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“Whispers from Beyond: Death’s Shroud in Art, Occult Wisdom, and Alchemy” Art and Occultism Series at “The Fool” Vol. VI

January 12 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

“Whispers from Beyond: Death’s Shroud in Art, Occult Wisdom, and Alchemy” Art and Occultism Series at “The Fool” Vol. VI

Continuing with our cycle of occultism and art history in “The Fool,” we have the pleasure of inviting you to embark on a profound exploration of the intricate shroud of death. Woven through the realms of art, occultism, and alchemy, this journey immerses us from the memento mori of ancient Rome to the haunting Danse Macabre of the Middle Ages, where death emerges as a poignant reminder of life’s ephemeral nature.

Within the tarot, the Death card signifies not an end but a spiritual metamorphosis, resonating with the alchemical concept of Nigredo. This initial and transformative stage leads to inner enlightenment, encouraging us to shed outdated beliefs for profound personal evolution—a dark night of the soul before the emergence of renewed understanding in the alchemical journey, mirrored in the transformative nature of death.

As we traverse the corridors of art history, we encounter depictions of vanitas and the macabre that have long fascinated and challenged viewers, inviting reflection on mortality and the cyclical nature of existence.

Exploring necromancy and ancient cultures, we perceive death as a transition rather than an endpoint. In Egypt, death was a journey to eternity, reflected in elaborate funerary practices. Andean cultures celebrated spiritual continuity through rituals, emphasizing a connection between the living and the departed.

This exploration invites contemplation of the symbolism, artistry, and esoteric significance of death throughout history. It urges us to decipher the whispers from beyond, unlocking the secrets within the enigmatic dance between life and death.

This talk is led by J. Pablo Arce Cardozo, artist, collector, and curator.

Friday 12 January , Doors Open 19:30 / Talk starts 20:30 (Duration 1:30 hours aprox.)

€5 – €10 Donation

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