Il Museo

Il Museo è collocato in un suggestivo palazzo storico del 1600, completamente restaurato, posto tra Bologna e Pistoia, immerso nel verde. Questa struttura, oltre ad una ricca collezione permanente, offre una serie di eventi culturali e mostre che saranno organizzate all’interno del Museo, ma anche in altre sedi.
Ogni visita sarà una vera sorpresa, anche perché è personalizzata. Infatti Morena ed Ernesto Vi accompagneranno all’interno di questa foresta di simboli, tutta da scoprire… e per questo motivo ricordate che occorre la prenotazione.

The Museum is set in an enchanting historical building of 1600, completely restored, situated between Bologna and Pistoia, among the woods.
This building, apart from being a rich permanent collection, offers a series of cultural events and exhibitions which will be organized not only inside the Museum, but also in the other centres.
Each visit will be a real surprise, also because it is personalized. In fact, Morena and Ernesto will accompany you inside this forest of symbols, all to discover….and for this reason please remember that reservation is needed.
Looking forward to seeing you!!!!!

martedì 30 giugno 2015

Elisabeth Cherry Owen

XX Judgment
Judgment is a rather puzzling card; often it is necessary to transcend the obvious Rider-Waite-Smith traditional “second coming” ideas, to realize it is a card of thresholds and possibilities. The moment depicted here presents a time for personal review and an opportunity for change or movement in a new direction.
In 1912 a mysterious red haired man named simply Mr. Pilgrim and his companion, Lady Quartermaine, arrived at the Burgholzli Psychiatric Clinic in Zurich. After numerous suicide attempts, Mr. Pilgrim has arrived to be treated by Carl Jung. The story of the main character is told through direct narrative, flashbacks and journal entries; he claims to be immortal and without a specific gender. He has been a disabled shepherd who encountered the levitating St. Teresa of Avila in a tree, a stained glass artist at Chartres, the model for the Mona Lisa, and a resident of the famous Cheyne Walk in Edwardian London. Pilgrim is unspeakably weary and wants to die. Immortality was his punishment for observing the gods mating in the Tree of Life in the Garden. Finally, there is a sign it may be his time to go and he escapes Jung’s clinic. He leaves the doctor a note, which contains the central core of what he has learned on earth:
“My dear Herr Doktor Blockhead, …The so-called Mysteries have been with us forever. There is not a society on the face of the earth nor of time that does not and did not have its own version of what these Mysteries reveal of the Great Spirit, God, the gods and their relationship to our lives – and our lives to theirs. Sun-dancing, circumcision, birth itself, animal and human sacrifice, virginity, Ra, Raven, Tarot, Voodoo, I Ching, Zen, totems personal and tribal, the cult of Mary and the cult of Satan – the list is endless. In modern times, we call such Mysteries art. Our greatest shamans of the moment are Rodin, Stravinsky (much as I hate his music) and Mann. And what else are they telling us but: go back and look again. In time, these shamans will be replaced by others – but all speaking in a single voice. It was ever thus. But no one listens.”
Through his encounter with Pilgrim, Jung – his imagination freed – comes to believe in his own theory of the Collective Unconscious. Pilgrim after liberating the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and setting fire to the Chartres, takes his leave of this earth and is presumably successful.

Bio (CV)
While Southern bred-in-the-bone, Elizabeth took a leap of faith in 2003 and moved from Louisiana to coastal Maine, which she believes to be her soul landscape. She lives in the woods with three cats and various wild creatures; just this summer was graced with the gift of having a moose calmly traverse her yard. She has made collage-like art quilts for nearly 25 years with embedded biographical references. Her work has been shown both in the United States and Europe. Accidentally veering into mixed media has caused greater distraction and more accumulation of ephemera (i.e.-stuff and clutter).