Jac Aurora _ Poem

I composed this poem after 2 days of sleep and food deprivation, exercising and processing of the information that I’ve been gathering, through self observation, self analysis, and discussion on the subject . I hope you can read in those words something to relate too, and i invite you to explore in yourself this relation.


 Cultivation to the Mind

Through Time, I pass,

Through Time, I bleed

I learn, I grow

Then I expire

Through Time, I change,

I evolve, I begin, the shaping

of My Psyche, my Self esteem

Through Time, I pass,

Through Time, I fear

The Future oath

of My Gene

Through Time, I pass,

Through Time, I search

To awaken a Self,

more Complete, more Concrete,

Wiser, Steady, Sparkling

Through Time, I pass,

Through Time, I teach

My entire Being to be me,

I teach My Body

and My Soul,

I teach my mind,

My dogma

My Spirit and Control

Through Time, I pass,

Through Time, I dream

I learn, I grow

Then I expire


Jac aurora _ Documentation

hello everyone,
here are  some of the documentation I’ve been reading for the past week.

Eric Berne

Analyse transactionnelle et psycotherapie

(transactional analysis and psychotherapy)



The Soul, in many religious, philosophical and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a living thing.
Although the terms “soul” and “spirit” are sometimes used interchangeably, “soul” can denote a more worldly and less transcendent aspect of a person. According to James Hillman, a psychologist, the soul displays an affinity for negative thoughts and images, whereas the spirit seeks to rise above the entanglements of life and death. The words “soul” and “psyche” can also be used in a synonymous manner; although, “psyche” has more psychological connotations, whereas “soul” is more closely connected to spirituality and religion.

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul

Consciousness is the quality or state of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind. Despite the difficulty in definition, many philosophers believe that there is a broadly shared underlying intuition about what consciousness is. As Max Velmans and Susan Schneider wrote in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness: “Anything that we are aware of at a given moment forms part of our consciousness, making conscious experience at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives.

The dictionary meaning of the word consciousness extends through several centuries and associated cognate meanings which have ranged from formal definitions to somewhat more skeptical definitions. One formal definition indicating the range of these cognate meanings is given in Webster’s Third New International Dictionary stating that consciousness is:

A. awareness or perception of an inward psychological or spiritual fact: intuitively perceived knowledge of something in one’s inner self.

B. inward awareness of an external object, state, or fact.

C: concerned awareness: INTEREST, CONCERN — often used with an attributive noun.

(2): the state or activity that is characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, or thought: something in nature that is distinguished from the physical.

(3): the totality in psychology of sensations, perceptions, ideas, attitudes and feelings of which an individual or a group is aware at any given time or within a particular time span .


Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consciousness


Soul searching: a brief history of the mind/body debate in the neurosciences.
“Abstract Anatomical and physiological understandings of the structure and function of the brain have worked to establish it as the “seat of the soul.” As an organ of reflection, meditation, and memory, the brain becomes synonymous with what defines the “self” through the existence of consciousness–of mind. Thus, the brain has been associated with a range of transcendent concepts–the soul, spirit, mind, and consciousness–that all relate in fundamental ways to each other both in terms of their perceived location within the brain and because of the way each works ultimately to define the person to whom the brain belongs.

In this article, the author provides a brief exploration of how interrelated these categories have been when seen in the context of ancient, Renaissance, early modern, and modern philosophical and medical concerns; how the brain has variously been perceived as home to these intimate states of being; and how practitioners from the neurosciences have reflected on these questions. The author provides novel insights into the interrelationships of philosophy, theology, and medicine by examining these issues through the lens of the history of neuroscience.”
source http://www.researchgate.net/publication/5884911_Soul_searching_a_brief_history_of_the_mindbody_debate_in_the_neurosciences


The human body in symbolism.


“Johann Georg Gichtel, a profound Philosopher and mystic, the most illumined of the disciples of Jakob Böhme, secretly circulated the above diagrams among a small group of devoted friends and students. Gichtel republished the writings of Böhme, illustrating them with numerous remarkable figures. According to Gichtel, the diagrams above, represent the anatomy of the divine (or inner) man, and graphically set forth its condition during its human, infernal, and divine states. The plates in the William Law edition of Böhme’s works are based apparently upon Gichtel’s diagrams, which they follow in all essentials. Gichtel gives no detailed description of his figures, and the lettering on the original diagrams here translated out of the German is the only clue to the interpretation of the charts.

The two end figures represent the obverse and reverse of the same diagram and are termed Table Three. They are “designed to show the Condition of the whole Man, as to all his three essential Parts, Spirit, Soul, and Body, in his Regenerated State.” The third figure from the left is called the Second Table, and sets forth “the Condition of Man in his old, lapsed, and corrupted State; without any respect to, or consideration of his renewing by regeneration.” The third figure, however, does not correspond with the First Table of William Law. The First Table presumably represents the condition of humanity before the Fall, but the Gichtel plate pertains to the third, or regenerated, state of mankind. William Law thus describes the purpose of the diagrams, and the symbols upon them: “These three tables are designed to represent Man in his different Threefold State: the First before his Fall, in Purity, Dominion, and Glory: the Second after his Fall, in Pollution and Perdition: and the Third in his rising from the Fall, or on the Way of regeneration, in Sanctification and Tendency to his last Perfection.” The student of Orientalism will immediately recognize in the symbols upon the figures the Hindu chakras, or centers of spiritual force, the various motions and aspects of which reveal the condition of the disciple’s internal divine nature.”

07601From Law’s Figures of Jakob Böhme.

Just as the diagram representing the front view of man illustrates his divine principles in their regenerated state, so the back view of the same figure sets forth the inferior, or “night,” condition of the sun. From the Sphere of the Astral Mind a line ascends through the Sphere of reason into that of the Senses. The Sphere of the Astral Mind and of the Senses are filled with stars to signify the nocturnal condition of their natures. In the sphere of reason, the superior and the inferior are reconciled, Reason in the mortal man corresponding to Illumined Understanding in the spiritual man.


From Law’s Figures of Jakob Böhme.

A tree with its roots in the heart rises from the Mirror of the Deity through the Sphere of the Understanding to branch forth in the Sphere of the Senses. The roots and trunk of this tree represent the divine nature of man and may be called his spirituality; the branches of the tree are the separate parts of the divine constitution and may be likened to the individuality; and the leaves–because of their ephemeral nature–correspond to the personality, which partakes of none of the permanence of its divine source.

Source http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta17.htm


Why and how You Daydream.

“When absorbed in intellectual attention we become so inattentive to outer things as to be ‘absent-minded,’ ‘abstracted,’ or ‘distraits.’All revery or concentrated meditation is apt to throw us into this state that transient lapses in the control of attention may lead to a shift in attention from the external world to internal mentation.” Serendipitously, it was while studying the brain’s activation during tasks involving memory and attention that neuroscientists first discovered the neural basis for daydreaming. While in between tasks, the researchers noticed that a set of brain structures in their participants started to become more active. These same structures turned off as soon as the participants began to engage in the cognitive tasks that were the original focus of the research.

Source https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201301/why-and-how-you-daydream

Meditation and brain, update for 2014

Source http://jonlieffmd.com/blog/meditation-and-brain-update-2014


sirus fountain pyramid oracle show

show and time sirus fountain DSCF3261

Anatums lend its Abode for the development of work by the U.S streetartist Sirus Fountain
2 weeks into the process the show opened like a shrine would open up for visitors
people came and stayed, absorbing works that went beyond the visual but provided a setting to engage with the content matter, the place of their creation and the person whos care and vision brought all of this to reality, a reality spent for the next 72 hours
Anatums reluctancy to exhibit murials lead to the artist ex-tracting surfaces that inspired him.
– our rooftop,our secret and guilty skip and the neighbouring environment bore the now remodelled treasures. Sheets of metal and woods of all variations, chipped colours from decades and recent history Sirus deployed them as backdrops for his paintings and came to produce one three dimensional tableaux after the other.
while each is crafted from found material and fitted carefully into the space the content matter of each drawing points to the universal questions and faiths. faces of struggle and lines indicating the rawness of life and its roughness were formulised in bold strokes. they looked at us from the walls :
2 to 3 perspectives of a face in one. six eyes. 3 mouths and angles for the appearance of psychological depth. when asked who these people were Sirus said its travellers and homeless people. the hommage to those he met is hung along angels and figurative sculptures, arranged as if to protect us and them.

walking through the narrow corridors and turning left once more, crossing the garden, past the sauna into the yard before the emporium- the atmosphere was described like being in a church. a hall of greatness. green colours greeted below the black sky, seated on the concrete floor some simply remained : looking, listening, allowing time to pass out there.
the emporium was lit in reds and oranges, strikingly marking the passage. car lights shone through the sitetex wall and allowed the centerpiece to hold attention- now eyes were looking up and eyes were looking straight at you.

in the garden Lee Fükke’s piece kept glowing. once these forms were holding fire, reload wood ! burning away in the night, marking an important assembly point these volumpteaus shapes of metal wiring provide warmth and light.
the sizzeling formed an acoustic backdrop for mondane talk : as a longterm witness reported ! Beatrix Blaise was in the sauna at the time the fire burned. her body painted on by Sirus boasted eyes in striking white, her skin wore a silky faketan – call it bronze.  she moved and froze to stillness surrounded by her installation : rusty metal on white hung in the sauna. Having embarked on a longdurational performance she felt like being the creep in the background, as she mused afterwards. people talked and stood and sat around the fire, the creep moved at times but mostly remained still. with painted eyes on places, she was breathing the night in its own right, pointing out presence in the performance’ subtlety.

the following days people returned, photos were taken. then Sirus work was taken down and moved. for once a street artist’s work could move.
and one frame remained. it is beautiful without the wheat pastings, its a three dimensional object assembled from different parts and its missing nothing. it speaks Sirus, who by now has started buidling a house out of wood on Anatum’s rooftop. And when you come inside the gallery the glass front hosts his scratching, leaving a shadow migrating with the sun.

sirus impr 3

jac aurora Residency _ introduction

„Weight Shifting“

Short introduction; i am a multidisciplinary artist and performer, i compose music, play voice, write poetry, do performance and workshops, produce pictures and design in different ways, one of my aspirations is to learn a variety of singing technique from all around the world, and be able with precision to produced the sound of my imagination.

I will be in residence at Anatum’s abode for two weeks.
This residence is about the performance „Weight Shifting“ which itself attempt to demonstrate somehow the relation between Body and Soul (subtle body/human consciousness…) and as a part of how we weight ourself on one another.

i will be researching on the body movement (for example, what i think i am capable of doing, but actually am not yet or at all physically able to do) and will practice yoga and experiment with the limit of my body and see if and how i can push them, i will also be researching on the different aspects of the soul ( i use the word soul which embody a lot of different aspect of human personality but i suppose i most likely mean the mind/consciousness, but somehow i would like to include a part of holiness in this notion, so ill research more to see which therm fit best to what i mean) by meditating, doing repetitive action which will occasion daydreaming , reading a lot of documentation .
I will Fast for several day, go into mutism, and observe with focus this relation.

The performance itself will be mostly improvised, this choice here is to represent how i see life through this relation, in the sense that you can/may plan things and hope for them to happen the way you want them, but you can never be sure that the end result will be what you expected.

As for representing time in its own meaning and rhythm, i would like to invite a percussionist, someone very aware and melodious (we would need to rehearse once to see if your sound work with mine :)) so if you are out there dear percussionist contact us Please.

With much love
Jactumblr_nkrzemJIJB1u1az8lo1_500 images 2015-02-10 02.20.00

Pyramidoracle – London Solo Show | 6th March

pyramid oracle


Anatum’s Abode is proud to announce the exhibition of Pyramid Oracle.

During a two-week long residency the artist has brought to life objects, paintings and installations.

Working in the site specific realm of the space.

Join us for the opening, to embrace the manifested creative impulse.

6 pm. 6th March. 613 Commercial road, E14 7NT