THE GREAT WORK
Literary impresario. Deconstructionist cut-up. Performance artist inventing quantum publishing. Boundary-smashing multimedia curator. Pioneering scholar originating discipline-smashing technologies for the universal dissemination of a holistic ontology.
The quest for the mysterium conjunctum fueling the creation of the Great Work did not fit into any existing form of literature. This had to be invented from the towering sacred marriage of word & image exhibited as sculpture. The result is the Philosopher’s Stone of the Aquarian passage into the 21st century icon.
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GESAMTKUNSTWERK @hieroshiva was launched in a multimedia experiment in the Lab Gallery in Manhattan in 2007. The Alchemy of Love in Five Elements (Jan 2007- Jan 2008) was a five part exhibition sourced in literary experiments of three decades producing a storehouse of material exhibited in various forms: rejection letters in the window (Calcinatio), images projected over a bathtub (Solutio), art (Coagulatio), sculpture (Sublimatio) and finally as the sacred marriage of Heaven & Earth (Hieros Gamos).
The result of this experiment was the invention of the blogel (blog novel) in which the timing of publishing is in the control of the creator, thereby utilizing astrology as apparatus for hermeneutics. With this techne of the sentient establishing a crucial phenomenology of correspondances between Heaven & Earth, a resurrection of the divine feminine was born. Utilizing new keywords (Blogel, hermeneutics, hieros gamos) global dissemination from midtown Manhattan onto the World Wide Web rode the (R)EVOLUTION (2011) greatly expanded its network with Huffington Post Arts (R)EVOLUTION (2010-2017).
The quest for contextualization in the global culture led to the European Graduate School Media Lab fast track. Hermeneutics of New Modernism (Atropos Press, 2014), produced a new blog of the same title to announce and track the evolution of SAAS-FEE THE EVENT:THE THIRD (2014). New blogs were created to contextualize the experiment in theory, study with Giorgio Agamben (THE CONTEMPORARY) and Boris Groys (GESAMTKUNSTWERK).
Subsequently, the SELF-revelation of astrology as a secret apparatus was revealed an increasingly refined Möbius strip fashion: Missing James Franco (2015), Excavating the Treasure (2016), Marrying Cyprus (2017) and 9000 Seeds (2018). With full disclosure, several blogs were born at once: Hieros Gamos Journal (2019),
This network can accessed as a whole right here, through the click of the buttons. ENTRANCE or EXIT...the outcome is the the passage to the HIEROS GAMOS. You will certainty get lost. This is expected. Just remember to enjoy the passage because no matter where you end up, the destination is always the same...
THE QUANTUM CRITICISM
Cross-Disciplinary Essays on 21st Century Art (1992-2017)
At every step on the mystical journey, the critic’s Promethean torch shone illuminated a new modernism sourced in the 21st century icon reflecting the human transition from carbon to crystalline light beings. Dr. Streitfeld has evolved her Hieros Gamos art theory of two decades into a new philosophy, The Conversion, which utilizes Science of Magic hermeneutics apparatus.
The Quantum Journey
The pursuit of a quantum literature as Möbius strip capturing the EVER-PRESENT NOW spans nearly four decades. The Kundalini Awakening catalyzed the prima materia for an alchemical quest to transform lead (fear of publishing) into literary gold. This ongoing literary praxis fueled the desire to create a corpus embodying the complementary opposites. The sacred marriage of the masculine (word) and feminine (image) reflection of the ontology of the ever-present icon of the Hieros Gamos to be later disclosed in Cyprus as a material
Art-I-Fact of the Third.
3 BOUNDARY-SMASHING LITERARY TRILOGIES
The theorem behind THE GREAT WORK springs from within as the infans solaris gestating under the spiral dress of Embodiment 1 (2007). In simple terms, this is the in-between space marrying polarities of THE HIEROS GAMOS.
THE THIRD THEOREM explains why the surrounding a new icon is born in thirds: 3 trilogies of 3 texts each. In accordance with a dream of a new modernism, each is a chapter in an 21st century epic of BECOMING WO/MAN born of THE ALCHEMY OF LOVE that is complete unto itself, just as each chapter in every text is complete, yet integral to the web woven by the text.
The microcosm reflecting the microcosm. The Möbius strip. The outcome of this struggle for holism of inner/outer is a quantum literature in which the multiple potential narratives of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle collapse into a path of successive entanglement — from the experiments of the Underground avant-garde to the spotlight of the literary Lion’s Den. The purple button on the left below reveals the alchemical process while its opposite reflection on the right présents the outcome.
META EPIC EXPLODING THE NOVEL
This trilogy of quantum meta fiction foresaw digital layering of text. The series was launched with Champagne Tango in 1984, continued with Astara is Born (1988) exploring New Age LA and Wolf in the Bottle (1992) propelling a deeper plunge into the psyche via occult study.
Finally, THE AQUARIAN CONVERSION transcends all boundaries as an ongoing epic on multiple platforms.
QUANTUM NONFICTION NARRATIVE
This trilogy was launched in 2006 with the Margaret Fuller UUWF Award to write a handbook for the Hieros Gamos. It evolved into a meta journey combining a personal and collective archeology — from the Mother of American Literature in Woman in the 21st Century to Anatomy of an Icon’s personal deconstruction of the phenomenology of divine being that first manifested as an adolescent in an encounter group — to the adult quest for the Twin Flame Experience.
This quantum trilogy smashes boundaries between disciplines of science, philosophy, archeology and religion. The titles reveal the progression from historical figures to the global archetypes: Übermensch:
Nietzsche, Salome & the Ages of Aquarius; The Aphrodite Coverup: Ontology of Cyprus, Island of the Hieros Gamos; and The Ultimate Road Trip: From #MeToo to #WeToo.
The 3 trilogies comprising this epic quest explode all literary categories. Click the
titles enter the pages chronicling the continuing Möbius strip journey of the serpent shedding skins in the form of multimedia wedding text/image.
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Dr. Lisa Streitfeld
The secret to achieving quantum creativity is the complete devotion to aligning the psyche to the cosmos. The reward is the quantum leap into Kairos, in which past/present/future converge in the eternal NOW where all things are possible.