Numina - "Masks for the Elemental Powers" 2014

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  • Numina: "An indwelling intelligence or power felt in a particular place, or in the whole world...... The origins of the Roman gods may be the sense of numinous presences underlying all the processes of the natural world."
  • Making a mask can be a way to find a face for what is sensed, elemental, invisible, and sacred…..
  • Creating Story and Ritual is giving them a voice
  • In traditional cultures masks are power objects, tools for the Gods to be embodied. To bless, speak, even prophecy.
  • Wearing a Sacred Mask is invocation, and requires psychic preparation. Care is taken to devoke as well.
  • "When you create within a sacred paradigm you find you are communicating with what is within you - but also has a greater source somewhere else. You collaborate with something timeless.” Elizabeth Fuller, Actress, Playright THE INDEPENDENT EYE
  • Each time a mask is worn by a new person a new dance is discovered…..by a community, a new story is told.
  • “Genus Loci” – “Spirit of Place”: What Faces do they wear? What might they say?
  • “The Pollinators” Transformation
  • Corn Mother Sustainer of the Americas
  • WATER
  • THE GREEN MAN
  • VOLCANO Giving birth to new lands
  • Flowering – “Flora”
  • The Weaver
  • ICE
  • “Our Lady of the Waters” The Desert Spring
  • “Dawn”
  • Holy Wells The Lady of Avalon
  • RAINBOW For The Global Tribe
  • Forest
  • The TRICKSTER Chaos and Order
  • Drought
  • Storm
  • Spider Woman Weaver of the Web of Interdependency
  • MOTHER EARTH
  • With special thanks to Ann Waters, Mana Youngbear, and the Community of Willits for stills from “The Awakening” and to J.J. Idarius for the use of her photographs.
  • All masks are by Lauren Raine MFA. www.laurenraine.com All images and photos are copyright Lauren Raine and J.J. Idarius (2014)
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  • Numina: "An indwelling intelligence or power felt in a particular place, or in the whole world...... The origins of the Roman gods may be the sense of numinous presences underlying all the processes of the natural world."
  • Making a mask can be a way to find a face for what is sensed, elemental, invisible, and sacred…..
  • Creating Story and Ritual is giving them a voice
  • In traditional cultures masks are power objects, tools for the Gods to be embodied. To bless, speak, even prophecy.
  • Wearing a Sacred Mask is invocation, and requires psychic preparation. Care is taken to devoke as well.
  • "When you create within a sacred paradigm you find you are communicating with what is within you - but also has a greater source somewhere else. You collaborate with something timeless.” Elizabeth Fuller, Actress, Playright THE INDEPENDENT EYE
  • Each time a mask is worn by a new person a new dance is discovered…..by a community, a new story is told.
  • “Genus Loci” – “Spirit of Place”: What Faces do they wear? What might they say?
  • “The Pollinators” Transformation
  • Corn Mother Sustainer of the Americas
  • WATER
  • THE GREEN MAN
  • VOLCANO Giving birth to new lands
  • Flowering – “Flora”
  • The Weaver
  • ICE
  • “Our Lady of the Waters” The Desert Spring
  • “Dawn”
  • Holy Wells The Lady of Avalon
  • RAINBOW For The Global Tribe
  • Forest
  • The TRICKSTER Chaos and Order
  • Drought
  • Storm
  • Spider Woman Weaver of the Web of Interdependency
  • MOTHER EARTH
  • With special thanks to Ann Waters, Mana Youngbear, and the Community of Willits for stills from “The Awakening” and to J.J. Idarius for the use of her photographs.
  • All masks are by Lauren Raine MFA. www.laurenraine.com All images and photos are copyright Lauren Raine and J.J. Idarius (2014)
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