MagnetismSyzygy means, “the union or marriage of opposites” and is from the same root as Yoga. In Syzygy training, we notice the opposites that are at play in our life, and play with them. We dance them, breathe with them, meditate with them. Electricity and magnetism flow between the opposites.
Visualizing MagnetismOne of the dynamics we become aware of as we tune our senses by yoga, tantra and meditation is that our bodies are continually generating magnetic fields. So is everyone else. So is the Earth. As we play with the forces of life, the physical body and subtle bodies shimmer with alivenesss and electricity. We are also immersed in oceans of magnetism emanating from the Earth and the interaction of the Sun’s rays with the Earth’s own field.
This movie, by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, uses computer animation to create visualizations of electromagnetic signals from the earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere.
Here is the same movie in slightly higher resolution at Vimeo
Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.
Bio-MagnetismI think that electromagnetism and the magnetism living beings generate are separate forces. In other words, our auras are not affected by our iPods. Our magnetic emanations will be modulated with the emotions we feel while listening,
The Sacred Art of Alex GreyFor many years, Alex Grey has been painting the human body as the intersection of forces, flesh and divine energy co-mingling.
Alex has also done some movies, and interesting clips are available on YouTube. This is the trailer for a feature length documentary:
Here is a preview of a television show about Alex:
Amazon link to books of Alex’s art.
Hidden Majesty of Everyday Phenomena
These high-speed photographs of milk droplets hitting coffee remind me of meditation. Sometimes in the midst of a breath, thinking a thought, listening to a sound, everything pauses. Or perception speeds up and the majesty is revealed.
Link to TECH BLOG
Found by Mark Frauenfelder at BoingBoing.net - thanks, Mark and TechBlog!
For me over the years, the most reliable side-effect of meditation is enhanced perception, especially visual and kinaesthetic. I can count on meditation enriching the way I see the world and enjoy colors. I do not experience "stop-motion," but something akin to it, and it's enchanting.
Combine sensing the magnetic fields around living beings – plants, trees, people, dogs – with something analogous to stop-motion. The ability to perceive the beauty of the universe in its terrifying, awesome, never-to-be-repeated detail.