Fergus-Jean: (lecture) Illuminating Letters - Numinous Encounters with the Kabbalah
There is something about a numinous experience that defies explanation. Perhaps this is because inherent within the numinous experience is an encounter with Other, and each such meeting lacks a common point of reference. How then, can one give voice to an ex-perience that is so private and interior? Yet as its witness, one knows without a shadow of a doubt that theyve just encountered the unseeable . How can one illuminate the God that dances within them, and how can this experience be shared? During this lecture we will explore these questions and I will share my story of one such encounter. I began painting the Hebrew alphabet in 1999, a journey that evolved into a five-year odyssey of ecstatic wonder and numinous encounters. During the lecture I will share some of the manifestations of this extraordinary journey: my twenty-two paintings of the Hebrew al-phabet, their accompanying Prayer Poems, which were a vital part of the transformative experience of painting the Letters into being, and the process of journeying in the betwixt and between of the Imaginal realm. Our discussion will include ways in which Images (visual images, word images, sound images, and dance/movement images) can be portals to experiencing the numinous via the ritual nature of the creative process, intuitive dia-logues, and the experiencing of Images as subtle bodies.
Good Shepherd Center Theater, 4th floor
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
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