“I’m going to drive the spiritual mafia from every single church until my good name is restored. Then Hypatia and I will have ourselves a wicked ball under these godforsaken arches” Priestess Lybid
“Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end? You see, the end will be where the beginning is.” From the Gospel of Thomas
In my spare time, a few days every month over the last couple of years, I’ve documented the river Lybid. I’ve finished this documentary work now and I am moving to advanced stages of editing the imagery.
The final work will be in book form and will be accompanied by my own verse and poetry. As I develop the edit I am beginning to think of where I would like to publish excerpts from this project, before I produce the final book.
In the meantime I have already started a new project which I will shortly reveal on my Patreon page.
Thanks to Andrew Orlenko for this image of me sitting by the Lybid, which was shot towards the end of this Summer.
Together we worked with Helel Bones light painting along the river Lybid and in other special locations in Kyiv. Our collaborative work will be featured in The Apocryphon of Lucifer & Lybid.
Illustration: Liberal Arts folio from the Hortus Deliciarum by Abbess Herrad, c. 1167-95.
The Hortus deliciarum is a medieval, illustrated encyclopedia compiled by Herrad of Landsberg at the Hohenburg Abbey in Alsace.
The book is a compendium of perrenial philosophy and mysticism gleened from Arab and other classical sources.
Divine Sophia is the Ruler of the Planetary Powers, the Seven Feminine Aeons and
the creator of the Seven Liberal Arts.
By Sir Edward John Poynter
In Kyiv flowers are under every subway and on every street corner. Lovely you might think, but really what’s it actually about?
Is romance, at least between men and women in particular, often nothing more than a compensation for gender inequality?
Is much of what is considered romantic actually nothing more than men subconsciously feeling guilty about their fortuitous birthright of social and economic superiority and privilege over women?
Is there are an intrinsic link between the amount of flowers a man buys for his lady friend and how chauvinistic he is and how “traditional” their relationship is?
Many women on the other hand are socially and culturally conditioned to accept this in an unquestioning way. Feminists might argue this is obvious and factual and we should have moved beyond debate. Why not buy flowers for your male friend? Or hold a door open for a businessman? But anyway.
What do you think?