For the first time, an author with peer-reviewed published work in neuroscience, comparative religion, theoretical biology and many facets of cognitive science takes on the Big Issues of science and religion, as well as the current paralysis in real innovation. Seán Ó Nualláin’s latest book, One Magisterium, is here reviewed by the eminent scientist and thinker, Stuart Kauffman.
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Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and business. His inspiring TED talks have been viewed more than 25 million times and seen by an estimated 250 million people in over 150 countries. Here, he gives an exclusive interview for the Interalia Magazine, discussing subjects such as the transformative role of creativity and imagination in education and how we can all ‘Find Our Element’.
Taking his inspiration from Bartok’s ballet suite, The Miraculous Mandarin, artist, poet and writer, John Moat, transforms the story into a contemporary articulation of the alchemical Mercurius – who redeems fallen Adam.
During the past 25 years Peter Randall-Page has gained an international reputation through his sculpture drawings and prints, with work that is both informed and inspired by the study natural phenomena and its subjective impact on our emotions. In recent years his work has become increasingly concerned with the underlying principles determining growth and the forms it produces. In this exclusive interview, he discusses the themes and variations in nature and music, and how it inspires his art.
“Artists often have an interest in alchemy because it is a useful metaphor for inner transformation” says artist, Christopher Bucklow, in his discussion with Jungian Analyst, Philip Kime. Together, they discuss the idea of alchemy in art and psychology. Where does alchemy sit in the modern world?
Tony Robbin, artist, writer and pioneer of the computer visualisation of four-dimensional geometry, explores the life and work of David Bohm and Roger Penrose and how their research met in the search for non-local causality.
Urszula Szulakowska has written extensively on the history of alchemical illustrations, alongside work exploring the influence of alchemical imagery in contemporary art. In this article she discusses how an increasing number of Australian artists are using alchemy as a metaphor to explore Australian identity and the political struggle of the aboriginals.
How can you define consciousness? In his article, F David Peat looks to art and music for answers and explores how consciousness may not limited to the mind, but the physicality of the entire body. Drawing on the personal experiences from artists and musicians such as Anish Kapoor and Michael Tippet to the physicist David Bohm, he explores how the creative process resembles an alchemical cycle whereby creative ‘gold’ is generated from the mind and the body.
A photographer with a fast growing reputation, Ed Norton’s images evoke a strong sense of place – identifying oneself in relation to a particular piece of land on the surface of planet Earth. As Wendell Berry famously said, ‘If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are’.