the sound of onehumanbeing

I got a new set of headphones a couple of weeks ago with a microphone, so I started working on some new experiments, like this one (created on 12-17-2008) – “the sound of onehumanbeing”

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I’ve been making sound collages for many years and this is the first time in a long while that I’ve used my own voice… now I’m thinking about adding a podcast to my blog… we’ll see.

Enjoy.

Merry Christmas from Jon, onehumanbeing

Merry Christmas everyone!

I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks working on a project called “The Book of Days”; a multi-year work that involves various calendars, numerous subjects (like Mayan time, circular rhythms, astronomy, myths, religions, the story of creation, God, gods and other spiritual beings, Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Esau, the next 26,000 years, the world tree, and (this is the short list) one of the main characters – Ophiuchus… it’s a big project and it’s getting closer to launch every day…

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I did a number of drawings earlier this month while I was preparing my materials for this project… here’s the whole collection that I posted along with a few extras… enjoy and have a great Christmas.

Until later,

Jon, onehumanbeing

Death Valley Drawing

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Here’s another of the drawing I did while at Death Valley this last weekend (Thursday through Sunday).

Thinking about the World Tree still… lots of snakes and serpents getting in these drawings. I let my unconscious mind steer these drawings and I get surprised by what shows up… like those sand dunes near the bottom. I ended up doing the sand dune drawing (see image from 12-16-2008) after seeing those show up…

Enjoy, more later…

Back from our Death Valley adventure…

We returned from Death Valley this evening. Tania and I traveled out there with our 2 dogs, Tania’s brother Derek, and our best friend Tina to celebrate her birthday. Death Valley is beautiful in December, and cold…

We stayed in Stovepipe Wells at the motel near the sand dunes. We explored the sand dunes for quite awhile on Friday morning. The wind creates really beautiful shapes and forms…

On Saturday afternoon, as we were about to leave on another adventure across the park, we saw what looked like a wall of haze or cloud coming down from the north end of the park. The wind was starting to blow harder, and after some ominous sounding words from the maintenance guy about a sand storm that was about to hit us, we changed our plans and moved back to the motel room.

We settled in to watch the storm, popped open some cans of Coors and put on The Doors… as we all talked, hung out, and drank more beer I drew in my sketchbook and this is one of the drawings; the Sand Dunes at Stovepipe Wells with the Devil’s Cornfield in the foreground.

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I decided to keep this one as a black and white ink drawing instead of adding any color.

I’ll post more a about our trip, and some photos later…

Enjoy.

Psalm 37:5 – Illuminations and Meditations

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This is a drawing I did this last weekend, one of several I’ve did based on Psalm 37, verse 3-6.

These verses are ones I’ve been meditating on for 5 years, cycling through different verses as seasons of life change.

Currently I’m on verse 5 and have been for quite awhile… It’s a very slow paced digestion of the word, but these 4 verses written thousands of years ago have helped reshape my life from who I was when I first read them during a crashing depression.

Enjoy the drawing… lot’s of little things in there from my current reading material about Mayan culture, serpents shedding their skin (note: there is a deep Advent season focus of John the Baptist’s call to repentance and renewal going on through all these drawings)

More stuff later.

The Twins – Esau and Jacob

Here’s a drawing I did Friday – the subject of this one is the story of Esau and Jacob, Twins, Gemini, more about the World Tree (that’s a Mayan story), and a bunch of other little details… like that worm at the bottom – that’s Laban, Jacob’s father-in-law (Gen. 29).

My thoughts are often revolving around Mayan beliefs, the books of the prophets in the Old Testament of the Bible, the Gospels and Revelation from the New Testament, Greek Mythology, Astronomy, Quantum Physics, genetics, symbols and Jungian psychology, and some other things… all of which are finding their way into these drawings…

Enjoy…

The Snake Shedding His Skin

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“When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide, and I stop, and I turn, and I go for a ride… and when I get to the bottom then I’ll see you again…”

Helter Skelter by The Beatles

More symbolism… Cycles, circles, snakes shedding their skin, riding the bi-polar coaster… enjoy.

Note: a Helter Skelter is an English carnival ride, a circular slide.

Waiting at Jacob’s Ladder

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Here’s another drawing I did this last week… Just a hint, but these drawings have lot’s of symbolism in them, have fun guessing.

The title of this one is “Waiting at Jacob’s Ladder” and deals with things related to the unconscious mind, Mayan day signs and the story of Jacob’s ladder in the Bible (Gen. 28)…

More soon.