#096 – Quest for a mantra (Static)
#096 – Quest for a mantra (Panimating)
The Quest for a Mantra: 131,582 anagrams found!
Fear the quanta storm
The Far Mantras quotes
Quarters of the manta
The masques of tantra
An aftermath or search
That fracas a norm here
Squat the tan forearm
The ant farmer’s quota
A Heartache Transform
For a hearth sacrament
A father’s north camera
A craftsman heart hero
According to Wikipedia, mantra is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers. Mantra meditation helps to induce an altered state of consciousness. A mantra may or may not have a syntactic structure or literal meaning.
In a more abstracted manner, we can say with Mandy Straight that a mantra is a repeated instrument of thought, and it can have a highly transformative power on our mind and our bodies. This is Mandy Straight speaking about the power of visual mantras, at TEDx MileHigh in 2015
So where to go from there, to find your visual mantra? Well it’s an inside journey, or more exactly only a journey inside yourself, that can lead to the wonderful discovery of these powerful visual patterns, that constitute a safe haven for your weary soul. It starts by closing your eyes, and start drifting through strange and sometimes scary hallucinatory patterns. No drugs needed, just a deep and regular breathing, possibly sustained by some enabling and supportive audio soundtrack.
A good one for me would be this one, simply called “Mentro”, by russian artist Geju.
The base image has been rendered in Mandelbulber 2, simply tweaking one of the formulas available in the example library:
Then changing the colours in FX Photo Studio Pro
Fine tuning in Pixelmator
Panimating in CoGe VJ