Humanity is currently undergoing a paradigm shift from thousands of years of a fear based society to a love based unity consciousness. We are all a part of it and no one will be left behind. If you’re reading this it’s because you are in the midst of a personal transformation that will help to speed up the global transformation taking place. It’s about time!
Each week on this site, Art for a New Humanity will expose one artist that’s creating art for the new paradigm of unity consciousness. One role of artists is to push beyond the boundaries of society to influence the minds of the elites and masses alike. In this way, artists are prophets, storytellers and activists at once. Carl Jung can explain this better than I can, and I feel compelled to quote this lengthy segment:
The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is ‘man’ in a higher sense–he is ‘collective man’–one who carries and shapes the unconscious, psychic life of mankind. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.
….The archetypal image of the wise man, the saviour or redeemer, lies buried and dormant in man’s unconscious since the dawn of culture; it is awakened whenever the times are out of joint and a human society is committed to a serious error. When people go astray they feel the need of a guide or teacher or even of the physician. These primordial images are numerous, but do not appear in the dreams of individuals or in works of art until they are called into being by the waywardness of the general outlook. When conscious life is characterized by one-sidedness and by a false attitude, then they are activated–one might say, ‘instinctively’–and come to light in the dreams of individuals and the visions of artists and seers, thus restoring the psychic equilibrium of the epoch.
In this way the work of the poet comes to meet the spiritual need of the society in which he lives, and for this reason his work means more to him than his personal fate, whether he is aware of this or not. Being essentially the instrument for his work, he is subordinate to it, and we have no reason for expecting him to interpret it for us. He has done the best that in him lies in giving it form, and he must leave the interpretation to others and to the future. A great work of art is like a dream; for all its apparent obviousness it does not explain itself and is never unequivocal.
–Carl Jung Modern Man in Search of a Soul, 1933 via YuricaReport via Jess Hubbard
It is in the spirit of bringing up images from the collective unconscious, the archive of primordial images, that will guide the artists that appear in this series. By appreciating their work and taking it in we can shed the old paradigm and “restore the psychic equilibrium of the epoch.”
There is no list at the moment; I only have one other artist in mind. The artists will be living artists telling the story of the 21st century paradigm shift in some form or fashion. Make sure to check in weekly for some really cool stuff. And feel free to comment below!
The best part of Mear One’s work is that he makes a lot of Murals. Mostly in LA, I think. So it’s easy for the public to come across his work. He uses metaphysical imagery like chakras, auras and halos juxtaposed against images of the dominator mythology like the Illuminati pyramid, GMO’s and chemtrails.
I’ll let Mear One’s own words speak to what he’s all about.
As a Spiritual Warrior you have to know how to maintain balance with the physical world. This current physical world is ruled by materialism & money. This current physical world can only corrupt the high spiritual dimension as religion has, yet the Spiritual Dimension can influence the physical world greatly through Art, Music, Poetry, Philosophy, Science, Dance, Cooking, All things creative and intelligent.
Incorporate your deeper thoughts into more of the things you do and help others to wake up to reality. I promise this will be the most gratifying choice for your personal betterment you’ve ever experienced, well, it has for me. Ask yourself more often how you really feel about what you’re seeing.….Mear One
I agree with everything he says entirely. The last part that I placed in bold really resonates with my recent experience of opening up more of my personal beliefs through this site and in conversations I’ve had over the past few months. What Mear one says is also a much simpler way of saying what Carl Jung said about the artist and creative process being a metaphysical and all-consuming, fiery process.
Let’s take a look at some of his work that I’ve found inspiring and thought provoking. I can’t find titles for his work. If you see a title on something shoot me a comment.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso surrounded by the People’s Liberation Army of China. His Holiness was really close to being captured and executed by the PLA while fleeing to India after Tibet was occupied. Humanity is really fortunate that he did escape. Can you imagine a world without the Dalai Lama?
Mear One really captures the power of compassion that the Dalai Lama embodies in the face of darkness in the world. His Holiness is the successor of the Tibetan school of buddhism. The oldest such school that houses knowledge passed on from ancient times. We are all a part of this heritage. The Dalai Lama’s work is very important for all of humanity right now. I’ll have to write another post to explain exactly who the Dalai Lama is and why he’s traveling. When he talks about compassion it’s because compassion and unconditional love are real things that are going to save us if we use them.
Compassion and love are not mere luxuries.
As the source of both inner and external peace,
they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.
-His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
One quote reads, “Sacrifice is the measure of credibility and information comes with a price;” Next, “Knowledge is power and there is no higher knowledge than truth. The truth shall set you free.” Whistle blowers Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning (Bradley Manning) and Edward Snowden. Real heroes of our times and the mural clearly shows that. The sacrifice that they made were tremendous. When we’re made aware of what they did as Mear One depicts it here, I feel a sense of obligation to bear witness to the truth.
A great Mayan 2012 prophecy here with a Mayan shaman preparing ayahuasca and a child, front and center, seems to be downloading a DNA sequence. The chimpanzee is pissed off. I feel significant when I see this scene, because I know that I am that child who is activating his DNA in union with the universe and rest of humanity.
Ordinary people, stepping out of the matrix and resisting the dominator paradigm is exactly what we need to accelerate this paradigm shift. Just do that one thing that you know deep in your heart you need to do to make a change. It could be simple like giving up meat, or telling your parents that you love and forgive them.
Here we have an anonymous human meditating and channeling energy of three beings. I recognize Pacal The Great Mayan King. I think the face on the left is Anu or another Sumerian god. I don’t recognize the middle face. Horus has a spray can and boombox instead of an Ank.
Mear One is telling the tale of the collective unconscious through his art. The symbolism, juxtapositions and color that he uses vibes with all of us on a primordial level. Maybe we’ve been through this drama before and we put ourselves here to get it right this time and ascend human consciousness to a higher level of loving compassion and unity.
Check out the gallery for some more pics. Comment below and come back next week for another artist!