Jeremy Mann – Featured Artist
My summer travels have come to an end; Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and lastly, California. It was a revitalizing trip. Just what was needed to flip to a new chapter. I’m arriving in a season of my life that is focusing its energy on love. The law of its attraction and the infinite frequency it attunes like some cosmic reverberance speaking between one and two voices, some light years away, communicating like a sea and an ocean. Like attracts like. Every thought you have is an experience you are destined to live. If your thinking falls wayside and is filled with judgment, inequality, and oppression, this is the life you are choosing for yourself. You will be judged, unequal, and oppressed.
I read once that we have tens of thousands of thoughts in a single day. Of those thoughts, they send particular frequencies to the universe and the universe sends back a feeling; Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear, Love, Dislike or Like (According to the ancient Chinese Book of Rites). And with these polished emotions, echoing back and forth between you and the universe (for that of the same source), stones are made. Stories, images, magnets… things are created… things are created to be destroyed. People become enemies, become friends…. Human life manifests. And at that very moment, when you realize the way you are thinking, about people, about the world… about yourself, and how that thinking needs to change; in that very brilliant moment in your very brilliant life, you have a choice. You can either choose to love or continue on the path of judgment. For if you choose against love (for many, subconsciously, such a choice has already been made), you have chosen to conspire with madness. You have chosen pain. You have chosen the victim. You have chosen a life of bondage and suffering. You have chosen to be judged. You have chosen to move against the current and the natural stream of life. And in such malevolence, you have chosen your demise. And in such choice, we is the consequence.
And in this natural stream, the irony, you must go against the stream to flow with the stream. Your natural thoughts will settle on judgment. Don’t allow them to repress, for once you learn how to swim you will have understood why the rhythm of life never tends unfettered. Manifest what you want. If you want love, send it out. If you want people to treat you better, treat others better. If you want to find your soulmate, be content with your own soul. Send the frequencies you want to be sent back. You’re a harbor, and a boat in the harbor; what you send from the sea will return from the ocean.
For myself, I have chosen to live my adventure not knowing the anchor, that single fear that cradles you when you are tired and weak, and disables you before you could gather the words to speak. Every moment of your life is a thought to begin that life once again… So change and change with each and every passing. It is always and once again on the horizon.
Jeremy Mann – Featured Artist
E p i g r a m s
And though we find the pain, must we let it—
Out of the silent planet, the earth hums.
The drone dances its tributary ballet to the flagship orchestra.
It has never heard what it has not been taught. It dances anyway.
There is one road, the only road we know.
If it could call only upon you, wanderer…
How, if ever, would you recommend this drone live?
The sun, in final eclipse, dims like the rest of us.
There are tea parties, or obituaries to attend to—
I haven’t received invitation. I wait. I continue waiting.
There is much to share, and much to see on the
purple horizon. Eyes in sky clouds of sperm, crawling.
We have one remarkable day, if only to choose.
A day that sits and studies and stares and tips its hat.
Farewell, we have risen
to experience a shadow the sun will never see.
The empire left
standing is the
sun in glorious sear,
forgetting its purpose.
My shadow is just beyond the silent planet, burning
its way into my head. My spirit, a dark epigram
treating that which brings life into cataclysm, and
that which takes life into the depths of a new star.
If indeed we disappear, and there is a world unseen
we fall madly between, I shall no longer ask of material
colony. I shall bury the tools of living in a cold ditch
and set forth a map that predicts accounts of the future.
The drone has been reprogrammed and given a
recurring decimal. It overwhelms; now imprisoned to a
glass cage and buried just beyond the pyre.
It is set to be released exactly a century to date.
I am born a new species of the future,
once again waiting… in the moment of
augury… prophecy and era of esoteric
I have seen
now show me
by LORIN DREXLER
Jeremy Mann (redrabbit7.com) is a painter best known for his moody, dark cityscapes. Mann graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Fine Art painting, and later attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Working on wood panels, Mann employs various techniques when creating his pieces, including staining the surface, wiping away paint with solvents, and applying broad marks with an ink brayer. Mann uses vivid, atmospheric colors, and is often inspired by the city of San Francisco, where he currently lives and works. In addition to his urban scenes, he also paints still lifes, and portraits of young women in his characteristically impressionistic manner. He has exhibited at venues around San Francisco and throughout the United States, at galleries such as John Pence Gallery, the Studio Gallery, Christopher Hill Gallery, and Principle Gallery, among others.
What is Gen Society?
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