2001 BC - Here, eat this root.
1000 AD - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 AD - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1920 AD - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1945 AD - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this penicillin.
1955 AD - Oops… bugs mutated. Here, take this tetracycline.
1960 - 1999 AD - 33 more “oops…” Here, take this more powerful antibiotic.
TODAY - The bugs have won and the antibiotic is artificial! Here, eat this root.
What is technological destroys the spiritual.
Art has infinite interpretations and builds purpose for the passionate creator. Art asks the viewer to be truthful in search, and hopefully to seek wisdom and cure out of the mind-created piece interaction.
Philosophers have always debated about art’s masterplan in civilization. Some believe art should not be used to satisfy a misdirected ego or to promote materialistic tendencies; holding or keeping art cements feelings or thoughts inside the soul, and too much of this practice will only hurt the individual’s heart in the journey of experience.
In this line of thought a great example of pure art is created by Buddhist monks. These men of spirit create unique, mystical, geometrical, and transcendental mandalas with colored sands. These living works of art exist for a short while, get dismantled by ritual ceremony, returned to a natural body of water, and flow back to the earth.
Art in this case has higher intention; visits and is for a moment, get interiorized by its witnesses, and goes back to the aether from whence it came.
The highest form of art is nature itself, and from nature, civilizations have learned to harness the immaterial. Nature becomes essence art made for the mind and body. Through the process of making oils and scents art’s creative process takes on a role of wellness and betterment.
The practice of making these oils and scents go back in time and probably have no unique creator. It is close to impossible to know where studies like alchemy come from. Going deeper into these subjects would take us to names like Hermes Trismegistus, and concepts like “As above, so below.” The study and recognizing of the primordial elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Aether) would be a requirement. These are all interesting subjects to dig into, but for today our focus stops at art and healing through oils and scent.
Narrowing focus, and because of Space Montrose’s next in-store event theme:
Oils.Earth - An internal hike to connect with essential oils and create your unique blend.
I would like to share a personal interpretation of what we will see on these two wonderful evenings with Catalina Alexandra “Cata" (Oils.Earth owner.)
Any person can make scented oils after following basic instructions. It takes research, practice, fall, and above all intention, to achieve the work created by artists/alchemists like Cata.
Oils.Earth strives to create harmony with earth using the body as a catalyst for our shared premeditated intentions of homeostasis in health and spirit. Through our senses these oils become a bridge to reclaim our internal strength.
If the mind is our individual creator and our senses the possibility, then Oils.Earth’s artwork is one bridge our consciousness can take to find answers and truth.
Trust your senses.
Listen to your gut.
Take a moment and breathe deep.
Light is just a rub away!
Oils.Earth in Space Montrose
Pop-Up Show: Saturday February 18th 2:00pm - 6:00pm (During business Hours.)
Private Event: Friday February 24th 8:00pm - 9pm (Tickets available 10 participants max. $40/Person.)