A visit to the British Museum in London brought me new inspiration. I share some impressions which touched me somehow. The first are painting materials used by the Egyptians. I love to see that, it feels related.
I love to walk from one culture into another, all feel familiar somehow altought the language of their forms and expressions is very different.
It also made me reflect again on time and worlds history.
Agriculture started more or less 12.000 years ago and over several thousands of years it spread all over the world. When people started to do agriculture they stayed on a fixed location, the concept of owning the land you work on was introduced as well as fights over harvest and land and women. Social sturcutures were developped and from around 5000 years ago cities were growing and that brought all our known old culture heritages whether in Egypt, Summeria, Babylon, in China, or in India or in the less known South America, the stories of the Bible were developed, the Veda's were written down, the Taoist philosophy developped. It is all not very far apart in time. From the very long time before that outburst of culture we know very little.
And the great majority of the artworks from those cultures are inspired by religious beliefs, or honouring the dead which was also surrounded with beliefs. Even in the rather sterile museum environment the artworks still radiate a bit of their magical power.
My latest studies helped me understand that everything can become magical when we focus our attention and emotion on it. With emotion and attention you can create and destroy almost everything, artwork, good health or bad health, buildings, social change, empires or the desturction of empires. Thoughts and beliefs give a focus for the powerful energy of our emotions and attention.
Power is the capacity to keep a focus.