By enfolding and reversing images back upon themselves like I do, new
and previously unseen worlds are being revealed and brought forward
out into the light of human consciousness. It's in essence the magic
visual key to a previously closed and tightly locked door of trans dimensional
existence, one that opens up and permits further passage out to broader
cosmic understanding and enlightenment. And a way, perhaps a sign for
us and one which we can actually see, just to let us know that there
are indeed many other sentient species out there exactly like we are,
searching desperately to know the truth and reason of and for existence.
Human beings on this tiny living oasis of life must begin to attune
their minds and lift their greedy eyes away from the oozy mud of carnal
delights and begin to look up, outward bound realizing there is a much
greater destiny in store for us. One that is waiting there for human
kind to simply wake up from its constant demeaning avaricious state
and eventually clue in, firmly grasping onto that patiently waiting
cosmic potentiality, the very aspect that will truly push humankind
ahead on its momentous developmental journey.