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The White Goddess 2015 by fields-of-infinity The White Goddess 2015 :iconfields-of-infinity:fields-of-infinity 1 0 Zemyna - Baltic Goddess of Earth 2017 by fields-of-infinity Zemyna - Baltic Goddess of Earth 2017 :iconfields-of-infinity:fields-of-infinity 3 0 Conversation with the Oak 2017 by fields-of-infinity Conversation with the Oak 2017 :iconfields-of-infinity:fields-of-infinity 1 0 Altar Shadows 2012 by fields-of-infinity Altar Shadows 2012 :iconfields-of-infinity:fields-of-infinity 0 0 The Psychedelic Surfer of the Peak District 2015 by fields-of-infinity The Psychedelic Surfer of the Peak District 2015 :iconfields-of-infinity:fields-of-infinity 1 0


Spirit Bear by SimonHaiduk2 Spirit Bear :iconsimonhaiduk2:SimonHaiduk2 66 4 Temple of Tuna Visions by NeilGibson Temple of Tuna Visions :iconneilgibson:NeilGibson 83 9 Totem by Flind Totem :iconflind:Flind 333 24 Le Cabinet de Curiosites - La Dame de Pierre by AlexandraVBach Le Cabinet de Curiosites - La Dame de Pierre :iconalexandravbach:AlexandraVBach 780 111 Omnia Est Intra by beaudeeley Omnia Est Intra :iconbeaudeeley:beaudeeley 243 39 Simia Mentis by beaudeeley Simia Mentis :iconbeaudeeley:beaudeeley 156 36 Aeternam Frequentiis by beaudeeley Aeternam Frequentiis :iconbeaudeeley:beaudeeley 131 21 Statera Planetarum by beaudeeley Statera Planetarum :iconbeaudeeley:beaudeeley 81 8 Ignis Absumere by beaudeeley Ignis Absumere :iconbeaudeeley:beaudeeley 79 5 Intentionality: Dimensions of manifestation by beaudeeley Intentionality: Dimensions of manifestation :iconbeaudeeley:beaudeeley 71 5 Transubstantiation: Dimensions of Multiplicity by beaudeeley Transubstantiation: Dimensions of Multiplicity :iconbeaudeeley:beaudeeley 76 8 Excidium by octobre-rouge Excidium :iconoctobre-rouge:octobre-rouge 465 72 the frozen nation by Apachennov the frozen nation :iconapachennov:Apachennov 382 69 Afterburn by Apachennov Afterburn :iconapachennov:Apachennov 21 1 Kopabli by Apachennov Kopabli :iconapachennov:Apachennov 33 1 Volcano Blow by Apachennov Volcano Blow :iconapachennov:Apachennov 19 0



Zemyna - Baltic Goddess of Earth 2017
Žemyna (derived from žemė – earth) is the goddess of the earth in Lithuanian religion. She is usually regarded as mother goddess and one of the chief Lithuanian gods similar to Latvian Zemes māte. Žemyna personifies the fertile earth and nourishes all life on earth, human, plant, and animal. All that is born of earth will return to earth, thus her cult is also related to death. As the cult diminished after baptism of Lithuania, Žemyna's image and functions became influenced by the cult of Virgin Mary.

Žemyna was first mentioned by Jan Łasicki (1582). It was later also described by Mikalojus Daukša (1595), Daniel Klein (1653), Matthäus Prätorius, Jacob Brodowski (1740), and in numerous folk legends, beliefs, and prayers. Prätorius described a ritual, called žemyneliauti, performed at major celebrations (e.g. weddings) or agricultural works (e.g. harvest). The head of the household would drink a cup of beer, but first he would spill some of the drink on the ground and say a short prayer. Then he would kill a rooster or a hen, which would be cooked and eaten by the entire family. Each family member would receive a loaf of bread and say prayers, blessings, and greetings. The bones and other scraps would be sacrificed to the goddess (burned or buried). Other recorded rites included burying bread baked from last crops of prior harvest in a field before new sowing and sacrifice of black piglet. People would also kiss the earth saying a short prayer thanking Žemyna for all her gifts and acknowledging that one day they will return to her. People addressed Žemyna in various affectionate diminutive names and epithets.

The goddess is said to be married to either Perkūnas (thunder god) or Praamžius (manifestation of chief heavenly god Dievas). Thus the couple formed the typical Indo-European pair of mother-earth and father-sky. It was believed that the earth needs to be fertilized by the heavens (rain and thunder). Thus it was prohibited to plow or sow before the first thunder as the earth would be barren.

Žemyna loves life. She sees people as a part of nature and helps and supports those who spare it. Žemyna’s mission is defending the life on the Earth, even from mankind if necessary.

Lithuanians have always deemed Žemyna the most potent of the goddesses, to whom we have to be grateful for the opportunity to live on such a unique and beautiful planet.

Perkūnas, the most powerful of gods, is usually considered to be Žemyna’s husband. In the Lithuanian tradition, their wedding is celebrated every spring, when nature wakes up and becomes fertile again.

In the Jewish-Christian-Muslim tradition, nature is considered secondary to the man, a commodity that Yahweh-God-Allah has given to people for consumption in their unimportant earthly lives.

There is no point in praying to Žemyna or kneeling in front of any idol. If you want to show her your respect, just pour some wine, beer, or water you are drinking on earth. This old rite does not mean you give it directly to Žemyna. Sharing your drink signifies that you truly respect the Earth and nature and want to be their friend, not ruthless master.

In the Lithuanian (and the whole Euronian) tradition nature is sacred, we understand it as something much more permanent, beautiful, and perfect and, therefore, more important than ourselves. We come and go – nature is always there.

Nobody can harm nature and get away scot-free. Žemyna takes care of that. If you kill an animal in the forest for meal – it is all right. But if you do it for pleasure – you will pay for it. Sooner or later. Not even necessary in your present life.

The more harm you do to nature, the more you pay. Nothing can defend against Žemyna’s anger, any mass, any prayer.

All we are but flowers on the Earth, which is only one for all of us.

Those who most enrage Žemyna, wait long for their next reincarnation. The worst face the consequences immediately – even billions of dollars are powerless against some forms of cancer and some other diseases.

Žemyna makes pay everybody, even entire nations. One day she may even decide that we, people as a species, have become too heavy a burden for the planet.

Although Žemyna is ready to punish for crimes against nature, in general she is good-hearted and loving – like nature itself. In our understanding, Žemyna is the MOTHER of the Earth and all of us.

Žemyna rewards generously everybody who cares about the Earth and its future with rich harvests, good health and pleasant mood.
Altar Shadows 2012
Vincas Mykolaitis (1893 – 1967), known by his pen name Putinas (literally, Viburnum), was a Lithuanian poet and writer. He was also a Catholic priest, but renounced his priesthood in 1935.
In 1909, Mykolaitis enrolled in the Seinai Priest Seminary at the behest of his parents. After a number of years he published his first poem. In 1915 he was ordained as a priest, however, he questioned his mission highly. Later, he continued his studies at the Saint Petersburg Roman Catholic Theological Academy. There, Mykolaitis published his first collection of poems in 1917. After St. Petersburg, Mykolaitis continued his studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and received doctoral degree in 1922.
During his studies in Western Europe, Mykolaitis began work on his most famous novel — Altorių Šešėly (In the Shadow of the Altars). The 3-part novel was published in 1933 and caused a scandal in Lithuania, as it described a priest doubting and eventually renouncing his calling. It split the public into two groups – progressive intelligentsia hailed the novel, while the backlash of the clergy was so enormous that there were suggestions of excommunicating Mykolaitis. In 1935 Mykolaitis renounced his priesthood, and in 1940 he began work at Vilnius University, where he went onto become a professor.
In the Shadow of The Altars is one of my favourite books, having had a massive impact on me in my late teens / early twenties. It tells the story of a young ambitious person beginning to discover himself as an artist, in a highly dogmatised Roman Catholic society. Deeply psychological, the book subtly reveals the suffering and internal conflicts of someone struggling to break away from the influence of their peers, and bound to find personal freedom. It is also a document of someone transforming their consciousness alchemically through the creative act of writing. In the Shadows of the Altars influenced my attitudes regarding institutionalised religion, and threw into stark effect its difference to spirituality. This, in turn, formed my understanding of an artistic calling, and helped to find the courage to step out and seek personal advancement in this area.
This composition is my tribute to the novel and its author.
The Psychedelic Surfer of the Peak District 2015
The ancient landscape around Sheffield (UK) completely mesmerised me the first time I saw it seven years ago. Since then I have kept coming back to explore different areas of it with my camera. This composition is made of pictures produced during those trips.
The arrangement of the shapes, as well as the lighting, is highly influenced by J.M.W. Turner’s paintings. There is a legend, which suggests that on one of the visits to his patron, Walter Fawkes, at Farnley Hall, West Yorkshire in 1810, Turner took Fawkes’ son to the moors to do some sketching. As they were both drawing, a storm slowly approached them from the distance. Turner put the pencil down and said: ‘There, Hawkie. In a couple of years you’ll see this and it will be called Hannibal Crossing the Alps! ‘ We all know and sneer at the diversity and instability of the weather over Northern England, however,  if you happen to be in the right place at the right time, it can reveal moments of breathtaking beauty and grandeur. It is also to do with the imagination and inner freedom of the spectator to see things in a different way  – if a squal over the Yorkshire moors can turn into a no-holds-barred Alpine cataclysm, a view from Mam Tor can transform itself into an ocean surf!
This piece is also about the experience of taking psychedelic substances on a sunny day outside in the Peaks, feeling a magical cleansing connectivity with every living thing around, and witnessing the landscape, weather, and light, revealing their hidden aspects and transmuting into something hyperspatial.


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"To enter the gate of inexhaustibility
And to roam in the field of infinity.
I shall mingle my light
with that of the Sun and Moon,
And will become eternal
with Heaven and Earth."

~Chuang Tzu


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