"My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso." - Pablo Picasso
"Each of us are on the spiralling journey of our Soul, and conspiring (beathing together); it only seems we are here buying and selling," I twittered earlier today. I was thinking about how to answer a request from a young marketeer who is going to begin blogging for their company.
I don't write about marketing as a separate music genre any longer. I see this entire universe as music, birthed from primordial sound. Being poetic, I'm being quite literal as well.
"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument." - Carl Jung
I see trios and intimate bands drawn together the way tuning forks quicken. Interlocking with other bands the way the flower of life mandala twines. Resounding resonance amasses in waves of mass movements. All is vibration seeking to sing in tune, in harmony. Melody harmony rhythm arises in symphony, each crescendo and finale fluidly leading to the next improvization with perhaps a fluxing dance ensemble of instruments, a new merry band of pranksters. The music goes on and on, even the gaps, the silence, the shuffling of feet is incorporated into the river of music.
"When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality." - Dom Helder Camara
I was thinking about 5D the other day, and came across The Fifth Dimension's "Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" 1969 video. (Recommended listening. Groovy planetary zooming and zipping. Very apropros, and I'd have embedded right here if it'd been allowed.)
If you had to pin me to define 4D, I'd say that's the imaginal realm, or wherever it is you deem your ideas come "from." If you had to pin me to define 5D - well, honestly if you're pinning and I'm defining we've definitely left the realm of 5D - I'd say that's the realm where your soul is singing in a conspiracy of beauty, a concert of One with a kaliedoscope of sacred mirrors.
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius - "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", The Fifth Dimension
Yet what is the soundtrack of our lives humming?
I sing the body electric
I glory in the glow of rebirth
Creating my own tomorrow
When I shall embody the earth - "I Sing the Body Electric", Fame
I'm not sure how long I can keep up the 3D tone here at this blog.
Some people claim they don't understand when I write 4D. This is an example of the way I write when I'm firing all 4D cylinders: Nonlinear sworly soup w fractal laser fog and buzzing prana and ringed torus serpentine infinitudes of delish delight de light.
The vibration is moving, morphing and will probably end up of its own accord somewhere else. Kind of the way I just started adding photos from Flickr one day, and that morphed to art from my friends and famous artisans, and finally that sashayed its way into what you see today.
And you'd think looking backwards with 20/20 hindsight that I planned this as some master strategy seeing as most of my new blog readers come from Google's image search function.
No calculation. No strategy. All I did was glide with the music.
We might say that the group Fifth Dimension won the musician's lottery in recording the hit classic "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" if you ascribe to randomness.
We might say that they were astute marketers following their strategy marketing plan if you ascribe to MBA theories.
When you flow with the Tao - that's living in 5D. Following instinct after instinct, that divine music within collaborates with the divine music without until the seam is seen through and through as a construct, a figment of the imagination, so "within" "without" is simply "with" - that's living in 5D.
The Fifth Dimension was simply jamming with the universe, in five dimensions:
Florence said, "It was a real fluke. We were performing in New York City and Billy lost his wallet in a taxi. The man who returned it invited us to see a play he produced. [Interesting how the music weaves together perfectly.] The play of course was Hair. Well we heard Aquarius and we all just looked at each other and said 'We've got to sing this song. It's great.'" It was producer Howe who suggested splicing Aquarius together with lyrics from another number in the musical which became "Let The Sunshine In". [No coincidence: If you've become aware of 5D, you'll know how the solar star fits in.] He got together with arranger Bob Alcivar & put the two songs together, making them work as one single. "We recorded that song in Las Vegas, in this small studio," says LaRue. "Our voices were all tired, we'd been performing there for over a month. It was the quickest thing we ever recorded and it was one of our biggest hits." [Yup 5D simply glides.] They were very close to the railroad tracks, and while they were singing the final chorus, a train rumbled by. You can still hear the locomotive, though, just barely, on the final master.
"Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" remained in the #1 spot on Billboard's chart for 6 straight weeks and remained in the Top 40 for 16 weeks. Both the single and album "Age Of Aquarius" went Gold and received two Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year and Best Contemporary Vocal By A Group. They were also nominated for Album Of The Year. The song was also nominated for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist. The song eventually sold over three million copies, making it the biggest selling single that year. The original song was over 7 minutes long and it was Bill Drake of a Los Angeles radio station who suggested the song needed to be shortened to about 3 minutes; so Howe released 2 versions, one just over 3 minutes and one under 3 minutes." - The Fifth Dimension, profile from ClassicBands.com
p.s. Nope, multidimensional and hyperspace art is not a throwback to the sixties. I'm just playing with the 1969 Fifth Dimension mythos. Much hyperspace art has not been created yet, although it's all been created too, and at the same time simultaneously. Here's a modern hyperspace artist, Paul Laffoley's work, The WORLD SOUL of Plotinus - travel between two and three-dimensional forms (2001).
Art: A multidimensional Buddha photo, by Celia Fenn, from her newsletter, Earthlog May 2007: ("This image conveys the feeling of the Buddha energy in the 21st century, for me. It is a "multi-dimensional" image. It was taken into a shop window, in a street in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, when I was there last month. There is the image of the Buddha "floating" in the foreground. Then, the reflections of the buildings in the shop window, and if you look very closely, you can see me, taking the image, with my friend, Jeanne. There are layers of imagery creating a "holographic" image of the Buddha energy in a specific place and time."); Fifth Dimension 1970 album cover, Portrait; Dawn Grace's "Soundtrack of Our Lives" concert poster via the interdimensional ezine, Turntable + Blue Light); Hair original publicity poster (looks like infinity symbol, eh?); Paul Laffoley, The WORLD SOUL of Plotinus - travel between two and three-dimensional forms (2001).
Bonus: I glid across this more scientific and mathematical blog, Dialogos of Eide, that seems to speak frequently of 'extra' dimensions. "Plato," the author states, "Dreams of science came later in life, although I had this predisposition to always wanting to know the mysteries of life." (Me too.) This post, "Vision", resounds loud and true, including this quote from Dr. Michio Kaku's article "Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey, A look at the higher dimensions":
"Why must art be clinically “realistic?” [Even artists have confined Reality.] This Cubist “revolt against perspective” seized the fourth dimension because it touched the third dimension from all possible perspectives. Simply put, Cubist art embraced the fourth dimension. Picasso's paintings [just a coincidence that I started this post using a Picasso quote, and later in a Google image search for "fifth dimension poster" found the science and cosmology blog...and found this article...yes, it's all One Co-incidence fluidly fluxing] are a splendid example, showing a clear rejection of three dimensional perspective, with women's faces viewed simultaneously from several angles. Instead of a single point-of-view, Picasso's paintings show multiple perspectives, as if they were painted by a being from the fourth dimension, able to see all perspectives simultaneously. As art historian Linda Henderson has written, “the fourth dimension and non-Euclidean geometry emerge as among the most important themes unifying much of modern art and theory."
Bonus Deux: Snippet from Ascension Magick (not Christopher's complete description of Age of Aquarius): "The fabled Age of Aquarius is promised to be the Golden Age reborn. The reason for this is that Aquarius is the sign of universal sisterhood/brotherhood. Aquarius is the sign of freedom and individuality, where all are able to freely express themselves.
The new religious movements of spirit are personal and eclectic, demonstrating that paradigms like ascension will be the midwives to the next age. Aquarius is also the sign of inspiration, marking leaps in consciousness. As the Water Bearer, it is not a water sign (despire the name), but is the one who bears the waves of consciousness. We receive those waves as nonlinear insights, as we are connected to this great cosmic river of life. Some people describe the flashes of insight from Aquarius as the lightning bolt, or the "eureka" experience. Like Einstein, we might receive the answer nonlinearly, just as he received E=mc², but have to go back and figure out the steps in between.
[From Plato's "Vision" post:
I fiddled with it, I monkeyed with it. I sat in my attic, I think for
two months on and off. But the first thing I could see in it, it was
describing some kind of particles which had internal structure which
could vibrate, which could do things, which wasn't just a point
particle. And I began to realize that what was being described here was
a string, an elastic string, like a rubber band, or like a rubber band
cut in half. And this rubber band could not only stretch and contract,
but wiggle. And marvel of marvels, it exactly agreed with this formula. I was pretty sure at that time that I was the only one in the world who knew this.
And I fiddled with it, I monkeyed with it. I sat in my attic, I think for two months on and off. But the first thing I could see in it, it was describing some kind of particles which had internal structure which could vibrate, which could do things, which wasn't just a point particle. And I began to realize that what was being described here was a string, an elastic string, like a rubber band, or like a rubber band cut in half. And this rubber band could not only stretch and contract, but wiggle. And marvel of marvels, it exactly agreed with this formula.
I was pretty sure at that time that I was the only one in the world who knew this.
In looking at Susskind, and the history of strings, flashes of insight are very important features of work, which previously and intensely, occupied a mind. Might all of a sudden reveal to it, a synthesis of all that it has worked through, in such an image, as was revealed to Susskind."]
The Aquarian mind is concerned with social responsibility and envisions a utopia where all of society's ills are vanquished. Social, political, and environmental equality are at the forefront of Aquarius. Known for revolutionary action, Aquarius can bring swift changes in word and action. There are still quite a few drawbacks to Aquarian energy. As an air sign, Aquarius can appear to be cold and detached. As a revolutionary power, it also rules violent revolution, so as we manifest the next age, we must be on guard against the lower forms of Aquarian change. All sudden, swift, and violent changes are Aquarian in nature, including earthquakes, floods, and tidal waves, leading many to believe that the next age will be heralded by a great natural or humanmade disaster.
One of the greatest challenges of Aquarius is finding a balance between individual needs and the needs of society. As we look to the great society, to create the utopia, how do we not sacrifice the individual for the greater society? Will some people have to conform their visions in order to be a part of larger society? Ideally, no. The whole lesson of Aquarius is that each of us has something to contribute to the world, and without it, that part of the world, that thread in the web, is missing. Each of our contributions, through our higher will, is a valued part of this world. Our job is to find out how we can contribute, and then do so. We can make a contribution only if we are following our true will, if we are being our authentic, individual selves. Conforming to someone else's vision destroys our ability to perform our true will, and our piece of the greater picture will be missing. If each of us really finds our true will, it will not conflict with another's. Just as two stars do not fight to occupy the same point in space, so two wills are not in conflict if they are in harmony with the divine." - Christopher Penczak, Ascension Magick: Ritual, Myth & Healing for the New Aeon