see what you look at

The video aims to suggest a process of self-examination, which inevitably leads to self-reflexive paradox.

Good for meditating to: Turn and look at yourself, as if turning a glove inside out. What you see is the Universe looking at you. The Eye sees the I. Me go, says Ego. But as the Tibetan Book of the Dead says, "Do not meditate, for there is nothing to meditate upon".

No, that's all rubbish. Don't believe a word of what I've just said.

The video is just about me indulging my habit for self-indulgent angst in multiple media.

The late great Robert A. Heinlein came up with the concept of “pantheistic multiple-ego solipsism”, which seems somehow to describe the painting: SEE WHAT YOU LOOK AT, oils on canvas, 46 x 35.5 cm, started in 2006 finalised in 2012. Audio composed by masterymistery: DAEMONIDE, featuring a range of midi instruments. Thanks to Antares for the Heinlein quote.

SEE WHAT YOU LOOK AT, oils on canvas, 46 x 35.5 cm, started in 2006 finalised in 2012.


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mgeorge said...

I was about to make this comment under the previous posting, but this one looks even more appropriate. More sycronicity.

This questioning the basis of self has been around in modern neurology-based psychology for around 15 to 20 years at least. I covered it (merely as a penomenon, without conclusions) in my essay Evolution of Ideas.

masterymistery said...

mgeorge, is E of I in your knol? I must look it up. Thanks for your comments and the newscientist link. Cheers, MM

Antares said...

eHere's another handy self-descriptor (a classic from Alan Watts): "The skin-encapsulated ego."

Love your unstoppable prolixity, SRS! Your body must secrete DMT of its own accord :-)

What's alarming is... it's all bloody amazing, everything that emerges from that art factory software you've installed in your psyche.

masterymistery said...

"skin encapsulated ego" I like that, thanks for your comments Antares. As for the DMT I wish it would do some ayahuasca as well! Still more dark paintings lurking in the wings! Cheers, MM

mgeorge said...

Knol has been closed down. My new link:


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