How to successfully combine these : to sincerely clarify something decorative and complex with elegance and simplicity, to do it expressively but yet in an educational manner - without being boring ?
Andra Vișan manages to do this in her fairly new (launched 2018-05-13) educational YouTube -channel called Mayan Calendar Explained.
Photo : Andra Vișan - Mayan Calendar Explained -YouTube Channel logo 2018-11-03
The Mayan Calendar as a phenomenon has interested me since the 60's and 70's. In my childhood I was intrigued by the aesthetics of ancient civilizations. I read (and watched b/w-TV) mainly about different kinds of spirituality, explorers on Earth and beyond, science fiction, and Erich von Däniken. Woken up early to this multifaceted illusion we call " reality ".
Later in art school in the 90's I lived through the typical art student's widescale search towards my own style, and one of my first efforts to find myself as an artist was to reach out to the ancient mysterious aesthetics I had admired since childhood.
I combined the ancient aesthetics of the American continents, North, South, Middle, Central, Meso - all of them, with Celtic and Scandinavian Viking aesthetics, first bright-eyed and bushy-tailed straightforwardly and without any moral problems, before the concept of cultural appropriation was introduced to me. I studied more, became aware of the Eastern symbols, understood more - and nowadays such a happy, innocent bright-eyed working on with symbols has become a bit rare joy.
On the other hand, it is obvious that this world (of "ours") today, including all these cultures alive today, did not originally invent any of this imagery we still have around, carrying the ancient imagery still within each of us.
For me, this collaging of ancient imagery and symbols in my art studies, and working on other artistic methods, periods and styles was just a phase to surf on, moving forward to minimalism and conceptualism during the millennium 2000-2001. And then, finally 2002, combining expressive painting to plain, minimalistic color fields, which led to colorism, where I still delightfully stand. But with pleasure making almost daily field trips to ancient cultures. Conceptually.
I am still today pondering about how to somehow combine these extremes of my imagery, complexity and simplicity - but by definition art is multilayered and filled with divine conveyed messages - The Beauty in it. Art is spiritual, art is conceptual, art is a holistic experience with this The Beauty in it. Art is a message of ... itself, The Art.
I think of my results thusfar in this sector of collaging ancient imagery & my nowadays style as far too decorative (to be art), and to get an outcome that would truely satisfy me (as art), requires deep, time consuming spiritual and ethical focusing as well as hard working on the aesthetic of the work. Hopping and skipping around multitasking just won't do.
To be able to combine clarity with decorativeness is a very refined skill.
That's why I enjoy immensely when I find someone who has this skill, and who dedicates time and effort to do something complicated elegantly and simply, and educationally advise others of something interesting.
Andra Vișan in Mayan Calendar Explained does all this.
Andra Vișan - Mayan Calendar Explained in YouTube 2018-10-17 :
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And on top of it, Andra Vișan gives spiritually and ethically valid advice.
" The Noosphere is the mental layer of the planet which encapsulates the thoughts of all minds on earth. We are at a stage in our evolution where the Noosphere is in the process of becoming conscious as we begin to understand the true dimension of our minds and how we're impacting the nature of our environment through the thoughts we generate, and the way we perceive the world and our relationship to everything around us. We've been destroying our inner and outer nature for too long. It's time to consciously make a choice to end all this. " Andra Vișan
I am learning about Mayan Calendar, also the fact that there seems to be several different calendars (I had already previously for several years followed Päivi Kaskimäki, a Finnish Mayan Astrologist & Clairvoyant). So quite frankly, I am pretty overwhelmed, in addition already on my own studying Western and Vedic Astrology, not to speak of all the Channelers and Tarot Readers whom I follow on top of my own personal spreads, reads and sessions to the point that I have already this month of November 2018 raised my hands and said whoa - enough !
... and the red second that I wrote that, I at the same time here had YouTube on in the background with Pam Gregory talking about the next coming up New Moon in Scorpio 7th November 2018, and exactly at the point I typed that whoa - enough !, I heard Pam Gregory saying : " I really emphasize, and remind you, to tune in to that spiritual compass, to that inner radio dial, that gives you the best guidance of the lot. Don't rely on any externals for your guidance, rely on yourself, and your own intuition, and your own inner inspiration for your guidance in your life, because that's gonna come from much higher place. "
And then she smiled, straight to me and my Heart & Mind.
I so love it when these happen.
Pam Gregory in YouTube 2018-10-26 :
New Moon in Scorpio 7th November 2018
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The beginner Andra Vișan explains her point as clearly as does the experienced Pam Gregory, and I find something similarly intense, continuous visual elegance, integrity and ethics in both of these Astrologists.
Year of Red Cosmic Moon - part 2
2018-08-19 published on Andra Vișan - Mayan Calendar Explained YouTube channel
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2019-12-27 920 Subscribers 326 Views 32 Likes 0 Yikes
" So be brave and dive into the sea of your emotions… in the beginning it might be frightening, but once we let go and let it flow, we can be surprised how much we can actually gain by learning how to simply be present with our emotions and using them as tools for purifying our being. " Andra Vișan
As a subscriber (one of the 127 subscribers) of Andra Vișan's YouTube -channel Mayan Calendar Explained, I am looking forward to watch more videos from her. So far the channel has published 9 short and snell videos, each about 10 minutes or less.
The beginning is highly promising.
In Lak'Ech - I am another you
Mayan Calendar Explained
Mayan Galactic Signature Decoding
26 July 2019 : New Year of the White Magnetic Wizard
Why does the New Year begin on the 1st of January?
What is Time?
13 Moon Calendars Throughout History
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