Reading Beneath the ‘Faces’: Serge Anton’s Photography and the Non-Local Discreetness of Each Moments

Tonpa Shenrab Miwo Bon Monastery Nepal

Tonpa Shenrab Miwo, Triten Norbutse (Bon) Monastery, Nepal, photograph by Joy Roy Choudhury

Sometimes I do wonder what makes a photograph so fascinating. Is it the observed or the capture, or, the technology used to observe the observed, or, something hidden beneath the observed that it brings out, some recurrent pattern or archetype that gives the photograph something to stand out from the clutter of objects in our every day life. Does the photograph throw any light on the mind of the photographer? Does it tell anything about his level of perception, as he is the one who is choosing the subject of his photography? Adding another perspective to it, does the photograph hold a key or passport to eternity? Lets look into it. If the photograph captures a moment or say a decisive moment, then we are talking about a precise fragment of space-time which is discreet or can be called a quanta. Instead of thinking about the linearity of time because our neural networking is conditioned that way, we can think about discontinuous moments and there are infinitesimal gaps in between these moments. At the subquantum level, these are interference patterns of wave fronts which are captured in the photograph. Through the photograph is a presence because our brains are Fourier analyzing the wave forms, they are  in fact frequencies which have their origin not at the manifested level of reality but at the implicate level which is the quantum potential. Out of that quantum potential, the photographer is able to manifest one aspect of it in a kind of coordinated movement (also called Holomovement by David Bohm). What does it then tell about the photograph? Though the photograph is a local thing-event, but, what is fundamental is the deeper reality behind it, not, time but the timeless that it represents. That is possible because the photographer is a witness or observer- he is not adding anything to reality. He just capturing “things as they are”. And these discreet ”thing-events” (ji) are like mirrors reflecting each other ad infinitum creating an orchestrated dance like billions of jewels in a necklace each reflecting each other and thereby creating an entire ensemble through mutual interpenetration. Each jewel or dew drop reflects the whole (though of lower resolution) and is a passport to the timeless and the eternal.

The Face Is The Mirror Of The Soul – Serge Anton

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I would like all of you to have a look at Serge’s work, these faces capture the timeless frozen in time. The observer’s consciousness have archived those beautiful moments that capture the essence of existence and bliss. This is what reality is all about – at both levels, the manifested biological level of physical forms, and, at a deeper fundamental level of subquantum reality, the level of the formless or the unmanifest which is more fundamental.  It is the TAO or the Brahman Or the Void which manifests our individuality out of love and compassion (karuna), and if you use the great wisdom or ”maha-prajna” then everything goes back into the timeless as possibilities in consciousness, into the formless undifferentiated, unborn Self which you verily are -”Tat Tvam Asi” (That Thou Art). Here, the photographer is the SEER, the witness, all-pervasive, perfect, non-dual, free, intelligent, action-less, desire-less, unattached and serene – that is the true nature of the Self. The moment photographed is the beautiful tapestry of wordless silence, each face having its own narrative which reflects all other narratives – faces reflecting each other and resembling the whole, the ensemble in a synergistic dance that comes from “the empty theater and empty circus and empty universe
ready to accommodate any act and any audience”. (Buckminster Fuller on Vector Equilibrium)

So, you can take a look at Serge Anton’s work from his book Faces by Lannoo Publishers and enjoy every discreet moment.

FACES from Lannoo Publishers is an exquisitely designed book of beautiful portraits taken by internationally renowned photographer, Serge Anton. Each portrait has been photographed on Anton’s countless travels in Africa and Asia over the last 30 years.

Each portrait tells wordless stories, as they reveal a certain resemblance in the exotic faces of faraway cultures- details in their eyes and wrinkles that seem to reflect the wisdom of lifetimes. There is no text to explain each portrait as Anton wants readers to be intrigued by the portrait no matter where, how or when it was taken.

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For More Information on Serge Anton’s work, pls get in touch with

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Public Relations Assistant

CAROL LEGGETT PUBLIC RELATIONS

39 West 14th Street Suite 405

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(212) 727-2155

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-J

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Resonating ‘Ananda Kirtan’ in Search of the Ideal Question: Paris Through the Eyes of the Seer

John Wesley Harding Album Cover/Bob Dylan/1967 From L-R: Luxman Das Baul, Bob Dylan, Charlie Joy and Purna Das Baul

John Wesley Harding Album Cover/Bob Dylan/1967
From L-R: Luxman Das Baul, Bob Dylan, Charlie Joy and Purna Das Baul

Resonating ‘Ananda Kirtan’ in Search of the Ideal Question: Paris Through the Eyes of the Seer

“I am willing that the seasons should wear me out

Arthur Rimbaud (1854 - 1891)

Arthur Rimbaud (1854 – 1891)

To you, Nature, I surrender;

With my hunger and all my thirst.

And, if it please you, feed and water me.

Nothing, nothing at all deceives me;

To laugh at the sun is to laugh at one’s parents,

But I do not wish to laugh at any thing

And may this misfortune go free.”

– Arthur Rimbaud, May 1872 (May Banners/Bannieres de Mai)

 

THE QUESTION IS WHAT IS THE QUESTION? – John Archibald Wheeler, Physicist (Address to American Physical Society, 2003)

 WHY DID PRABHU JAGAT BANDHU SUNDOR WENT TO PARIS B/W 1890-1892 AND THEN RETURNED TO BRINDAVAN?

“To track down a theory of everything, we might have to accept that the universe only exists when we are looking at it…”- Prof. Vladko Vedral, Univ. Of Leeds

“Our overall approach has thus brought together questions of the nature of the cosmos, of matter in general, of life, and of consciousness. All of these have been considered to be projections of a common ground. This we may call the ground of all that is, at least in so far as this may be sensed and known by us, in our present phase of unfoldment of consciousness. Although we may have no detailed perception or knowledge of this ground it is still in a certain sense enfolded in our consciousness…

–          Wholeness and the Implicate Order, David Bohm

GRAVEDIGGER 

“But age with his stealing steps

Hath clawed me in his clutch                    

Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard by Eugene Delacroix circa 1839/Eugène Delacroix/Musée du Louvre, Paris

Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard by Eugene Delacroix circa 1839/Eugène Delacroix/Musée du Louvre, Paris

And hath shipped me into the land

As if I had never been such”.

(throws up a skull) (V.i.63-64) HAMLET/Shakespeare

 

Thirsty roots

Revel in the rain

Forgives pain

Anonymous self-resolute

A flower in the dream

Eternity swing

Motionlessly…

From a cracked earthen pot

A joy comes forth

Lilting grace

Fill the place

Mixing with elements

Oblivious turn

Of the urn

An azimuthal projection of the Unborn Self

Time to reveal or can never test its Absoluteness

Can never test whatever or nothing

Prabhu Jagatbandhu Sundor

Prabhu Jagatbandhu Sundor (1871- 1921)

Twilight cuddles baby bats in the velvet sky

Reminding seasons in hell gone-by

And clouds wrap the bud’s promise in the fire of the sun

They hear the crystal bell laugh and run

And mountains that climb up to the sky

To meet

To meet the Eye

And then fall apart in bundled pairs

In the valley of stars underneath the ocean floor

Did you know more?

That a column of light is tapping the feet of sound

Gently you can hear

A whisper amidst evening tear

After the last rainbow surged a drop in the sky

Emanating beautiful rhythms that can sustain by

Lyrically a wave upon wave crystallizes a superposition of things

In that order and coherence a unified script is written, perhaps

The law unfolds a unique super-evolution of things

Subtle bodies command a vibration in the universe

They participate in an ecstatic dance (Omega Point Transformation Junction/Reverse Kinesynthesis)

Body through the psychic-temple opens gates to other worlds

Not in dreams but in reality you can travel through them

Words ratiocinate the pi-bosonic orchestration of meanings

And light stamps out ignorance on the cold milky-oceanway

Riding the chariot, He comes forth towards the destined meeting point

He who travels with us is blessed

He who travels is blessed

The first flash

An enigma

Existence as real signed to be.

 

– J

 

 

 

 

 

The 3-D Reality We Live In Is Just Shadows Of A Higher Hyper-Dimensional World: State Vector Projected Onto Eigenvector in Explicate Order From N-Dimensional Reflection Space Of The Lie Algebra

 The 3-D Reality We Live In Is Just Shadows Of A Higher Hyper-Dimensional World: State Vector Projected Onto Eigenvector in Explicate Order From N-Dimensional Reflection Space Of  The Lie Algebra/The Xon-Co-Rupa Thixta Plate/Super-Implicate Reality 

Heart Sutra

Heart Sutra

 

“Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Emptiness does not differ from form, and form does not differ from emptiness. Likewise, feelings, recognition, volition and consciousness are empty. So, Sariputra, all dharmas are emptiness lacking differentiating marks, they are not produced nor stopped, not defiled, and not immaculate, not deficient and not complete. Therefore, Sariputra, in emptiness there is no form, no recognition, no volition , no consciousness, no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind, no -eye element, etc. up to no-mind-element, and no mental consciousness element, no ignorance and no extinction of ignorance, etc, up to no aging and death and no extinction of aging and death; likewise there is no Suffering, Origin, Cessation or Path, no wisdom-knowledge, no attainment and no non-attainment”. – From the Heart Sutra

 

 

 

 

Light emanating light

Om Adi Narayana -  - Universal Field of Consciousness - Reflection Space - Intersection Point b/w McKay Group Algebra/Physical Realm & Lie Algebra/Infinite Dimensional Realm

Om Adi Narayana – – Universal Field of Consciousness – Reflection Space – Intersection Point b/w McKay Group Algebra/Physical Realm & Lie Algebra/Infinite Dimensional Realm

From one glorious cradle unmanifest empty

Yet Absolute Self in that hidden hyperdimensional reality

A witness to events in the prolonged sequence of time

Or is it a non-time virtual playful dance?

Key to all meanings in the space-vessel floating

Savda hate sharirer kampan

Words vibrate in the matter-ether-self medium of mind (Mind the e-matrix of Matter /What is Super-Matter Virtual E8/E7 track projection point?

Warwathokaram souvistha ek bahu samannay

One in many and many representing the undivided, unborn zero greater than one

The sacred bread pours thy wine into a cup divine

Rise from the ocean

Dance…ecstatic

Glitter like the stars

Become jewel, the seed of life

Manifest thy will in a sacred conjugation of all yugas

The effect may have come before the cause

Know the science of para-reality

The supraconscient awakening of the self taking place

Maha-Avatar Babaji Maharaj- Maha-Kriya Samadhi /Present Work in the World

Maha-Avatar Babaji Maharaj- Maha-Kriya Samadhi /Present Work in the World

On earth…here and now

The road must be clear before the King arrives

He will take the world in his strides

Capital investment in human integrity is the only management you need to learn

Follow the lines without any argument

To reach the highest magnitude of spiritual salvation – Maha-Kriya-Samadhi

Linear programming will not help your soul

There is no time for indecisive acts on this planet

It’s clean up or perish

A thousand lightning bolts will pierce the face where horses graze

And churn the system inside out – outside in – simultaneously

Three times the speed of light

This is the time of the magnetic journey of Kalki

Let the tide hit the rock

And flare the ocean with a ball of fire

Utter the infallible words from predestiny’s book

And flower making garland with its presence

Fragrance of time evolve evoke

The Lord and His counsel of gods.

Blue Star-Joramin-Yuramin787/Adesha-Karma-Vault-in-on-Nixgen-Footprint on Supramental Corridor via the Golden Path

Ivavoukartho paromartho sampraday –hari naam sankirtan – Beta-Function of direct ascendance for Maha-Kriya Samadhi

 

– J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENESIS OF THE CRYSTAL SHIP CARRYING INTERSECTION B/W INSIDE AND THE OUTSIDE OF A SPINNING HYPER-SPHERE/(THE OPENING OF THE HEART-CHAKRA)

Jesus in the Wilderness (Forest of the Retreating Spirit Far Arden Again) Pic 1

Jesus in the Wilderness (Forest of the Retreating Spirit Far Arden Again) Pic 1

 

“Androgynous, liquid, happy

Heavy

Facile & vapid

Weighed w/words

Mortgaged soul

Wandering preachers, & Delta Tramps

Box-cars of heaven         

New Orleans Nile Sunset”. – Jim Morrison 

FORM IS NOT OTHER THAN VOID;

VOID IS NOT OTHER THAN FORM

-HEART SUTRA

Dynamic state alterations from mind (Implicate) to matter(Explicate) & vice versa- GENESIS OF THE CRYSTAL SHIP CARRYING INTERSECTION B/W INSIDE AND THE OUTSIDE OF A SPINNING HYPERSPHERE/(THE OPENING OF THE HEART-CHAKRA)

 

Innumerable points that make up the time-line        

You cannot Petition the Lord with Prayer:  Jim_Morrison/ Frankfurt circa 1968/photograph by Alten Nikolaikirche

You cannot Petition the Lord
with Prayer:
Jim_Morrison/
Frankfurt circa 1968/photograph by Alten Nikolaikirche

Each conjugating with the other

Perfecting the spatial configuration of a flower

At the intersection moment the bud becomes

The alter of the cross

Carrying the sun’s nocturnal image of the moon

A monosyllabic sacred eigenstate of a crystal with an indeterminate quantum state inversion

When the seed burst

And children claimed the forest

Then gloriously the sky turned red…

On the highway

On the highway

To the dances of the waking spirit

From the deep

A mouthful of water the rain clouds bring

To wipe the dust from the empty road

Above the horizon                                                     

Heart Sutra Mantra

Heart Sutra Mantra pic 2

The fading rainbow gleaned

The last crowing before dawn

Night’s endless sleep

In the armour of pursuit

Without which there is no dream

No reality

And relativity’s orange tar

Smudged on the grassy banks

Afraid of the stars distant calls

Became forever the prisoner of illusion

And the children laughed…

And the old man and men and women

Within their hotels and compartments, confined

At the lounge in the airport

Stuck their head out against the wall like reason

Failed to see through the mirror

How time flies and not

In the void where no time is there

Across the gates of eternity                                                        

Where Ouroboros charms the magical heart

Chanting gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha

Three times before your flight

The wheels over the ocean

Runs              

Into the deep

And they sail unto me…

– J

 

Acknowledgement

1. Pic Source: Jesus Meditating  in the Forest

Light of the Spirit Monastery (Atma Jyoti Ashram)/New Mexico, USA

http://www.ocoy.org

2. Pic Source: Heart Sutra Mantra

http://www.deviantart.com/