I am an Alchemographer. I combine Majik and Photography.
I capture soul. Soul plus the human body is art.
I am a very unusual person let alone a very different photographer. I do some heavy duty spiritual things and I use some of the same tools in my photography.
I honor the women in my life. Especially the Models I work with. I do everything I can to help them to find their inner Goddess. I want them to shine.
I am a Graduate of the Flower of Life and Seed of Life Mystery Schools.
I attend Meditations twice a week.
I studied with a Swami from India.
Are there any other web sites where you can be found? (This can include other personal and/or business web sites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Skype addresses.)
What makes me shine? Well Marcus, i try to see the good in people and the world even with it all seems lost. My son is serving in Iraq right now so i pray everyday that he comes back the young man that went over there. But i i just came across this site after viewing a video on Youtube and was so impressed and moved by it that i followed the sige back to here and loved it so much that i decided to join, it uplifts me everytime i visit and i've told many people about this site. I love your pictures and you seem very interesting and knowledgeable about spiritual things. Thank you for your comment, Again i love this site.
The newborn soul is tolerant, accepting and willing to give anyone a chance. They are easy to read and easily influenced by others. They seem to have a fresh perspective on life, and are very creative. Inventive and artistic, they are the trend setter. They have an upbeat spirit and like almost everything. Friends are made easily and often have long standing friendships. Impulsive and trusting, they fall in love a little too easily. I am not the newborn soul.....
O thou who treadest the path of justice and beholds the countenance of mercy! Thine prayer was conceived, thy question was noted, and the sweet accents of thy soul were heard from the inner most chambers of thy heart.
Where upon the clouds of the Divine Will were raised to rain upon thee the outpourings of heavenly wisdom, to divest thee of all that thou hadst acquired aforetime, to draw thee from the realms of contradiction unto the retreats of oneness, and to lead thee to the sacred streams of His Law.
Perchance thou mayest quaff therefrom, repose therein, quench thy thirst, refresh thy soul, and be numbered with those whom the light of God hath guided aright in this day...
To live means to suffer, because the human nature is not perfect and neither is the world we live in. During our lifetime, we inevitably have to endure physical suffering such as pain, sickness, injury, tiredness, old age, and eventually death; and we have to endure psychological suffering like sadness, fear, frustration, disappointment, and depression. Although there are different degrees of suffering and there are also positive experiences in life that we perceive as the opposite of suffering, such as ease, comfort and happiness, life in its totality is imperfect and incomplete, because our world is subject to impermanence. This means we are never able to keep permanently what we strive for, and just as happy moments pass by, we ourselves and our loved ones will pass away one day, too.
The Origin Of Suffering Is Attachment
The origin of suffering is attachment to transient things and the ignorance thereof. Transient things do not only include the physical objects that surround us, but also ideas, and -in a greater sense- all objects of our perception. Ignorance is the lack of understanding of how our mind is attached to impermanent things. The reasons for suffering are desire, passion, ardour, pursuit of wealth and prestige, striving for fame and popularity, or in short: craving and clinging. Because the objects of our attachment are transient, their loss is inevitable, thus suffering will necessarily follow. Objects of attachment also include the idea of a "self" which is a delusion, because there is no abiding self. What we call "self" is just an imagined entity, and we are merely a part of the ceaseless becoming of the universe.