Sunday, May 31, 2020

"Chakra Ascension" Video

After many years, I've finally created the video version (above) of the series I made:

 by Paul Micarelli

In 2003, I created seven 3D images that I intended to be a series.

 Image Gallery:
by Paul Micarelli

The images show a solitary, meditating figure in different environments. Each setting corresponds to the ancient metaphysical energy system within the body, known as "chakras".

I am not a skilled chakra meditation practitioner, so I approached this as a metaphorical work of art. I've posted the "Chakra Ascension" series, for other people to appreciate & contemplate.

*In addition, I've made the series into a free e-book, in PDF format, that anyone can download:

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Ancestral Wisdom

Although I've never connected directly with the spirits of my ancestors, I doubt they would have much to tell me that could guide me any better than I can guide myself.

As Luke Skywalker said, "A thousand generations live in you now" & I do deeply feel the legacy of my ancestors in my genetic and behavioral makeup. I often think about the countless people (& even more ancient lifeforms) that preceded me, and how I will never know anything at all about these beings that resulted in my existence. It's one of those strange existential ponderings... like the vast size of the universe... that kind of short-circuits your brain.

That being said... I most closely identify with my ape-man ancestor, grunting angrily in primitive efforts at communication.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Tales from the Loop

I recently finished watching the series "Tales from the Loop". The show is based on the artwork of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, who is also executive producer.

The show is like a modern Twilight Zone, but very unique and thought-provoking in it's own right. The aesthetic draws from Simon Stålenhag's surreal paintings, which combine the look of the 1960's & 70's with futuristic, almost alien technology.

Check out his Facebook page with great examples of his art:

The series threw us threw a loop (pun intended) right off the bat - as the main character in the first episode has my wife's name, Loretta. The awesome thing about the show is that each episode is a self-contained story, but they all interweave the same characters and situations that take place in the same small town.

The town is built above an underground research facility known as "The Loop" which contains a mysterious source of weird phenomena that spills over into the residents above. Some of the strange effects include- alternate realities, time anomalies, machine consciousness, mind-swapping, and other bizarre ideas.

At the same time, the poignancy of our human experience is explored through the lens of these inexplicable happenings. The characters, although often awkward and almost humorously detached, are placed in circumstances that are deeply relatable.

Almost all the episodes had my wife and I talking extensively about the ideas presented, and were really fascinating & creative. I would highly recommend the series for anyone interested in sci-fi, mysterious phenomena, novel visual approaches, or just good storytelling. We really enjoyed it, and hope that another season is produced.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

A Tiny Mother's Day Flower

A tiny, but lovely, wild flower for all the mothers & amazing women who do so much for their families, friends, and community.

No matter how small & unseen you think your efforts may be, they ARE appreciated.

by Paul Micarelli 

My hand for scale... I told you it was tiny! Still beautiful, though.

Monday, May 04, 2020

Kenneth Copeland's COVID-19 Wind of God Remix

This Coronavirus crisis has been a challenge for humanity as a global society, and as individuals trying to deal with it.

There is only thing that has kept me going through this overwhelming struggle (besides my wife & my unborn son, who will be born in about a month).

The spark of light that has guided me through all the insanity is the "Wind of God" Remix, featuring televangelist Kenneth Copeland. In this work of musical genius, the usual flim-flammery produced by this charlatan has been put over sick beats - to create the catchiest tune of the pandemic.

I hate that I can't get this song out of my head, but it's a testament to the sheer brilliance of its creation.

Here is part the original ludicrous sermon by Copeland, in which he is using the "wind of god" to blow the Coronavirus out of existence... it clearly worked. Anyone who watches this demon-in-a-human-suit and falls for this absolute madness is simply mentally unfit to function in society. That's a goddamn fact.

This POS has been scamming for so long, that I remember seeing him selling his prayer cloths on TV decades ago when I was in high school. He has made so much money off his marks, I mean followers, that he can afford private jets. Televangelism, especially the obviously predatory version,  is one of those phenomena that pushes me this >< close to the edge of completely losing faith in humanity.