Ignite the Mind


“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”
— Plutarch


Leaving school
with mind overfilled
yet underinsured
I need to find a spark
something that will ignite
the spirit
Too many thoughts
circle within me
and none of it feels important
how do I use what I know?
How do I find the glow
that will fulfill me?
— G A Rosenberg

Blessings, G

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Harlequin Carries The World SeedHarlequin Carries the World Seed by G A Rosenberg


A Game of LifeA Game of Life by G A Rosenberg


The Madness of an Artistic Fool


“”I have pretended to go mad in order to tell you the things I need to. I call it art. Because art is the word we give to our feelings made public. And art doesn’t worry anyone.”
— Iain Thomas


Real art has the ability to make us uneasy. Yet like the King’s Fool of old, the artist is allowed to say things in their art that others would never be able to. At its best, it holds up a mirror to show us both our flaws and our beauty and force us to see things from a new angle. If artists are considered off in ways or mad, perhaps it is the insanity that comes from looking too often into the dark and unusual aspects of our existences. After all fools do go where angels may fear to tread.
Blessings, G


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Eye in the FlameEye in the Flame by G A Rosenberg


Her Avatar AppearedHer Avatar Appeared by G A Rosenberg


Mauve Gateway2Mauve Gateway by G A Rosenberg


It’s All Done With Internal Mirrors


“The difference between magick and therapy is that, for magick, truth lies in experience, whereas therapy is concerned with questions of “meaning” and “interpretation”. The therapist traces the meaning of symptoms back to the unconscious, over and over again. In other words, issues on the surface are exposed as being the product of issues hidden at a lower level. It is all “about” issues. Magick, on the other hand, enables us to experience issues directly as something else—as a “demon”, an “angel”; as something other.”
— Duncan Barford


Symbolic battles actualized
the gods battle outside
I side with demons
so I can understand their ways
and realize their nature’s illusion.
No sides exist but perspective
The energy is in the realization
I tear down my internal walls
and seek what lies beyond
as the universe spins me in place
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G

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Angel of the MorningAngel of the Morning by G A Rosenberg


Tesseract UnraveledTesseract Unraveled by G A Rosenberg


See You in a Mile – An Experiment in Understanding


“You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world.”
— John Rogers


I have always believed that there are few actual villains in this world and those who would describe themselves as villainous or evil believe that they are justified in their actions and behaviours. This isn’t to say that we all believe we are doing the right thing. Our reasons for doing wrong can be quite interesting. Even when our actions go beyond what most people see as excusable or acceptable in anyway. Trying to understand peoples’ motivation and reality tunnels can be enlightening to say the best. At the very least it frees us from blind hatred. Especially if we can put ourselves even momentarily in the shoes of someone we would normally despise.
Some examples:
1) If you consider yourself conservative, try to see the world from the perspective of Bernie Sanders.
2) If you see yourself as liberal or left-leaning try to perceive the world the way Ted Cruz or Donald Trump sees it.
3) If you are black, jewish or gay try seeing the world from the perspective of a white supremacist.
4) If you are homophobic, try to see life from the point of view of someone who is gay or trans.
5) Try understanding why a member of ISIS would act the way they do. What do they aspire to?
6) If you are Jewish, try perceiving Israel the way a Palestinian does.
7) If you are Islamic try perceiving Israel and Palestine the way that Netanyahu does.
Just for the hell of it even if you don’t fit into any of the above categories, try to adopt each of the above views for an hour each, you might find afterwards that your own viewpoint has become a lot more malleable.
Blessings, G



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She Watches and WaitsShe Watches and Waits by G A Rosenberg


Rlyeh WonderlandR’lyeh Wonderland by G A Rosenberg


The Beauty of Being


“Cultivate beauty (aesthetic sense) for yourself and your loved ones. Beauty is not a matter of money and consumption. It resides in all things, primarily in the small details of life”
— Dominique Venner


The taste of your lips as we kiss
Our son’s smile
The laughter shared even in my own company
The discovery of a new book
The Moon’s reflection on the water at night
A walk through the woods.
Flower and the wind through my hair
Chasing rainbows to see where they end
A new adventure beckoning
Landing in bed at the end of the day
Most animals, pure in their intention.
These are what bring me joy
Nothing major
yet in a way they all are
with no price but my heart.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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MasquedAbstractMasqued Abstract by G A Rosenberg


Ecstasy2Ecstasy by G A Rosenberg


Shaping Words – Shaping Worlds


“Words don’t change their shape, they change their meaning, their function … They don’t have a meaning of their own any more, they refer to other words that you don’t know, that you’ve never read or heard…you’ve never seen their shape, but you feel … you suspect … they correspond to … an empty space inside you … or in the universe …”
— Marguerite Duras


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Dragon ArchDragon Arch by G A Rosenberg


Lost in Fractal PerspectiveLost in a Fractal Perspective by G A Rosenberg